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Number of stoke symptoms, past 12 months

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For sample person age 20 and older, STROKESYMPNO is a recoded variable reporting the number of stroke symptoms that person experienced in the past 12 months.

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
  • (STROKEHOSPYR) Hospitalized after stroke symptoms, past 12 months

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There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1977: Persons age 20+.


  • 1977