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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: Menopause

nn001rer-nn003rer       These items discuss menstruation
                        history and details.

nn004rer-nn007rer       These items are on the history of
                        oral contraceptive use.

nn008rer-nn015rer       These variables designate where
                        female respondents are in the
                        menstrual/menopause process.

nn016rer-nn031rer       These items cover reproductive
                        organ surgery.  They include reasons
                        for having surgery, and opinions that
                        other people had about R's surgery.

nn032rer-nn036rer       These variables explain the menstrual
                        cycle.

nn037rer-nn046rer       These items are about menopausal symptoms
                        R may have experienced within the last
                        6 months.

nn067rer-nn107rec       Items on hormone therapy.


        nn084rer-nn094rer  These variables discuss the
                           importance of hormone use to
                           alleviate various symptoms.

        nn095rer-nn107rer  These variables discuss reasons why
                           hormone therapy may have been stopped.

nn108rer-nn119rer       These items deal with sources of
                        information about menopause, treatment
                        methods used to control symptoms, and
                        R's mother's menopausal age.


nn120rer-nn131rer       These cover female respondents'
                        reports of their feelings about their
                        menopause, and any current menopausal
                        symptoms they are experiencing.

nn001rer: How old were you when you first started menstruating?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14, sn17, SBSX, SEXRSP
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED/ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 177 177
-2 1902 0 1902
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 13 13
9 - 21 9-21 YEARS OLD 0 1970 1970

nn002rer: When menstruating (having periods) regularly, to what extent did/do you experience discomfort during the five days or so before your period?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15a, SEXRSP
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED,ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 170 170
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL 0 608 608
1 A LITTLE 0 781 781
2 SOMEWHAT 0 450 450
3 A LOT 0 151 151

nn003rer: When menstruating (having periods) regularly, to what extent did/do you experience discomfort during the first few days of your menstrual period?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED,ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 101 101
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL 0 303 303
1 A LITTLE 0 697 697
2 SOMEWHAT 0 575 575
3 A LOT 0 484 484

nn004rer: Have you ever taken oral contraceptive pills?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 76 76
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 1321 1321
2 NO 0 763 763

nn005rer: How many years have you taken oral contraceptive pills?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16b, a16b1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 24 24
-2 1902 839 2741
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 11 11
0 LESS THAN ONE YEAR 0 100 100
1 - 32 1-32 YEARS 0 1186 1186

nn006rer: Are you currently taking oral contraceptive pills?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 24 24
-2 1902 839 2741
1 YES 0 27 27
2 NO 0 1270 1270

nn007rer: If you are no longer taking oral contraceptive pills, how old were you when you last took them?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16d, a16d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED 0 63 63
-2 1902 866 2768
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 15 15
16 - 63 AGE 16-63 0 1216 1216

nn008rer: Have you had a menstrual period in last 12 months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17a, MN119RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 76 76
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 767 767
2 NO 0 1317 1317

nn009rer: If you have menstruated in the past 12 months, have you had a menstrual period in the last 3 months?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 91 91
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 692 692
2 NO 0 1377 1377

nn010rer: If you have not menstruated in the past 12 months, what age were you when you had your last period?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17c, a17c, MN120RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 98 98
-2 1902 695 2597
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 9 9
17 - 60 AGE 17-60 0 1358 1358
Note: The 23 original sample members who are also primary respondents
answered this question if they had not had a period in the last
12 months - question about period in the last 3 months was
not asked.

nn011rer: Did your menstrual periods stop because of surgery?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17d1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 122 122
-2 1902 692 2594
1 YES 0 590 590
2 NO 0 756 756
Note: A respondent could indicate multiple reasons for why her
periods stopped.

