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Health condition variables in GPS

Added by Theodora Kokosi over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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05/11/2018
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Dear all,

I would like to ask what is the difference in the health condition variables in the main respondents file across the waves.

I am using information from waves 1,2 & 3. What I know so far is that, for example, the variable regarding asthma "a_hcond1" (wave 1) is repeated in wave 3 as well. However, in wave 2 there is this "b_hcondn1" variable again for asthma which also exists in wave 3. So it seems that for the health conditions in wave 3 we have two different sets of variables.

My question is what is the difference between these variables? I know that in wave 2 and 3 new respondents are introduced, so perhaps these two different variables for the same condition are related to the different respondents that took part in?

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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Dear Theodora,

Yes, the questions are asked of different respondents, and you can see who was asked by looking at the Universe of each question in the questionnaire.

In Wave 1, everyone was asked the hcond question: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/1/questionnaire-module/health_w1

In Wave 2, hcondn was asked, but only of those who had previously been interviewed: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/2/questionnaire-module/annualeventhistory_w2

In Wave 3, both versions were asked, hcond of new respondents: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/3/questionnaire-module/healthconditions_w3

and hcondn of those previously interviewed: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/3/questionnaire-module/annualeventhistory_w3

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#4 Updated by Theodora Kokosi over 1 year ago

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you very much for your reply. Although I always read the universe of the questions, this is very helpful as you made it clear.

Many thanks again.

Best wishes,
Dora

#5 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 1 year ago

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