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DEMENTIAEV
Ever told you had Dementia

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Description

For sample adults age 18 and older, DEMENTIAEV reports responses to the question, "Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had ... Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease?"

The 2019 Field Representative's Manual defines Dementia as "the loss of cognitive functioning - thinking, remembering, and reasoning - and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities."

Comparability

Questionnaire design changes introduced in 2019 limit comparability with earlier years. The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.

Universe

  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+.
  • 2019: Sample adults age 18+.

Availability

  • 2007, 2019

Weights