Variable hl8a : Member ill 3 months in last 12 months

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 80469 (40106520.3)
Invalid: 56537 (24957549.2)
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 Cases Weighted
1 Yes 963 500607 1.2%
2 No 79491 3.9591452E7 98.7%
8 DK 15 14461 0.0%
9 Missing 0 0 0.0%
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: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit