During the last 12 months, have you experienced…
For this set of questions, the interviewer must read out a series of symptoms and determine if the respondent had any of those symptoms in the last 12 months. The point of asking symptom-related questions is to screen those individuals who might have a specific health condition or disease. Because there could be a number of symptoms that characterise a given health condition, and because some symptoms may be common to different conditions, it is important that the interviewer probe for each symptom to see whether the respondent may have an active disease. It is also important that the time period for the symptoms (in the last 12 months) be clearly understood by the respondent and not confused with other time frames used in this section (such as "ever" and "the last 2 weeks").
Will you show me where the pain or discomfort was?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
This question is only asked to respondents who answered yes to either question Q6012 or Q6013, that is reported experiencing chest pain in the last 12 months. The purpose is to determine the location of the pain and whether it is specific to angina. The interviewer should ask the respondent to show where the pain occurs on the body. Record “upper or middle chest” if the pain is shown in the area above or between the breasts for women, or equivalent area for men (sternum). Record “lower chest” if the pain is shown in the left area of the front chest below the breast/sternum. Other locations of pain may include the left arm, or any other area close to the chest indicated by the respondent. Record all areas
that the respondent mentions or shows.