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Phone: End of life - death

GEOLDTH End of Life-Death Reaction Module   
                    
For more information on the End of Life-Death Reaction Module see cor853 in
Appendix U. 

OVERVIEW

Information about the Graduate Respondent's experiences on death of spouse or
parent was collected in the following manner:

   - First, if Graduate Respondent's spouse deceased within 2 years 
   but more than 6 months ago, we ask 10 questions about the feelings 
   on spouse's death.
   
   - Second, if Graduate Respondent's spouse deceased within 10 years 
   but more than 6 months ago,we ask questions on the situation of 
   spouse's death such as how much pain did the spouse have,whether 
   spouse had a signed living will, and changes in health insurance or 
   pension annuities after spouse's death.

   - Third, if Graduate Respondent's parent deceased within 10 years 
   but more than 6 months ago,we ask questions on the situation of 
   parent's death such as how much pain did the parent have and whether 
   parent had a signed living will. If Graduate Respondents lost both 
   spouse and parents within 10 years but more than 6 months ago, we 
   ask about spouse's death and do not ask about parents. If mother and 
   father died during the period, we ask about the most recent parent's 
   death. If mother and father died at the same time, we randomly assign 
   which parent to ask. 

   
BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS 

    GY201REC - GY207REC:    Identification Variables
    
    GY208REC - GY218RE:     R's Feeling about Spouse's Death between 
                            6 Months - 2 Years
    
    GY219RE  - GY234RE:     Situations about Spouse's Death between 
                            6 Months - 10 Years
                            * GY226SP contains misclassified cases due to
                              coding errors, and thus has been replaced by
                              the corrected version, GY726SP

    
    GY235SP  - GY258RE:     Changes in Financial Situation Due to 
                            Death of Spouse
    
    GY401RE  - GY414PA:     Situations about Parent's Death between 
                            6 Months - 10 Years
                            * GY408PA contains misclassified cases due to
                              coding errors, and thus has been replaced by
                              the corrected version, GY808PA


See Cor 853 in Appendix U for variable creation details

gy201rec: Whose death is the respondent answering questions about, a parent's or a spouse's?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: deadsp2, deadsp10, deadmom, deaddad

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2409 2641 5050
1 SPOUSE'S DEATH BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 2 YEARS 24 73 97
2 SPOUSE'S DEATH BETWEEN 2 YEARS AND 10 YEARS 79 233 312
3 MOM'S DEATH BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 10 YEARS 425 456 881
4 DAD'S DEATH BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 10 YEARS 433 492 925
Note: If GY201REC = 1 or 2, go to gy202REC.

If GY201REC = 3 or 4, go to gy204REC.

gy202rec: Was the deceased your first or second spouse?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: cdod_y0, cdod_y1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3267 3589 6856
201 FIRST SPOUSE 103 302 405
202 SECOND SPOUSE 0 4 4

gy203rec: Century-month passed between spouse's death and interview.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: cdod_y0, cdod_m0, cdod_y1, cdod_m1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3267 3589 6856
7 - 21 21 61 82
22 - 38 25 57 82
39 - 58 21 62 83
59 - 88 19 62 81
89 - 120 17 64 81

gy204rec: Did you lose your mother at least 6 months ago, but fewer than 10 years?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: deadmom

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
0 NO, MOM DID NOT DIE IN LAST 10 YEARS 2448 2810 5258
1 YES, MOM DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS 425 456 881
2 YES, MOM DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS, BUT DAD DIED MORE RECENTLY 90 102 192
3 YES, BOTH PARENTS DIED AT THE SAME TIME AND DAD WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM 3 8 11
4 YES, BUT SPOUSE ALSO DIED AND WE ASK ABOUT SPOUSE IN THIS SECTION 12 38 50
9 YES, MOM DIED BUT R IS IN 50% SAMPLE AND WE DID NOT ASK 392 481 873

gy205rec: Did you lose your father at least 6 months ago, but fewer than 10 years?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: deaddad

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
0 NO, DAD DID NOT DIE IN LAST 10 YEARS 2849 3273 6122
1 YES, DAD DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS 433 492 925
2 YES, DAD DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS, BUT MOM DIED MORE RECENTLY 68 68 136
3 YES, BOTH PARENTS DIED AT THE SAME TIME AND MOM WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM 9 13 22
4 YES, BUT SPOUSE ALSO DIED AND WE ASK ABOUT SPOUSE IN THIS SECTION 11 49 60
Note: If GY201REC = 1, go to GY208RE.

