Midlife in the United States (MIDUS Refresher), 2011-2014, Aggregate Data


PHONE INTERVIEW: SECTION G - LIFE SATISFACTION



RA1PG1
Satisfied with life at present
Text of this Question or Item
And now a few questions about your life.  At present, how satisfied are you with your LIFE? Very, somewhat, a little, or not at all?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
62.0
61.9
2,215
1
VERY
30.5
30.5
1,091
2
SOMEWHAT
5.5
5.5
196
3
A LITTLE
2.0
2.0
70
4
NOT AT ALL


0.1
4
7
DON'T KNOW


0.0
1
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1284


RA1PG1A
Satisfied with life before recession
Text of this Question or Item
Just before the recession began in 2008, how satisfied were you with your life then? Very, somewhat, a little, or not at all?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
63.8
63.7
2,278
1
VERY
29.2
29.1
1,042
2
SOMEWHAT
5.0
5.0
179
3
A LITTLE
2.1
2.1
74
4
NOT AT ALL


0.1
2
7
DON'T KNOW


0.1
2
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1285


RA1PG2
Control over life in general at present
Text of this Question or Item
At present, how much control do you have over your LIFE IN GENERAL? A lot, some, a little, or none at all?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
66.3
66.2
2,367
1
A LOT
25.6
25.5
913
2
SOME
6.6
6.5
234
3
A LITTLE
1.5
1.5
54
4
NONE AT ALL


0.2
7
7
DON'T KNOW


0.1
2
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1286


RA1PG3
Satisfied with self at present
Text of this Question or Item
Overall, how satisfied are you with YOURSELF? Very, somewhat, a little, or not at all?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
57.7
57.6
2,061
1
VERY
37.1
37.1
1,326
2
SOMEWHAT
4.5
4.5
160
3
A LITTLE
0.7
0.7
25
4
NOT AT ALL


0.1
3
7
DON'T KNOW


0.1
2
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1287


RA1PG4
Rate contribution to others (whole life)
Text of this Question or Item
When you think about your life as a whole up to the present, how would you rate your contribution to the welfare and well-being of other people. Would you say it has been excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
19.6
19.5
698
1
EXCELLENT
46.9
46.8
1,673
2
VERY GOOD
26.6
26.6
950
3
GOOD
6.0
6.0
213
4
FAIR
0.9
0.9
32
5
POOR


0.2
6
7
DON'T KNOW


0.1
5
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1288


RA1PG5
Disappointed by achievement (agree, disagree)
Text of this Question or Item
And would you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement: "In many ways, I feel disappointed about my achievements in life"? [Do you agree or disagree with this statement?]
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
17.7
17.6
631
1
AGREE
82.3
82.0
2,933
2
DISAGREE


0.3
10
7
DON'T KNOW


0.1
3
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1289


RA1PG5A
Disappointed by achievement (agree/disagree level)
Text of this Question or Item
Do you (agree/disagree) strongly, somewhat, or only a little?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
61.6
61.2
2,190
1
STRONGLY
31.6
31.5
1,126
2
SOMEWHAT
6.8
6.8
242
3
ONLY A LITTLE


0.2
6
7
DON'T KNOW


0.4
13
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8,9
Record/column: 1/1290


RA1PG6
Outgoing describes you
Text of this Question or Item
For the final set of questions, please tell me how much each of the following describes you. First, OUTGOING? Does this describe you A LOT, SOMEWHAT, A LITTLE, or NOT AT ALL?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
36.9
36.9
1,319
1
A LOT
41.3
41.3
1,477
2
SOMEWHAT
16.5
16.5
590
3
A LITTLE
5.3
5.3
190
4
NOT AT ALL


0.0
1
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1291


RA1PG7
Worrying describes you
Text of this Question or Item
What about WORRYING? [Does this describe you A LOT, SOMEWHAT, A LITTLE, or NOT AT ALL?]
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
14.3
14.3
510
1
A LOT
32.1
32.1
1,149
2
SOMEWHAT
33.5
33.4
1,196
3
A LITTLE
20.1
20.1
720
4
NOT AT ALL


