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").
If you stand still, what happens to the pain or discomfort?
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 point is to find out what happens to the pain when the respondent reduces or stops physical activity. There are two response options for this question: "relieved" or "not relieved". The
interviewer should read out the two response options to the respondent. If the respondent says that the pain usually increases, the interviewer should record "not relieved".