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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Mail: Health

nx001rer-nx002rer      How would you rate your health, currently and 
                       compared with other people your age and sex?

nx003rer-nx016rer      How would you rate various aspects of your physical 
                       condition now compared with ten years ago?

nx017rer-nx018rer      How often do you participate in various
                       light or vigorous physical activity?

nx019rer               Number of days during the last year respondent stayed 
                       in bed for more than half a day due to illness or 
                       injury.

nx020rer-nx022rer      Number of times during the last year respondent was 
                       hospitalized for at least one night.

nx023rer, nx024rec     What is your weight and height?

nx025rec               Body mass index calculation

nx026rer-nx034rer      Types of medical/dental tests respondent
                       had in the past twelve months.


nx035rer-nx044red      Cigarette smoking questions.

nx045rer-nx101rer      Physical symptoms, frequency of occurrence, and 
                       degree of discomfort caused in the past six months.

nx102rer               Total number of symptoms.

nx103rer-nx138rer      Illnesses or medical conditions that a medical 
                       professional says you have and the degree the 
                       condition currently interferes with what you do.

nx139re                Total number of illnesses.

nx140rer-nx143rer      Do you or your spouse have a physical or mental 
                       condition that limits the amount or kind of work 
                       you can do for pay?

NOTE:  In cases where respondents circled multiple answers, they were
       coded as -3 (not ascertained/refused).

nx001rer: How would you rate your health at the present time?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 1a, MX001RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 9 14 23
1 VERY POOR 6 12 18
2 POOR 37 35 72
3 FAIR 217 231 448
4 GOOD 1151 1269 2420
5 EXCELLENT 482 599 1081

nx002rer: How would you rate your health compared with other people your age and sex?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 1b, MX002RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 17 31 48
1 VERY POOR 12 19 31
2 POOR 62 66 128
3 FAIR 204 220 424
4 GOOD 1036 1149 2185
5 EXCELLENT 571 675 1246

nx003rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your health now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2a, MX003RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 7 9 16
1 MUCH WORSE 45 66 111
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 467 520 987
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1132 1206 2338
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 202 243 445
5 MUCH BETTER 49 116 165

nx004rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your appearance now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2b, MX004RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 4 15 19
1 MUCH WORSE 7 24 31
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 462 567 1029
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1254 1205 2459
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 140 260 400
5 MUCH BETTER 35 89 124
Note: See Appendix G COR571A for references on Health items
NX001RER-NX004RER.
Items NX005RER-NX016RER are not available for original sample
members. They have been coded as "-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED".

nx005rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your eyesight now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 13 22 35
1 MUCH WORSE 47 86 133
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 1052 1144 2196
3 ABOUT THE SAME 737 837 1574
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 43 50 93
5 MUCH BETTER 10 21 31

nx006rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your teeth now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 13 28 41
1 MUCH WORSE 53 51 104
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 462 500 962
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1239 1440 2679
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 113 111 224
5 MUCH BETTER 22 30 52

nx007rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your energy level now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 14 28 42
1 MUCH WORSE 53 93 146
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 763 879 1642
3 ABOUT THE SAME 906 934 1840
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 138 173 311
5 MUCH BETTER 28 53 81

nx008rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your weight now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 13 26 39
1 MUCH WORSE 39 128 167
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 577 803 1380
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1049 960 2009
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 175 195 370
5 MUCH BETTER 49 48 97

nx009rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your hearing now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2g
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 16 24 40
1 MUCH WORSE 37 23 60
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 598 352 950
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1215 1721 2936
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 28 26 54
5 MUCH BETTER 8 14 22

nx010rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your hair condition now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2h
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 12 25 37
1 MUCH WORSE 53 27 80
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 748 290 1038
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1046 1623 2669
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 36 170 206
5 MUCH BETTER 7 25 32

nx011rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your body shape now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2i
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 11 23 34
1 MUCH WORSE 37 85 122
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 695 881 1576
3 ABOUT THE SAME 969 948 1917
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 160 184 344
5 MUCH BETTER 30 39 69

nx012rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your skin condition now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2j
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 13 29 42
1 MUCH WORSE 10 10 20
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 250 426 676
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1541 1526 3067
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 76 139 215
5 MUCH BETTER 12 30 42

nx013rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your sexual pleasure now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2k
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 31 118 149
1 MUCH WORSE 75 118 193
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 413 417 830
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1131 1199 2330
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 203 231 434
5 MUCH BETTER 49 77 126

nx014rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate the strength of your arms now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2l
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 10 23 33
1 MUCH WORSE 34 67 101
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 626 789 1415
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1070 1124 2194
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 135 129 264
5 MUCH BETTER 27 28 55

nx015rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate the strength of your legs now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2m
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 10 27 37
1 MUCH WORSE 43 83 126
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 567 744 1311
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1092 1110 2202
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 159 155 314
5 MUCH BETTER 31 41 72

nx016rer: Compared with 10 years ago, how would you rate your digestive functions now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 2n
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 11 21 32
1 MUCH WORSE 20 41 61
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 250 401 651
3 ABOUT THE SAME 1513 1553 3066
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 88 112 200
5 MUCH BETTER 20 32 52

nx017rer: How often do you participate in light physical activity such as walking, dancing, gardening, golfing, bowling, etc.?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3a, MX005RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 44 73
1 THREE OR MORE TIMES PER WEEK 1013 1115 2128
2 ONCE OR TWICE PER WEEK 568 587 1155
3 ABOUT ONE TO THREE TIMES PER MONTH 186 277 463
4 LESS THAN ONCE PER MONTH 106 137 243

nx018rer: How often do you participate in vigorous physical exercise or sports such as aerobics, running, swimming, bicycling, etc.?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3b, MX006RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 66 98
1 THREE OR MORE TIMES PER WEEK 340 275 615
2 ONCE OR TWICE PER WEEK 416 295 711
3 ABOUT ONE TO THREE TIMES PER MONTH 410 366 776
4 LESS THAN ONCE PER MONTH 704 1158 1862

nx019rer: During the last year, how many days, if any, did you stay in bed for more than half of the day because of illness or injury?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 4, MX007RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 18 36 54
0 NONE 1294 1287 2581
1 - 300 NUMBER OF DAYS 589 833 1422
777 LESS THAN 1 DAY 1 4 5

nx020rer: During the last year, how many times, if any, have you been hospitalized for at least one night?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 5a, MX008RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 86 134 220
0 NONE 1650 1841 3491
1 - 99 NUMBER OF TIMES 166 185 351

nx021rer: What was the reason for the longest hospital stay during the last year?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 5b, a5b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 2 4
-2 1650 1841 3491
1 EDEMA, FILLED WITH WATER 1 1 2
2 ACCIDENT 3 4 7
3 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM PROBLEMS, INCL. BUT NOT LIMITED TO ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, SINUS PROBLEMS 5 9 14
4 NECK/BACK SURGERY/PROBLEMS 10 4 14
5 HERNIA 6 3 9
6 CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS, INCL. HEART ATTACK, CHEST PAIN, ANGIOPLASTY, ETC. 32 25 57
7 JOINT REPLACEMENT, SURGERY 9 8 17
8 NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, INCL. ANEURYSM, STROKE, M.S. 4 6 10
9 BROKEN BONE 3 2 5
10 DIABETIC PROBLEMS, LOW BLOOD SUGAR 3 0 3
11 REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN SURGERY, INCL. HYSTERECTOMY , MASTECTOMY, BREAST REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT 0 19 19
12 GASTRO-INTESTINAL SURGERY/PROBLEMS, INCL. PANCREAS, GALL BLADDER, ILEUS, ULCER, COLON 16 17 33
13 CANCER - SURGERY, TREATMENT 7 9 16
14 STRESS/DEPRESSION/PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS 2 3 5
15 CHILDBIRTH 0 5 5
16 URINARY TRACT SURGERY/PROBLEMS, INCL. KIDNEY SURGERY, PROSTATE 17 3 20
17 BLOOD CLOTS, UNEXPLAINED BLEEDING, EMBOLISM 4 4 8
18 TESTING 2 3 5
19 METABOLIC/ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS INCL. THYROID 0 5 5
20 VARICOSE VEIN SURGERY, VEINAL LIGATION 1 1 2
21 EYE SURGERY 3 1 4
22 VIRAL OR BACTERIAL INFECTION 1 3 4
23 SHOULDER SURGERY, ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY 3 2 5
24 PARTICIPATING IN A STUDY 3 0 3
25 DONATING BONE MARROW 1 0 1
26 SURGERY, NOT SPECIFIED 6 18 24
27 ALLERGIES OR ALLERGIC REACTION TO SOMETHING 0 1 1
28 SURGERY, N.E.C 8 6 14
29 OTHER CONDITION, OR CONDITION NOT SPECIFIED 11 11 22
96 NO REASON GIVEN 89 144 233
Note: This question was not asked of original sample members.

nx022rer: How long was that stay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 5c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 88 145 233
-2 1650 1841 3491
0 LESS THAN 1 DAY 1 1 2
1 - 120 NUMBER OF DAYS 163 173 336
Note: This question was not asked of original sample members.

nx023rer: How much do you weigh?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 6, MX009RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 21 95 116
65 - 510 65 TO 510 POUNDS 1881 2065 3946
Note: In the public data file, NX023RER is bottom-coded at 100 and top-coded
at 300.

nx024rec: How tall are you? Response in nearest quarter of an inch with two implied decimal points.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, MX010REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 47 70
4850 - 8200 4850-8200 INCHES 1879 2113 3992
Note: In the public data file, NX024REC is bottom-coded at 5500 and top-coded
at 7700.
NX024REC has two implied decimal places.

nx025rec: Body mass index based on respondent's weight and height.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, MX011REC
Revisions: Updated 02/03     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 24 96 120
10 - 69 10-69 1878 2064 3942
Note: In the public data file, NX025REC is bottom-coded at 18 and top-coded at 43.

Items NX026RER-NX034RER are not available for original sample
members. They are coded as "-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED".

nx026rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a complete health exam or physical?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 24 50 74
1 YES 1016 1436 2452
2 NO 862 674 1536

nx027rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a routine dental check-up?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 24 51 75
1 YES 1485 1746 3231
2 NO 393 363 756

nx028rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a stress test?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 33 81 114
1 YES 328 206 534
2 NO 1541 1873 3414

nx029rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a cholesterol test?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 27 62 89
1 YES 1078 1315 2393
2 NO 797 783 1580

nx030rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a blood pressure check?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 27 56 83
1 YES 1580 1906 3486
2 NO 295 198 493

nx031rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a chest x-ray?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 38 71 109
1 YES 620 712 1332
2 NO 1244 1377 2621

nx032rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a prostate exam?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: SEXRSP, SBSX, 8g
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 43 0 43
-2 0 2160 2160
1 YES 941 0 941
2 NO 918 0 918

nx033rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a a Pap smear?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8h
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 80 80
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 1490 1490
2 NO 0 590 590

nx034rer: In the last 12 months, have you had a a mammogram?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 8i
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 64 64
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 1385 1385
2 NO 0 711 711
Note: Items NX035RER-NX037RER were not asked of the original sample
members. They are coded as "-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED".

nx035rer: Up until you were 16 years old, who other than yourself was the first person in your household that smoked?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn1, 9a1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES ALL 23 GRADUATES) 37 61 98
0 NO ONE 480 580 1060
1 MOTHER 429 479 908
2 FATHER 855 951 1806
3 SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD OTHER THAN MY PARENTS 101 89 190

nx036rer: Up until you were 16 years old, who other than yourself was the second person in your household that smoked?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9a2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES ALL 23 GRADUATES) 37 61 98
-2 480 580 1060
1 MOTHER 3 3 6
2 FATHER 329 373 702
3 SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD OTHER THAN MY PARENTS 132 97 229
7 NOTHING ELSE IS CIRCLED 921 1046 1967

nx037rer: Up until you were 16 years old, who other than yourself was the third person in your household that smoked?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9a3
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES ALL 23 GRADUATES) 37 61 98
-2 1401 1626 3027
1 MOTHER 0 3 3
2 FATHER 4 0 4
3 SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD OTHER THAN MY PARENTS 66 56 122
7 NOTHING ELSE IS CIRCLED 394 414 808

nx038rer: Have you ever smoked cigarettes regularly?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9b, MX012RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 25 44 69
1 YES 1191 1036 2227
2 NO 686 1080 1766

nx039rec: Do you smoke regularly now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9c, MX013RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 25 44 69
-2 686 1080 1766
1 YES 350 333 683
2 NO 841 703 1544

nx040red: For how many years did/have you smoke/d regularly?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9d, a9d1, MX014RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 47 79
-2 1036 1413 2449
0 LESS THAN 1 YEAR 0 3 3
1 - 51 1 TO 51 YEARS 834 697 1531
Note: Not ascertained codes changed to year based on open-ended responses.

