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Whether has one or more long-term health condition(s) (HLTHP)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable identifies the population who has at least one long-term health condition (including any other long-term health conditions) and the population who reported they did not have a long-term health condition.

Scope

All persons

Categories

CodeCategory

0

Has no long-term health condition

1

Has one or more long-term health condition(s)

&

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. It counts the number of people who marked that they have one or more long-term health conditions (including ‘Any other long-term health condition(s)’). It also counts the number of people who marked ‘No long-term health condition’.

    For a count of the number of selected long-term health conditions a person has, refer to Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP).

    History and changes

    This is a new question for the 2021 Census.

    Data use considerations

    There are no data use considerations for this variable.

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