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Worry over own health

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For sample adults age 55 and older who did not use a proxy respondent, HEALTHWORRY reports how much the respondent's overall health has caused her/him "a great deal of worry", "some worry", "hardly any worry", or "no worry at all" in the past year.

HEALTHWORRY 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 search function and IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


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


  • 1984