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Had varicose veins, past 12 months

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For sample persons age 55 and over, this variable indicates if the respondent had varicose veins in past 12 months. A definition of "varicose veins" was not provided to respondents and was assumed to be defined by the respondent. The inquiry did not require diagnosis by a medical doctor or health professional.


This variable was part of the 1984 Supplement on Aging, which asked respondents if they had or ever had vision, hearing, heart, and bone conditions and other impairments.

Related Variables

Along with VARICOSEYR, respondents were asked if they had any 4 other conditions in the past 12 months, and could indicate as many as necessary.


These include:


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+.


  • 1984