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Hospitalized after stoke symptoms, past 12 months

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For sample person age 20 and older who experienced one or more stroke symptoms in the past 12 months, STROKEHOSPYR reports whether that person was hospitalized because of the symptom(s).

Related Variables

A series of questions were asked in 1977 about stroke symptoms and, for those with stroke symptoms, whether medical attention was sought/provided.


Stroke symptom and follow-up variables:

  • (PARALYSISYR) Had sudden paralysis or weakness of arm/leg, past 12 months
  • (NUMBNESSYR) Had sudden numbness on one side of body, past 12 months
  • (STROKSAWDRYR) Saw doctor after 1+ stroke symptoms, past 12 months

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  • 1977: Persons age 20+.


  • 1977