nx041red: About how many packs did/do you usually smoke per day then/now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9e, MX015RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 43 58 101
-2 1036 1413 2449
0 HALF A PACK OR LESS 118 271 389
1 ONE PACK 426 333 759
2 TWO PACKS 230 75 305
3 THREE PACKS 41 10 51
4 FOUR PACKS OR MORE 7 0 7
6 SMOKED ONE OR MORE BOWLS OF PIPE TOBACCO 1 0 1

nx042red: How old were you when you stopped smoking regularly?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9f1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, INCLUDES ALL 23 GRADUATES 52 78 130
-2 1036 1413 2449
16 - 75 16 TO 75 YEARS OLD 814 669 1483

nx043red: For how many years have you smoked regularly?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9g, MX014RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 50 76
-2 1527 1783 3310
1 - 60 1 TO 60 YEARS 349 327 676

nx044red: How many packs of cigarettes do you usually smoke in a day now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 9h, MX015RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 35 56 91
-2 1527 1783 3310
0 HALF A PACK OR LESS 61 81 142
1 ONE PACK 196 200 396
2 TWO PACKS 62 37 99
3 THREE PACKS 9 3 12
4 FOUR PACKS OR MORE 1 0 1
5 SMOKED ONE OR MORE CIGARS 4 0 4
6 SMOKED ONE OR MORE BOWLS OF PIPE TOBACCO 7 0 7
Note: Question was regarding cigarette smoking; however some respondents
gave information regarding cigars or pipe tobacco.

Health Symptoms items NX045RER through NX101RER are an amalgam
symptoms list measure created for the WLS.

nx045rer: In the past six months have you felt a lack of energy?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Aa, scn2, MX016RER, MX017RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 24 33 57
0 HAVE NOT HAD 699 494 1193
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 714 858 1572
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 339 544 883
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 126 231 357

nx046rer: How much discomfort has lack of energy caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ba, MX018RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 95 101 196
-2 699 494 1193
0 NONE 435 482 917
1 A LITTLE 467 658 1125
2 SOME 163 318 481
3 A LOT 43 107 150

nx047rer: In the past six months have you had trouble sleeping?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ab, MX019RER, MX020RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 24 25 49
0 HAVE NOT HAD 876 718 1594
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 549 677 1226
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 339 541 880
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 114 199 313

nx048rer: How much discomfort has trouble sleeping caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bb, MX021RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 88 90 178
-2 876 718 1594
0 NONE 217 270 487
1 A LITTLE 495 592 1087
2 SOME 171 345 516
3 A LOT 55 145 200

nx049rer: How often have you had fatigue or exhaustion in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ac, MX022RER, MX023RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 35 40 75
0 HAVE NOT HAD 935 853 1788
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 585 721 1306
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 259 406 665
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 88 140 228

nx050rer: How much discomfort has fatigue or exhaustion caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bc, MX024RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 98 91 189
-2 935 853 1788
0 NONE 216 221 437
1 A LITTLE 455 581 1036
2 SOME 153 297 450
3 A LOT 45 117 162

nx051rer: How often have you had headaches in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ad, MX025RER, MX026RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 21 33 54
0 HAVE NOT HAD 891 590 1481
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 731 991 1722
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 225 430 655
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 34 116 150

nx052rer: How much discomfort have headaches caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bd, MX027RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 100 107 207
-2 891 590 1481
0 NONE 174 198 372
1 A LITTLE 548 734 1282
2 SOME 153 372 525
3 A LOT 36 159 195

nx053rer: In the past six months how often have you had visual problems?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ae, MX028RER, MX029RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 45 77
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1513 1598 3111
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 219 285 504
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 56 93 149
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 82 139 221

nx054rer: How much discomfort have visual problems caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Be, MX030RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 57 58 115
-2 1513 1598 3111
0 NONE 66 93 159
1 A LITTLE 167 233 400
2 SOME 70 124 194
3 A LOT 29 54 83

nx055rer: How often have you had dizziness or faintness in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Af, MX031RER, MX032RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 30 53
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1667 1786 3453
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 162 267 429
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 44 52 96
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 6 25 31

nx056rer: How much discomfort has dizziness or faintness caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bf, MX033RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 36 33 69
-2 1667 1786 3453
0 NONE 62 69 131
1 A LITTLE 98 197 295
2 SOME 31 55 86
3 A LOT 8 20 28

nx057rer: How often have you had numbness in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ag, MX034RER, MX035RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 21 30 51
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1566 1767 3333
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 177 191 368
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 60 97 157
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 78 75 153

nx058rer: How much discomfort has numbness caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bg, MX036RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 39 43 82
-2 1566 1767 3333
0 NONE 55 58 113
1 A LITTLE 156 162 318
2 SOME 56 81 137
3 A LOT 30 49 79

nx059rer: How often have you had ringing in ears in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ah, MX037RER, MX038RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 29 52
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1406 1724 3130
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 197 225 422
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 74 74 148
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 202 108 310

nx060rer: How much discomfort has ringing in ears caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bh, MX039RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 56 43 99
-2 1406 1724 3130
0 NONE 149 126 275
1 A LITTLE 183 175 358
2 SOME 76 62 138
3 A LOT 32 30 62

nx061rer: How often have you had nausea in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ai, MX040RER, MX041RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 22 28 50
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1699 1763 3462
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 161 318 479
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 17 34 51
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 3 17 20

nx062rer: How much discomfort has nausea caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bi, MX042RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 43 73
-2 1699 1763 3462
0 NONE 40 59 99
1 A LITTLE 108 226 334
2 SOME 21 48 69
3 A LOT 4 21 25

