Whether has other long-term health condition(s) (HOLHP)

Latest release
Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable describes whether a person has been told by a doctor or nurse that they have a long-term health condition that is not:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • cancer (including remission)
  • dementia (including Alzheimer’s)
  • diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)
  • heart disease (including heart attack or angina)
  • kidney disease 
  • lung conditions (including COPD or emphysema)
  • mental health conditions (including depression or anxiety)
  • stroke

This variable does not indicate whether a person has multiple long-term health conditions.

Scope

All persons 

Categories

CodeCategory
111Has one or more other long-term health conditions
112Does not have any other long-term health conditions
&&&Not stated
VVVOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 4

See Understanding supplementary codes for more information.

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 ‘Any other long-term health condition(s)’.

History and changes

This is a new variable for 2021.

Data use consideration

There are no data use considerations for this 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.

Related variables and glossary terms

  • Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
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