If GY201REC = 2, go to GY218RE.

gy206rec: Is the deceased your father or your mother?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: deadmom, deaddad

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2512 2947 5459
401 MOTHER 425 456 881
402 FATHER 433 492 925

gy207rec: Century-month passed between parent's death and interview.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: e1dod_y, e2dod_y

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2512 2947 5459
7 - 34 179 183 362
35 - 58 174 197 371
59 - 79 160 201 361
80 - 99 169 197 366
100 - 120 176 170 346
Note: If gy201REC = 3 or 4, go to gy401RE.

gy208re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the last month, how often have you found yourself longing to have your deceased spouse with you?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
1 NEVER 1 2 3
2 RARELY 2 8 10
3 SOMETIMES 3 17 20
4 OFTEN 18 44 62
Note: If gy201REC = 2, go to gy218RE.

From gy209RE to gy218RE, we ask feelings in the last/past month. These questions are for respondents whose spouse has died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago ( 7<= gy202REC <= 24).

gy209re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the past month, how often have you felt resentful or bitter about your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa2a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
1 NEVER 13 38 51
2 RARELY 2 10 12
3 SOMETIMES 2 17 19
4 OFTEN 7 6 13

gy210re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the past month, how often have you had difficulty falling asleep because thoughts about your deceased spouse kept coming into your mind?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa3a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 NEVER 13 31 44
2 RARELY 3 16 19
3 SOMETIMES 5 14 19
4 OFTEN 2 10 12

gy211re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the last month, how often have you had painful waves of missing your deceased spouse?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 NEVER 3 13 16
2 RARELY 2 4 6
3 SOMETIMES 11 29 40
4 OFTEN 7 24 31

gy212re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the past month, how often have you felt that the death of your spouse was unfair?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa2b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NEVER 12 33 45
2 RARELY 2 6 8
3 SOMETIMES 1 13 14
4 OFTEN 9 18 27

gy213re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the past month, how often have you tried to block out memories or thoughts of your deceased spouse?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa3b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
1 NEVER 20 49 69
2 RARELY 3 9 12
3 SOMETIMES 1 7 8
4 OFTEN 0 6 6

gy214re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the last month, how often have you experienced feelings of intense pain or grief over the loss of your spouse?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 NEVER 10 18 28
2 RARELY 3 12 15
3 SOMETIMES 6 22 28
4 OFTEN 4 17 21

gy215re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the past month, how often have you felt anger towards God regarding the loss of your spouse?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa2c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 NEVER 19 58 77
2 RARELY 1 8 9
3 SOMETIMES 2 5 7
4 OFTEN 1 0 1

gy216re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the past month, how often have you been unable to get thoughts about your deceased spouse out of your mind?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa3c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 3 3
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 1 5
1 NEVER 8 29 37
2 RARELY 3 15 18
3 SOMETIMES 4 16 20
4 OFTEN 5 9 14

gy217re: For respondents whose spouse died less than 2 years but longer than 6 months ago: In the last month, how often have you experienced feelings of grief, loneliness, or missing your deceased spouse?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 3 3
-2 3346 3822 7168
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 NEVER 2 4 6
2 RARELY 2 6 8
3 SOMETIMES 10 26 36
4 OFTEN 9 34 43

gy218re: How long before your spouse's death did you realize that your spouse's death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: was3_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 8 12
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 18 91 109
1 18 58 76
2 14 46 60
3 12 30 42
4 9 13 22
5 4 7 11
6 10 19 29
7 0 4 4
8 1 4 5
9 4 6 10
10 2 8 10
11 0 1 1
14 1 0 1
16 0 1 1
18 2 2 4
30 2 0 2
60 1 0 1
90 0 1 1
Note: gy218RE ~ gy258RE are for respondents whose spouse has died less than 10 years but longer than 6 months ago ( 7<= gy202REC <= 120).

