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                          GENERAL CODING INSTRUCTIONS

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1.    Ages given in fractions should always be rounded down (2-1/2 = 2).

 

2.    Scales where 2 adjacent boxes are checked or Iw'r indicates that R's answer is between 2 adjacent choices on the scale should be coded toward the extremes of the scale (i.e., away from the center choice).  Therefore, on a 5-point scale if choices 1 and 2 are marked, code 1, but if 3 and 4 are marked, code 4.

 

3.    In all other cases of ranges given in answer to "quantity" or "amount" items, code the midpoint of the range and, if necessary, round to the nearest ODD number.

("5-10 = 7; "3 or 4" = 3, etc.)

 

4.    If R answers "don't know" to a question which has no special code for DK (usually 8, 98, 998, etc.), then code the don't know response with NA as 9 (or 99, 999, etc.).


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                                 (Facesheet; A4b)

 

VAR #

 

  1      FS1.      Case ID (0001 - 2399)                                  

 

Built variable

 

 

 

  2      FS2.      Result Code                                            

 

Code precoded number from upper left box on Facesheet     

            ┌──────────────────────────────────────────┐

01.  Complete     IF NOT PRECODED, ENTER ON FACESHEET IN   

05.  Partial      BLUE PENCIL.  CODE AS "PARTIAL" IF 3     

                                     CONSECUTIVE PAGES SKIPPED BY IWER, OR IF 

99.  NA           AN ENTIRE SECTION SKIPPED OR REFUSED BY R.

                                     └──────────────────────────────────────────┘

                                                                            

 

  3      FS3.      Date of IW:  MONTH                                     

 

Code month (01-12)

 

99.  NA

 

 

 

  4      FS3.      Date of IW:  DAY                                       

 

Code day (01-31)

 

99.  NA

 

 

 

  5      FS6.      CHECK WHICH:                                           

 

1.  WIFE IW

2.  HUSBAND IW

 


6        A1.       Altogether, how many children do you have?  Please include any

adopted and stepsons and stepdaughters you may have.   

 

Code NUMBER OF CHILDREN (01-20) except:

 

┌───────┬──────────98.  DK

0 in   ├──────────99.  NA

7-27          

└───────┴──────────00.  NONE

                     

             

             

 7       A2.       Do you have any children who are not living here with you at the present time?  Again, please include adopted or stepsons

and step-daughters not living here.                    

 

1.  YES

      

┌───────┬──────────5.  NO, NO CHILDREN ELSEWHERE

0 in          

8-27   ├──────────9.  NA

└───────┘

0.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6

 

 

 


8        A2aSUM.   SUMMARY:  # of children living elsewhere               

 

Code # of children in A2a grid (1-8)

┌────────────┐

0 in 11-24  ├─────1.  One

└────────────┘  

┌────────────┐  

0 in 13-24  ├─────2.  Two

└────────────┘   

┌────────────┐   

0 in 15-24  ├─────3.  Three

└────────────┘  

┌────────────┐   

0 in 17-24  ├─────4.  Four

└────────────┘   

┌────────────┐   

0 in 19-24  ├─────5.  Five

└────────────┘  

┌────────────┐  

0 in 21-24  ├─────6.  Six

└────────────┘   

┌────────────┐   

0 in 23-24  ├─────7.  Seven

└────────────┘

8.  Eight or more

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6; 5 or 9 in 7

 

 

 


A2a.      Could you give me the sex and age of (your child/each of your

children) living elsewhere?                            

 

  9(#1)  A2a.      SEX                                                    

 11(#2)

 13(#3)            1.  MALE

 15(#4)            2.  FEMALE

 17(#5)

 19(#6)            9.  NA

 21(#7)

 23(#8)            0.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6; 5 or 9 in 7; no (further)

    children living elsewhere

 

 

 

 10(#1)  A2a.      AGE                                                    

 12(#2)

 14(#3)            Code age (01-75)

 16(#4)

 18(#5)            01.  One year or less

 20(#6)

 22(#7)            98.  DK

 24(#8)            99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6; 5 or 9 in 7; no (further)

     children living elsewhere

 

 

 

 25      A3.       INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                 

 

1.  R HAS ONLY ONE CHILD LIVING ELSEWHERE

2.  R HAS MORE THAN ONE CHILD LIVING ELSEWHERE

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6; 5 or 9 in 7

 


 26      A3a/A3c.  Think about your children who do not live with you.  How many

of your children live within an hour's drive from you? 

 

01.  YES (to A3a); One (to A3c)

 

02-25.

 

96.  NO (to A3a); NONE (to A3c)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6; 5 or 9 in 7

 

 

 

 27      A3b/A3d.  In the past 12 months, how often did you have contact with at least one of your children who do not live with you either in person, by phone or by mail?  Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once

a month or never?                                      

 

1.  MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2.  ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3.  1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4.  LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5.  NEVER

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 00, 98-99 in 6; 5 or 9 in 7

 

 

 

 28      A4.       How many grandchildren do you have, if any?            

 

Code # of grandchildren (01-60)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

┌────────┐

0 in 29 ├─────────00.  NONE

└────────┘

 

 

 


 

 29      A4a/A4b.  How often do you see your grandchildren?  (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month,

less than once a month, or never?)                     

 

1.  MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2.  ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3.  1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4.  LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5.  NEVER

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 00 in 28

 


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VAR #

 

A5.       Next, I need to list all the people who live here.  I don't need names, just the age, sex and relationship to you for each person.  Let's start with you.  How old are you?

 

 30      A5.       SUMMARY:  # PERSONS LIVING WITH R                      

┌────────────┐

0 in 34-60  ├─────01.  One

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 37-60  ├─────02.  Two

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 40-60  ├─────03.  Three

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 43-60  ├─────04.  Four

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 46-60  ├─────05.  Five

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 49-60  ├─────06.  Six

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 52-60  ├─────07.  Seven

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 55-60  ├─────08.  Eight

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 58-60  ├─────09.  Nine

└────────────┘

 

10-20.  Ten-twenty                                     

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 


 31(#1)  A5a.      LIST BY RELATIONSHIP TO RESPONDENT                     

 34(#2)

 37(#3)            Partner/Spouse

 40(#4)            01.  RESPONDENT

 43(#5)            02.  Spouse of R--exc. 96; HUSBAND/WIFE NOT LIVING WITH R

 46(#6)           

 49(#7)           

 52(#8)

 55(#9)            Child

 58(#10)           10.  Child(ren), NA sex (incl. foster child/stepchild)

11.  Son (incl. adopted)

12.  Daughter (incl. adopted)

13.  Stepson (incl. partner's son)

14.  Stepdaughter (incl. partner's daughter)

15.  Son-in-law (incl. daughter's partner)

16.  Daughter-in-law (incl. son's partner)

17.  Foster son

18.  Foster daughter

 

Parent/Grandparent

20.  Parent, NA sex ("parents" code 21,22)

21.  Father (incl. adoptive father)

22.  Mother (incl. adoptive mother)

23.  Stepfather

24.  Stepmother

25.  Father-in-law (incl. partner's father); ("my in-laws"

code 25 and 26)

26.  Mother-in-law (incl. partner's mother)

27.  Grandparent; great-grandparent, NA sex

28.  Grandfather; great-grandfather

29.  Grandmother; great-grandmother

 

Sibling/Sibling-in-law

31.  Brother

32.  Sister

33.  Stepbrother

34.  Stepsister

35.  Brother-in-law

36.  Sister-in-law

 


 31(#1)  A5a.      Continued                                              

 34(#2)

 37(#3)            Other Relatives

 40(#4)            40.  Grandchild/great grandchild, NA sex

 43(#5)            41.  Grandson; great grandson

 46(#6)            42.  Granddaughter; great granddaughter

 49(#7)            43.  Nephew  

 52(#8)            44.  Niece

 55(#9)            45.  Uncle; great-uncle

 58(#10)           46.  Aunt; great-aunt

47.  Cousin

48.  Other "in-laws"

┌─────────┐

Make Card├────────49.  Other relative

└─────────┘

 

Unrelated Persons

62.  Housemate/roommate

63.  Household employee; live-in sitter; housekeeper

64.  Friend

66.  Person related to R's partner (exc. child or parent)

67.  Roomer; boarder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96.  SPOUSE NOT LIVING AT HOME

┌─────────┐

Make Card├────────97.  Other

└─────────┘

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, no further persons in HU

 

 


 

 32(#1)  A5b.      SEX                                                    

 35(#2)

 38(#3)            1.  Male

 41(#4)            2.  Female

 44(#5)           

 47(#6)            9.  NA

 50(#7)           

 53(#8)            0.  Inap, no further persons listed; 96 in 34 (V35 only)

 56(#9)           

 59(#10)          

 

 

 

 33(#1)  A5c.      AGE                                                    

 36(#2)

 39(#3)            Code AGE (01-95)

 42(#4)           

 45(#5)            01.  One year or less

 48(#6)           

 51(#7)            95.  95 years or more

 54(#8)

 57(#9)            98.  DK

 60(#10)          

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, no further persons listed; 96 in 34 (V36 only)

 


Now I have some questions about how you spend your time.

 

 61      A6.       How often do you get together with friends, neighbors or relatives and do things like go out together or visit in each other's homes?  (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a month, or

never?)                                                

 

1.  MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK               ┌─────────────┐

2.  ABOUT ONCE A WEEK                   USE SAME CODE

3.  1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH                FOR V62-64  

4.  LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH              └─────────────┘

5.  NEVER

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 62      A7.       How often do you attend meetings or programs of groups, clubs, or organizations that you belong to?  (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month,

less than once a month, or never?                      

 

 

 

 63      A8.       How often do you go out socially by yourself, or with people other than your (husband/wife)?  (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than

once a month, or never?                                

 

 

 

 64      A9.       How often do you work on hobbies or projects around the house, or get involved in other special interests?  (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a

month, less than once a month, or never?               

 

 

 


 65      A10.      In a typical week, about how many times do you talk on the telephone with friends, neighbors or relatives?  Would you say more than once a day, about once a day, 2 or 3 times a week,

about once a week, less than once a week, or never?    

 

1.  MORE THAN ONCE A DAY

2.  ONCE A DAY

3.  2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK

4.  ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

5.  LESS THAN ONCE A WEEK

6.  NEVER OR NO PHONE

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 66      A11.      Now, please think about your life as a whole.  How satisfied are you with your life--completely, very, somewhat, not very,

or not at all satisfied?                               

 

1.  COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2.  VERY SATISFIED

3.  SOMEWHAT SATISFIED

4.  NOT VERY SATISFIED

5.  NOT AT ALL SATISFIED

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 


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 67      B0.       INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                 

                                                     

1.  R'S SPOUSE LIVES AT HOME WITH R    

┌────────────┐                                       

0 in 68-71  ├─────2.  ALL OTHERS

└────────────┘                                       

9.  NA

                                                     

            

            

    

B1.       (RB, P. 4)  Next I have some questions about various aspects  of daily living.  Husbands and wives often depend on one another to handle different responsibilities.  At the present time, how  much do you depend on your (husband/wife) to handle or help with preparing meals, general housework and laundry?  Do you depend on (him/her) for these things a lot, some, a little, or not at all?

 

 68      B1a.      PREPARING MEALS, GENERAL HOUSEWORK, LAUNDRY                  

 

1.  A LOT                               ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOME                                USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE                            FOR V69-71  

4.  NOT AT ALL                          └─────────────┘

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 67

                                                                               

 

 

 69      B1b.      How much do you depend on your (husband/wife) to handle or

help with home maintenance and minor repairs?                

                                                                              

 

 

 70      B1c.      To keep up with checking and savings accounts and pay bills?   

 

 

 71      B1d.      To make major financial and legal decisions?                    


                              

 72      B2.      Now let's talk about work you do around your home.  Not using the booklet‑‑how many hours do you spend preparing food and

doing housework in an average week?                    

 

Code # of HOURS PER WEEK (01-95)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

┌────────┐

0 in 73 ├─────────00.  NONE

└────────┘         

 

                              

                               

 73      B2a.      How much do you enjoy housework‑‑do you enjoy it a great deal,

some, a little, or not at all?                         

                                                                             

1.  A GREAT DEAL 

2.  SOME 

3.  A LITTLE 

4.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 00 in 72

 

 

 

 74      B3.       (RB, P. 5)  Altogether, how many hours did you yourself spend doing home maintenance and minor repairs during the last 12 months?   Would you say less than 20 hours, 20 to 39 hours, 40

to 79 hours, 80 to 159 hours, or 160 hours or more?    

 

1.  LESS THAN 20 HOURS 

2.  20‑39 HRS 

3.  40‑79 HRS 

4.  80‑159 HRS 

5.  160 HOURS OR MORE

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

                                                                                 


 

 75      B4.       (RB, P. 6)  If you and your (husband/wife) needed extra help with general  housework or home maintenance, how much could you count on friends or family members to help  you?  Would

you say a great deal, some, a little, or not at all?   

 

1.  A GREAT DEAL                        ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOME                                USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE                            FOR V76-77  

4.  NOT AT ALL                          └─────────────┘

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 76      B5.       (RB, STILL ON P. 6)  If you and your (husband/wife) needed extra money, how much could you count on someone, other than a lending institution, to lend or give you money(‑‑a great deal,

some, a little, or not at all)?                        

 

 

 

 77      B6.       (RB, STILL ON P. 6)  If you were ill, how much could you count on someone, besides  your (husband/wife), to make sure you are

taken care of(‑‑a great deal, some, a little, or not at

all)?                                                  

 

 

 

 78      C1.      Next, I have some questions about your marriage and your relationship with your (husband/wife).  In what year did you  and your (husband/wife) get married?  (IF DK:  How long have

you been married?)                                     

 

Code YEAR WHEN MARRIED (1910-1987)   ┌──────────────────────┐

                                                        If necessary, convert

9998.  DK                            # YEARS to YEAR WHEN 

9999.  NA                            MARRIED.             

                                                        └──────────────────────┘

 


 79      C2.       (RB, P. 7)  How much does your (husband/wife) make you feel loved and cared for?  Would you say a great deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all?  Just give me the number from

the booklet.                                           

                                                                              

1.  A GREAT DEAL                        ┌─────────────┐

2.  QUITE A BIT                         USE SAME CODE

3.  SOME                                FOR V80-85  

4.  A LITTLE                            └─────────────┘

5.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

                                                                                 

 80      C3.       (RB, STILL ON P. 7)  How much do you feel (he/she) makes too many demands on you?   (Would you say a great deal, quite a

bit, some, a little, or not at all?)                   

 

 

 

 81      C4.       (RB, STILL ON P. 7)  How much is (he/she) willing to listen when you need to talk about your worries or problems(‑‑a great

deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all)?     

 

 

 

 82      C5.       (RB, STILL ON P. 7)  How much is (he/she) critical of you or what you do?  (Would you  say a great deal, quite a bit, some,

a little, or not at all?)                              

 

 

 

 83      C6.       (RB, STILL ON P. 7)  How much do you think you make your (husband/wife) feel loved  and cared for(‑‑a great deal, quite

a bit, some, a little, or not at all)?                 

 

 

 


 84      C7.       (RB, STILL ON P. 7)  How much are you willing to listen when your (husband/wife) needs to talk about (his/her) worries or problems(‑‑a great deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not

at all)?                                               

 

 

 

 85      C8.       (RB, STILL ON P. 7)  How much are you critical of (him/her) or what (he/she) does(‑‑a great deal, quite a bit, some, a

little, or not at all)?                                

 

 

 


 86      C9.       (SAB, P. 1)  Please look at page 1 of the yellow booklet.   For each statement, please mark an "X" in the answer category  that best describes how true the statement is as it applies to your marriage.  If you prefer, I can read the statements to you.

 

INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                 

 

1.  R READS SAB ALONE--Code from Booklet

 

2.  IWER READS AND MARKS ANSWERS IN QUESTIONNAIRE--Code from                     Questionnaire

 

3.  IWER READS ALOUD BUT R MARKS IN SAB BY HIM/HERSELF--Code

from Booklet

 

9.  NA

 

 

 87      C9a.      The idea of losing my (husband/wife) is terrifying to me.      Is this very true for you, somewhat true, a little true, or

not true at all?                                       

 

1.  VERY TRUE                           ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOMEWHAT TRUE                       USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE TRUE                       FOR V88-94  

4.  NOT TRUE AT ALL                     └─────────────┘

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 88      C9b.      There are some serious difficulties in our marriage.     

 89      C9c.      No one could ever take the place of my (husband/wife).   

 90      C9d.      Although my marriage is important to me, I have a lot of

outside interests and friends of my own.               

 

 91      C9e.      If my (husband/wife) died, it would be the worst thing that

could happen to me.                                    

 

 92      C9f.      I would feel completely lost if I didn't have my

(husband/wife).                                        

 

 93      C9g.      My (husband/wife) doesn't treat me as well as I deserve to be

treated.                                               

        

 94      C9h.      I do not treat my (husband/wife) as well as (he/she) deserves

to be treated.                                         


 95      C10.      (RB, P. 9)  How often would you say you and your (husband/ wife) typically have unpleasant disagreements or conflicts?   Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3

times a month, less than once a month, or never?       

 

1.  MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK   

2.  ABOUT ONCE A WEEK 

3.  1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH  

4.  LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH 

5.  NEVER 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 96      C11.      Not using the booklet‑‑in some marriages there are times when you feel very close, but other times when you can get more upset with that person than with anyone else.  How much does this sound like the relationship you have with your (husband/

wife)?  Would you say a lot, some, a little, or not at all?    

        

1.  A LOT    

2.  SOME    

3.  A LITTLE     

4.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 

 


 97      C12.        INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                               

 

1.  R'S SPOUSE LIVES AT HOME WITH R    

 

2.  ALL OTHERS

 

 

 

C13/C14.    (RB, P. 10) Suppose your (husband/wife) were away visiting relatives or friends for a couple of weeks.  Thinking about  this situation, please tell me how true each statement is as it applies to you.

 

  98     C13a/C14a.  I would not know what to do with myself if my (husband/      wife) were away. Is this very true, somewhat true, a little

true or not true at all as it applies to you?        

 

1.  VERY TRUE                         ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOMEWHAT TRUE                     USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE TRUE                     FOR V99-100 

4.  NOT AT ALL TRUE                   └─────────────┘

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 99      C13b/C14b.  If I couldn't talk to my (husband/wife) every day, it would

really bother me.                                    

 

100      C13c/C14c.  I hate being home alone by myself.                   

 

 

 


101      C15.        (RB, P. 11)  Thinking about your marriage as a whole, how often do you feel happy about it?  Would you say almost

always, often, sometimes, rarely, or never?          

 

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS 

2.  OFTEN 

3.  SOMETIMES 

4.  RARELY 

5.  NEVER 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

102      C16.        (RB, STILL  ON P. 11)  How often do you feel bothered or upset by your marriage?  (Would you say almost always,

often, sometimes, rarely, or never?)                 

 

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS 

2.  OFTEN 

3.  SOMETIMES 

4.  RARELY 

5.  NEVER 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 


103      C17.        (RB, P. 12) Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your marriage‑‑completely, very, somewhat, not

very, or not at all satisfied?                       

 

1.  COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2.  VERY SATISFIED

3.  SOMEWHAT SATISFIED

4.  NOT VERY SATISFIED

5.  NOT AT ALL SATISFIED

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

104      C18.        INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                               

 

DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF QUESTIONS C1‑C17, R'S SPOUSE      OVERHEARD/PROBABLY OVERHEARD QUESTIONS AND R'S ANSWERS:       

1.  ALL THE TIME                                          

2.  MOST OF THE TIME (HALF OR MORE)                       

3.  SOME OF THE TIME (LESS THAN HALF)                     

4.  NEVER/PROBABLY DIDN'T OVERHEAR                         

5.  CAN'T TELL/DON'T KNOW IF SPOUSE OVERHEARD QUESTIONS

AND ANSWERS                                           

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 


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105      D1.       INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                 

 

┌────────────┐

0 in 106-119├─────1.  R HAS NO CHILDREN

└────────────┘

2.  R HAS ONLY ONE CHILD

 

3.  R HAS TWO OR MORE CHILDREN                      

 

9.  NA

 

 

 

The next questions are about your relationship with your children.     

106      D2/D11.   (RB, P. 13)  How much do your children make you feel loved and cared for?  Would you say a great deal, quite a bit, some, a

little, or not at all?                                 

