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Count of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (CPLTHD)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable counts the number of people 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

00

No persons in the household have a long-term health condition

01

One person in the household has a long-term health condition

02

Two persons in the household have a long-term health condition

03

Three persons in the household have a long-term health condition

04

Four persons in the household have a long-term health condition

05

Five persons in the household have a long-term health condition

06

Six persons in the household have a long-term health condition

07

Seven persons in the household have a long-term health condition

08

Eight persons in the household have a long-term health condition

09

Nine persons in the household have a long-term health condition

10

Ten or more persons in the household have a long-term health condition

11

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

&&

All persons in household not stated

@@

Not applicable

Number of categories: 14

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

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. It counts the number of people 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 in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, this variable is set to ‘Not stated’.

    If some people in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, this variable is set to category 6, ‘Some persons in household had not stated long-term health condition’

    Visitor only households and Other non-classifiable households are excluded. Persons temporarily absent 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 persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (ranges) (CPLTHRD)
    • Count of adults (15 years and over) with selected long-term health conditions in household (CALTHD)
    • Count of children with selected long-term health conditions in household (CCLTHD)
    • Long-term health condition(s)