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Whether has cancer and heart disease (COCNHDP)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable describes whether a person has reported having both cancer and heart disease.

Scope

All persons

Categories

CodeCategory

1

Has cancer (including remission) and heart disease (including heart attack or angina)

2

Does not have cancer (including remission) and heart disease (including heart attack or angina)

&

Not stated

V

Overseas visitor

Number of categories: 4

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 and aims to capture people who have specific combinations of health conditions (known as comorbidity).

    Where a respondent selects ‘Cancer (including remission)’ and ‘Heart disease (including heart attack or angina)’ they are coded to 1 ‘Has cancer (including remission) and heart disease (including heart attack or angina)’. 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 2 ‘Does not have cancer (including remission) and heart disease (including heart attack or angina)’.

    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.

    Related variables and glossary terms

    • Whether has cancer (including remission) (HCANP)
    • Whether has heart disease (including heart attack or angina) (HHEDP)