Support #1145

disdif and health variables

Added by Lea Samek almost 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Hi, I am currently using the disdif1-12 variables which are supposedly filtered through the health variable. However, there are some cases which report to have a functional impairment even though they said they do not have a long-term health problem/disability. Does that mean that there is a mistake in the way the disdif variables were filtered? Thanks! Regards, Lea


Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 5 years ago

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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


Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 5 years ago

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Dear Lea,

Are you looking at Wave 8 data? At Wave 8 the filter for this question was removed in order to capture people who may have one of the conditions listed but answer no to w_health. The wording of w_disdif is different for those who said no.

Best wishes,


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team over 1 year ago

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