If gy218RE is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <-1> DK, <-3>Refuse, go to gy221SP.

gy219re: Unit of length of period: How long before your spouse's death did you realize that your spouse's death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: was3_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3290 3695 6985
1 DAYS 10 30 40
2 WEEKS 15 36 51
3 MONTHS 34 83 117
4 YEARS 21 51 72

gy220sp: Where did your deceased spouse spend the last few days of her/his life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: was4
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3290 3695 6985
1 HOME (INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME) 34 93 127
2 HOSPITAL 33 80 113
3 HOSPITAL HOSPICE OR OTHER HOSPICE NOT IN-HOME 8 6 14
4 IN-HOME HOSPICE 0 3 3
5 NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, LONG-TERM CARE 5 18 23

gy221sp: During the last week of your deceased spouse's life, how much pain did s/he have?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: was5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED 1 6 7
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 22 24
1 NO PAIN 27 108 135
2 SLIGHT PAIN 16 39 55
3 MODERATE PAIN 25 64 89
4 SEVERE PAIN 32 67 99

gy222sp: How long before your spouse's death did your spouse realize that her/his death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbs1_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 50 56
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 25 87 112
1 13 40 53
2 19 38 57
3 8 19 27
4 6 11 17
5 3 9 12
6 10 17 27
7 2 3 5
8 1 5 6
9 1 4 5
10 3 4 7
11 0 1 1
14 3 0 3
18 0 1 1
99 NOT COGNITIVELY AWARE 2 10 12
Note: If gy222SP is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <99>'Not cognitively aware', <-1>'DK', <-3>'Refuse', go to gy224SP.

gy223sp: Unit of length of period: How long before your spouse's death did your spouse realize that her/his death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbs1_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3300 3743 7043
1 DAYS 9 23 32
2 WEEKS 19 33 52
3 MONTHS 28 65 93
4 YEARS 14 31 45

gy224sp: Did you and your spouse ever talk about how you would deal with being on your own once he/she was gone?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbs3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 8 9
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 56 154 210
2 NO 46 143 189

gy225sp: Did your deceased spouse have a signed Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, naming someone who could make decisions about his/her medical treatment?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
1 YES 57 180 237
2 NO 44 115 159
Note: If gy225SP is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy228SP.

gy726sp: Who held your deceased spouse's Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs1a
Revisions: Replacement 8/2012      Archived variable: GY226SP

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 3313 3715 7028
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 SPOUSE 51 160 211
2 CHILD/CHILD-IN-LAW/GRANDCHILD (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 5 9 14
7 SIBLING (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 0 2 2
12 PHYSICIAN/HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL 0 1 1
13 HOSPITAL/CLINIC 0 1 1
16 ATTORNEY/LAWYER 0 1 1
31 FATHER 0 1 1
85 NON-RELATIVES (HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL/FACILITY/ATTORNEY) 0 1 1
Note: GY726SP is a replacement (corrected version) for GY226SP. Some respondents are misclassified in GY226SP due to coding errors. GY226SP has been archived and should never be used. See COR 853 in Appendix U for details.

gy227sp: What role did the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care play in the last week of your deceased spouse's life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3313 3715 7028
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 17 46 63
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 5 19 24
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 34 108 142
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 0 5 5
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 1 0 1

gy228sp: Did your spouse have a signed Living Will, giving directions for the kind of medical treatment he/she wanted?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
1 YES 57 170 227
2 NO 43 126 169
Note: If gy228SP is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy231SP.

gy229sp: What role did the Living Will play in the last week of your spouse's life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3313 3725 7038
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 20 52 72
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 6 19 25
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 30 91 121
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 1 5 6
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 0 1 1

gy230sp: Was your deceased spouse able to make decisions in the last week of his/her life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 8 10
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 63 199 262
2 NO 38 96 134

gy231sp: Did your deceased spouse have specific wishes or plans about the types of medical treatment he/she did or did not want while dying?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 8 9
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 9 9
1 YES 66 187 253
2 NO 36 102 138
Note: If gy231SP is not <1>'Yes' or gy218RE is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', go to gy234RE.

gy232sp: Did the doctor or medical staff who cared for your deceased spouse speak to you or your spouse about making sure the care was consistent with your spouse's wishes or plans about the types of medical treatment he/she did or did not want while dying?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3309 3742 7051
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 51 136 187
2 NO 8 14 22
3 SUDDEN DEATH/INAP 1 3 4
Note: If gy232SP is <2>'No', <-1>'DK', or <-3>'Refuse', go to gy234RE.