0.1
2
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1292


RA1PG8
Curious describes you
Text of this Question or Item
What about CURIOUS? [Does this describe you A LOT, SOMEWHAT, A LITTLE, or NOT AT ALL?]
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
44.6
44.6
1,595
1
A LOT
40.8
40.7
1,457
2
SOMEWHAT
11.6
11.5
413
3
A LITTLE
3.0
3.0
109
4
NOT AT ALL


0.1
2
7
DON'T KNOW


0.0
1
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1293


RA1PG9
Optimistic describes you
Text of this Question or Item
What about OPTIMISTIC? [Does this describe you A LOT, SOMEWHAT, A LITTLE, or NOT AT ALL?]
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
44.7
44.6
1,597
1
A LOT
42.5
42.5
1,519
2
SOMEWHAT
9.9
9.8
352
3
A LITTLE
2.9
2.9
105
4
NOT AT ALL


0.1
3
7
DON'T KNOW


0.0
1
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: 7,8
Record/column: 1/1294

SAQ: SECTION A - YOUR HEALTH


HEALTH AND LOCUS OF CONTROL



RA1SA1
Rate health current
Text of this Question or Item
Using a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 means "the worst possible health" and 10 means "the best possible health," how would you rate your health these days?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
0.1
0.1
2
0
WORST
0.4
0.3
10
1

0.7
0.5
18
2

2.3
1.7
60
3

3.6
2.6
93
4

7.8
5.7
203
5

9.0
6.5
234
6

22.5
16.4
586
7

31.0
22.6
808
8

17.5
12.7
455
9

5.2
3.8
135
10
BEST


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.2
6
98
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,98
Record/columns: 1/1295-1296


RA1SA2
Rate health 10 years ago
Text of this Question or Item
Looking back ten years ago, how would you rate your health at that time using the same 0 to 10 scale?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
0.2
0.1
4
0
WORST
0.4
0.3
10
1

1.1
0.8
28
2

1.5
1.1
39
3

2.0
1.5
52
4

5.1
3.7
132
5

5.9
4.3
153
6

11.6
8.4
301
7

22.5
16.4
587
8

31.7
23.1
826
9

18.1
13.2
472
10
BEST


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.2
6
98
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,98
Record/columns: 1/1297-1298


RA1SA3
Rate health 10 years future
Text of this Question or Item
Looking ahead ten years into the future, what do you expect your health will be like at that time?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
1.2
0.9
32
0
WORST
0.9
0.7
24
1

2.3
1.6
59
2

4.1
3.0
106
3

4.5
3.3
117
4

8.4
6.1
219
5

12.1
8.8
315
6

21.3
15.5
553
7

25.4
18.4
659
8

15.0
10.9
390
9

4.7
3.4
123
10
BEST


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
13
98
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,98
Record/columns: 1/1299-1300


RA1SA4
Rate control over health
Text of this Question or Item
Using a 0 to 10 scale where 0 means "no control at all" and 10 means "very much control," how would you rate the amount of control you have over your health these days?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
0.6
0.4
16
0
NONE
0.7
0.5
17
1

1.3
1.0
34
2

2.2
1.6
57
3

2.6
1.9
67
4

6.9
5.0
180
5

7.5
5.5
195
6

14.5
10.5
376
7

24.9
18.1
649
8

21.8
15.9
568
9

17.0
12.4
443
10
VERY MUCH


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.2
8
98
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,98
Record/columns: 1/1301-1302


RA1SA5
Rate thought/effort put into health
Text of this Question or Item
Using a 0 to 10 scale where 0 means "no thought or effort" and 10 means "very much thought and effort," how much thought and effort do you put into your health these days?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
0.3
0.2
8
0
NONE
0.4
0.3
10
1