nn012rer: Did your menstrual periods stop because of chemotherapy or radiation?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17d2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 122 122
-2 1902 692 2594
1 YES 0 12 12
2 NO 0 1334 1334

nn013rer: Did your menstrual periods stop because of pregnancy or breast feeding?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17d3
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 122 122
-2 1902 692 2594
1 YES 0 6 6
2 NO 0 1340 1340

nn014rer: Did your menstrual periods stop because of menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17d4
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 122 122
-2 1902 692 2594
1 YES 0 731 731
2 NO 0 615 615

nn015rer: What reason other than surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, pregnancy or breast feeding, or menopause your menstrual period stopped?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 17d1, 17d2, 17d3, 17d4, a17d1, a17d2, a17d3, a17d4
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 26 26
-2 1895 2080 3975
1 UNKNOWN REASON 0 5 5
3 JUST STOPPED 0 3 3
4 HORMONES, HORMONE THERAPY 0 11 11
5 DEATH OF HUSBAND 0 1 1
6 CANCER, PRE-CANCER, ABNORMAL CELL GROWTH, CYSTS, ENDOMETRIOSIS 0 8 8
7 HYPERTHYROIDISM 0 1 1
8 D&C 7 6 13
10 STROKE 0 1 1
11 NEVER HAD REGULAR PERIODS 0 2 2
12 STOPPED USING CONTRACEPTIVES 0 3 3
13 OTHER MEDICATIONS, MEDICATION, NOT SPECIFIED 0 6 6
14 HAD HERNIA INFECTION 0 1 1
15 OTHER 0 6 6

nn016rer: Have you ever had surgery to remove your uterus and/or ovaries?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sbsx, 18a1, 18a2, 18a3, MN122RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 68 68
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 694 694
2 NO 0 1398 1398

nn017rer: What type of surgery did you have to remove your uterus and/or ovaries?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sbsx, 18a1, 18a2, 18a3, MN123RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 4 4
-2 1902 1466 3368
1 ONE OVARY REMOVED 0 66 66
2 BOTH OVARIES REMOVED 0 32 32
3 UTERUS REMOVED 0 237 237
4 ONE OVARY AND UTERUS REMOVED 0 65 65
5 TWO OVARIES AND UTERUS REMOVED 0 290 290

nn018rer: How old were you when you had surgery to remove your uterus and/or ovaries?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 18b, a18b, MN124RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 93 93
-2 1902 1398 3300
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
18 - 71 AGE 18-71 0 668 668
Note: Questions 19 and 20 (variables NN019RER-NN031RER) were only supposed to
be answered if R ever had surgery to remove her uterus and/or ovaries.

nn019rer: How important was heavy hemorrhaging or bleeding for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19a, sn17, sn18
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 180 180
-2 1902 1398 3300
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 157 157
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 47 47
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 63 63
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 315 315

nn020rer: How important were fibroids/benign tumors for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 179 179
-2 1902 1398 3300
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 210 210
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 22 22
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 48 48
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 303 303

nn021rer: How important was endometriosis for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 255 255
-2 1902 1398 3300
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 335 335
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 16 16
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 16 16
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 140 140

nn022rer: How important was cancer/malignant tumors for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 280 280
-2 1902 1398 3300
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 420 420
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 5 5
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 10 10
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 47 47

nn023rer: How important was preventing future cancer for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 256 256
-2 1902 1398 3300
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 374 374
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 17 17
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 14 14
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 101 101

nn024rer: How important was avoiding future pregnancy for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 283 283
-2 1902 1398 3300
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 438 438
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 10 10
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 11 11
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 20 20

nn025rer: Other than heavy hemorrhaging or bleeding, fibroids/benign tumors, endometriosis, cancer/malignant tumors, preventing future cancer, or avoiding future pregnancy, why did you have your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19g1, a19g1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 72 72
-2 1895 1970 3865
1 PROLAPSED UTERUS, ENLARGED UTERUS, FALLEN OUT 0 49 49
2 INFECTION 0 2 2
3 BLADDER PROBLEMS 0 5 5
4 TO GET PREGNANT 0 2 2
5 MISCELLANEOUS BODY PAINS - BACK, LEGS, ETC. 0 6 6
6 CYSTS 0 11 11
7 OTHER 0 21 21
8 ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR, PRE-CANCEROUS CONDITION, CELL GROWTH, DYSPLASIA 7 11 18
9 TUBULAR/ ECTOPIC PREGNANCY 0 11 11