gy233sp: During that last week of your spouse's life, was there any medical procedure or treatment that happened to your spouse that was not consistent with his/her previously stated wishes or plans about the types of medical treatment he/she did or did not want while dying?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3318 3756 7074
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 2 8 10
2 NO 49 128 177
3 SUDDEN DEATH/INAP 1 2 3

gy234re: To pay the expenses associated with your deceased spouse's illness and death, did you have to sell assets, withdraw money that would not be touched, get help from a relative, or do anything else special to find the money?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 9 10
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 10 51 61
2 NO 92 245 337

gy235re: Did any income you receive from retirement pensions or annuities start, stop, or change because of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 8 9
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 25 139 164
2 NO 76 158 234
Note: If gy235RE is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy239RE.

gy236re: Did your pension or annuity stop, start, increase or decrease as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 3345 3756 7101
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 8 11
1 STOP 7 36 43
2 START 9 38 47
3 INCREASE 2 6 8
4 DECREASE 4 50 54

gy237re: By how much did your total pension or annuity income increase/decrease as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds6_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 3348 3765 7113
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 29 36
33 - 100 3 20 23
116 - 400 2 19 21
480 - 800 2 20 22
824 - 2500 2 19 21
4000 - 499968 5 16 21

gy238re: Unit of period: By how much did your total pension or annuity income increase/decrease as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds6_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3356 3801 7157
1 PER MONTH 6 61 67
2 PER YEAR 3 8 11
3 AS A PERCENTAGE OF PAY 2 17 19
4 AS A LUMP SUM 2 7 9
5 SOMETHING ELSE 1 1 2

gy239re: Did the type, cost, or coverage of your health insurance change as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 9 10
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 33 98 131
2 NO 69 196 265
Note: If gy239RE is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy251SP.

gy240rec: Total number of changes to respondent's health insurance type, cost, or coverage as a result of spouse's death.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3337 3797 7134
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 31 83 114
2 2 12 14
3 0 2 2

gy241rec: Did you lose your health insurance plan as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3337 3797 7134
1 YES 0 16 16
2 NO 33 82 115

gy242rec: Did you have to switch to an individual health insurance plan as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3337 3797 7134
1 YES 10 28 38
2 NO 23 70 93

gy243rec: Did the costs associated with your health insurance plan change as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3337 3797 7134
1 YES, COSTS BECAME HIGHER 5 18 23
2 YES, COSTS BECAME LOWER 15 29 44
3 NO, COSTS DID NOT CHANGE 13 51 64

gy244rec: Did the services provided by your health insurance plan change as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3337 3797 7134
1 YES, FEWER SERVICES COVERED 0 3 3
2 YES, MORE SERVICES COVERED 0 1 1
3 NO, SERVICES COVERED DID NOT CHANGE 33 94 127

gy245re: What changed about your health insurance as a result of your spouse's death - first response?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3337 3797 7134
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 LOST HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN 3 14 17
2 HAD TO SWITCH TO INDIVIDUAL PLAN 10 27 37
3 COST BECAME HIGHER 5 17 22
4 COST BECAME LOWER 15 26 41
5 FEWER SERVICES COVERED 0 2 2
6 MORE SERVICES COVERED 0 1 1
8 BECAME MORE CONVENIENT 0 1 1
10 SWITCHED TO COBRA 0 4 4
11 GOT MEDICARE 0 1 1
12 CHANGED INSURANCE COMPANY, NO FURTHER SPECIFICATION 0 1 1
13 OTHER 0 3 3

gy246re: What changed about your health insurance as a result of your spouse's death - second response?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3368 3881 7249
1 LOST HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN 0 3 3
2 HAD TO SWITCH TO INDIVIDUAL PLAN 0 4 4
3 COST BECAME HIGHER 0 2 2
4 COST BECAME LOWER 2 4 6
8 BECAME MORE CONVENIENT 0 1 1

gy247re: What changed about your health insurance as a result of your spouse's death - third response?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3370 3893 7263
1 LOST HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN 0 1 1
5 FEWER SERVICES COVERED 0 1 1

gy251sp: Not including Social Security or Railroad Retirement, when your spouse died, was your spouse receiving or eligible to receive an employer provided pension?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 10 11
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 8 9
1 YES 21 139 160
2 NO 80 149 229
Note: If gy251SP is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy255RE.

