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Phone: End of life - death

SEOLDTH - End of Life-Death Reaction Module for Graduate-Siblings

OVERVIEW

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

   - First, if Graduate-Sibling 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-Sibling 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-Sibling 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 spouse have and whether spouse 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 


CY201REC - CY207REC:    Identification variables 
  
CY208REC - CY218RE:     Sibling respondent's feeling about spouse's death
                        between 6 months - 2 years
                        
CY219RE  - CY234RE:     Situations about spouse's death between 
                        6 months - 10 years 
                        * CY226SP contains misclassified cases due to coding
                          errors, and thus has been replaced by the corrected
                          version, CY726SP
                        
CY235SP  - CY258RE:     Changes in financial situations due to death of
                        spouse

CY401RE  - CY414PA:     Situations about parent's death between 
                        6 months - 10 years
                        * CY408PA contains misclassified cases due to coding
                          errors, and thus has been replaced by the corrected
                          version, CY808PA

Note: See Cor 957 in Appendix U for variable creation details

cy201rec: Whose death is the respondent answering questions about, a parent's or a spouse's?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: deadsp2, deadsp10, deadmom, deaddad

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1441 1507 2948
1 SPOUSE'S DEATH BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 2 YEARS 12 25 37
2 SPOUSE'S DEATH BETWEEN 2 YEARS AND 10 YEARS 46 141 187
3 MOM'S DEATH BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 10 YEARS 273 273 546
4 DAD'S DEATH BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 10 YEARS 258 294 552
Note: If CY201REC = 1 or 2, go to CY202REC.
Note: If CY201REC = 3 or 4, go to CY204REC.

cy202rec: Was the deceased your first or second spouse?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: cdod_y0, cdod_y1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1972 2074 4046
201 FIRST SPOUSE 56 166 222
202 SECOND SPOUSE 2 0 2

cy203rec: Century-month passed between spouse's death and interview.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: cdod_y0, cdod_m0, cdod_y1, cdod_m1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1972 2074 4046
7 - 28 14 31 45
29 - 45 8 36 44
47 - 70 15 30 45
72 - 94 16 28 44
95 - 120 5 41 46

cy204rec: Did you lose your mother at least 6 months ago, but fewer than 10 years?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: deadmom

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
0 NO, MOM DID NOT DIE IN LAST 10 YEARS 1420 1618 3038
1 YES, MOM DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS 273 273 546
2 YES, MOM DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS, BUT DAD DIED MORE RECENTLY 65 65 130
3 YES, BOTH PARENTS DIED AT THE SAME TIME AND DAD WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM 3 7 10
4 YES, BUT SPOUSE ALSO DIED AND WE ASK ABOUT SPOUSE IN THIS SECTION 8 20 28
9 YES, MOM DIED BUT R IS IN 50% SAMPLE AND WE DID NOT ASK 261 257 518

cy205rec: Did you lose your father at least 6 months ago, but fewer than 10 years?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: deaddad

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
0 NO, DAD DID NOT DIE IN LAST 10 YEARS 1721 1886 3607
1 YES, DAD DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS 258 294 552
2 YES, DAD DIED IN LAST 10 YEARS, BUT MOM DIED MORE RECENTLY 39 37 76
3 YES, BOTH PARENTS DIED AT THE SAME TIME AND MOM WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM 8 5 13
4 YES, BUT SPOUSE ALSO DIED AND WE ASK ABOUT SPOUSE IN THIS SECTION 4 18 22
Note: If CY201REC = 1, go to CY208RE.
Note: If CY201REC = 2, go to CY218RE.

cy206rec: Is the deceased your father or your mother?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: deadmom, deaddad

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1499 1673 3172
401 MOTHER 273 273 546
402 FATHER 258 294 552

cy207rec: Century-month passed between parent's death and interview.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: e1dod_y, e2dod_y

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1499 1673 3172
7 - 36 111 110 221
37 - 60 118 107 225
61 - 78 108 113 221
79 - 100 107 116 223
101 - 120 87 121 208
Note: If CY201REC = 3 or 4, go to CY401RE.

cy208re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
2 RARELY 1 3 4
3 SOMETIMES 4 5 9
4 OFTEN 7 15 22
Note: If CY201REC = 2, go to CY218RE.
Note: From CY209RE to CY218RE, 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<= CY202REC <= 24).