 

1.  A GREAT DEAL                        ┌─────────────┐

2.  QUITE A BIT                         USE SAME CODE

3.  SOME                                FOR V107-110

4.  A LITTLE                            └─────────────┘

5.  NOT AT ALL  

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 105

 

 

 

107      D3/D12.   (RB, STILL ON P. 13) How much do you feel they make too many demands on you?  (Would you say a great deal, quite a bit,

some, a little, or not at all?)                        

 

 

 

108      D4/D13.   (RB, STILL  ON P. 13) How much do you feel you make too many demands on your children?  (Would you say a great deal, quite

a bit, some, a little, or not at all?)                 


 

109      D5/D14.   (RB, STILL  ON P. 13) How much are they willing to listen when you need to talk about your  worries or  problems(‑‑a great

deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all)?     

 

 

 

110      D6/D15.   (RB, STILL  ON P. 13) How much are they critical of you or what you do?  (Would you say a great deal, quite a bit, some,

a little, or not at all?)                              

 

 

 

111      D7/D16.   (RB, P.  14)  At this point in your life, how satisfied are you with being a parent‑‑are you completely, very, somewhat,

not very, or not at all satisfied?                     

 

1.  COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2.  VERY SATISFIED      

3.  SOMEWHAT SATISFIED  

4.  NOT VERY SATISFIED

5.  NOT AT ALL SATISFIED

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 105

 

 

 

112      D8/D17.   Not using the booklet‑‑how often do you feel bothered or upset as a parent‑‑almost always, often, sometimes, rarely, or

never?                                                 

 

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS 

2.  OFTEN 

3.  SOMETIMES 

4.  RARELY 

5.  NEVER  

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 105

 

 

 

 


113      D9a/D18a. (RB, P. 15) How much do your children depend on you for emotional support?  Would you say a lot, some, a little or not

at all?                                                

 

1.  A LOT                               ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOME                                USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE                            FOR V114-118

4.  NOT AT ALL                          └─────────────┘

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 105

 

114      D9b/D18b. How much do they depend on you for help or advice with

financial and legal matters?                           

 

115      D9c/D18c. How much do they depend on you for help with errands,

babysitting or other chores?                             

116      D9d/D18d. How much do you depend on your children for emotional support?

117      D9e/D18e. How much do you depend on them for help or advice with

financial and legal matters?                           

 

118      D9f/D18f. How much do you depend on them for help with errands or other

chores?                                                

 

 

 

119      D10/D19.  (RB, P. 16) At this point in your life, how often do you and  any of your children have unpleasant conflicts or  disagreements?  Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a month, or

never?                                                 

 

1.  MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2.  ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3.  1‑3 TIMES A MONTH 

4.  LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5.  NEVER  

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 105

 


 

120      D20.      Have you ever had a child who died?                    

 

1.  YES                  ┌─────────────────────┐

                                            Include stillbirths,

┌───────┬──────────5.  NO                   but NOT miscarriages.

0 in                                      └─────────────────────┘

121-126├──────────8.  DK

└───────┴──────────9.  NA

 

 

 

121      D21.      How many have died?                                    

┌────────────┐

0 in 124-126├─────01.  ONE

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 122-123├─────02-10.

└────────────┘

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 120

 

 

 

122      D21a.     (IF NECESSARY:)  Was that a son or daughter?           

 

1.  SON

2.  DAUGHTER

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 120; 02-20 in 121

 

 

 

123      D21b.     How old was (he/she) when (he/she) died?               

 

Code AGE (01-80)

 

01.  One year or less

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 120; 02-20 in 121


 

 

D21c.     How old were they when they died?

 

 

124      D21c1.    1st AGE                                                

 

Code AGE (01-80)                        ┌─────────────┐

                                  USE SAME CODE

01.  One year or less                   FOR V125-126

                                                           └─────────────┘

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 120; 01 in 121

 

 

125      D21c2.    2nd AGE                                                

 

126      D21c3.    3rd AGE                                                

 

 

 


127      E1.       (RB, P. 17)  The next few questions are about friends and relatives other than your spouse (and children).  On the whole, how much do your friends and relatives make you feel loved and cared for?  Would you say a great deal, quite a bit,

some, a little, or not at all?                         

 

1.  A GREAT DEAL                        ┌─────────────┐

2.  QUITE A BIT                         USE SAME CODE

3.  SOME                                FOR V128-130

4.  A LITTLE                            └─────────────┘

5.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

128      E2.       (RB, STILL ON P. 17) How much do you feel your friends and relatives make too many demands on you?  (Would you say a

great deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all?)   

 

 

 

129      E3.       (RB, STILL ON P. 17) How much are your friends and relatives willing to listen when  you need to talk about your worries or problems(‑‑a great deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not

at all)?                                               

 

 

 

130      E4.       (RB, STILL ON P. 17) How much are they critical of you or what  you do? (Would you say a great deal, quite a  bit, some, a

little, or not at all?)                                

 

 

 

 

 


Now, not using the booklet‑‑please think of all your close family members, including your (husband/wife) (and children) as well as other friends and relatives.

 

131      E5.       Is there anyone in your life with whom you can really share

your very private feelings and concerns?               

 

1.  YES       

 

┌────┬─────────────5.  NO

0 in           

132 ├─────────────8.  DK

└────┴─────────────9.  NA

 

 

 

132      E5a.      How many such people are there?                        

 

Code NUMBER (01-95)

 

97.  "Quite a few"/a lot/many/several

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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F0.   (SAB, P. 2)  Please look at page 2 of the yellow booklet where you will find a list of statements.  After each statement, put  an "X" in the answer category that indicates how strongly you agree or disagree with the statement as it applies to you.  The best answer is usually the one that comes to your mind first, so try not to spend too much time on any one statement. (If you prefer, I can read the statements to you.)

 

133      F0.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

1.  R READS SAB ALONE--Code from Booklet

 

2.  IWER READS AND MARKS ANSWERS IN QUESTIONNAIRE--Code from

Questionnaire

 

3.  IWER READS ALOUD BUT R MARKS IN SAB BY HIM/HERSELF--Code

from Questionnaire

 

9.  NA

 

 

 

134      F1.   I have a very active imagination.  Do you strongly agree, agree,

feel neutral, disagree or strongly disagree?               

 

1.  STRONGLY AGREE                          ┌─────────────┐

2.  AGREE                                   USE SAME CODE

3.  NEUTRAL                                 FOR V135-177

4.  DISAGREE                                └─────────────┘

5.  STRONGLY DISAGREE

 

8.  DK

9.  NA                             

                                                                                 

135      F2.   I keep my belongings neat and clean.                         

 

136      F3.   I'm an even‑tempered person.                                 

 

137      F4.   I am dominant, forceful, and assertive.                      


138      F5.   I'm pretty good about pacing myself so as to get things done on

time.                                                      

 

 

139      F6.   I don't get much pleasure from chatting with people.  Do you strongly agree, agree, feel neutral, disagree or strongly

disagree?                                                  

 

 

140      F7.   I like to have a lot of people around me.                  

 

 

141      F8.   I am sometimes completely absorbed in music I am listening to.     

 

 

142      F9.   I have a clear set of goals and work toward them in an orderly

fashion.                                                   

 

 

143      F10. I rarely experience strong emotions.                       

 

 

144      F11. I work hard to accomplish my goals.                        

 

 

145      F12. I am easily frightened.                                      

                

146      F13. I tend to blame myself when anything goes wrong.           

 

 

147      F14. I waste a lot of time before settling down to work.        

 

 

148      F15.  I often worry about things that might go wrong.            

 

 

149      F16.  Sometimes I'm not as dependable or reliable as I should be.  

 

150      F17. Poetry has little or no effect on me.                      

 

 

151      F18.  It takes a lot to get me mad.                              

 

 

152      F19.  I experience a wide range of emotions or feelings.                                                                                             


153      F20.  I have strong emotional attachments to my friends. Do you strongly

agree, agree, feel neutral, disagree or strongly disagree?   

 

154      F21.  I never seem to be able to get organized.                    

 

155      F22.  I prefer jobs that let me work alone without being bothered by

other people.                                                

 

156      F23.  I strive for excellence in everything I do.                  

 

157      F24.  I am seldom sad or depressed.                              

 

 

158      F25.  I'm pretty set in my ways.                                 

 

 

159      F26. I have trouble resisting my cravings.                        

 

160      F27. I have sometimes done things just for "kicks" or "thrills".  

 

161      F28.  I enjoy solving problems or puzzles.                         

 

162      F29.  It would not bother me if I had to punish a child or a pet.  

 

163      F30.  Once I find the right way to do something, I stick to it.    

 

164      F31.  At times I have been so ashamed I just wanted to hide.       

 

165      F32.  Some people think I'm selfish and egotistical.               

                

166      F33.  I tend to be cynical and skeptical of others' intentions. Do you strongly agree, agree, feel neutral, disagree or strongly

disagree?                                                  

 

 

167      F34.  I often feel inferior to others.                             


168      F35.  I would rather cooperate with others than compete with them.     

 

169      F36.  I believe that most people will take advantage of you if you let

them.                                                      

 

 

170      F37.  Some people think of me as cold and calculating.             

                

171      F38.  I am a cheerful, high‑spirited person.                     

 

 

172      F39.  I consider myself broad‑minded and tolerant of other people's

lifestyles.                                                  

 

173      F40.  I'm hard‑headed and tough‑minded in my attitudes.            

 

174      F41.  I generally try to be thoughtful and considerate.            

 

175      F42. When everything seems to be going wrong, I can still make good

decisions.                                                 

 

 

176      F43.  I am a very active person.                                 

 

 

177      F44.  I have a wide range of intellectual interests.                    


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178      G1.   The next questions are about your health.  In general, how satisfied are you with your health‑‑completely, very, somewhat,

not very, or not at all satisfied?                         

                                                                                         1.  COMPLETELY SATISFIED 

2.  VERY SATISFIED      

3.  SOMEWHAT SATISFIED  

4.  NOT VERY SATISFIED  

5.  NOT AT ALL SATISFIED     

                                            

8.  DK

9.  NA                                    

 

 

 

G2.   We'd like to know if you have experienced any of the following health problems during the last 12 months.

 

179      G2a.  Have you had arthritis or rheumatism?                         

1.  YES                                     ┌─────────────┐

5.  NO                                      USE SAME CODE

                                        FOR V180-186

8.  DK                                      └─────────────┘

9.  NA                                                             

180      G2b.  During the last 12 months, have you had a lung disease?      

181      G2c.  Have you had hypertension, sometimes called high blood pressure,

or have you taken medication for it?                       

                                                                                  182    G2d.          Have you had a heart attack or other heart trouble during the last

12 months?                                                 

                                                                                  183    G2e.          Have you had diabetes or high blood sugar, or have you taken

medication for it?                                         

                                                                                 184     G2f.         Have you had a stroke during the last 12 months?                 

                                                                                  185    G2g.         Have you had any broken or fractured bones?                      

                                                                                 186     G2h.         Have you lost any amount of urine beyond your control during the

last 12 months?                                            


187      G3.   Have you had cancer or a malignant tumor of any kind in the past 5         years?                                                     

 

1.  YES

 

┌───────┬──────5.  NO

0 in       

188-190├──────8.  DK

└───────┴──────9.  NA

 

 

 


188      G3a.  What kind of cancer or malignant tumor did you have? (In what part

189            of your body did it start?)                                

190

01.  "Abdomen"--NFS                33.  Melanoma

02.  Adrenal gland                 95.  Metastasized; "all over"

03.  "Arm"--NFS                    34.  Mouth; oral

04.  "Back"--NFS                   08.  Myeloma (multiple)

05.  Bladder                       35.  "Neck"--NFS

06.  "Blood"--NFS                  36.  Nose; nasal

07.  Bone; cartilage               37.  Ovary

08.  Bone marrow                   38.  Pancreas; ampulla of Vater

09.  Brain; astrocytoma            39.  "Pelvis"--NFS

10.  Breast                        40.  Penis

11.  Bronchia; bronchus            41.  Prostate

12.  Bowel                         12.  Rectum

33.  Skin--melanoma; black mole

13.  Cervix                        42.  Skin-basal cell

12.  Colon                         43.  Skin (other or NA which)

14.  Ear                                including any body part

15.  Endometrium                        with skin cancer

16.  Esophagus                     44.  Spine

17.  "Extremities"--NFS            45.  Spleen

18.  Eye                           46.  Stomach

19.  "Face"--NFS                  

20.  "Female organs"--NFS          47.  Testicles

21.  Gallbladder                   48.  Throat

22.  Gastrointestinal              49.  Thyroid; goiter on neck

50.  Tongue

23.  "Head"--NFS                   51.  Trachea

24.  Hip                           52.  Urethra/ureter

25.  Hodgkins                      15.  Uterus/womb

26.  Jaw                           53.  Vagina

27.  Kidney; renal                 54.  Vulva; labia

28.  Larynx; vocal cords

29.  "Leg"--NFS

06.  Leukemia            ┌────┐

30.  Lip                 Make├────97.  Other

31.  Liver               Card

11.  Lung; "chest"--NFS  └────┘    98.  DK

32.  Lymph nodes/glands; "glands   99.  NA

behind the ear"; "nodes";

lymphoma (exc. 25)            00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 187; no

further mentions                       


191      G4.   Do you have any major health problems that I haven't asked you

about?                                                     

 

1.  YES

 

┌───────┬──────5.  NO

0 in       

192-194├──────8.  DK

└───────┴──────9.  NA

 

 

 

 

192      G4a.  What are they?                                             

193

194            Use HEALTH CONDITIONS Master Code except:

 

000.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 191; no further mentions

 

 

 

195      G5.   Are you currently in bed or in a chair for most or all of the day

because of your health?                                    

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

9.  NA

 

 

 

196      G6.   Do you currently have any difficulty bathing by yourself?  

 

1.  YES

┌────┐

0 in├─────────5.  NO

197

└────┴─────────9.  NA

 

 

 


197      G6a.  How much difficulty do you have bathing by yourself‑‑a little,

some, a lot, or can't you do this on your own?             

 

1.  A LITTLE  

┌───────┐      2.  SOME  

0 in   ├──────3.  A LOT  

198-205├──────4.  CANNOT DO                 

└───────┘    

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5 or 9 in 196

 

 

 

198      G7.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

┌────────────┐

0 in 199-205├─1.  R ANSWERED "YES" (BOX WITH DOUBLE LINE) TO G5

└────────────┘

2.  ALL OTHERS

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197

 

 

 

199      G8.   Do you currently have any difficulty climbing a few flights of

stairs because of your health?                             

 

1.  YES

3.  VOLUNTEERED:  AGE IS ONLY LIMITATION

 

┌────┬─────────5.  NO

0 in       

200 ├─────────8.  DK

└────┴─────────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198

 

 

    


200      G8a.  How much difficulty do you have‑‑a little, some, a lot, or can't          you do this at all?                                        

 

1.  A LITTLE   

2.  SOME    

3.  A LOT    

4.  CANNOT DO 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198; 5, 8-9 in 199

 

 

 

201      G9.   Do you currently have any difficulty walking several blocks

because of your health?                                    

 

1.  YES

3.  VOLUNTEERED:  AGE IS ONLY LIMITATION

 

┌────┬─────────5.  NO

0 in       

202 ├─────────8.  DK

└────┴─────────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198

 

 

    

202      G9a.  How much difficulty do you have‑‑a little, some, a lot, or can't          you do this at all?                                        

 

1.  A LITTLE   

2.  SOME    

3.  A LOT    

4.  CANNOT DO 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198

 

                                                                     

 

 

 

 


203      G10.  INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

┌────────────┐

0 in 204-205├─1.  R ANSWERED "A LOT" OR "CANNOT DO" (BOXES WITH DOUBLE LINES) TO

└────────────┘     EITHER G8a OR G9a

 

2.  ALL OTHERS

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198       

 

 

 

204      G11.  Would you currently have any difficulty doing heavy work around the house such as shoveling snow or washing walls, because of your

health?                                                    

 

1.  YES

3.  VOLUNTEERED:  AGE IS ONLY LIMITATION

 

┌────┬─────────5.  NO

0 in       

205 ├─────────8.  DK

└────┴─────────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198 or 203

 

 

    

205      G11a. How much difficulty would you have‑‑a little, some, a lot, or

can't you do this at all?                                  

 

1.  A LITTLE   

2.  SOME    

3.  A LOT    

4.  COULD NOT DO 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 3-4 in 197; 1 in 198 or 203; 5, 8-9 in 204

 


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206      G12.    How would you rate your health at the present time?  Would you

say it is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?     

 

1.  EXCELLENT   

2.  VERY GOOD   

3.  GOOD   

4.  FAIR   

5.  POOR 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

207      G13.    How much are your daily activities limited in any way by your

health or health‑related problems‑‑a great deal, quite a bit,

some, a little, or not at all?                           

 

1.  A GREAT DEAL  

2.  QUITE A BIT  

3.  SOME  

4.  A LITTLE  

5.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 208     G14.    In a typical year, about how many times do you see a medical doctor?  Would you say less than 3 times, 3 to 6 times, 7 to 10

times, or more than 10 times?                            

 

1.  LESS THAN 3 TIMES    

2.  3‑6 TIMES    

3.  7‑10 TIMES    

4.  MORE THAN 10 TIMES

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 


209      G15.    Have you ever seen a professional for a personal or emotional problem‑‑someone like a psychologist, social worker, clergy or

psychiatrist?                                            

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

210      G16.    The next two questions refer to the past 30 days.  On how many days out of the past 30 did you take medication to help you

sleep?                                                   

 

Code # of DAYS (01-30)

 

00.  NONE

98.  DK

 

 

211      G17.    (Not counting medication to help you sleep,) On how many days out of the past 30 did you take any medication to make you feel

more relaxed and calm?                                   

 

Code # of DAYS (01-30)

 

00.  NONE

99.  NA

 

 

212      G18.    How tall are you without shoes on?--FEET                 

 

Code # of FEET (3-7)

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

213      G18.    How tall are you without shoes on?--INCHES               

 

Code # of INCHES (00-11)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 


214      G19.    About how much do you weigh?                             

 

Code LBS (060-399)

 

998.  DK

999.  NA

 

 

 

215      G20.    How many hours of sleep do you usually get in a 24‑hour period,

including naps?                                          

 

Code # of HOURS (01-23)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

 

 

216      G21.    Do you smoke cigarettes now?                             

┌────────┐   

0 in 218├───────1.  YES

└────────┘     

┌────┐         

0 in├───────────5.  NO

217        

└────┴───────────9.  NA                                                          

 

 

 

217      G21a.   On the average, how many cigarettes or packs do you usually

smoke in a day?                                          

 

Code # of CIGARETTES (01-95)           ┌──────────────────────┐

                                   Convert # packs:     

01.  One per day or less               1 pack = 20 cigarettes

                                                        └──────────────────────┘

95.  95 or more

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5 or 9 in 216

 

 

 


218      G21b.   Did you ever smoke cigarettes?                           

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 216

 

 

 

219      G22.    Do you ever drink beer, wine, or liquor?                 

 

1.  YES

┌───────┐  

0 in   ├────────5.  NO

220-221     

└───────┴────────9.  NA

 

 

 

220      G22a.   During the last 30 days, on how many days did you drink beer,

wine or liquor?                                          

 

        Code # of DAYS/MONTH (01-30)      ┌──────────────────────┐

┌────────┐                                         Convert to days/month:

0 in 221├───────96.  NONE                         1 day/wk = 4.3 days  

└────────┘                                         per month            

                 98.  DK                           └──────────────────────┘

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5 or 9 in 219

 

 

 

221      G22b.   On days that you drink, how many cans of beer, glasses of wine,

or drinks of liquor do you usually have?                 

                                                        ┌───────────────────┐

Code # of DRINKS (01-95)               LIQUOR:           

                                                        pint  = 12 drinks 

98.  DK                                fifth = 17 drinks 

99.  NA                                quart = 21 drinks 

                                                        BEER:             

00.  Inap, 5 or 9 in 219; 96 in 220    quart = 2.5 drinks

                                                        WINE:              

                                                        "bottle" = 6 drinks

                                                        └───────────────────┘


222      G23.    (RB, P. 19) How often does someone remind or tell you to do things to protect your health?  Would you say often, sometimes,

rarely or never?                                         

 

1.  OFTEN  

2.  SOMETIMES  

3.  RARELY  

┌────┬───────────4.  NEVER

0 in         

223 ├───────────8.  DK

└────┴───────────9.  NA

 

 

 

223      G23a.   Who reminds you?                                         

 

1.  SPOUSE ONLY  

2.  OTHER(S) ONLY 

3.  SPOUSE AND OTHERS 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 4, 8-9 in 222

         

 

 

224      G24.    (RB, STILL ON P. 19)  How often do you take walks for exercise

or pleasure?  (Would you say often, sometimes, rarely or          never?     

 

1.  OFTEN  

2.  SOMETIMES  

3.  RARELY  

┌───────┬────────4.  NEVER

0 in         

225-228├────────8.  DK

└───────┴────────9.  NA

 

 

 


225      G25.    (RB, STILL ON P. 19) How often do you take walks or get any kind of exercise with a pet or with someone you know(‑‑often,

sometimes, rarely or never)?                                        

 

1.  OFTEN  

2.  SOMETIMES  

3.  RARELY  

┌───────┬────────4.  NEVER

0 in         

226-228├────────8.  DK

└───────┴────────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 4, 8-9 in 224

 

 

 

G25a.   Who do you take walks or exercise with?  (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)  

226      G25aA.  SPOUSE                                                   

 

1.  Checked                     ┌─────────────┐

                                                 USE SAME CODE

5.  Not checked                 FOR V227-228

                                                 └─────────────┘

9.  NA to question G25a

 

0.  Inap, 4, 8-9 in 224 or 225

 

 

227      G25aB.  PET(S)                                                   

 

228      G25aC. OTHER(S)                                                 

 

 

 

 

229      G26.    (RB, STILL ON P. 19)  How often do you participate in active

sports or exercise(‑‑often, sometimes, rarely or never)?

 

1.  OFTEN  

2.  SOMETIMES  

3.  RARELY  

4.  NEVER 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

                                                            

                                            

 


230      G27.    Do you have to take medications regularly, eat a special diet for health reasons, or use other health care treatments at home

on a regular basis?                                      

 

1.  YES         

 

┌───────┬────────5.  NO

0 in         

231-234├────────8.  DK

└───────┴────────9.  NA

                                      

                   

                   

231      G27a.   (RB, STILL ON P. 19) How often does someone else help you do

this?  (Would you say often, sometimes, rarely, or never?) 

 

1.  OFTEN

2.  SOMETIMES

3.  RARELY

┌───────┬────────4.  NEVER

0 in         

232-234├────────8.  DK

└───────┴────────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 230

 

 

 

G27b.   Who helps you do this?   (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)                  232      G27bA.         SPOUSE 

 

1.  Checked                     ┌─────────────┐

                            USE SAME CODE

5.  Not checked                 FOR V233-234

                                                 └─────────────┘

9.  NA to question G27b

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 230; 4, 8-9 in 231

 

 

233      G27bB.  PROFESSIONAL/VOLUNTEER AGENCY                            

 

234      G27bC. OTHER(S)                                                 


235      G28.    Not using the  booklet‑‑how  would you rate your (husband's/ wife's) health at the present time?  Would you say it is

excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?               

 

1.  EXCELLENT  

2.  VERY GOOD  

3.  GOOD  

4.  FAIR  

5.  POOR 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

     

 

 

236      G29.    Has (he/she) had a serious illness, injury, surgery, or accident

in the past 12 months?                                   

 

1.  YES          

 

┌───────┬────────5.  NO

0 in  

237-239├────────8.  DK

└───────┴────────9.  NA

 

 

 

237      G29a.   What kind of illness or other health problem has (he/she) had?

238

239              Use HEALTH CONDITIONS Master Code except:

 

000.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 236; no further mentions

 

 

 


240      G30.    Does your (husband/wife) need to be taken care of because of a

health problem?                                          

 

1.  YES       

 

┌───────┬────────5.  NO

0 in  

241-245├────────8.  DK

└───────┴────────9.  NA

 

 

 

241      G30a.   How many hours a week do you usually spend taking care of

(him/her)?                                               

 

Code # HRS/WK (01-95)

┌────────────┐

0 in 244-245├───01-95.

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 242-243├───96.  VOL:  NONE--SPOUSE IN NURSING HOME OR HOSPITAL

└────────────┘

┌────────────┐

0 in 242-245├───97.  VOL:  NONE--SOMEONE ELSE CARES FOR SPOUSE AT HOME

└────────────┘

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 240

 

 

 

242      G30b.   How difficult is it for you to take care of your (husband/

wife)‑‑very, somewhat, a little, or not at all difficult?  

1.  VERY  

2.  SOMEWHAT  

3.  A LITTLE  

4.  NOT AT ALL                

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 240; 96-97 in 241

 

 


243      G30c.   How often do you feel that you don't have enough time to         yourself because of taking care of your (husband/wife)?  Would 

you say almost always, often, sometimes, rarely, or never?    

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS 

2.  OFTEN 

3.  SOMETIMES 

4.  RARELY 

5.  NEVER      

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 240; 96-97 in 241

 

 

 

244      G31.    How difficult  is it for you that your (husband/wife) is in a (nursing home/hospital)‑‑very, somewhat, a little, or not at all

difficult?                                               

 

1.  VERY  

2.  SOMEWHAT  

3.  A LITTLE  

4.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 240; 01-95, 97 in 241

 

 

 

245      G32.    How often do you feel that you don't have enough time to yourself because of your (husband/wife) being in a (nursing home/hospital)?  Would you say almost always, often, sometimes,

rarely, or never?                                        

                                                                           

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS 

2.  OFTEN 

3.  SOMETIMES 

4.  RARELY 

5.  NEVER      

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 240; 01-95, 97 in 241


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                       The Changing Lives of Older Couples

 

                                        

                                 (Sections H & J)

 

VAR #

 

 

H1.   (SAB, P. 6)  Please look at page 6 of the yellow booklet.   After each statement, put  an "X" in the answer category that best describes how often during the past week you have experienced  what is described in the statements.

 

246            INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

                                                                                

1.  R READS AND MARKS SAB ALONE--Code from Booklet

 

2.  IWER READS AND MARKS ANSWERS IN QUESTIONNAIRE--Code from Questionnaire

 

3.  IWER READS ALOUD BUT R MARKS IN SAB BY HIM/HERSELF--Code from Booklet                    

 

9.  NA

                                                                               

                                                                               

            

During the past week...

247      H1a. I felt depressed. Did you feel this way hardly ever, some of the

time, or most of the time?                                 

 

1.  HARDLY EVER                        ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOME OF THE TIME                   USE SAME CODE

3.  MOST OF THE TIME                   FOR V248-262

                                                      └─────────────┘

8.  DK                                               

9.  NA                                                                               

248      H1b.  I felt that everything I did was an effort.                               

249      H1c. My sleep was restless.                                     

                                                                               

250      H1d. I was happy.                                               

                                                                               

251      H1e.  I felt lonely.                                             

                                                                               


252      H1f.  People were unfriendly.                                    

                                                                               

253      H1g.  I enjoyed life.                                            

                                                                                254      H1h.         I did not feel like eating.  My appetite was poor.                                          

255      H1j. I felt sad.                                                

                                                                               

256      H1k. I felt that people disliked me.                            

                                                                               

257      H1m. I could not get "going".                                   

                                                                               

258      H1n.  I was particularly excited or interested in something.       

259      H1p.  I was pleased about having accomplished something.                                   

260      H1q. I felt that things were going my way.                      

                                                                                

261      H1r.  I felt proud because someone complimented me on something I had

done.                                                      

                                                                               

262      H1s.  I felt on top of the world.                                

 

 

 

H2.   (RB, P. 21)  Now for a different kind of question.  Please tell me how much you have been bothered by feelings like the ones I'm about to read during the past seven days.

 

263      H2a.  First, nervousness or shakiness inside.  How much have you been    bothered by this feeling during the past seven days‑‑not at all, 

a little bit, moderately, quite a bit, or extremely?       

                                                                               

1.  NOT AT ALL                         ┌─────────────┐

2.  A LITTLE BIT                       USE SAME CODE

3.  MODERATELY                         FOR V264-272

4.  QUITE A BIT                        └─────────────┘

5.  EXTREMELY

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

264      H2b.  Trembling?                                                 

                                                                                

265      H2c.  Feeling suddenly scared for no reason?                     

                                                                               

266      H2d.  Feeling fearful?                                           

                                                                                


267      H2e.  Heart pounding or racing?                                  

                                                                               

268      H2f.  How much have you been bothered by feeling tense and keyed up in

the past seven days?                                       

 

269      H2g.  Spells of terror and panic?                                

                                                                               

270      H2h.  Feeling so restless you couldn't sit still?                    

271      H2j.  Feeling that something bad is going to happen to you?                                          

272      H2k.  Thoughts and images of a frightening nature?               

 

 

 

J0.   (RB, P. 22) Please tell me how true the following statements are as they apply to you.

 

273      J1.   On the whole I am satisfied with myself.  Is this very true, somewhat true, a little true, or not true at all as it applies to

you?                                                       

 

1.  VERY TRUE                          ┌─────────────┐

2.  SOMEWHAT TRUE                      USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE TRUE                      FOR V274-304

4.  NOT TRUE AT ALL                    └─────────────┘

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

                                                                                

274      J2.   At times I think I am no good at all.                           

275      J3.   I wish I could have more respect for myself.                      

276      J4.   All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.              

277      J5.   I feel I am a person of worth, at least equal with others.                    

278      J6.   I often think about why my life is the way it is.            

279      J7.   I often think about how I feel.                            

                                                                                 

280      J8.   I often wonder about the real reason I behave as I do.                           

281      J9.   The idea of losing a close friend is terrifying to me.                        

282      J10.  I think that most people don't realize how easily they can hurt

me.                                                        


                                                                                

283      J11.  I tend to imagine the worst if a loved one doesn't arrive when

expected.                                                  

                                                                                 

284      J12.  I would feel hopeless if I were deserted by someone I love.  

285      J13.  I have always had a terrible fear that I will lose the love and

support of people I desperately need.                      

                                                                                 

286      J14.  I don't need much from people.                             

                                                                                

287      J15.  What people think of me doesn't affect how I feel.                             

288      J16.  What other people say doesn't bother me.                           

289      J17.  I don't need other people to make me feel good.                          

290      J18.  I am a very determined person.                             

                                                                                 

291      J19.  Nothing is impossible if I really put my mind to it.                        

292      J20.  I have more will power than most people.                         

293      J21.  Once I set my mind to a task, almost nothing can stop me.                           

294      J22.  I often feel helpless and want someone else to solve my problems.                                                            

295      J23.  I can handle myself pretty well in a crisis.                             

296      J24.  When I'm under a great deal of stress sometimes I feel like I'm

going to pieces.                                           

                                                                                

297      J25.  My life is determined by my own actions.                      

298      J26.  When I make plans, I am almost certain to make them work.  

 

299      J27.  When I get what I want, it's usually because I worked hard for it.                                                              

300      J28.  I am usually able to protect my own interests.                          

301      J29.  When I get what I want, it's usually because I'm lucky.                          

302      J30.  Often, there is no way I can protect myself from bad luck.                          

303      J31.  It's not always wise to plan too far ahead because many things

turn out to be a matter of good or bad fortune.            

                                                                                 


304      J32.  I believe that chance or luck plays an important role in my life.                                                            


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                       The Changing Lives of Older Couples

 

                                        

                                 (Sections K & L)

 

VAR #

 

K1.   We would like to know what you do‑‑(READ SLOWLY) are you working now for pay at a regular job, on temporary leave or laid off,   looking for work, retired from a paid job, keeping house, permanently disabled or something else?  (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)

 

305      K1A.  WORKING NOW FOR PAY                                        

┌────────┐

0 in 312├─────1.  Checked

└────────┘

5.  Not checked

 

9.  NA to entire question K1

 

 

306      K1B.  ONLY TEMPORARILY LAID OFF; SICK LEAVE                      

┌────────┐

0 in 312├─────1.  Checked

└────────┘

5.  Not checked

 

9.  NA to entire question K1

 

 

307      K1C.  LOOKING FOR WORK, UNEMPLOYED                               

                                                      ┌─────────────┐

1.  Checked                            USE SAME CODE

                                   FOR V308-311

5.  Not checked                        └─────────────┘

 

9.  NA to entire question K1

 

308      K1D.  RETIRED FROM A PAID JOB                                    

 

309      K1E.  PERMANENTLY DISABLED                                       

 

310      K1F.  KEEPING HOUSE/STAYING HOME                                 

 

311      K1G.  OTHER (SPECIFY):                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 


312      K2.   Are you doing any work for pay at the present time?          

1.  YES   

 

┌───────┬──────5.  NO

0 in  

313-322├──────8.  DK

└───────┴──────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 305 or 306

 

 

 

313      K3.   Including paid vacations and sick leave, how many weeks altogether

were you employed during the past 12 months?               

 

Code number of WEEKS IN LAST 12 MONTHS (01-52)

                                          ┌─────────────────────────────────────┐

98.  DK                    NOTE: For "FROM-TO" responses, if   

99.  NA                    only months/years given but no day  

                                          (e.g., July '86-April '87), assume  

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312   mid-month to mid-month and calculate

                       weeks with calendar. If days given, 

                                          calculate actual weeks with calendar.

                                          Month = 4.3 weeks.                  

                                          └─────────────────────────────────────┘

 

 

314      K4.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

1.  R WORKED 6 WEEKS OR MORE IN LAST 12 MONTHS

┌────────────┐                                                             

0 in 315-322├─2.  ALL OTHERS

└────────────┘                                                             

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312

          

 

 

315      K5.   What is your occupation on your main job?

 

K6.   What kind of work do you do?  What are your most important

activities or duties?                                      

 

Use 1970 Census Occupation Code--3 digit

Precoded # in green pencil from left margin

 

000.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314

 

 


316      K7.   What kind of business or industry is that in?  What do they make

or do where you work?                                      

 

Use 1970 Census Industry Code--3 digit

Precoded # in green pencil from left margin

 

000.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312  2 in 314

 

 

 

317      K8.   Are you self‑employed, or do you work for a private employer or a

municipal, county, state or federal government?            

 

1.  SELF‑EMPLOYED   

2.  PRIVATE EMPLOYER   

3.  GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER  

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314

 

 

 

318      K9.   On the average how many hours a week do you work on this job,

including paid and unpaid overtime?                        

 

               Code # of HOURS PER WEEK (01-95)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314

 

 

 

319      K10.  How much do you enjoy doing that kind of work‑‑do you enjoy it a

great deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all?      

1.  A GREAT DEAL 

2.  QUITE A BIT 

3.  SOME 

4.  A LITTLE 

5.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314


320      K11.  How satisfied are you with your job‑‑completely, very, somewhat,     

not very or not at all satisfied?                          

 

1.  COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2.  VERY SATISFIED     

3.  SOMEWHAT SATISFIED 

4.  NOT VERY SATISFIED 

5.  NOT AT ALL SATISFIED     

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314

 

 

 

321      K12.  In general, how often do you feel bothered or upset in your work‑‑

almost always, often, sometimes, rarely, or never?         

 

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS  

2.  OFTEN  

3.  SOMETIMES  

4.  RARELY  

5.  NEVER 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314

 

 

 

322      K13.  INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

1.  R IS RETIRED

┌────────────┐

0 in 323-334├─2.  ALL OTHERS

└────────────┘                                                              

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 312; 2 in 314

 

 

 


323      K14.  INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

┌────────┐

0 in 324├─────1.  R IS RETIRED                    

└────────┘

2.  ALL OTHERS

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 322

 

 

 

324      K15. Before now, have you ever held a regular job for pay?      

 

1.  YES

┌───────┐

0 in   ├──────5.  NO

325-334    

└───────┴──────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 322; 1 in 323

 

 

 

325      K16.  What is your occupation on your main job?

 

K17.  What kind of work do you do?  What are your most important

activities or duties?                                      

 

Use 1970 Census Occupation Code--3 digit

Precoded # in green pencil from left margin

 

000.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324

 

 

 

326      K18.  What kind of business or industry was that in?  What did they make          or do where you worked?                                

 

Use 1970 Census Industry Code--3 digit

Precoded # in green pencil from left margin

 

000.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324

 

 

 


327      K19.  Were you self‑employed, or did you work for a private employer or

a municipal, county, state or federal government?          

 

1.  SELF‑EMPLOYED   

2.  PRIVATE EMPLOYER   

3.  GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER  

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324

 

 

 

328      K20.  In what year did you stop working on that job?  (IF DK: How old

were you when you stopped working?                         

 

Code YEAR ENDED (1910-1988)

 

9998.  DK

9999.  NA

 

0000.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324; R answered AGE to K20

 

 

 

329      K20.  In what year did you stop working on that job?  (IF DK: How old

were you when you stopped working?                         

 

Code AGE (20-95)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324; R answered YEAR to K20

 

 

 


330      K21.  How much did you enjoy doing that kind of work‑‑did you enjoy it

a great deal, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all?    

1.  A GREAT DEAL 

2.  QUITE A BIT 

3.  SOME 

4.  A LITTLE 

5.  NOT AT ALL 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324

 

 

 


331      K22.  People (retire/leave a paid job) for many reasons.  What are the

332            reasons you (retired/left your last job)?  (PROBE: Were there any

other reasons?)                                            

 

FAMILY RELATED

11.  Marriage; got married

12.  Pregnancy or childbirth

13.  Spouse doesn't want R to work       

14.  Time with family: childcare responsibilities; to take care of/spend more time with spouse/children/family (exc. health mentions/spouse retired-- n.e.c

15.  Health or illness of family member (R's health, code 41): spouse ill/disabled; children sick

 

 

 

FINANCIAL REASONS

21.  Low pay; not enough/no benefits

22.  Don't need to work; don't need money; spouse has (new/good) job; have enough savings; could afford to quit/retire; able to get Social Security/pension

23.  Offered financial incentive by employer to retire (early)

 

 

 

JOB RELATED

31.  Disliked job or aspects of job; disliked hours, location, type of work, responsibility

32.  Job ended; fired; laid off; company closed/will close

33.  Forced retirement; had reached mandatory retirement age

34.  Interpersonal problems on job--any mention

35.  Start own business/be self-employed

36.  Transportation problems

 


331      K22.  Continued                                                  

332

PERSONAL REASONS

41.  R's health/disability/illness; "my health is bad"; "got sick and had to quit/retire"

42.  Age; too old to work; reached retirement age; "I was 65" (mandatory retirement, code 33)

43.  To go to school

44.  To spend time on other activities; to travel, enjoy life, have time for leisure activities/hobbies

45.  Residence change; moved/will move; spouse got transferred (requiring move); to live with children

 

49.  Don't want to work (any longer) (incl. retirement)--general: tired of working; worked long enough/put in enough time; wanted to retire--NFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

┌─────────┐

Make Card├────97.  Other

└─────────┘

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324; no further mention

 

 

 


333      K23.  Did you leave this job earlier, just about the time you wanted to,

or later than you wanted to?                               

 

1.  EARLIER 

2.  JUST ABOUT TIME  

3.  LATER 

┌─────────┐

Make Card├────7.  OTHER (SPECIFY)

└─────────┘

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324

 

 

 

334      K24.  Have the changes brought about by your (retirement/stopping work) been entirely good, mostly good, mostly bad, or entirely bad for

you?                                                       

 

1.  ENTIRELY GOOD   

2.  MOSTLY GOOD   

3.  MOSTLY BAD  

4.  ENTIRELY BAD      

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 322; 5 or 9 in 324

 

 

 

Now a few questions about your financial situation.

 

335      L1.   How satisfied are you with your present financial situation‑-

completely, very, somewhat, not very or not at all satisfied?    

 

1.  COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2.  VERY SATISFIED     

3.  SOMEWHAT SATISFIED 

4.  NOT VERY SATISFIED 

5.  NOT AT ALL SATISFIED     

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

          


336      L2.   (RB, P. 23) How difficult is it for you to meet the monthly payments on your bills?  Is it extremely, very, somewhat,

slightly, or not at all difficult?                         

 

1.  EXTREMELY DIFFICULT 

2.  VERY DIFFICULT     

3.  SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT 

4.  SLIGHTLY DIFFICULT 

5.  NOT AT ALL DIFFICULT    

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

337      L3.   Not using the booklet‑‑in general, how do your finances usually work out at the end of the month‑‑do you find that you usually  end up with some money left over, just enough money to make ends

meet, or not enough money to make ends meet?               

 

1.  SOME MONEY LEFT OVER  

2.  JUST ENOUGH MONEY  

3.  NOT ENOUGH MONEY 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

338      L4.   How often do you feel bothered by your financial situation? 

Would you say almost always, often, sometimes, rarely, or never?