gy252re: Did you receive a lump sum settlement or do you expect to receive a periodically paid survivor benefit from your deceased spouse's pension?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED 0 2 2
-2 3349 3756 7105
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 RECEIVED LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT 10 28 38
2 EXPECT TO RECEIVE PERIODICALLY PAID SURVIVOR BENEFIT 8 80 88
3 RECEIVED LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT AND ALSO PAID SURVIVOR BENEFIT 0 2 2
5 DID NOT RECEIVE ANY SETTLEMENT OR BENEFITS 3 25 28
Note: If gy252RE is <5> 'DID NOT RECEIVE ANY', go to gy255RE.

gy253re: How much does the lump sum settlement or periodically paid survivor benefit from your deceased spouse's pension amount to?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds11_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 12 13
-2 3352 3781 7133
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 14 15
10 - 311 3 17 20
338 - 743 1 19 20
780 - 1328 1 19 20
1350 - 15000 5 16 21
17000 - 280000 6 17 23

gy254re: Unit of period for: How much does the lump sum settlement or periodically paid survivor benefit from your deceased spouse's pension amount to?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds11_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 3364 3823 7187
1 PER MONTH 4 64 68
2 PER YEAR 2 5 7
4 AS A LUMP SUM 0 3 3

gy255re: Did you receive a life insurance settlement as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds12

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 11 12
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 72 222 294
2 NO 29 72 101
Note: If gy255RE is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy257RE.

gy256re: How much did the life insurance settlement you received as a result of your spouse's death amount to?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds13

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 7 24 31
-2 3298 3673 6971
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 17 20
1000 - 10000 18 55 73
10700 - 23000 17 32 49
24000 - 46000 12 36 48
47000 - 100000 14 38 52
106000 - 500000 1 20 21

gy257re: After your spouse's death, how did your financial situation change compared to when your spouse was alive?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds14

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED 1 10 11
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 MUCH WORSE 5 25 30
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 9 69 78
3 ABOUT THE SAME 68 154 222
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 15 35 50
5 MUCH BETTER 4 11 15

gy258re: After your spouse's death, was your financial position at that time about what you had expected?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds15

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED 1 10 11
-2 3267 3589 6856
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 6 6
1 MUCH WORSE 4 15 19
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 6 46 52
3 ABOUT THE SAME 75 180 255
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 11 32 43
5 MUCH BETTER 5 12 17
6 HAD NO EXPECTATIONS (VOLUNTEERED) 1 5 6
Note: This is the end of section for spouse's death.

gy401re: How long before your parent's death did you realized that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap3_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 34 39 73
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 26 28 54
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 173 175 348
1 196 219 415
2 - 3 215 256 471
4 - 6 153 175 328
7 - 91 61 56 117
Note: gy401RE ~ gy414PA are for respondents whose PARENT has died less than 10 years but longer than 6 months ago ( 7<= gy207REC <= 24)

If gy401RE is <0> 'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <-1>'DK', or <-3>'Refuse', go to gy404PA.

gy402re: Unit of period for: How long before your parent's death did you realized that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap3_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2745 3189 5934
1 DAYS 98 113 211
2 WEEKS 97 133 230
3 MONTHS 217 257 474
4 YEARS 213 203 416

gy403pa: How did your deceased parent spend the last few days of her/his life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap4
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2745 3189 5934
1 HOME (INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME) 126 124 250
2 HOSPITAL 140 165 305
3 HOSPITAL HOSPICE OR OTHER HOSPICE NOT IN-HOME 31 23 54
4 IN-HOME HOSPICE 15 6 21
5 NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, LONG-TERM CARE 311 384 695
9 DOING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY OR OUTDOORS 0 1 1
10 OTHER 2 3 5

gy404pa: During the last week of your deceased parent's life, how much pain did s/he experience?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED 35 38 73
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 86 85 171
1 NO PAIN 290 327 617
2 SLIGHT PAIN 158 213 371
3 MODERATE PAIN 186 164 350
4 SEVERE PAIN 103 121 224

gy405pa: How long before your parent's death did your parent realize that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbp1_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 35 37 72
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 180 215 395
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 201 196 397
1 139 140 279
2 76 103 179
3 57 46 103
4 16 22 38
5 8 19 27
6 53 47 100
7 0 4 4
8 5 4 9
9 2 1 3
10 11 8 19
12 0 1 1
14 1 0 1
15 0 2 2
16 0 1 1
17 1 0 1
18 1 2 3
30 3 1 4
40 1 0 1
60 1 0 1
99 NOT COGNITIVELY AWARE 67 99 166
Note: If gy405PA is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <99>'Not cognitively aware', <-1>'DK', <-3>'Refuse', go to gy407PA.