1.0
0.8
27
2

2.0
1.5
53
3

2.6
1.9
67
4

7.8
5.7
204
5

9.9
7.2
258
6

18.6
13.5
484
7

23.3
16.9
606
8

18.3
13.3
475
9

15.8
11.5
410
10
VERY MUCH


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.2
8
98
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,98
Record/columns: 1/1303-1304


RA1SA6A
Compare energy now to 5 years ago
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to five years ago, how would you rate yourself today on - ENERGY LEVEL?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
5.8
4.2
151
1
IMPROVED A LOT
11.3
8.2
295
2
IMPROVED A LITTLE
29.0
21.1
753
3
STAYED THE SAME
44.9
32.7
1,168
4
GOTTEN A LITTLE WORSE
9.0
6.5
234
5
GOTTEN A LOT WORSE


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.3
9
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1335-1336


RA1SA6B
Compare fitness now to 5 years ago
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to five years ago, how would you rate yourself today on - PHYSICAL FITNESS?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
7.4
5.4
192
1
IMPROVED A LOT
16.2
11.8
422
2
IMPROVED A LITTLE
27.9
20.2
724
3
STAYED THE SAME
39.9
29.0
1,037
4
GOTTEN A LITTLE WORSE
8.6
6.2
223
5
GOTTEN A LOT WORSE


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.3
12
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1337-1338


RA1SA6C
Compare physique/figure now to 5 years ago
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to five years ago, how would you rate yourself today on - PHYSIQUE/FIGURE?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
6.5
4.7
167
1
IMPROVED A LOT
15.7
11.4
407
2
IMPROVED A LITTLE
30.5
22.1
790
3
STAYED THE SAME
38.8
28.1
1,004
4
GOTTEN A LITTLE WORSE
8.5
6.2
220
5
GOTTEN A LOT WORSE


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.6
22
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1339-1340


RA1SA6D
Compare weight now to 5 years ago
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to five years ago, how would you rate yourself today on - WEIGHT?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
7.0
5.1
181
1
IMPROVED A LOT
17.1
12.4
443
2
IMPROVED A LITTLE
36.1
26.2
936
3
STAYED THE SAME
30.9
22.4
801
4
GOTTEN A LITTLE WORSE
9.0
6.5
233
5
GOTTEN A LOT WORSE


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
16
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1341-1342


RA1SA6E
Compare memory now to 5 years ago
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to five years ago, how would you rate yourself today on - MEMORY?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
2.2
1.6
58
1
IMPROVED A LOT
5.5
4.0
142
2
IMPROVED A LITTLE
52.8
38.3
1,369
3
STAYED THE SAME
34.5
25.0
894
4
GOTTEN A LITTLE WORSE
5.1
3.7
132
5
GOTTEN A LOT WORSE


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
15
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1343-1344


RA1SA7A
Compare overall health to others your age
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to other people your age, how would you rate - YOUR OVERALL HEALTH?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
19.0
13.8
493
1
EXCELLENT
43.1
31.3
1,119
2
GOOD
23.6
17.1
613
3
AVERAGE
11.0
8.0
286
4
FAIR
3.2
2.3
84
5
POOR


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
15
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1345-1346


RA1SA7B
Compare memory to others your age
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to other people your age, how would you rate - YOUR MEMORY?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
15.3
11.0
395
1
EXCELLENT
41.7
30.1
1,077
2
GOOD
30.1
21.7
776
3
AVERAGE
10.0
7.2
257
4
FAIR
3.0
2.2
77
5
POOR


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.8
28
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1347-1348


RA1SA7C
Compare vision to others your age
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to other people your age, how would you rate - YOUR OVERALL VISION?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
12.9
9.3
333
1
EXCELLENT
31.5
22.7
812
2
GOOD
34.1
24.6
879
3
AVERAGE
15.9
11.5
410
4
FAIR
5.7
4.1
147
5
POOR


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.8
29
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1349-1350


