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Comparing health conditions across US waves 1-10

Added by James Morrison 7 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Start date:
04/27/2021
% Done:

100%


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Hello,

I am attempting track the number of health conditions participants across waves, to examine any correlation between changes in health conditions and economic security. When doing a cross-sectional analysis of W10 data, I used a count function in SPSS to determine how many conditions each participant has. To do so, I used the variables j_hconds01 to j_hconds97 for new entrants to the survey and j_hcondns1 to j_hcondns13 for newly diagnosed health conditions of previous participants. Using this, I found 7260 cases with one health condition and 4741 with more than one condition. This is a similar figure to the 12296 who answered yes to having a long-standing illness or impairment (j_health).

I used the same syntax as the basis for creating a similar health condition flag in W9. It seems that between W9 and W10, there was a change in how the health condition questions were asked and far more conditions were inquired about. As such, I have used variables i_hconds01 to i_hconds17 for new entrants and i_hcondns1 to i_hcondns8. Using this, I found 3016 cases with one health condition and 708 with more than one condition. This is around a third of the total (12992) who answered yes to having a long-standing illness or impairment (j_health).

Were the changes to the way that health conditions were recorded between w9 and w10 so great as to cause this disparity? I imagine not, and would greatly appreciate any advice on how I can capture the remaining participants with health conditions in w9 and earlier.

Thanks,
James


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FAQ on HCONDS_addw10changes_20210511.pdf (456 KB) FAQ on HCONDS_addw10changes_20210511.pdf Understanding Society User Support Team, 05/12/2021 06:01 PM
#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months 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.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days. While we will aim to keep to this response times due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) related situation it may take us longer to respond.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

Hello,

We have updated the existing health conditions FAQ to include the changes made in Wave 10. I am attaching that note. Please take a look at this and we hope that it will help you sort out the difference across the waves that you find.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 2 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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