Question in related to participants' response for chronic conditions in wave 1, wave 4 & wave 7
Question in related to participants' response for chronic conditions: Although the same questions were asked in wave 1, 4 & 7 in the UKHLS (“Has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that you have any of the conditions listed on this card? Please just tell me the numbers that apply”), individuals’ replies to the number of diagnosed health conditions showed a great different among wave1 and waves 4&7. In wave 4 and wave 7, most individuals replied “inapplicable” to this question. Why this happened?
#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty 4 months ago
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Dear Jingjing Wang,
We have detailed information about the hcond questions in our FAQ here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/help/faqs
It is the last question in the topic of the "Questions about variables" section.
Briefly though, participants are only asked these questions once, when they join the survey. After that they are asked hcondn, which refers to new health conditions.