nn026rer: How important was the reason other than heavy hemorrhaging or bleeding, fibroids/benign tumors, endometriosis, cancer/malignant tumors, preventing future cancer, or avoiding future pregnancy for your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 19g2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 116 116
-2 1902 1970 3872
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 1 1
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 6 6
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 67 67

nn027rer: What opinion did your doctor have about your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 20a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 81 81
-2 1902 1398 3300
1 STRONGLY OPPOSED 0 1 1
2 SOMEWHAT OPPOSED 0 3 3
3 NEUTRAL 0 20 20
4 SOMEWHAT IN FAVOR 0 50 50
5 STRONGLY IN FAVOR 0 607 607

nn028rer: What opinion did your husband or partner have about your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 20b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 143 143
-2 1902 1398 3300
1 STRONGLY OPPOSED 0 6 6
2 SOMEWHAT OPPOSED 0 7 7
3 NEUTRAL 0 99 99
4 SOMEWHAT IN FAVOR 0 82 82
5 STRONGLY IN FAVOR 0 425 425

nn029rer: What opinion did you have about your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 20c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 90 90
-2 1902 1398 3300
1 STRONGLY OPPOSED 0 3 3
2 SOMEWHAT OPPOSED 0 10 10
3 NEUTRAL 0 23 23
4 SOMEWHAT IN FAVOR 0 97 97
5 STRONGLY IN FAVOR 0 539 539

nn030rer: Other than your doctor, husband or partner, or yourself, who else had an opinion about your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: a20d1, 20d1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 82 82
-2 1902 2064 3966
1 FAMILY 0 3 3
2 CHILDREN 0 2 2
3 SECOND DOCTOR 0 3 3
4 PARENTS 0 2 2
5 PRIEST 0 1 1
6 OTHER 0 3 3

nn031rer: What opinion did the person other than your doctor, husband or partner, or yourself have about your surgery to have your uterus and/or ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 20d2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 4 4
-2 1902 2146 4048
1 STRONGLY OPPOSED 0 1 1
2 SOMEWHAT OPPOSED 0 2 2
4 SOMEWHAT IN FAVOR 0 1 1
5 STRONGLY IN FAVOR 0 6 6
Note: Original sample members who are also siblings were not asked questions
NN032RER-NN046RER. Male original sample members are coded "8" and
female original sample members are coded "9" for these questions.

nn032rer: In the last 12 months, how frequent did your menstrual periods become?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 21a, SBSX, GP91, sn17
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 278 278
-2 1902 0 1902
1 MORE FREQUENT 0 389 389
2 LESS FREQUENT 0 632 632
3 REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME 0 861 861
Note: For respondents who are no longer menstruating, time frame is
last 12 months before last menstrual period.

nn033rer: In the last 12 months, during your period, did the number of days you bleed for...

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 21b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 270 270
-2 1902 0 1902
1 MORE DAYS 0 466 466
2 FEWER DAYS 0 539 539
3 REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME 0 885 885
Note: For respondents who are no longer menstruating, time frame is
last 12 months before last menstrual period.

nn034rer: In the last 12 months, during your period, how heavy did your flow become?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 21c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 277 277
-2 1902 0 1902
1 HEAVIER 0 671 671
2 LIGHTER 0 559 559
3 REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME 0 653 653
Note: For respondents who are no longer menstruating, time frame is
last 12 months before last menstrual period.

nn035rer: What was the shortest amount of time between periods, that is from the start of one period to the start of your next period?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 21d, 21da, GP91
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 331 331
-2 1902 0 1902
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 90 90
0 LESS THAN 1 DAY 0 8 8
1 - 365 1 TO 365 DAYS 0 1731 1731

nn036rer: What was the longest amount of time between periods, that is from the start of one period to the start of your next period?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 21e, 21ea
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 354 354
-2 1902 0 1902
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 113 113
0 LESS THAN 1 DAY 0 2 2
1 - 730 1 TO 730 DAYS 0 1691 1691

nn037rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced hot flushes/flashes and how much have they bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sn19, 22a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 96 96
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1085 1085
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 373 373
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 456 456
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 150 150