nx063rer: How often have you had vomiting in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Aj, MX043RER, MX044RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 28 48
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1813 2004 3817
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 62 116 178
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 6 8 14
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 1 4 5

nx064rer: How much discomfort has vomiting caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bj, MX045RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 26 46
-2 1813 2004 3817
0 NONE 18 19 37
1 A LITTLE 37 78 115
2 SOME 11 22 33
3 A LOT 3 11 14

nx065rer: How often have you had upset stomach in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ak, MX046RER, MX047RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 32 52
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1197 1302 2499
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 554 655 1209
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 110 128 238
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 21 43 64

nx066rer: How much discomfort has upset stomach caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bk, MX048RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 61 66 127
-2 1197 1302 2499
0 NONE 94 96 190
1 A LITTLE 413 537 950
2 SOME 121 127 248
3 A LOT 16 32 48

nx067rer: How often have you had constipation in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Al, MX049RER, MX050RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 27 50
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1522 1416 2938
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 310 497 807
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 42 177 219
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 5 43 48

nx068rer: How much discomfort has constipation caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bl, MX051RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 42 61 103
-2 1522 1416 2938
0 NONE 79 102 181
1 A LITTLE 206 384 590
2 SOME 47 151 198
3 A LOT 6 46 52

nx069rer: How often have you had diarrhea in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Am, MX052RER, MX053RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 22 28 50
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1306 1473 2779
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 506 515 1021
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 61 117 178
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 7 27 34

nx070rer: How much discomfort has diarrhea caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bm, MX054RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 54 52 106
-2 1306 1473 2779
0 NONE 145 95 240
1 A LITTLE 312 404 716
2 SOME 75 107 182
3 A LOT 10 29 39

nx071rer: How often have you had urination problems in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10An, MX055RER, MX056RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 34 61
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1636 1891 3527
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 128 142 270
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 47 37 84
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 64 56 120

nx072rer: How much discomfort have urination problems caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bn, MX057RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 41 39 80
-2 1636 1891 3527
0 NONE 36 29 65
1 A LITTLE 110 89 199
2 SOME 56 80 136
3 A LOT 23 32 55

nx073rer: How often have you had aching muscles in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ao, MX058RER, MX059RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 32 62
0 HAVE NOT HAD 670 763 1433
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 714 785 1499
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 326 318 644
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 162 262 424

nx074rer: How much discomfort have aching muscles caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bo, MX060RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 114 93 207
-2 670 763 1433
0 NONE 145 122 267
1 A LITTLE 627 669 1296
2 SOME 264 334 598
3 A LOT 82 179 261

nx075rer: How often have you had stiff or swollen joints in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ap, MX061RER, MX062RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 34 33 67
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1174 1241 2415
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 351 383 734
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 196 217 413
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 147 286 433

nx076rer: How much discomfort have stiff or swollen joints caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bp, MX063RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 75 61 136
-2 1174 1241 2415
0 NONE 64 52 116
1 A LITTLE 313 348 661
2 SOME 196 287 483
3 A LOT 80 171 251

nx077rer: How often have you had back pain or strain in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Aq, MX064RER, MX065RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 23 48
0 HAVE NOT HAD 826 914 1740
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 642 699 1341
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 240 273 513
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 169 251 420

nx078rer: How much discomfort has back pain or strain caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bq, MX066RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 90 85 175
-2 826 914 1740
0 NONE 66 51 117
1 A LITTLE 476 551 1027
2 SOME 312 358 670
3 A LOT 132 201 333

nx079rer: How often have you had chest pain in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ar, MX067RER, MX068RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 33 60
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1630 1910 3540
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 191 161 352
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 32 47 79
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 22 9 31

nx080rer: How much discomfort has chest pain caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Br, MX069RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 40 37 77
-2 1630 1910 3540
0 NONE 38 34 72
1 A LITTLE 132 119 251
2 SOME 45 45 90
3 A LOT 17 15 32

nx081rer: How often have you had shortness of breath in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10As, MX070RER, MX071RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 28 54
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1464 1677 3141
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 269 283 552
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 83 103 186
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 60 69 129

nx082rer: How much discomfort has shortness of breath caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bs, MX072RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 58 37 95
-2 1464 1677 3141
0 NONE 79 64 143
1 A LITTLE 180 244 424
2 SOME 93 97 190
3 A LOT 28 41 69

nx083rer: How often have you had excessive sweating in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10At, MX073RER, MX074RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 30 55
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1580 1736 3316
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 168 200 368
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 78 102 180
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 51 92 143

nx084rer: How much discomfort has excessive sweating caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bt, MX075RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 43 44 87
-2 1580 1736 3316
0 NONE 90 59 149
1 A LITTLE 126 173 299
2 SOME 49 97 146
3 A LOT 14 51 65

nx085rer: How often have you had respiratory problems in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Au, MX076RER, MX077RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 28 56
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1662 1863 3525
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 140 164 304
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 37 50 87
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 35 55 90

nx086rer: How much discomfort have respiratory problems caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bu, MX078RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 35 33 68
-2 1662 1863 3525
0 NONE 31 24 55
1 A LITTLE 104 117 221
2 SOME 49 84 133
3 A LOT 21 39 60

nx087rer: How often have you had skin problems in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Av, MX079RER, MX080RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 24 35 59
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1589 1745 3334
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 174 258 432
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 50 46 96
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 65 76 141

nx088rer: How much discomfort have skin problems caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bv, MX081RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 48 80
-2 1589 1745 3334
0 NONE 66 80 146
1 A LITTLE 131 183 314
2 SOME 60 70 130
3 A LOT 24 34 58
Note: Items NX089RER-NX101RER were not asked of the original sample
members. They are coded as "-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED".

