Health Condition Variables - heart attack and stroke
I am currently interested in whether a respondent had any of the provided health conditions in one or more of the 4 waves provided. Therefore, I am using hconds# to check if someone, who has ever been diagnosed with something (hcond#) still has it in the following wave. I also use hcondns# to check if someone was newly diagnosed and still has the health condition.
1. However, when looking at hconds06 (heart attack) and hconds07 (stroke), there are no useful responses provided (only missing and proxy respondent and only wave 1). I am aware that they are not chronic diseases but how can I check if someone experienced a stroke or a heart attack in wave 1 if I only have hcond6/7 (if someone has ever been diagnosed)?
2. Moreover, I wanted to use hcondns and the definition says that these two conditions are left out (I assume for the same reason as above - they are not chronic). However, it appears that both variables are provided in waves 2, 3 and 4 and instead I could not find hcondns11-17 and hcondns9 and hcondns10 are only provided for wave 4. Is that correct or am I missing something?
Thank you in advance.