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Assessment of job of taking care of own health

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For sample persons age 55 and older who did not use a proxy respondent, HEALTHTAKCAR reports how good of a job the respondent feels she/he is doing at taking care of her/his own health, on a scale from "poor" to "excellent".

HEALTHTAKCAR was first introduced in 1984 as part of a series of questions related to the psychological aspects of aging. For more information please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who did not use a proxy respondent.


  • 1984