cy209re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa2a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 7 13 20
2 RARELY 2 3 5
3 SOMETIMES 1 3 4
4 OFTEN 2 4 6

cy210re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa3a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 5 9 14
2 RARELY 3 4 7
3 SOMETIMES 2 6 8
4 OFTEN 2 4 6

cy211re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 2 5 7
2 RARELY 5 4 9
3 SOMETIMES 3 5 8
4 OFTEN 2 9 11

cy212re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa2b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 7 11 18
2 RARELY 1 3 4
3 SOMETIMES 3 3 6
4 OFTEN 1 6 7

cy213re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa3b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 6 18 24
2 RARELY 1 3 4
3 SOMETIMES 3 1 4
4 OFTEN 2 1 3

cy214re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 6 6 12
2 RARELY 2 5 7
3 SOMETIMES 1 9 10
4 OFTEN 3 3 6

cy215re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa2c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 10 16 26
2 RARELY 1 5 6
3 SOMETIMES 1 2 3

cy216re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa3c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 5 8 13
2 RARELY 3 5 8
3 SOMETIMES 2 6 8
4 OFTEN 2 4 6

cy217re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wa1d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2018 2215 4233
1 NEVER 1 2 3
2 RARELY 4 1 5
3 SOMETIMES 2 7 9
4 OFTEN 5 13 18

cy218re: How long before your spouse's death did you realize that your spouse's death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: was3_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 7 9
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 13 42 55
1 8 24 32
2 13 21 34
3 - 5 7 28 35
6 - 9 9 23 32
10 - 66 5 17 22
Note: CY218RE ~ CY258RE are for respondents whose spouse has died less than 10 years but longer than 6 months ago ( 7<= CY202REC <= 120).
Note: If CY218RE is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <-1> DK, <-3>Refuse, go to CY221SP.

cy219re: Unit of length of period: How long before your spouse's death did you realize that your spouse's death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: was3_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1988 2127 4115
1 DAYS 5 22 27
2 WEEKS 5 17 22
3 MONTHS 20 47 67
4 YEARS 12 27 39

cy220sp: Where did your deceased spouse spend the last few days of her/his life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: was4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1988 2127 4115
1 HOME (INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME) 14 52 66
2 HOSPITAL 22 43 65
3 HOSPITAL HOSPICE OR OTHER HOSPICE NOT IN-HOME 4 7 11
4 IN-HOME HOSPICE 0 4 4
5 NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, LONG-TERM CARE 2 7 9

cy221sp: During the last week of your deceased spouse's life, how much pain did s/he have?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: was5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED 2 7 9
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 17 23
1 NO PAIN 15 56 71
2 SLIGHT PAIN 4 26 30
3 MODERATE PAIN 18 34 52
4 SEVERE PAIN 13 26 39

cy222sp: How long before your spouse's death did your spouse realize that her/his death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbs1_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 7 9
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 9 27 36
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 15 37 52
1 8 27 35
2 6 14 20
3 2 11 13
4 1 4 5
5 1 4 5
6 6 13 19
7 0 1 1
9 1 1 2
10 0 4 4
11 0 1 1
12 1 2 3
16 1 0 1
18 1 6 7
21 1 0 1
42 0 1 1
99 NOT COGNITIVELY AWARE 3 6 9
Note: If CY222SP is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <99>'Not cognitively aware', <-1>'DK', <-3>'Refuse', go to CY224SP.

cy223sp: Unit of length of period: How long before your spouse's death did your spouse realize that her/his death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbs1_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2001 2151 4152
1 DAYS 3 16 19
2 WEEKS 10 18 28
3 MONTHS 9 46 55
4 YEARS 7 9 16

cy224sp: Did you and your spouse ever talk about how you would deal with being on your own once he/she was gone?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbs3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 7 9
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 22 79 101
2 NO 33 79 112

cy225sp: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
1 YES 35 97 132
2 NO 19 58 77
Note: If CY225SP is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY228SP.

cy726sp: Who held your deceased spouse's Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs1a
Revisions: Replacement 8/2012      Archived variable: CY226SP

