Now I would like to read to you questions about some health problems or health care needs that you and the young children in this house may have experienced, and the treatment or medical care that you may have received.
Have you ever been treated for it (referring to the disease asked about question Q6001)?
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.
The purpose of this question is to find out if the respondent has been treated for disease referred to in the preceding question (arthritis). The information will help to identify which groups of persons are being underserved by the health care system. This question should be asked to all respondents, even if the response to the preceding question is negative. There could be situations when someone is treated without a definitive diagnosis. As in the case of the question about the diagnosis (6000), the respondent is given an open time frame for recall. The respondent may have had a diagnosis in the past and may have been treated for it. If so, the respondent may not have symptoms of the disease anymore. This is important to know in order to better understand the responses to the symptomatic questions in this section related to each particular condition.