nn038rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced depression and how much has it bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 110 110
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1159 1159
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 333 333
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 408 408
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 150 150

nn039rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced sleep disturbance and how much has it bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 103 103
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 862 862
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 451 451
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 549 549
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 195 195

nn040rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced bone pains and how much have they bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 117 117
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1386 1386
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 235 235
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 304 304
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 118 118

nn041rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced night sweats and how much have they bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 107 107
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1299 1299
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 298 298
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 342 342
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 114 114

nn042rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced breast tenderness and how much has it bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 105 105
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1258 1258
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 431 431
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 310 310
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 56 56

nn043rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced heavy periods and how much have they bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22g
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 122 122
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1671 1671
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 140 140
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 151 151
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 76 76

nn044rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced painful periods and how much have they bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22h
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 134 134
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1738 1738
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 116 116
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 122 122
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 50 50

nn045rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced vaginal dryness and how much has it bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22i
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 119 119
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1394 1394
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 317 317
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 266 266
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 64 64

nn046rer: In the last 6 months have you experienced irregular bleeding and how much has it bothered you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22j
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 133 133
-2 1902 0 1902
0 HAVE NOT HAD 0 1786 1786
1 HAVE HAD BUT IT HASN'T BOTHERED ME 0 127 127
2 BOTHERED ME A LITTLE 0 73 73
3 BOTHERED ME A LOT 0 41 41

nn047rer: Have you ever taken hormones for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23, HRTMNPAG, sn17, SBSX, MN125RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 102 102
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 832 832
2 NO 0 1226 1226

nn048rec: Has respondent ever had hormone therapy?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23, 24aa, 24ba, 24ca, 24da, HRTEVER, MN125RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 62 62
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 872 872
2 NO 0 1226 1226
Note: Variable NN047RER reflects R's response to the question "ever
taken hormones", while NN048REC reflects whether they actually
gave information about those hormones.
Variables 049-066 were purposefully omitted.

nn067rec: Is there a hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN146REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 20 20
-2 1902 1288 3190
1 HAD A FIRST SPELL 0 852 852

nn068rec: At what age did the first hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms begin?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN147REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 45 45
-2 1902 1308 3210
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
20 - 70 TWENTY TO SEVENTY 0 805 805

nn069rec: At what age did the first hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms stop, if stopped?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN148REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 52 52
-2 1902 1308 3210
24 - 66 TWENTY-FOUR TO SIXTY-SIX 0 221 221
95 STILL TAKING HORMONES 0 579 579
Note: NN069REC MUST BE >= NN068REC.

nn070rec: Are you still taking the hormone drug from the first drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN149REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 27 27
-2 1902 1308 3210
1 STILL TAKING DRUG 1 0 581 581
2 NO LONGER TAKING DRUG 1 0 244 244

nn071rec: What kind of hormone drug did you take for the first drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN150REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 5 5
-2 1902 1308 3210
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 443 443
2 PROGESTERONE ONLY 0 22 22
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE 0 381 381

nn072rec: Is there a second hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN152REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-2 1902 1308 3210
0 EMPTY SPELL (HAD A FIRST SPELL, BUT NO SECOND SPELL 0 723 723
1 HAD A SECOND SPELL 0 129 129

nn073rec: At what age did the second hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms begin?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN153REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 47 47
-2 1902 2031 3933
25 - 70 TWENTY-FIVE TO SEVENTY 0 82 82

nn074rec: At what age did the second hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms stop, if stopped?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN154REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 23 23
-2 1902 2031 3933
33 - 68 THIRTY-THREE TO SIXTY-EIGHT 0 21 21
95 STILL TAKING SECOND DRUG 0 85 85
Note: NN074REC MUST BE >= NN073REC.