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1995 2143 4138
1 SPOUSE 32 86 118
2 CHILD/CHILD-IN-LAW/GRANDCHILD (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 3 10 13
14 NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, OR OTHER LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY 0 1 1
Note: CY726SP is a replacement (corrected version) for CY226SP. Some respondents are misclassified in CY226SP due to coding errors. CY226SP has been archived and should never be used. See COR 957 in Appendix U for details.

cy227sp: What role did the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care play in the last week of your deceased spouse's life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1995 2143 4138
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 10 26 36
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 2 14 16
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 20 54 74
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 2 0 2
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 1 0 1

cy228sp: Did your spouse have a signed Living Will, giving directions for the kind of medical treatment he/she wanted?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
1 YES 36 96 132
2 NO 19 58 77
Note: If CY228SP is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY231SP.

cy229sp: What role did the Living Will play in the last week of your spouse's life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1994 2144 4138
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 14 29 43
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 3 11 14
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 16 55 71
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 2 0 2
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 0 1 1

cy230sp: Was your deceased spouse able to make decisions in the last week of his/her life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 7 9
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 38 96 134
2 NO 17 62 79

cy231sp: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 7 9
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 7 10
1 YES 34 100 134
2 NO 19 52 71
Note: If CY231SP is not <1>'Yes' or CY218RE is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', go to CY234RE.

cy232sp: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2003 2164 4167
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 4 4
1 YES 22 55 77
2 NO 5 14 19
3 SUDDEN DEATH/INAP 0 3 3
Note: If CY232SP is <2>'No', <-1>'DK', or <-3>'Refuse', go to CY234RE.

cy233sp: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcs8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2008 2182 4190
1 YES 0 3 3
2 NO 22 55 77

cy234re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
1 YES 8 23 31
2 NO 48 135 183

cy235re: Did any income you receive from retirement pensions or annuities start, stop, or change because of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 9 11
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 15 79 94
2 NO 41 75 116
Note: If CY235RE is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY239RE.

cy236re: Did your pension or annuity stop, start, increase or decrease as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2015 2161 4176
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 5 5
1 STOP 7 34 41
2 START 0 11 11
3 INCREASE 1 4 5
4 DECREASE 7 25 32

cy237re: By how much did your total pension or annuity income increase/decrease as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds6_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 3 3
-2 2015 2166 4181
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 28 31
10 - 150 3 8 11
171 - 700 3 8 11
800 - 1020 3 8 11
1200 - 3000 1 11 12
4000 - 200000 2 8 10

cy238re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds6_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2018 2197 4215
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 PER MONTH 9 31 40
2 PER YEAR 2 5 7
3 AS A PERCENTAGE OF PAY 1 4 5
4 AS A LUMP SUM 0 1 1
5 SOMETHING ELSE 0 1 1

cy239re: Did the type, cost, or coverage of your health insurance change as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 YES 16 54 70
2 NO 39 102 141
Note: If CY239RE is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY251SP.

cy240rec: Total number of changes to respondent's health insurance type, cost, or coverage as a result of spouse's death.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2014 2186 4200
1 14 53 67
2 2 1 3

cy241rec: Did you lose your health insurance plan as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2014 2186 4200
1 YES 1 10 11
2 NO 15 44 59

cy242rec: Did you have to switch to an individual health insurance plan as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2014 2186 4200
1 YES 2 16 18
2 NO 14 38 52

cy243rec: Did the costs associated with your health insurance plan change as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2014 2186 4200
1 YES, COSTS BECAME HIGHER 1 10 11
2 YES, COSTS BECAME LOWER 9 11 20
3 NO, COSTS DID NOT CHANGE 6 33 39

cy244rec: Did the services provided by your health insurance plan change as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a~_f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2014 2186 4200
1 YES, FEWER SERVICES COVERED 0 1 1
3 NO, SERVICES COVERED DID NOT CHANGE 16 53 69

cy245re: What changed about your health insurance as a result of your spouse's death - first response?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2014 2186 4200
1 LOST HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN 2 10 12
2 HAD TO SWITCH TO INDIVIDUAL PLAN 3 17 20
3 COST BECAME HIGHER 0 10 10
4 COST BECAME LOWER 9 11 20
5 FEWER SERVICES COVERED 0 1 1
10 SWITCHED TO COBRA 0 1 1
12 CHANGED INSURANCE COMPANY, NO FURTHER SPECIFICATION 1 1 2
13 OTHER 1 2 3
14 BECAME A PRIMARY POLICY HOLDER 0 1 1

cy246re: What changed about your health insurance as a result of your spouse's death - second response?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds8_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2028 2239 4267
3 COST BECAME HIGHER 1 0 1
4 COST BECAME LOWER 1 0 1
5 FEWER SERVICES COVERED 0 1 1

cy251sp: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 14 79 93
2 NO 42 78 120
Note: If CY251SP is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY255RE.

cy252re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2016 2161 4177
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 RECEIVED LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT 5 10 15
2 EXPECT TO RECEIVE PERIODICALLY PAID SURVIVOR BENEFIT 4 50 54
3 RECEIVED LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT AND ALSO PAID SURVIVOR BENEFIT 0 2 2
5 DID NOT RECEIVE ANY SETTLEMENT OR BENEFITS 4 15 19
6 OTHER 0 1 1
Note: If CY252RE is <5> 'DID NOT RECEIVE ANY', go to CY255RE.

cy253re: How much does the lump sum settlement or periodically paid survivor benefit from your deceased spouse's pension amount to?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds11_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 2020 2176 4196
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
36 - 395 2 10 12
411 - 800 1 11 12
806 - 1400 0 12 12
1646 - 6663 0 12 12
12000 - 200000 4 9 13

cy254re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds11_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 2027 2194 4221
1 PER MONTH 3 41 44
2 PER YEAR 0 3 3
4 AS A LUMP SUM 0 1 1
5 SOMETHING ELSE 0 1 1

cy255re: Did you receive a life insurance settlement as a result of your spouse's death?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds12

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 2 9 11
-2 1972 2074 4046
1 YES 32 104 136
2 NO 24 53 77
Note: If CY255RE is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY257RE.

cy256re: How much did the life insurance settlement you received as a result of your spouse's death amount to?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds13

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 3 9 12
-2 1998 2136 4134
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 12 13
1000 - 6000 11 13 24
7000 - 10000 5 17 22
11000 - 30000 3 20 23
35000 - 70000 5 17 22
75000 - 335000 4 16 20

cy257re: After your spouse's death, how did your financial situation change compared to when your spouse was alive?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds14

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 MUCH WORSE 2 17 19
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 9 40 49
3 ABOUT THE SAME 36 78 114
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 6 16 22
5 MUCH BETTER 3 5 8

cy258re: After your spouse's death, was your financial position at that time about what you had expected?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wds15

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED 2 8 10
-2 1972 2074 4046
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
1 MUCH WORSE 2 11 13
2 SOMEWHAT WORSE 10 24 34
3 ABOUT THE SAME 33 91 124
4 SOMEWHAT BETTER 5 17 22
5 MUCH BETTER 2 7 9
6 HAD NO EXPECTATIONS (VOLUNTEERED) 2 5 7
Note: This is the end of section for spouse's death.

cy401re: How long before your parent's death did you realized that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap3_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 31 27 58
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 17 15 32
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 90 95 185
1 112 145 257
2 106 97 203
3 - 5 86 96 182
6 - 18 81 84 165
20 - 86 8 8 16
Note: CY401RE ~ CY414PA are for respondents whose PARENT has died less than 10 years but longer than 6 months ago ( 7<= CY207REC <= 24)
Note: If CY401RE is <0> 'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <-1>'DK', or <-3>'Refuse', go to CY404PA.

cy402re: Unit of period for: How long before your parent's death did you realized that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap3_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1637 1810 3447
1 DAYS 67 69 136
2 WEEKS 64 104 168
3 MONTHS 146 146 292
4 YEARS 116 111 227

cy403pa: How did your deceased parent spend the last few days of her/his life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1637 1810 3447
1 HOME (INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME) 71 73 144
2 HOSPITAL 105 96 201
3 HOSPITAL HOSPICE OR OTHER HOSPICE NOT IN-HOME 14 17 31
4 IN-HOME HOSPICE 2 10 12
5 NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, LONG-TERM CARE 200 234 434
10 OTHER 1 0 1

cy404pa: During the last week of your deceased parent's life, how much pain did s/he experience?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wap5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED 30 27 57
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 49 47 96
1 NO PAIN 179 178 357
2 SLIGHT PAIN 118 119 237
3 MODERATE PAIN 102 116 218
4 SEVERE PAIN 53 80 133

cy405pa: How long before your parent's death did your parent realize that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbp1_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 29 27 56
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 130 121 251
0 NO WARNING - SUDDEN DEATH 93 101 194
1 84 95 179
2 53 55 108
3 - 5 49 51 100
6 - 91 49 45 94
99 NOT COGNITIVELY AWARE 44 72 116
Note: If CY405PA is <0>'No warning, sudden death, minutes', <99>'Not cognitively aware', <-1>'DK', <-3>'Refuse', go to CY407PA.

cy406pa: Unit of period for: How long before your parent's death did your parent realize that his/her death was imminent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wbp1_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1795 1994 3789
1 DAYS 46 70 116
2 WEEKS 57 59 116
3 MONTHS 81 80 161
4 YEARS 51 37 88

cy407pa: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 30 28 58
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 54 43 97
1 YES 363 410 773
2 NO 84 86 170
Note: If CY410PA is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY410PA.

cy808pa: Who held the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care for your deceased parent?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp1a
Revisions: Replacement 8/2012      Archived variable: CY408PA

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1667 1830 3497
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 6 8
1 SPOUSE 55 59 114
2 CHILD/CHILD-IN-LAW/GRANDCHILD (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 171 191 362
3 SPOUSE AND CHILD/CHILDREN 6 4 10
4 MULTIPLE CHILDREN (GENDER UNSPECIFIED) 13 14 27
6 WHOLE FAMILY 0 1 1
10 FRIEND(S) 1 0 1
12 PHYSICIAN/HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL 0 2 2
16 ATTORNEY/LAWYER 2 3 5
25 PROBATE COURT/JUDGE/THE STATE 1 0 1
32 SON 104 1 105
34 SON-IN-LAW 2 1 3
52 DAUGHTER 1 123 124
53 GRANDDAUGHTER 0 1 1
54 DAUGHTER-IN-LAW 1 2 3
57 NIECE 0 1 1
61 FEMALE LOVER/PARTNER/FIANCEE 1 0 1
75 GRANDCHILD, GENDER UNKNOWN 1 1 2
90 OTHER 1 0 1
141 MULTIPLE SONS 1 0 1
Note: CY808PA is a replacement (corrected version) for CY408PA. Some respondents are misclassified in CY408PA due to coding errors. CY408PA has been archived and should never be used. See COR 957 in Appendix U for details.

cy409pa: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1667 1830 3497
-1 DON'T KNOW 13 9 22
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 99 128 227
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 39 36 75
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 196 221 417
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 14 13 27
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 2 3 5

cy410pa: Did your deceased parent have a signed Living Will, giving directions for the kind of medical treatment he/she wanted?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 30 28 58
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 56 55 111
1 YES 284 319 603
2 NO 161 165 326
Note: If CY410PA is not <1> 'Yes', go to CY412PA.

cy411pa: What role did your deceased parent's Living Will play in the last week of her/his life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-2 1746 1921 3667
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 9 17
1 IT HELPED A GREAT DEAL 97 118 215
2 IT HELPED A LITTLE 33 21 54
3 IT HAD NO EFFECT 140 164 304
4 IT CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS 6 5 11
5 IT CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS 0 2 2

cy412pa: Was your deceased parent able to make decisions during the last week of his/her life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 29 27 56
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 15 12 27
1 YES 238 249 487
2 NO 249 279 528

cy413pa: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 29 27 56
-2 1499 1673 3172
-1 DON'T KNOW 66 37 103
1 YES 242 320 562
2 NO 194 183 377
Note: If CY413PA is not <1> 'Yes', then this is the end of section for parent's death.

cy414pa: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: wcp8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-3 REFUSED 1 0 1
-2 1788 1920 3708
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 8 10
1 YES 8 15 23
2 NO 229 296 525
3 SUDDEN DEATH/INAP 2 1 3

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