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Had angina pectoris, past 12 months

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For sample adults whom a doctor or other health professional had ever diagnosed as having angina pectoris (ANGIPECEV), ANGIPECYR reports answers to the question, "During the past 12 months, have you had ... Angina, also called angina pectoris?"

Angina pectoris, which was not defined in the survey documentation, consists of sudden attacks of constricting pressure or pain, often in the chest, resulting from not enough blood and oxygen getting to the heart muscle. Angina is generally caused by coronary heart disease.

Related Variables 

In 2002 and 2007, the survey identified sample adults who had other forms of heart disease during the past 12 months, including a heart attack or myocardial infarction (HEARTATYR), coronary heart disease (CHEARTDIYR), or any other kind of heart condition or heart disease (other than heart attack, angina pectoris, or coronary heart disease) (HEARTCONYR). Respondents for these inquiries were limited to those whom a doctor or other health professional had ever diagnosed as having the corresponding heart condition (HEARTATTEV, CHEARTDIEV, and (HEARTCONEV). Also in 2002, the survey identified sample adults who had congestive heart failure during the past 12 months (CONHFAILYR), again limiting the inquiry to those sample adults who had ever been diagnosed with this condition (CONHFAILEV).

The 1977 survey included a single, broad question covering all types of heart disease or heart trouble during the past 12 months. Specifically, persons age 20 and older were asked, "During the past 12 months, did you have heart disease or heart trouble?" (HEARTDISYR).


This variable is comparable over time.


  • 2002; 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told by a doctor they had angina pectoris.


  • 2002, 2007