 

1.  ALMOST ALWAYS 

2.  OFTEN 

3.  SOMETIMES 

4.  RARELY 

5.  NEVER 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

 


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339      M1.   Now let's talk about volunteer work. (READ SLOWLY)  During the last 12 months, did you do volunteer work for a church or other religious organization, for a political group, a senior citizens'

group, or for any other type of organization?              

 

1.  YES     

 

┌─────────┬────5.  NO

0 in    

340-341 ├────8.  DK

└─────────┴────9.  NA

 

 

 

340      M2.   (RB, P. 24) About how many hours did you spend on volunteer work of these kinds during the last 12 months?  (Would you say less than 20 hours, 20 to 39 hours, 40 to 79 hours, 80 to 159 hours, or

160 hours or more?                                           

 

1.  LESS THAN 20 HOURS

2.  20‑39 HOURS  

3.  40‑79 HOURS   

4.  80‑159 HOURS  

5.  160 HOURS OR MORE

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 339

 

 

 


341      M3.   Not using the booklet‑‑how much did you enjoy doing that volunteer work‑‑did you enjoy it a great deal, quite a bit, some, a little,

or not at all?                                             

 

1.  A GREAT DEAL  

2.  QUITE A BIT  

3.  SOME  

4.  A LITTLE  

5.  NOT AT ALL

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 339

 

 

 

M4.   Now let's talk about help you may have given in the last year tofriends, neighbors, or relatives who did not live with you.  We are interested in help you provided during the last 12 months for which you did not receive pay.

 

342      M4a.  During the last 12 months, did you provide transportation, shop or run errands for friends, neighbors or relatives who did not live

with you?                                                  

 

1.  YES                           ┌──────────────┐

5.  NO                            USE SAME CODE

                                                 FOR V343-345 

8.  DK                            └──────────────┘

9.  NA

 

 

343      M4b.  Did you help others with their housework or with the upkeep of

their house, car or other things?                          

 

344      M4c.  Did you do childcare without pay for persons not living in your

household?                                                 

 

345      M4d.  Did you do any other things in the last 12 months to help

neighbors, friends or relatives who did not live with you? 

 

                

 


346      M5.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

1.  RESPONDENT GAVE HELP TO RELATIVES, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS      (ONE OR MORE "YES" TO M4a‑M4d)                               

┌─────────┐                                                                       0 in     ├────2.  ALL OTHERS

347-348 

└─────────┘                                                                      

 

347      M6.   (RB, STILL ON P. 24) About how many hours did you spend doing these things during the last 12 months?  (Would you say less than 20 hours, 20 to 39 hours, 40 to 79 hours, 80 to 159 hours, or 160

hours or more?                                             

 

1.  LESS THAN 20 HOURS

2.  20‑39 HOURS  

3.  40‑79 HOURS   

4.  80‑159 HOURS  

5.  160 HOURS OR MORE

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 346

 

 

 

348      M7.   Not using the  booklet‑‑how  much did you enjoy helping friends, neighbors and relatives‑‑a great deal, quite a bit, some, a

little, or not at all?                                     

 

1.  A GREAT DEAL  

2.  QUITE A BIT   

3.  SOME  

4.  A LITTLE  

5.  NOT AT ALL

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 346

 

 

 

 

 

 


349      M8.   Now please think about friends and relatives who have trouble taking care of themselves because of physical or mental illness, disability, or for some other  reason.  [Besides your (husband/ wife),]  Are you currently involved in helping someone like this

by caring for them directly or arranging for their care by others?

1.  YES       

 

┌────┬─────────5.  NO

0 in       

350 ├─────────8.  DK

└────┴─────────9.  NA

 

 

 

350      M8a.  About how many hours do you spend doing this in a usual week?     

Code number of HOURS (01-95)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 349 

 

 

 


N0.   (SAB, P. 8)  Please look at page 8 of the yellow booklet. After each statement, put an "X" in the box that best describes how true you think the statement is.  Again, the best answer is usually the one that comes to mind first, so don't spend too much time on any one question. (If you prefer, I can read the statements to you.)

 

351      N0.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

 

1.  R READS SAB ALONE--Code from Booklet

 

2.  IWER READS AND MARKS ANSWERS IN QUESTIONNAIRE--Code from Questionnaire

 

3.  IWER READS ALOUD BUT R MARKS IN SAB BY HIM/HERSELF--Code from Booklet

 

9.  NA

 

 

 

352       N1.  In the long run, good people will be rewarded for the good things         they have done.  Is this very true, somewhat true, a little

true, or not at all true?                                  

 

1.  VERY TRUE                          ┌──────────────┐

2.  SOMEWHAT TRUE                      USE SAME CODE

3.  A LITTLE TRUE                      FOR V353-374 

4.  NOT TRUE AT ALL                    └──────────────┘  

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

                                                                                 

353      N2.   By and large, people deserve what they get.                

 

354      N3.   Death is simply part of the process of life.                 

355      N4.   People who meet with misfortune have often brought it on

themselves.                                                

 

356      N5.   I don't see any point in worrying about death.             

 

357      N6.   Eventually, everybody gets what is coming to them.         

 

358      N7.   When I look back on what has happened to me, I feel cheated.

 

359      N8.   I don't seem to get what should be coming to me.           

 

360      N9.   In the long run, people get the respect they deserve.      


361      N10.  I would neither fear death nor welcome it.                 

 

362      N11.  It is only a matter of time before the bad people will be punished

for the bad things they have done.                         

 

363      N12.  Other people always seem to get the breaks.                

 

364      N13.  I am certain something bad could happen to me at any time.   

365      N14.  I am certain something bad could happen to one of my loved ones

at any time.                                               

 

366      N15.  Getting too attached to people is unwise.                  

 

367      N16.  I am resigned to the fact that we all have to die.         

 

368      N17.  Bad things can happen to anyone at any time.               

 

369      N18.  People who think catastrophes cannot happen to them are kidding

themselves.                                                

 

370      N19.  People die when it is their time to die, and nothing can change

that.                                                      

 

371      N20.  Everything that happens is a part of God's plan.           

 

372      N21.  If bad things happen, it is because they were meant to be. 

 

373      N22.  Everything that happens has a purpose.                     

 

374      N23.  The good and bad things that have happened to me were destined to

happen.                                                       


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375      P1.   Now I have some questions to which I would like you to answer "yes" or "no".  Have you ever been the victim  of a serious

physical attack or assault?                                

 

1.  YES         

5.  NO 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

376      P2.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

┌─────────┐

0 in 378 ├────1.  R IS MALE                     

└─────────┘  

┌─────────┐  

0 in 377 ├────2.  R IS FEMALE     

└─────────┘                                                      

 

 

377      P3.   Have you ever had direct combat experience in any war?     

 

1.  YES    

5.  NO           

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 2 in 376

 

 

 

378      P4.   Have you ever had a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or an abortion?     

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 376

                                      

                                       


379      P5.   Have you ever had a life‑threatening illness or accidental injury

at any time in your life?                                  

 

1.  YES    

┌────┐

0 in├─────────5.  NO

380        

└────┴─────────9.  NA

 

 

 

380      P5a.  Have you had a life‑threatening illness or injury in the past 12

months?                                                    

 

1.  YES    

5.  NO 

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 379

 

 

 

P6.   Did you have a serious but not life‑threatening illness during the last 12 months?

 

381      P6a.  A SERIOUS, BUT NOT LIFE‑THREATENING, ILLNESS?              

 

1.  YES                           ┌──────────────┐

5.  NO                            USE SAME CODE

                                                 FOR V382-386 

8.  DK                            └──────────────┘

9.  NA

 

 

382      P6b.  Were you robbed or was your home burglarized in the past 12

months?                                                    

 

383      P6c. Did you involuntarily lose a job for reasons other than retirement

in the past 12 months?                                     

 

384      P6d.  Did you have any serious financial problems or difficulties in the

past 12 months?                                            

 

385      P6e.  Did a parent, brother or sister die in the past 12 months?                                

386      P6f.  Did someone else you felt very close to die in the past 12 months?


387      Q1.       Over the past 2 weeks, have you been feeling sad, blue or depressed most of the time, or have you lost all interest and

pleasure in the things you usually care about or enjoy?

┌──────────────┐

0 in 388-389  ├───1.  YES  

└──────────────┘

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

 

 

388      Q1a.      Have you ever in your life felt this way for a two week

period?                                                

┌─────────┐

0 in 389 ├────────1.  YES     

└─────────┘

5.  NO 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 387

 

 

 

389      Q1b.      Has there ever been a time in your life lasting two weeks or more when you felt irritable, easily annoyed and down in the

dumps?                                                 

 

1.  YES

 

┌─────────┬────────5.  NO

0 in           

390-413  ├────────8.  DK

└─────────┴────────9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 1 in 387  or 388

 

 

 


390      Q2/2a/2b. How many periods or spells like that have you ever had that lasted two weeks or longer?  If you are having one now, please

include it also.                                       

 

Code number of SPELLS (01-30)

┌─────────┐

0 in 413 ├────────01.  ONE

└─────────┘

02-30.

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

                     ┌──────────────────────────────────────────────┐

  NOTE:  Q3, Q7, Q9, and Q13 are not being coded

         in this application.                  

                     └──────────────────────────────────────────────┘

 

 

 

391      Q4/Q10.   In what month and year did the (worst) depression start?

(IF DK YEAR: How old were you when it started?)--MONTH 

 

Code MONTH (01-12)

 

96. No time period given but R indicates chronic/intermittent problem, e.g., "all my life," "since I was 15"           

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  R answered AGE; Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 


392      Q4/Q10.   In what month and year did the (worst) depression start? 

(IF DK YEAR: How old were you when it started?)--YEAR  

 

                   Code YEAR (1910-1988)

 

9996.  No time period given but R indicates chronic/

   intermittent problem, e.g., "all my life," "since I was

   15"          

 

9998.  DK

9999.  NA

 

0000.  R answered AGE; Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 

393      Q4/Q10.   In what month and year did the (worst) depression start? 

(IF DK YEAR: How old were you when it started?)--AGE   

 

                   Code AGE (01-95)

 

96. No time period given but R indicates chronic/intermittent problem, e.g., "all my life," "since I was 15"          

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  R answered month and year; Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 

394      Q5/Q11.   How long did the period or spell last?--# WEEKS        

 

Code number of WEEKS (01-52)

 

96. No time period given but R indicates chronic/intermittent problem, e.g., "all my life," "since I was 15"          

 

97. STILL GOING ON

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  R answered in months or years; Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 


395      Q5/Q11.   How long did the period or spell last?--# MONTHS       

 

Code number of MONTHS (01-60)

 

96. No time period given but R indicates chronic/intermittent problem, e.g., "all my life," "since I was 15"          

 

97. STILL GOING ON

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  R answered weeks or years; Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 

396      Q5/Q11.   How long did the period or spell last?--# YEARS        

 

Code number of YEARS (01-80)

 

96. No time period given but R indicates chronic/intermittent problem, e.g., "all my life," "since I was 15"          

 

97. STILL GOING ON

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  R answered weeks or months; Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 

397      Q6-6a/    INTERVIEWER QUESTION

Q12-12a.  DID R SPECIFY "OFF AND ON" OR USE OTHER WORDS INDICATING THAT

FEELING WAS INTERMITTENT?                              

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

 

 


Q8/Q14.   Now I have some questions about things that may have happened during (this/that) period or spell.  Did you...              

 

398      Q8a/Q14a. ...lose your appetite?                                 

 

1.  YES                     ┌─────────────┐

5.  NO                      USE SAME CODE

                        FOR V399-412

8.  DK                      └─────────────┘

9.  NA                      

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389

 

399      Q8b/Q14b. Did you lose or gain weight without trying to‑‑as much as two pounds a week for several weeks, or as much as ten pounds

altogether?                                            

 

400      Q8c/Q14c. Did you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or with

waking up too early?                                   

 

401      Q8d/Q14d. Did you talk or move more slowly than is normal for you?    

 

402      Q8e/Q14e. Did you have to be moving all the time; that is, you couldn't

sit still or paced up and down?                        

                                                                                 

403      Q8f/Q14f. Was your interest in sex a lot less than usual?        

 

404      Q8g/Q14g. Did you feel worthless, sinful or guilty?              

 

405      Q8h/Q14h. Did you have a lot more trouble concentrating than is normal

for you?                                               

 

406      Q8j/Q14j. Did your thoughts come more slowly than usual or seem mixed

up?                                                    

 

407      Q8k/Q14k. Were you sleeping too much?                            

 

408      Q8m/Q14m. Did you feel tired out all the time?                   

 

409      Q8n/Q14n. Did you think a lot about death‑‑either your own, someone

else's, or death in general?                           

 

410      Q8p/Q14p. Did you feel like you wanted to die?                   

 

411      Q8q/Q14q. Did you feel so low you thought about committing suicide?

 

412      Q8r/Q14r. Did you attempt suicide?                               

 


413      Q15.      Now please think about the first period or spell of depression you ever had that lasted 2 weeks or longer.  How old were you

when you had that first spell?                         

 

Code AGE (01-95)

 

96.  R says wasn't depressed (for 2 weeks or longer)

 

98.  DK

99.  NA

 

00.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 389; 01 in 390

 

 

 

414      Q16.      (READ SLOWLY:)  Now I want to ask you about periods of mild depression.  Have you ever had a period of 2 years or more when you felt generally sad, blue or mildly depressed most of the time, even though there may have been times when you felt

okay?                                                  

 

1.  YES

 

┌─────────┬────────5.  NO

0 in           

415-422  ├────────8.  DK

└─────────┴────────9.  NA

 

 

 

Q17.      During these periods of feeling mildly depressed, did you often...

 

415      Q17a.     ...lose your appetite?                                 

 

         1.  YES                                    ┌─────────────┐

          5.  NO                                     USE SAME CODE

                                                              FOR V416-421

8.  DK                                     └─────────────┘

9.  NA                                                    

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 414

 

416      Q17b.     ...overeat?                                            

 

417      Q17c.     ...have trouble sleeping or did you sleep too much?    

 

418      Q17d.     ...have little energy to do things or feel tired a lot?


419      Q17e.     Did you often feel down on yourself, feel worthless or like a

failure?                                               

 

420      Q17f.     ...have trouble concentrating or making decisions?       

421      Q17g.     ...think about death or wish you were dead?            

 

 

 

422      Q18.      During those 2 years or more of mild depression, was there a

period of time lasting 3 months or more when you felt ok?     

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 5, 8-9 in 414

 

 

 

423      Q19.      Now I would like to ask you if there has ever been a period of one week or more when you were so happy or excited or high that you got into trouble, or family or friends worried about

it, or a doctor said that you were manic?              

                                     

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 


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424      R1.   The next several questions are about religion.  What is your religious preference--Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, or something else?

 

R1a.  What denomination is that?                                 

 

PROTESTANT: REFORMATION ERA

01. Congregational

02. Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England

03. Evangelical and Reformed

04. Lutheran (exc. 33)

05. Presbyterian

06. Reformed, Dutch Reformed or Christian Reformed

07. United Church of Christ

 

PROTESTANT: PIETISTIC

11. African Methodist Episcopal; AME Zion

12. Baptist‑‑NA type (see also 24,31)

13. Christian Church; Disciples of Christ

14. Methodist, except 11 or 25

15. United Brethren or Evangelical United Brethren (EUB)

16. Mennonite; Amish

17. Church of the Brethren

 

PROTESTANT: FUNDAMENTALIST

21. Church of Christ; Holiness

22. Church of God

23. Church of God in Christ

24. Fundamentalist Baptist: include Primitive Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Gospel Baptist

25. Nazarene or Free Methodist

26. Pentecostal or Assembly of God

27. Plymouth Brethren

28. Salvation Army

29. Sanctified

30. Seventh Day Adventist

31. Southern Baptist

32. United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance

33. Missouri Synod Lutheran

34. Apostolic

 

PROTESTANT: GENERAL

41. Protestant, denomination NA or "none"; "Evangelical"‑‑NFS

42. Non‑denominational Protestant church

43. Community church‑‑no denominational basis

┌─────────┐

Make Card├────49. Other Protestant‑‑not listed above

└─────────┘


424     R1/R1a.   Continued                                              

 

CATHOLIC; EASTERN ORTHODOX

51. ROMAN CATHOLIC; "Catholic"

52. Greek Rite Catholic

53. Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox; Greek/Russian Orthodox; other Orthodox

 

NON‑TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN

61. Christian Scientist

62. Jehovah's Witnesses

63. Latter Day Saints, Mormons

64. Quakers

65. Spiritualists

66. Unitarian or Universalist

67. Unity

 

69. Other non‑traditional Christian

 

JEWISH

71. JEWISH

 

NON‑CHRISTIAN

81. Nation of Islam; Islam; Muslim; Moslem; Mohammedan

82. World Community of Islam in the West

83. Buddhist

84. Hindu

85. Bahai

 

89. Other non‑Christian religion

 

NO RELIGION

90. NONE; NO PREFERENCE

95. Atheist; agnostic

 

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Make Card├────97. Other

└─────────┘

98. DK; don't remember

99. NA


                        ALPHABETICAL LIST OF RELIGIONS

 

 

34.   Apostolic                              63.   Latter Day Saints

11.   African Methodist Episcopal; AME       04.   Lutheran

95.   Agnostic

11.   AME Zion                               16.   Mennonite

16.   Amish                                  14.   Methodist

02.   Anglican                               11.   Methodist AME

26.   Assemblies of God                      24.   Missionary Baptist

95.   Atheist                                33.   Missionary Synod Lutheran

63.   Mormon

85.   Bahai                                  81.   Moslem

12.   Baptist (NA type)                      81.   Muslim

83.   Buddhist

81.   Nation of Islam

51.   Catholic                               25.   Nazarene

32.   Christian and Missionary Alliance      42.   Non-denominational Protestant

06.   Christian Reformed

61.   Christian Scientist                    53.   Orthodox

21.   Church of Christ

02.   Church of England                      26.   Pentecostal

22.   Church of God                          27.   Plymouth Brethren

23.   Church of God in Christ                05.   Presbyterian

17.   Church of the Brethren                 24.   Primitive Baptist

43.   Community Church--no denomination      32.   Protestant Missionary

01.   Congregational

64.   Quaker

13.   Disciples of Christ

06.   Dutch Reformed                         06.   Reformed

51.   Roman Catholic

53.   Eastern Orthodox                       53.   Russian Orthodox

02.   Episcopalian

03.   Evangelical and Reformed               29.   Sanctified

15.   Evangelical (United) Brethren          28.   Salvation Army

41.   Evangelical--NFS                       30.   Seventh Day Adventist

65.   Spiritualist

25.   Free Methodist                         31.   Southern Baptist

24.   Free Will Baptist

24.   Fundamentalist Baptist                 66.   Unitarian

15.   United Brethren

24.   Gospel Baptist                         07.   United Church of Christ

53.   Greek Orthodox                         32.   United Missionary

67.   Unity

84.   Hindu                                  66.   Universalist

21.   Holiness                              

82.   World Community of Islam

81.   Islam

 

62.   Jehovah's Witnesses

71.   Jewish

 


425     R1b.   Is that a Christian religion?                              

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 01-95 in 424

 

 

 

426      R2.   In general, how important are religious or spiritual beliefs in your day‑to‑day life‑‑would you say very important, fairly

important, not too important, or not at all important?     

 

1.  VERY IMPORTANT       

2.  FAIRLY IMPORTANT     

3.  NOT TOO IMPORTANT    

┌─────────┬────4.  NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT      

0 in           

427-430  ├────8.  DK

└─────────┴────9.  NA

 

 

                                                                          

427      R3.   INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT                                     

┌─────────┐

0 in     ├────1.  R IS JEWISH (AT R1)

428-430        

└─────────┴────2.  R IS OTHER NON‑CHRISTIAN ("NO" AT R1b)

 

3.  ALL OTHERS                                              

 

0.  Inap, 4, 8-9 in 426

 

 

 


428      R4.   Would you say that you have been "born again", that is, had a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Jesus

Christ?                                                    

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 4, 8-9 in 426 ; 1 or 2 in 427

 

 

 

429      R5.   Do you ever try to encourage people to believe in Jesus and to

accept Him as their Savior?                                

 

1.  YES

5.  NO

 

8.  DK

9.  NA

 

0.  Inap, 4, 8-9 in 426;  1 or 2 in 427

 

 

 

430      R6.   Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement:  The Bible is the actual Word of God and is to be taken

literally, word for word.                                  

 

1.  AGREE          

 

5.  DISAGREE 

 

8.  DK

9.  NA