nx089rer: How often have you had coughing or wheezing in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Aw
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 29 49 78
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1416 1584 3000
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 307 329 636
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 88 92 180
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 62 106 168

nx090rer: How much discomfort has coughing or wheezing caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bw
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 63 64 127
-2 1416 1584 3000
0 NONE 86 76 162
1 A LITTLE 227 266 493
2 SOME 85 118 203
3 A LOT 25 52 77

nx091rer: How often have you had bone pains in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ax
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 31 54 85
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1466 1558 3024
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 195 259 454
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 103 130 233
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 107 159 266

nx092rer: How much discomfort have bone pains caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bx
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 65 80 145
-2 1466 1558 3024
0 NONE 19 33 52
1 A LITTLE 172 232 404
2 SOME 121 152 273
3 A LOT 59 105 164

nx093rer: How often have you had palpitations in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Ay
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 48 63 111
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1719 1745 3464
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 96 256 352
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 29 63 92
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 10 33 43

nx094rer: How much discomfort have palpitations caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10By
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 57 79 136
-2 1719 1745 3464
0 NONE 40 108 148
1 A LITTLE 63 162 225
2 SOME 22 48 70
3 A LOT 1 18 19

nx095rer: How often have you had painful sexual intercourse in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Az
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 36 108 144
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1835 1918 3753
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 22 101 123
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 5 29 34
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 4 4 8

nx096rer: How much discomfort has painful sexual intercourse caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Bz
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 40 108 148
-2 1835 1918 3753
0 NONE 6 12 18
1 A LITTLE 13 71 84
2 SOME 4 35 39
3 A LOT 4 16 20

nx097rer: How often have you had difficulties with sexual intercourse in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10A2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 36 125 161
0 HAVE NOT HAD 1602 1895 3497
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 160 105 265
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 50 29 79
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 54 6 60

nx098rer: How much discomfort have difficulties with sexual intercourse caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10B2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 53 124 177
-2 1602 1895 3497
0 NONE 53 12 65
1 A LITTLE 85 72 157
2 SOME 51 32 83
3 A LOT 58 25 83

nx099rer: How often have you had a symptom other than lack of energy, trouble sleeping, fatigue or exhaustion, headaches, visual problems, dizziness or faintness, numbness, ringing in ears, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, urination problems, aching muscles, stiff or swollen joints, back pain or strain, chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, respiratory problems, skin problems, coughing or wheezing, bone pains, palpitations, painful sexual intercourse, or difficulties with sexual intercourse in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10B3, a10B3
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 17 26 43
-2 1860 2065 3925
1 SINUS PROBLEMS 3 12 15
2 LACK OF SEX 1 3 4
3 STROKE 0 1 1
4 BALANCE PROBLEMS 0 1 1
5 VAGINAL DRYNESS 0 3 3
6 TREMORS 1 1 2
7 TENNIS ELBOW 1 1 2
8 BROKEN BONE 0 2 2
9 PINCHED NERVE 1 0 1
10 HEARTBURN 0 4 4
11 KNEE PROBLEMS 1 1 2
12 ARTHRITIS 3 2 5
13 NUMBNESS 0 1 1
14 DEATH OF FAMILY MEMBER 1 0 1
15 ALLERGIES 0 2 2
16 MEMORY LOSS 1 0 1
17 HEARING LOSS 1 1 2
18 MISCELLANEOUS BACK PROBLEMS 3 2 5
19 HEEL SPUR/PAIN 0 3 3
20 CRAMPS 0 2 2
21 MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS 0 3 3
22 PAIN, NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED OR NOT SPECIFIED 1 6 7
23 OTHER 7 18 25

nx100rer: How often have you had this symptom other than lack of energy, trouble sleeping, fatigue or exhaustion, headaches, visual problems, dizziness or faintness, numbness, ringing in ears, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, urination problems, aching muscles, stiff or swollen joints, back pain or strain, chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, respiratory problems, skin problems, coughing or wheezing, bone pains, palpitations, painful sexual intercourse, or difficulties with sexual intercourse in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10B4
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 20 42 62
-2 1860 2065 3925
1 MONTHLY OR LESS OFTEN 3 13 16
2 ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 3 14 17
3 DAILY OR MORE OFTEN 16 26 42

nx101rer: How much discomfort has this symptom other than lack of energy, trouble sleeping, fatigue or exhaustion, headaches, visual problems, dizziness or faintness, numbness, ringing in ears, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, urination problems, aching muscles, stiff or swollen joints, back pain or strain, chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, respiratory problems, skin problems, coughing or wheezing, bone pains, palpitations, painful sexual intercourse, or difficulties with sexual intercourse caused you in the past six months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10B5
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED - ALL 23 GRADUATES 20 33 53
-2 1860 2065 3925
0 NONE 3 3 6
1 A LITTLE 3 8 11
2 SOME 4 25 29
3 A LOT 12 26 38

nx102rer: Number of symptoms.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 10Aa, 10Ab, 10Ac, 10Ad, 10Ae, 10Af, 10Ag, 10Ah, 10Ai, 10Aj, 10Ak, 10Al, 10Am, 10An, 10Ao, 10Ap, 10Aq, 10Ar, 10As, 10At, 10Au, 10Av, 10Aw, 10Ax, 10Ay, 10Az, 10A2, 10B3
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 NO SYMPTOMS 95 48 143
1 - 27 ONE-27 SYMPTOMS 1807 2112 3919
Note: See nx045rer, nx047rer, nx049rer, nx051rer, nx053rer, nx055rer,
nx057rer, nx059rer, nx061rer, nx063rer, nx065rer, nx067rer, nx069rer,
nx071rer, nx073rer, nx075rer, nx077rer, nx079rer, nx081rer, nx083rer,
nx085rer, nx087rer, nx089rer, nx091rer, nx093rer, nx095rer, nx097rer,
and nx099rer.

The total number of symptoms possible for original sample members
is 22, and for sibling sample members is 28. Also, refusals were
tallied here as "no symptoms".

