From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
Now I am going to ask you some questions about feelings you may have experienced over the PAST 30 DAYS.
During the PAST 30 DAYS, how often did you feel:
Possible responses include:
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Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?
Defining serious psychological distress using a score of 13 points or higher (on a scale of 24) based on answers to the 6 questions of the Kessler 6 is a standard definition in the field. For each participant, all 6 questions must have nonmissing data to be included.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups: