Whether has arthritis and diabetes (COARDBP)
This variable describes whether a person has reported having both arthritis and diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes).
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?
How this variable is created
This variable is derived from responses to the long-term health conditions question and aims to capture people who have specific combinations of health conditions (known as comorbidity).
Where a respondent selects ‘Arthritis’ and ‘Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)’ they are coded to category 1 'Has arthritis and diabetes’. The respondent could also have other long-term health conditions, but those conditions are not recorded in this variable. All other combinations of responses, including ‘No long-term health condition’ are coded to category 2 'Does not have arthritis and diabetes’.
If a person has more than one specified combination of long-term health conditions, they will be captured in more than one comorbidity health variable.
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Data use considerations
If a person has more than one specified combination, they will be captured in more than one comorbidity health variable.
This variable does not have a non-response rate as it is created during Census processing by using responses from one or more questions on the Census form. For the item non-response rate for the health question, see CLTHP.