nx103rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have anemia?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn3, 11Aa, MX083RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 40 47 87
1 HAS SYMPTOM 61 458 519
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1801 1655 3456

nx104rer: How much does your anemia currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ba, MX084RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 42 54 96
-2 1801 1655 3456
1 NOT AT ALL 40 358 398
2 VERY LITTLE 9 65 74
3 SOME 7 23 30
4 QUITE A BIT 3 4 7
5 A GREAT DEAL 0 1 1

nx105rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have asthma?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ab, MX085RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 37 49 86
1 HAS SYMPTOM 112 162 274
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1753 1949 3702

nx106rer: How much does your asthma currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bb, MX086RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 40 52 92
-2 1753 1949 3702
1 NOT AT ALL 48 54 102
2 VERY LITTLE 25 49 74
3 SOME 24 39 63
4 QUITE A BIT 9 15 24
5 A GREAT DEAL 3 2 5

nx107rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have arthritis or rheumatism?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ac, MX087RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 38 51 89
1 HAS SYMPTOM 487 743 1230
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1377 1366 2743

nx108rer: How much does your arthritis or rheumatism currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bc, MX088RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 54 64 118
-2 1377 1366 2743
1 NOT AT ALL 88 123 211
2 VERY LITTLE 147 210 357
3 SOME 152 248 400
4 QUITE A BIT 57 106 163
5 A GREAT DEAL 27 43 70

nx109rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have bronchitis or emphysema?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ad, MX089RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 40 58 98
1 HAS SYMPTOM 185 383 568
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1677 1719 3396

nx110rer: How much does your bronchitis or emphysema currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bd, MX090RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 42 68 110
-2 1677 1719 3396
1 NOT AT ALL 94 186 280
2 VERY LITTLE 38 105 143
3 SOME 36 56 92
4 QUITE A BIT 9 20 29
5 A GREAT DEAL 6 6 12

nx111rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have cancer?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ae, MX091RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 41 53 94
1 HAS SYMPTOM 108 174 282
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1753 1933 3686

nx112rer: How much does your cancer currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Be, MX092RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 40 55 95
-2 1753 1933 3686
1 NOT AT ALL 64 123 187
2 VERY LITTLE 16 21 37
3 SOME 15 15 30
4 QUITE A BIT 8 8 16
5 A GREAT DEAL 6 5 11

nx113rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have chronic liver trouble?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Af, MX093RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 41 58 99
1 HAS SYMPTOM 19 23 42
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1842 2079 3921

nx114rer: How much does your chronic liver trouble currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bf, MX094RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 40 58 98
-2 1842 2079 3921
1 NOT AT ALL 10 12 22
2 VERY LITTLE 9 8 17
3 SOME 0 2 2
5 A GREAT DEAL 1 1 2

nx115rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have diabetes?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ag, MX095RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 42 54 96
1 HAS SYMPTOM 111 94 205
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1749 2012 3761

nx116rer: How much does your diabetes currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bg, MX096RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 44 54 98
-2 1749 2012 3761
1 NOT AT ALL 39 35 74
2 VERY LITTLE 27 30 57
3 SOME 24 22 46
4 QUITE A BIT 16 5 21
5 A GREAT DEAL 3 2 5

nx117rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have serious back trouble?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ah, MX097RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 41 54 95
1 HAS SYMPTOM 290 307 597
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1571 1799 3370

nx118rer: How much does your serious back trouble currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bh, MX098RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 52 57 109
-2 1571 1799 3370
1 NOT AT ALL 29 26 55
2 VERY LITTLE 61 66 127
3 SOME 115 111 226
4 QUITE A BIT 45 58 103
5 A GREAT DEAL 29 43 72

nx119rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have heart trouble?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ai, MX099RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 33 56 89
1 HAS SYMPTOM 214 141 355
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1655 1963 3618

nx120rer: How much does your heart trouble currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bi, MX100RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 38 57 95
-2 1655 1963 3618
1 NOT AT ALL 79 55 134
2 VERY LITTLE 71 39 110
3 SOME 40 30 70
4 QUITE A BIT 15 10 25
5 A GREAT DEAL 4 6 10

nx121rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have high blood pressure?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Aj, MX101RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 33 47 80
1 HAS SYMPTOM 505 555 1060
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1364 1558 2922

nx122rer: How much does your high blood pressure currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bj, MX102RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 43 58 101
-2 1364 1558 2922
1 NOT AT ALL 308 300 608
2 VERY LITTLE 131 176 307
3 SOME 46 59 105
4 QUITE A BIT 7 7 14
5 A GREAT DEAL 3 2 5

nx123rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have circulation problems?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ak, MX103RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 44 61 105
1 HAS SYMPTOM 141 188 329
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1717 1911 3628

nx124rer: How much do your circulation problems currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bk, MX104RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 39 64 103
-2 1717 1911 3628
1 NOT AT ALL 29 40 69
2 VERY LITTLE 51 64 115
3 SOME 45 61 106
4 QUITE A BIT 14 11 25
5 A GREAT DEAL 7 9 16

nx125rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have kidney or bladder problems?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Al, MX105RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 44 51 95
1 HAS SYMPTOM 145 276 421
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1713 1833 3546

nx126rer: How much does your kidney or bladder problems currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bl, MX106RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 43 56 99
-2 1713 1833 3546
1 NOT AT ALL 65 124 189
2 VERY LITTLE 42 67 109
3 SOME 27 62 89
4 QUITE A BIT 8 14 22
5 A GREAT DEAL 4 4 8

nx127rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have an ulcer?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Am, MX107RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 37 49 86
1 HAS SYMPTOM 158 206 364
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1707 1905 3612

nx128rer: How much does your ulcer currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bm, MX108RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 42 53 95
-2 1707 1905 3612
1 NOT AT ALL 74 92 166
2 VERY LITTLE 46 59 105
3 SOME 24 40 64
4 QUITE A BIT 9 7 16
5 A GREAT DEAL 0 4 4

nx129rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have allergies?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11An, MX109RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 41 53 94
1 HAS SYMPTOM 361 667 1028
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1500 1440 2940

nx130rer: How much do your allergies currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bn, MX110RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 44 73 117
-2 1500 1440 2940
1 NOT AT ALL 107 195 302
2 VERY LITTLE 123 214 337
3 SOME 107 182 289
4 QUITE A BIT 15 36 51
5 A GREAT DEAL 6 20 26

nx131rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have multiple sclerosis?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ao, MX111RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 43 53 96
1 HAS SYMPTOM 22 34 56
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1837 2073 3910

nx132rer: How much does your multiple sclerosis currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bo, MX112RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 43 57 100
-2 1837 2073 3910
1 NOT AT ALL 13 11 24
2 VERY LITTLE 5 1 6
3 SOME 0 2 2
4 QUITE A BIT 2 7 9
5 A GREAT DEAL 2 9 11

nx133rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have colitis?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ap, MX113RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 44 57 101
1 HAS SYMPTOM 44 127 171
2 DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTOM 1814 1976 3790

nx134rer: How much does your colitis currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bp, MX114RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 47 63 110
-2 1814 1976 3790
1 NOT AT ALL 23 38 61
2 VERY LITTLE 12 27 39
3 SOME 4 36 40
4 QUITE A BIT 1 11 12
5 A GREAT DEAL 1 9 10
Note: Items NX135RER-NX136RER were not asked of the original sample
members. They are coded as "-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED".

nx135rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have high cholesterol?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Aq
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 48 53 101
1 YES 539 599 1138
2 NO 1315 1508 2823

nx136rer: How much does your high cholesterol currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Bq
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 61 75 136
-2 1315 1508 2823
1 NOT AT ALL 321 346 667
2 VERY LITTLE 134 140 274
3 SOME 56 74 130
4 QUITE A BIT 10 14 24
5 A GREAT DEAL 5 3 8

nx137rer: Has a medical professional ever said you have an illness or condition other than anemia, asthma, arthritis or rheumatism, bronchitis or emphysema, cancer, chronic liver trouble, diabetes, serious back trouble, heart trouble, high blood pressure, circulation problems, kidney or bladder problems, ulcer, allergies, multiple sclerosis, colitis, or high cholesterol?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Ar, a11Ar
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 19 25 44
-2 1809 1982 3791
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
301 CANCER 0 4 4
302 BENIGN TUMORS 0 4 4
305 SKIN CONDITIONS 5 2 7
306 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE; SENILITY; DEMENTIA; FORGETFULNESS 1 0 1
309 FATIGUE/LOSS OF ENERGY 0 2 2
310 HYPOGLYCEMIA, THYROID PROBLEMS 5 26 31
311 OBESITY 1 2 3
316 EATING DISORDERS 0 1 1
320 DEPRESSION 2 0 2
321 ANXIETY 0 2 2
325 DRUG DEPENDENCE/ADDICTION 1 0 1
328 OTHER REFERENCES TO EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS 0 1 1
330 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CEREBRAL PALSY, EPILEPSY, PARKINSON'S DISEASE; ALS 7 5 12
332 BLINDNESS 1 5 6
333 OTHER EYE CONDITIONS 0 1 1
335 OTHER EAR CONDITIONS 0 4 4
337 HEADACHES; MIGRAINES; DIZZINESS 0 8 8
338 OTHER REFERENCES TO NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS 3 2 5
341 CHEST PAINS, ANGINA, ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 0 1 1
343 STROKE 2 1 3
344 VARICOSE VEINS 0 1 1
348 OTHER SPECIFIC CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, HEART CONDITIONS, AND BLOOD DISORDERS 5 4 9
350 ACUTE UPPER RESPIRATORY DISEASES, PNEUMONIA, BRONCHITIS 1 1 2
351 TUBERCULOSIS 3 0 3
352 EMPHYSEMA 0 1 1
354 SINUSITIS, TONSILLITIS, ALLERGIES, HAY FEVER 1 10 11
358 OTHER REFERENCES TO RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS e.g. SLEEP APNEA 2 1 3
360 STOMACH AND INTESTINAL CONDITIONS 0 8 8
361 CIRRHOSIS, HEPATITIS, LIVER CONDITIONS 0 1 1
363 GALLBLADDER CONDITIONS 0 1 1
364 BLADDER OR PROSTATE CONDITIONS; KIDNEY STONES; KIDNEY DISEASES 9 0 9
365 HERNIAS 2 3 5
368 OTHER CONDITIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 2 7 9
370 HYSTERECTOMY 0 1 1
378 OTHER REFERENCES TO GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS 0 2 2
380 ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATISM 3 6 9
381 LUPUS 0 1 1
382 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY 0 1 1
383 POLIO 5 2 7
384 DISC PROBLEMS 1 3 4
386 BONE/JOINT DETERIORATION 0 1 1
388 OTHER REFERENCES TO MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS 1 7 8
390 SKULL BONE, NECK AND BACK INJURIES 0 1 1
391 CONCUSSIONS, SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN DAMAGE FROM INJURIES/ACCIDENTS 0 1 1
392 OTHER BROKEN BONES/TENDONS 0 1 1
394 INFECTIOUS DISEASES 1 0 1
410 MISC. OTHER CONDITIONS/ILLNESS - NOT DK/INAP/REF/NA 9 17 26

nx138rer: How much do your illnesses or conditions other than anemia, asthma, arthritis or rheumatism, bronchitis or emphysema, cancer, chronic liver trouble, diabetes, serious back trouble, heart trouble, high blood pressure, circulation problems, kidney or bladder problems, ulcer, allergies, multiple sclerosis, colitis, or high cholesterol currently interfere with what you like to do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Br
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 39 62
-2 1809 1982 3791
1 NOT AT ALL 17 29 46
2 VERY LITTLE 18 28 46
3 SOME 15 35 50
4 QUITE A BIT 10 26 36
5 A GREAT DEAL 10 21 31

nx139rer: Total number of illnesses.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 11Aa, 11Ab, 11Ac, 11Ad, 11Ae, 11Af 11Ag, 11Ah, 11Ai, 11Aj, 11Ak, 11Al 11Am, 11An, 11Ao, 11Ap, 11Aq, 11Ar
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 NONE 480 372 852
1 - 17 ONE-SEVENTEEN ILLNESSES 1422 1788 3210
Note: Original sample members have a total of 16 possible illnesses, while
sibling sample members have a total of 18. Refusals were tallied
as "no illnesses".