RA1SA7D
Compare hearing to others your age
Text of this Question or Item
Compared to other people your age, how would you rate - YOUR OVERALL HEARING?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
19.1
13.8
494
1
EXCELLENT
32.6
23.5
842
2
GOOD
28.2
20.3
727
3
AVERAGE
16.1
11.6
415
4
FAIR
4.0
2.9
102
5
POOR


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.8
30
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1351-1352


RA1SA8A
Keeping healthy depends on things I do
Text of this Question or Item
How much you agree or disagree with the following statements? - KEEPING HEALTHY DEPENDS ON THINGS THAT I CAN DO.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
52.1
37.8
1,352
1
AGREE STRONGLY
37.0
26.8
960
2
AGREE SOMEWHAT
7.3
5.3
190
3
AGREE A LITTLE
1.8
1.3
48
4
NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE
0.6
0.4
16
5
DISAGREE A LITTLE
0.7
0.5
18
6
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
0.5
0.3
12
7
DISAGREE STRONGLY


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
14
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1353-1354


RA1SA8B
Things I can do to reduce heart attack risk
Text of this Question or Item
How much you agree or disagree with the following statements? - THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS I CAN DO FOR MYSELF TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A HEART ATTACK.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
70.4
51.0
1,826
1
AGREE STRONGLY
24.7
17.9
641
2
AGREE SOMEWHAT
3.5
2.5
91
3
AGREE A LITTLE
0.9
0.6
23
4
NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE
0.3
0.2
7
5
DISAGREE A LITTLE
0.1
0.1
3
6
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
0.2
0.1
4
7
DISAGREE STRONGLY


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
15
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1355-1356


RA1SA8C
Things I can do to reduce cancer risk
Text of this Question or Item
How much you agree or disagree with the following statements? - THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS I CAN DO FOR MYSELF TO REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING CANCER.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
32.0
23.2
831
1
AGREE STRONGLY
35.9
26.0
931
2
AGREE SOMEWHAT
18.2
13.2
472
3
AGREE A LITTLE
7.6
5.5
196
4
NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE
2.8
2.0
72
5
DISAGREE A LITTLE
2.0
1.5
52
6
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
1.5
1.1
40
7
DISAGREE STRONGLY


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.4
16
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1357-1358


RA1SA8D
I work hard at trying to stay healthy
Text of this Question or Item
How much you agree or disagree with the following statements? - I WORK HARD AT TRYING TO STAY HEALTHY.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
27.7
20.0
717
1
AGREE STRONGLY
33.1
24.0
858
2
AGREE SOMEWHAT
22.1
16.0
572
3
AGREE A LITTLE
8.0
5.8
207
4
NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE
5.5
4.0
142
5
DISAGREE A LITTLE
2.9
2.1
75
6
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
0.8
0.6
21
7
DISAGREE STRONGLY


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.5
18
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1359-1360


RA1SA8E
Getting better is in doctor's hands
Text of this Question or Item
How much you agree or disagree with the following statements? - WHEN I AM SICK, GETTING BETTER IS IN THE DOCTOR'S HANDS.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
3.4
2.5
89
1
AGREE STRONGLY
13.2
9.5
341
2
AGREE SOMEWHAT
18.1
13.1
470
3
AGREE A LITTLE
16.3
11.8
422
4
NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE
16.4
11.9
425
5
DISAGREE A LITTLE
21.7
15.7
563
6
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
10.9
7.9
283
7
DISAGREE STRONGLY


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.5
17
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1361-1362


RA1SA8F
Difficult to get good medical care
Text of this Question or Item
How much you agree or disagree with the following statements? - IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO GET GOOD MEDICAL CARE.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
6.1
4.4
157
1
AGREE STRONGLY
7.3
5.3
189
2
AGREE SOMEWHAT
7.4
5.3
191
3
AGREE A LITTLE
10.9
7.9
283
4
NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE
9.0
6.5
234
5
DISAGREE A LITTLE
20.1
14.5
520
6
DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
39.1
28.3
1,012
7
DISAGREE STRONGLY


27.0
967
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


0.7
24
8
REFUSED
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8
Record/columns: 1/1363-1364