nn075rec: Are you still taking the hormone drug from the second drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN155REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 18 18
-2 1902 2031 3933
1 STILL TAKING DRUG 2 0 85 85
2 NO LONGER TAKING DRUG 2 0 26 26

nn076rec: What kind of hormone drug did you take from the second drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN156REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 3 3
-2 1902 2031 3933
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 60 60
2 PROGESTERONE ONLY 0 2 2
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE 0 64 64

nn077rec: Is there a third hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN158REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-2 1902 2031 3933
0 EMPTY SPELL (HAD A FIRST & SECOND SPELL, BUT NO THIRD SPELL 0 113 113
1 HAD A THIRD SPELL 0 16 16

nn078rec: At what age did the third hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms begin?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN159REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 7 7
-2 1902 2144 4046
36 - 59 THIRTY-SIX TO FIFTY-NINE 0 9 9

nn079rec: At what age did the third hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms stop, if stopped?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN160REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-2 1902 2144 4046
46 FORTY-SIX 0 1 1
95 STILL TAKING THIRD HORMONE 0 15 15
Note: NN078REC MUST BE >= NN079REC.

nn080rec: Are you still taking the hormone drug from the third drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN160REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-2 1902 2144 4046
1 STILL TAKING DRUG 3 0 15 15
2 NO LONGER TAKING DRUG 3 0 1 1

nn081rec: What kind of hormone drug did you take for the third drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 24aa, 24ab, 24ac, 24ad, 24ba, 24bb, 24bc, 24bd, 24ca, 24cb, 24cc, 24cd, 24da, 24db, 24dc, 24dd, MN162REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-2 1902 2144 4046
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 15 15
2 PROGESTERONE ONLY 0 1 1

nn082rec: Before you started taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms, had you already stopped having menstrual periods?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 25, sn17, SBSX
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 28 28
-2 1902 1288 3190
1 YES 0 526 526
2 NO 0 318 318
Note: NN082REC through NN107REC were not asked of the original sample
members who are also siblings. Female original sample members who
have taken hormones (NN048REC=1) are coded "NOT ASCERTAINED". All
other original sample members are coded "INAP".

nn083rec: How old were you when you had your last period, before you started taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 26, a26
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED / REFUSED 0 111 111
-2 1902 1288 3190
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 12 12
24 - 60 TWENTY-FOUR TO SIXTY 0 749 749

nn084rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms to relieve menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sn20, 27a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 60 60
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 217 217
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 101 101
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 143 143
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 351 351

nn085rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms to prevent osteoporosis or brittle bones?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 50 50
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 109 109
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 77 77
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 169 169
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 467 467

nn086rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms to prevent heart disease?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 72 72
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 218 218
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 98 98
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 159 159
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 325 325

nn087rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you had an early menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 120 120
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 516 516
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 49 49
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 60 60
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 127 127

nn088rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you had your ovaries removed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 110 110
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 498 498
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 19 19
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 39 39
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 206 206

nn089rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms to regulate monthly periods?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 130 130
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 621 621
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 29 29
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 26 26
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 66 66

nn090rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you were having difficulties with sexual intercourse?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27g
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 124 124
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 649 649
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 39 39
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 30 30
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 30 30

nn091rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms to keep you youthful?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27h
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 119 119
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 592 592
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 61 61
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 64 64
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 36 36

nn092rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because your doctor recommended it?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27i
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 52 52
-2 1902 1288 3190
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 61 61
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 71 71
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 188 188
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 500 500

nn093rec: Other than to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, to prevent osteoporosis or brittle bones, to prevent heart disease, because you had an early menopause, because you had your ovaries removed, to regulate monthly periods, because you were having difficulties with sexual intercourse, to keep you youthful, or because your doctor recommended it, why did you take hormones for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27j1, a27j1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 16 16
-2 1902 2096 3998
1 TO FEEL BETTER 0 3 3
2 TO HELP VAGINAL DRYNESS/ATROPHY 0 4 4
4 TO DECREASE BLEEDING/EXCESSIVE SPOTTING 0 2 2
5 BECAUSE OF SURGERY, NOT SPECIFIED 0 3 3
6 TO PREVENT BREAST CANCER 0 1 1
7 FOR HEADACHES 0 1 1
8 BECAUSE OF REMOVAL OF UTERUS AND/OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS 0 4 4
9 TO HELP DEPRESSION/MOOD SWINGS/ ANXIETY ATTACKS 0 12 12
10 TO RELIVE MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS SUCH AS HOT/COLD FLASHES, NIGHT SWEATS, ETC. 0 8 8
96 OTHER 0 10 10