nx140rer: Do you have a physical or mental condition that limits the amount or kind of work you can do for pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 12a, MX118RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 13 16 29
1 YES 260 313 573
2 NO 1629 1831 3460

nx141rer: What is the specific physical or mental condition that limits the amount or kind of work you can do for pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 12b, a12b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 8 7 15
-2 1642 1847 3489
301 CANCER 7 4 11
302 BENIGN TUMORS 0 1 1
308 OLD AGE 7 4 11
309 FATIGUE/LOSS OF ENERGY 2 5 7
310 HYPOGLYCEMIA, THYROID PROBLEMS 1 0 1
311 OBESITY 1 1 2
313 DIABETES 2 3 5
320 DEPRESSION 7 9 16
321 ANXIETY 4 2 6
322 ALCOHOLISM 0 1 1
326 SCHIZOPHRENIA 1 0 1
328 OTHER REFERENCES TO EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS 1 1 2
330 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CEREBRAL PALSY, EPILEPSY, PARKINSON'S DISEASE; ALS 11 20 31
332 BLINDNESS 1 7 8
333 OTHER EYE CONDITIONS 0 1 1
334 LOSS OF HEARING 3 2 5
336 ALL SPEECH CONDITIONS 1 0 1
338 OTHER REFERENCES TO NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS 8 7 15
340 HYPERTENSION, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE 0 2 2
341 CHEST PAINS, ANGINA, ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 11 7 18
342 HEART ATTACK 1 1 2
343 STROKE 7 5 12
344 VARICOSE VEINS 0 3 3
348 OTHER SPECIFIC CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, HEART CONDITIONS, AND BLOOD DISORDERS 16 6 22
350 ACUTE UPPER RESPIRATORY DISEASES, PNEUMONIA, BRONCHITIS 2 0 2
352 EMPHYSEMA 2 2 4
353 ASTHMA 4 4 8
354 SINUSITIS, TONSILLITIS, ALLERGIES, HAY FEVER 1 4 5
358 OTHER REFERENCES TO RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS e.g. SLEEP APNEA 3 4 7
360 STOMACH AND INTESTINAL CONDITIONS 1 1 2
361 CIRRHOSIS, HEPATITIS, LIVER CONDITIONS 1 1 2
362 KIDNEY FAILURE INCLUDING DIALYSIS 0 1 1
364 BLADDER OR PROSTATE CONDITIONS; KIDNEY STONES; KIDNEY DISEASES 1 1 2
368 OTHER CONDITIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 0 1 1
378 OTHER REFERENCES TO GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS 0 1 1
380 ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATISM 25 50 75
381 LUPUS 0 1 1
383 POLIO 5 3 8
384 DISC PROBLEMS 15 22 37
385 OSTEOPOROSIS 1 0 1
386 BONE/JOINT DETERIORATION 5 8 13
387 PARALYSIS; AMPUTATIONS 5 4 9
388 OTHER REFERENCES TO MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS 74 73 147
390 SKULL BONE, NECK AND BACK INJURIES 5 3 8
391 CONCUSSIONS, SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN DAMAGE FROM INJURIES/ACCIDENTS 1 1 2
392 OTHER BROKEN BONES/TENDONS 3 4 7
393 OTHER INJURIES NOT INVOLVING BROKEN BONES OR BRAIN/SPINAL CORD DAMAGE 2 7 9
401 MYALGIA/MUSCLE PAIN 0 1 1
410 MISC. OTHER CONDITIONS/ILLNESS - NOT DK/INAP/REF/NA 4 17 21

nx142rer: Does your husband or wife have a physical or mental condition that limits the amount or kind of work he or she can do for pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: xv34m, 34m, 13a, MX119RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 21 28 49
0 NOT MARRIED (SINGLE, SEPARATED, DIVORCED, OR WIDOWED) 233 425 658
1 YES 169 218 387
2 NO 1479 1489 2968

nx143rer: What is the specific physical or mental condition that limits the amount or kind of work your husband or wife can do for pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13b, a13b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 13 12 25
-2 1733 1942 3675
301 CANCER 2 10 12
306 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE; SENILITY; DEMENTIA; FORGETFULNESS 0 1 1
308 OLD AGE 2 1 3
309 FATIGUE/LOSS OF ENERGY 4 0 4
310 HYPOGLYCEMIA, THYROID PROBLEMS 1 1 2
311 OBESITY 2 2 4
313 DIABETES 8 9 17
320 DEPRESSION 5 0 5
321 ANXIETY 2 2 4
326 SCHIZOPHRENIA 0 2 2
330 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CEREBRAL PALSY, EPILEPSY, PARKINSON'S DISEASE; ALS 6 3 9
332 BLINDNESS 2 2 4
333 OTHER EYE CONDITIONS 1 1 2
337 HEADACHES; MIGRAINES; DIZZINESS 4 1 5
338 OTHER REFERENCES TO NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS 2 4 6
340 HYPERTENSION, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE 4 0 4
341 CHEST PAINS, ANGINA, ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 7 23 30
342 HEART ATTACK 2 4 6
343 STROKE 1 12 13
344 VARICOSE VEINS 2 0 2
348 OTHER SPECIFIC CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, HEART CONDITIONS, AND BLOOD DISORDERS 4 24 28
350 ACUTE UPPER RESPIRATORY DISEASES, PNEUMONIA, BRONCHITIS 0 1 1
352 EMPHYSEMA 0 5 5
353 ASTHMA 6 5 11
354 SINUSITIS, TONSILLITIS, ALLERGIES, HAY FEVER 1 0 1
358 OTHER REFERENCES TO RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS e.g. SLEEP APNEA 2 1 3
361 CIRRHOSIS, HEPATITIS, LIVER CONDITIONS 0 2 2
362 KIDNEY FAILURE INCLUDING DIALYSIS 1 3 4
365 HERNIAS 0 1 1
368 OTHER CONDITIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 1 1 2
378 OTHER REFERENCES TO GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS 1 0 1
380 ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATISM 24 11 35
382 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY 1 0 1
383 POLIO 0 2 2
384 DISC PROBLEMS 3 8 11
385 OSTEOPOROSIS 0 1 1
386 BONE/JOINT DETERIORATION 2 5 7
387 PARALYSIS; AMPUTATIONS 3 4 7
388 OTHER REFERENCES TO MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS 34 35 69
390 SKULL BONE, NECK AND BACK INJURIES 1 2 3
391 CONCUSSIONS, SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN DAMAGE FROM INJURIES/ACCIDENTS 3 5 8
392 OTHER BROKEN BONES/TENDONS 2 3 5
393 OTHER INJURIES NOT INVOLVING BROKEN BONES OR BRAIN/SPINAL CORD DAMAGE 0 2 2
401 MYALGIA/MUSCLE PAIN 1 0 1
405 HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE 0 1 1
406 LYME DISEASE 1 0 1
410 MISC. OTHER CONDITIONS/ILLNESS - NOT DK/INAP/REF/NA 8 6 14
Note: Not asked of original sample members.

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