Whether has heart disease and kidney disease (COHDKDP)
This variable describes whether a person has reported having both heart disease and kidney disease.
Has heart disease (including heart attack or angina) and kidney disease
Does not have heart disease (including heart attack or angina) and kidney disease
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?
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 ‘Heart disease (including heart attack or angina)’ and ‘Kidney disease’ they are coded to 1 ‘Has heart disease (including heart attack or angina) and kidney disease’. 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 heart disease (including heart attack or angina) and kidney disease’.
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.