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HIGHBP
High blood pressure in last five years

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Description

HIGHBP is a binary indicator of whether in the last five years the respondent was told by a doctor or other health professional that he or she had hypertension, also called high blood pressure or borderline hypertension.

These data were collected as part of the Well-being Module of the ATUS interview. Research using this variable without activity-level quality of life data should apply WBWT as the weight in analyses; research using this variable in conjunction with activity-level quality of life data should use AWBWT for analyses.

Comparability

This variable is comparable when it is available.

Universe

  • Well-being module respondents.

Availability

  • 2010, 2012-2013

Flags

QHIGHBP