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Count of adults (15 years and over) with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (CALTHD)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable counts the number of adults aged 15 years and over in a household who reported they had at least one of the selected long-term health conditions. Selected long-term health conditions include:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • cancer
  • dementia
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • lung conditions
  • mental health conditions
  • stroke

‘Any other long-term health condition(s)’ are excluded from the count.

Scope

Occupied private dwellings

Categories

CodeCategory

0

No adults reported a selected long-term health condition

1

One adult reported a selected long-term health condition

2

Two adults reported a selected long-term health condition

3

Three adults reported a selected long-term health condition

4

Four adults reported a selected long-term health condition

5

Five or more adults reported a selected long-term health condition

6

Some adults in household had not stated long-term health condition

&

All adults in household not stated

@

Not applicable

Number of categories: 9

Not applicable (@) comprises:

  • Visitor only households
  • Other non-classifiable households
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s

Question(s) from the Census form

What is the person’s date of birth and age?

    What is the person’s date of birth and age?
    What is Person 1's date of birth?

    If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

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    Day Month Year

    OR

    Don't know date of birth

    Age

      More information

      Additional information relating to the question on: What is the person’s date of birth and age?

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      What is Person 1's date of birth?

      If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

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      It is important to note:
      • Date of birth is the date that the person was born.
      • Age is required only if the person's date of birth is not known. Please report age at Census night – Tuesday 10 August 2021.

      If the person is less than one year old and their date of birth is not known, enter '0' in the age box.

        Example

        Example response to date of birth question: Don't know date of birth response selected

        Example

        What is Person 1's date of birth?

        If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

        More information

        Day Month Year

        OR

        Don't know date of birth (selected response)

        Age years

        Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?

          Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?
          Has Person 1 been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?

          Include health conditions that have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more.

          Include health conditions that:
          • may recur from time to time, or
          • are controlled by medication, or
          • are in remission.

          Select all that apply.

          Person's long-term health conditions

          Arthritis

          Asthma

          Cancer (including remission)

          Dementia (including Alzheimer's)

          Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)

          Heart disease (including heart attack or angina)

          Kidney disease

          Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)

          Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety)

          Stroke

          Any other long-term health condition(s)

          No long-term health condition

          How this variable is created

          This variable is derived from responses to the long-term health conditions question and the Age (AGEP) variable. It counts the number of people aged 15 years and over in a household who have marked one of the following long-term health conditions:

          • arthritis
          • asthma
          • cancer
          • dementia
          • diabetes
          • heart disease
          • kidney disease
          • lung conditions
          • mental health conditions
          • stroke

          If all people aged 15 years or over in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, this variable is set to ‘Not stated’.

          If some people aged 15 years or over in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, this variable is set to category 6, ‘Some adults in household had not stated long-term health condition’.

          Visitor only households and other non-classifiable households are excluded. People away from the dwelling on Census night are excluded from this variable.

          History and changes

          This is a new variable for 2021.

          Data use considerations

          There are no data use considerations for this variable.

          Related variables and glossary terms

          • Count of children with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (CCLTHD)
          • Count of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (CPLTHD)
          • Count of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (ranges) (CPLTHRD)
          • Relationship in household (RLHP)
          • Long-term health condition(s)