Variable HL8A : Sick for 3 months

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 18607 (18612.3)
Invalid: 24086 (24106.6)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 8

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
1 Yes
2 No
8 Dont know
9 Missing
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

If age 18-59 years
Literal question
Has (name) been very sick for at least 3 months during the past 12 months?
Interviewer instructions
By chronically ill we mean that the person was too sick to perform his/her normal activities at work or at home, such as cooking, cleaning, driving or participating in activities. Also, we are asking whether the person was sick for a substantial amount of time, specifically for 3 months or longer during the previous 12 months. The episodes of illness do not need to be consecutive.
Generated: FEB-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit