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Table 1

Table 1:
Comparison of Questions asked in 1984 and 1994 in SOAI and SOAII.
 


  Disease 1984 1994

Mortal Conditions Heart Disease (Ever had)
Coronary heart disease
+ Angina pectoris
+ Myocardial infarction
+ Any other heart attack
(Ever had)
Heart disease (coronary heart disease,
angina, heart attack, myocardial
infarction)
  Hypertension (Ever had) Hypertension
  Stroke (Ever had) Stroke or Cerebrovascular Attack
  Cancer (Ever had) Cancer of any kind
  Diabetes (during past 12 months) <-- Diabetes --> (Ever had)
       
Morbid Conditions Arthritis (during past 12 months)
Arthritis or any kind of rheumatism
(Ever had) Arthritis
  Osteoporosis (Ever had) Osteoporosis
  Broken Hip (Ever had) Broken Hip
  Glaucoma Now have the following eye conditions: Glaucoma
       
Impairments Cataracts Now have the following eye conditions: Cataracts
  Blindness Now have the following eye conditions:
Blindness in one or both eyes
Now have the following eye conditions:
Blindness in both eyes
Blindness in one eye
  Deafness Have deafness in one or both ears Do you have now:
Deafness in both ears
Deafness in one ear
  Hearing Trouble Do you now have other trouble hearing with one or both ears (tinnitus or ringing, deafness) Any other trouble hearing with one or
both ears (deafness)
  Dizziness (yes, no) Sometimes have trouble with dizziness (yes, no, fell because dizzy)

1984: Yes, No, DK or refused; 1994: Yes, No, not ascertained, DK or refused

 

 

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Change in the Prevalence of Diseases among Older Americans: 1984-1994
Eileen M. Crimmins, Yasuhiko Saito
© 2000 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ISSN 1435-9871
http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol3/9