Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
HRPROB
Now has hearing problem

Codes and Frequencies



Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes

Description

HRPROB indicates whether the respondent or anyone in the respondent's family has a hearing problem. In 1990 and 1991, the questionnaire included separate questions on whether any family member had deafness or trouble hearing in one or both ears.

The 1984 survey text was substantively different, as the question asked was, "Do you now have ---[d]eafness in one of both ears?" This could be a more significant problem then a unspecified "hearing problem"

Comparability

Apart from changes in the universe, the changes in the question wording...

Universe

  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+.
  • 1990-1991: All persons.

Availability

  • 1984, 1990-1991

Weights