Have you ever been diagnosed with angina or angina pectoris (a heart disease)?
Do not know
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 serves to identify individuals with a diagnosed case of angina (also called angina pectoris or ischaemic hearth disease). Angina is a temporary pain in the chest that can radiate to other parts of the upper body, mainly to the left arm. Some persons with angina may experience increasingly severe episodes that can lead to a heart attack. Angina can be controlled by lifestyle changes, prescription drugs, or surgery. If the respondent does not understand the term “angina”, the interviewer may describe the condition as “heartrelated chest pain”.
As with any chronic condition - one that lasts a long time - the respondent is given an open time frame for recalling the diagnosis.