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GLAUCOMANOW
Now have glaucoma

Description

For sample adults age 55 and over, GLAUCOMANOW indicates if the respondent had glaucoma at the time of the interview. The 1984 Field Representative's Manual described now as "present at any time during the past 2 weeks through the last Sunday before the interview" but did not provide a definition for " glaucoma," The term was respondent defined.

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

Related Variables

Along with GLAUCOMANOW, respondents were asked if they now had any of 5 other eye conditions and could indicate as many as necessary.

 

These include:

  • BLINDEYEnow have blindness in one or both eyes
  • RETINADETNOWnow have detached retina or other retina condition
  • VDIF now have trouble seeing even with glasses

Comparability

This variable has no comparability issues.

Universe

  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+.

Codes and Frequencies



Availability

  • 1984
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