nn094rec: How important to you was taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms for the reason other than to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, to prevent osteoporosis or brittle bones, to prevent heart disease, because you had an early menopause, because you had your ovaries removed, to regulate monthly periods, because you were having difficulties with sexual intercourse, to keep you youthful, or because your doctor recommended it?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 27j2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 37 37
-2 1902 2096 3998
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 3 3
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 5 5
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 19 19

nn095rec: Have you ever stopped taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 28
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 95 95
-2 1902 1226 3128
1 YES 0 271 271
2 NO 0 568 568

nn096rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you were feeling better?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 58 58
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 133 133
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 26 26
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 25 25
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 29 29

nn097rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because hormones didn't help you feel any better?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 53 53
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 121 121
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 16 16
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 34 34
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 47 47

nn098rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you didn't like having periods again?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 59 59
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 148 148
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 15 15
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 12 12
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 37 37

nn099rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you didn't feel like taking it anymore?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 51 51
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 137 137
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 15 15
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 24 24
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 44 44

nn100rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you had difficulty remembering to take it?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 55 55
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 182 182
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 12 12
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 12 12
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 10 10

nn101rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you were concerned about possible side effects?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 43 43
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 77 77
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 26 26
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 33 33
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 92 92

nn102rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because you were concerned about possible long term effects?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29g
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 47 47
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 85 85
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 27 27
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 36 36
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 76 76

nn103rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because your doctor advised you to stop?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29h
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 57 57
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 136 136
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 9 9
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 15 15
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 54 54

nn104rec: What side effect did you experience from the hormones for menopause or aging symptoms that caused you to stop the treatment?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: a29i1, 29i1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 95 95
-2 1902 1889 3791
1 TENDER BREASTS 0 12 12
2 IRREGULAR BLEEDING 0 16 16
3 HORMONES INTERFERED WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS 0 1 1
4 HEADACHES/MIGRAINES 0 11 11
5 MOOD SWINGS/DEPRESSION/IRRITABILITY 0 6 6
6 WEIGHT GAIN 0 5 5
7 WATER RETENTION/BLOATING/SWELLING 0 9 9
8 CANCER/TUMORS 0 2 2
9 INTERFERED WITH OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS 0 1 1
10 MISCELLANEOUS BODY PAINS - CHEST, LEGS 0 5 5
11 NAUSEA, UPSET STOMACH 0 3 3
96 OTHER 0 105 105

nn105rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because of the side effect?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29i2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 113 113
-2 1902 1889 3791
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 67 67
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 2 2
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 22 22
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 67 67

nn106rec: Other than feeling better, hormones not helping you feel better, not liking having periods again, not feeling like taking hormones anymore, having difficulty remembering to take the hormones, concern about possible side effects, concern about possible long term effects, your doctor advising you to stop, or having side effects, why did you stop taking hormones for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29j1, a29j1, 29j2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-2 1902 2123 4025
1 FEAR THAT HORMONES MIGHT CAUSE CANCER 0 14 14
2 TOO EXPENSIVE 0 1 1
3 CHANGED DOCTOR/PRESCRIPTION RAN OUT 0 2 2
4 DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE THEM 0 1 1
5 HORMONES DIDN'T SEEM TO BE HELPING 0 3 3
6 TOO LAZY TO TAKE THEM 0 1 1
7 TO TEST IF THEY WERE WORKING OR SEE HOW IT WOULD BE WITHOUT THEM 0 3 3
96 OTHER 0 12 12

nn107rec: How important to you was stopping hormones for menopause or aging symptoms because of the reason other than feeling better, hormones not helping you feel better, not liking having periods again, not feeling like taking hormones anymore, having difficulty remembering to take the hormones, concern about possible side effects, concern about possible long term effects, your doctor advising you to stop, or having side effects?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29j1, 29j2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 12 12
-2 1902 2123 4025
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 3 3
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 22 22