gy406pa: Unit of period for: How long before your parent's death did your parent realize that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbp1_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2995 3494 6489
1 DAYS 68 77 145
2 WEEKS 78 117 195
3 MONTHS 146 140 286
4 YEARS 83 67 150

gy407pa: Did your deceased parent have a signed Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, naming someone who could make decisions about his/her medical treatment?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 35 39 74
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 65 63 128
1 YES 593 680 1273
2 NO 165 166 331
Note: If gy410PA is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy410PA.

gy808pa: Who held the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care for your deceased parent?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp1a
Revisions: Replacement 8/2012      Archived variable: GY408PA

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 2777 3215 5992
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 3 9
1 SPOUSE 91 102 193
2 CHILD/CHILD-IN-LAW/GRANDCHILD (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 245 256 501
3 SPOUSE AND CHILD/CHILDREN 7 7 14
4 MULTIPLE CHILDREN (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 17 22 39
10 FRIEND(S) 1 2 3
12 PHYSICIAN/HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL 0 3 3
14 NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, OR OTHER LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY 1 1 2
16 ATTORNEY/LAWYER 5 3 8
25 PROBATE COURT/JUDGE/THE STATE 0 1 1
30 BROTHER 1 1 2
31 FATHER 1 0 1
32 SON 191 3 194
33 GRANDSON 0 1 1
34 SON-IN-LAW 1 5 6
39 OTHER MALE RELATIVE 0 1 1
44 STEPSON 1 0 1
50 SISTER 1 0 1
51 MOTHER 1 1 2
52 DAUGHTER 3 244 247
53 GRANDDAUGHTER 0 3 3
54 DAUGHTER-IN-LAW 2 1 3
57 NIECE 1 1 2
64 STEPDAUGHTER 1 1 2
75 GRANDCHILD, GENDER UNKNOWN 1 1 2
81 CHILDLEN/GRANDCHILDLEN AND NON-RELATIVES 2 2 4
83 OTHER RELATIVE(S) AND NON-RELATIVE(S) 0 1 1
90 OTHER 2 2 4
92 NOT SPECIFIED - INSTRUMENT ERROR 7 7 14
141 MULTIPLE SONS 2 0 2
142 MULTIPLE DAUGHTERS 0 1 1
143 MULTIPLE CHILDREN, MIXED SEX 1 2 3
172 DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW 0 2 2
Note: GY808PA is a replacement (corrected version) for GY408PA. Some respondents are misclassified in GY408PA due to coding errors. GY408PA has been archived and should never be used. See COR 853 in Appendix U for details.

gy409pa: What role did your deceased parent's Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care play in the last week of his/her life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 0 2
-2 2777 3215 5992
-1 DON'T KNOW 22 14 36
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 154 248 402
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 63 63 126
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 328 337 665
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 18 11 29
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 6 7 13

gy410pa: Did your deceased parent have a signed Living Will, giving directions for the kind of medical treatment he/she wanted?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 36 38 74
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 80 72 152
1 YES 457 570 1027
2 NO 285 268 553
Note: If gy410PA is not <1> 'Yes', go to gy412PA.

gy411pa: What role did your deceased parent's Living Will play in the last week of her/his life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 0 2
-2 2913 3325 6238
-1 DON'T KNOW 10 8 18
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 136 206 342
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 52 54 106
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 252 285 537
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 3 11 14
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 2 6 8

gy412pa: Was your deceased parent able to make decisions during the last week of his/her life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 34 38 72
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 22 25 47
1 YES 416 412 828
2 NO 386 473 859

gy413pa: Did your deceased parent have specific wishes or plans about the types of medical treatment she/he did or did not want while dying?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 36 38 74
-2 2512 2947 5459
-1 DON'T KNOW 83 82 165
1 YES 401 481 882
2 NO 338 347 685
Note: If gy413PA is not <1> 'Yes', then this is the end of section for parent's death.

gy414pa: During the last week of your deceased parent's life, was there any medical procedure or treatment that happened to your parent that was not consistent with his/her previously stated wishes or plans about the types of medical treatment she/he did or did not want while dying?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1621 1431 3052
-2 2969 3414 6383
-1 DON'T KNOW 12 10 22
1 YES 17 21 38
2 NO 367 444 811
3 SUDDEN DEATH/INAP 5 6 11

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