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Health condition variables in GPS

Added by Theodora Kokosi over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Category:
Data documentation
Start date:
05/11/2018
% Done:

100%


Description

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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