nn108rer: If you have experienced menopausal symptoms, what treatments or methods other than hormones are you using or have used to control them? Such examples include herbal remedies, vitamin supplements, change of diet, more exercise, or other lifestyle change.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: a30, 30, MN177RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 12 12
-2 1902 1630 3532
1 VITAMIN/MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS 0 203 203
2 CHANGE OF DIET/EXERCISE 0 169 169
3 QUIT SMOKING 0 1 1
4 LIFESTYLE CHANGE 0 6 6
5 PRAYER/RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY 0 4 4
6 HERBAL REMEDIES 0 40 40
7 SYMPTOMS DON'T CAUSE PROBLEMS, NO SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCED 0 20 20
8 NO TREATMENTS BEING USED, ONLY HORMONES USED 0 41 41
9 OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS SUCH AS EXCEDRIN, MOTRIN, ASPIRIN 0 9 9
10 SURGERY 0 5 5
96 OTHER 0 20 20

nn109rer: Did you ever speak with your mother about her menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 31
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 90 90
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES 0 788 788
2 NO 0 1282 1282

nn110rer: How old was your mother when she went through menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 32, a32
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 408 408
-2 1902 0 1902
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 675 675
0 LESS THAN 20 YEARS OLD 0 2 2
21 - 65 21 TO 65 0 963 963
85 SURGICAL MENOPAUSE 0 31 31
86 DIED PRIOR TO MENOPAUSE 0 40 40
87 RANGE 45-50 0 27 27
88 RANGE 50-55 0 11 11
89 RANGE 55-60 0 3 3

nn111rer: How important to you was/is your doctor as a source of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: SBSX, sn17, sn22, 33a
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 130 130
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 331 331
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 342 342
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 480 480
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 877 877

nn112rer: How important to you was/is a health professional other than your doctor as a source of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33b
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 243 243
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 899 899
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 334 334
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 356 356
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 328 328

nn113rer: How important to you was/is your mother as a source of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33c
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 229 229
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 997 997
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 429 429
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 311 311
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 194 194

nn114rer: How important to you were/are your sisters as sources of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33d
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 270 270
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 1042 1042
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 341 341
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 329 329
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 178 178

nn115rer: Other than your mother or sisters, how important to you were/are your relatives as sources of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33e
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 245 245
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 1441 1441
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 268 268
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 160 160
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 46 46

nn116rer: How important to you were/are your friends as sources of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33f
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 210 210
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 649 649
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 584 584
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 523 523
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 194 194

nn117rer: How important to you were/are reading materials such as books, articles, or pamphlets as sources of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33g
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 146 146
-2 1902 0 1902
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 236 236
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 329 329
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 699 699
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 750 750

nn118rer: Other than your doctor, a health professional, your mother, sisters, other relatives, friends, or reading material, what were your sources of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: a33h1, 33h1, a33i1, 33i1
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 84 84
-2 1902 2024 3926
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 TV/RADIO 0 15 15
2 SPEECH/SEMINAR 0 5 5
3 OWN OCCUPATION IS AN RN, MD, ETC) 0 9 9
4 VIDEOTAPE 0 3 3
5 HUSBAND IS MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL 0 3 3
6 PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS 0 2 2
7 MAGAZINES 0 1 1
8 RELIGIOUS LEADER 0 1 1
9 CLASS/TEACHER/SUPPORT GROUPS 0 1 1
10 SPEECH/SEMINAR AND PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS 0 1 1
11 TV/RADIO AND SPEECH/SEMINAR 0 3 3
96 OTHER 0 7 7

nn119rer: Other than your doctor, a health professional, your mother, sisters, other relatives, friends, or reading material, how important to you were these other sources of information about menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 33h2, 33i2
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 88 88
-2 1902 2024 3926
0 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 0 2 2
1 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 0 4 4
2 MODERATELY IMPORTANT 0 11 11
3 VERY IMPORTANT 0 31 31
Note: Please respond to the following set
of questions which relate to
feelings you may have had (or continue
to have) about menopause.

nn120rer: In what way has going through menopause affected or how is menopause likely to affect your family life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 34a, MN173RER, SEXRSP
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 125 125
-2 1902 0 1902
1 IN A POSITIVE WAY 0 215 215
2 BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE 0 551 551
3 IN A NEGATIVE WAY 0 85 85
4 NO EFFECT 0 1184 1184

nn121rer: In what way has going through menopause affected or how is menopause likely to affect your work life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 34b, MN174RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 138 138
-2 1902 0 1902
1 IN A POSITIVE WAY 0 203 203
2 BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE 0 367 367
3 IN A NEGATIVE WAY 0 91 91
4 NO EFFECT 0 1361 1361

nn122rer: In what way has going through menopause affected or how is menopause likely to affect your feelings about yourself as a woman?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 34c, MN175RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 118 118
-2 1902 0 1902
1 IN A POSITIVE WAY 0 256 256
2 BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE 0 459 459
3 IN A NEGATIVE WAY 0 68 68
4 NO EFFECT 0 1259 1259

nn123rer: Women have very different feelings about the time when their menstrual periods stop altogether. How do you feel about it now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 35
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, ALL FEMALE GRADUATES 0 92 92
-2 1902 0 1902
1 FEELINGS OF REGRET 0 29 29
2 FEELINGS OF RELIEF 0 926 926
3 MIXED FEELINGS 0 384 384
4 NO PARTICULAR FEELINGS AT ALL 0 729 729

nn124rer: Have you gone or are you currently going through menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 36, MN121RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 56 56
-2 1902 0 1902
1 YES, I HAVE GONE THROUGH MENOPAUSE 0 816 816
2 YES, I AM CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH MENOPAUSE 0 520 520
3 NO 0 736 736
4 YES, RESPONDENT HAS AT SOME TIME EXPERIENCED MENOPAUSE, NOT CLEAR WHETHER CURRENT OR PAST (RESPONDENT ANSWERED NO TO THIS QUESTION ANSWERED SUBSEQUENT QUESTIONS AS THOUGH MENOPAUSE WAS EXPERIENCED) 0 32 32

nn125rer: During menopause, did you have enough information about the changes you were experiencing?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 37, MN176RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 87 87
-2 1902 792 2694
1 YES 0 1004 1004
2 NO 0 277 277

nn126rer: To what extent do or did you experience hot flushes/flashes as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sn23, 38aa, MN166RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 40 40
-2 1902 792 2694
0 NOT AT ALL 0 174 174
1 A LITTLE 0 333 333
2 SOMEWHAT 0 400 400
3 A LOT 0 421 421

nn127rer: To what extent do or did you experience depression as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 38ab, MN167RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 62 62
-2 1902 792 2694
0 NOT AT ALL 0 619 619
1 A LITTLE 0 350 350
2 SOMEWHAT 0 233 233
3 A LOT 0 104 104

nn128rer: To what extent do or did you experience sleep disturbance as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 38ac, MN168RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 0 60 60
-2 1902 792 2694
0 NOT AT ALL 0 454 454
1 A LITTLE 0 358 358
2 SOMEWHAT 0 301 301
3 A LOT 0 195 195

nn129rer: To what extent do or did you experience bone pains as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 38ad, MN169RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 82 82
-2 1902 792 2694
0 NOT AT ALL 0 857 857
1 A LITTLE 0 236 236
2 SOMEWHAT 0 128 128
3 A LOT 0 65 65

nn130rer: To what extent do or did you experience night sweats as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 38ae, MN170RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 51 51
-2 1902 792 2694
0 NOT AT ALL 0 386 386
1 A LITTLE 0 320 320
2 SOMEWHAT 0 324 324
3 A LOT 0 287 287

nn131rer: To what extent are you currently experiencing any menopausal symptoms?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 38b, MN171RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 75 75
-2 1902 792 2694
0 NOT AT ALL 0 589 589
1 A LITTLE 0 431 431
2 SOMEWHAT 0 223 223
3 A LOT 0 50 50

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