Middletown Area Study, 1991

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL400200.5116
2) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male13032.5
2) Female27067.5
TOTAL400100.0
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married20652.0
2) Widowed15338.6
3) Separated20.5
4) Divorced266.6
5) Never been married92.3
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
4) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling10.3
2) Elementary--210.3
3) Elementary--310.3
5) Elementary--520.5
6) Elementary--641.0
7) Elementary--771.8
8) Elementary--8348.5
9) High school--9205.0
10) High school--10276.8
11) High school--11287.0
12) High school--graduate16741.9
13) College--freshman112.8
14) College--sophomore287.0
15) College--junior92.3
16) College--graduate287.0
17) College--graduate or professional225.5
18) Trade school92.3
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Elementary--430.8
5) Elementary--510.3
6) Elementary--610.3
7) Elementary--730.8
8) Elementary--8194.9
9) High school--982.1
10) High school--10174.4
11) High school--11153.9
12) High school--graduate10025.7
13) College--freshman82.1
14) College--sophomore82.1
15) College--junior10.3
16) College--graduate184.6
17) College--graduate or professional246.2
18) Trade school71.8
19) Not applicable (not married)15640.1
Missing11 
TOTAL389100.0
6) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
0) 0 kids4511.6
1) 1 kid5614.4
2) 2 kids9324.0
3) 3 kids7619.6
4) 4 kids4812.4
5) 5 kids328.2
6) 6 kids143.6
7) 7 kids123.1
8) 8 or more kids123.1
Missing12 
TOTAL388100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN MARRIED: Do you have any grandchildren? IF YES, ASK: How often do you take care of them? (GRANDPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Never14238.1
2) Rarely7319.6
3) Sometimes4612.3
4) Often297.8
5) Very often328.6
6) Don't know5013.4
7) Not applicable10.3
Missing27 
TOTAL373100.0
8) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County13233.2
2) Other Indiana county14837.3
3) Outside Indiana11729.5
Missing3 
TOTAL397100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8722.4
2) No389.8
3) Not applicable26367.8
Missing12 
TOTAL388100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama20.5
4) Arkansas10.3
6) Colorado10.3
8) Delaware10.3
9) Florida10.3
10) Georgia10.3
13) Illinois102.6
15) Iowa10.3
16) Kansas10.3
17) Kentucky194.9
20) Maryland10.3
22) Michigan82.1
23) Minnesota61.6
24) Mississippi30.8
25) Missouri30.8
26) Montana20.5
27) Nebraska10.3
28) Nevada10.3
29) New Hampshire10.3
30) New Jersey10.3
31) New Mexico10.3
32) New York20.5
33) North Carolina10.3
35) Ohio133.4
36) Oklahoma30.8
38) Pennsylvania61.6
41) South Dakota10.3
42) Tennessee184.7
43) Texas10.3
48) West Virginia20.5
49) Wisconsin30.8
51) Other country10.3
52) Not applicable27069.8
Missing13 
TOTAL387100.0
11) To which racial group do you belong? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White38195.5
2) Black164.0
3) Other20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
12) What is your age, please? (AGE)
TOTAL%
60) 215.3
61) 184.6
62) 194.8
63) 246.1
64) 123.0
65) 174.3
66) 174.3
67) 205.1
68) 174.3
69) 174.3
70) 328.1
71) 184.6
72) 102.5
73) 112.8
74) 51.3
75) 143.5
76) 153.8
77) 102.5
78) 174.3
79) 143.5
80) 143.5
81) 51.3
82) 92.3
83) 82.0
84) 41.0
85) 61.5
86) 51.3
87) 51.3
88) 30.8
89) 41.0
90) 20.5
91) 10.3
93) 10.3
Missing5 
TOTAL395100.0
13) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time4210.6
2) Working part time and not in school246.0
3) With a job but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike or maternity leave20.5
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work20.5
5) Retired27869.8
6) In school10.3
7) Keeping house4812.1
8) Other10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Laborers41.0
2) Operatives, Service153.8
3) Craftsman, Foreman41.0
4) Clerical, Sales133.3
5) Managers, Officials174.3
6) Professional, technical164.0
7) Not applicable(Not employed)32982.7
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED. BASED ON SOCIOECONOMIC INDEX SCORES FOR OCCUPATIONS BY DUNCAN'S SEI AND BY U.S. CENSUS, 1980 (BASED ON SIMPLE AVERAGE SCORES FOR OCCUPATION, EDUCATION AND INCOME FOR MALES). SEE 1991 RDM FILE FOR CLASSIFICATION AND SEI RANKINGS: What specifically do you do for employment? (SPECOCC)
TOTAL%
3) 11.4
6) 22.8
7) 11.4
8) 11.4
9) 11.4
11) 34.2
12) 11.4
13) 11.4
15) 34.2
17) 22.8
18) 22.8
19) 11.4
22) 22.8
24) 11.4
26) 11.4
27) 11.4
31) 45.6
32) 22.8
34) 22.8
39) 22.8
40) 11.4
41) 11.4
44) 22.8
46) 11.4
47) 11.4
48) 22.8
49) 11.4
50) 11.4
51) 34.2
52) 11.4
54) 11.4
58) 22.8
59) 22.8
60) 22.8
61) 34.2
68) 11.4
72) 56.9
74) 11.4
78) 22.8
79) 11.4
82) 11.4
84) 11.4
85) 22.8
Missing328 
TOTAL72100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: What kind of work did you do? (GENRET)
TOTAL%
1) Laborers317.9
2) Operatives, Service5213.3
3) Craftmen, Foremen235.9
4) Clerical, Sales6215.9
5) Managers, Officials359.0
6) Professional, technical5614.3
7) Not applicable (Not retired)13233.8
Missing9 
TOTAL391100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED. BASED ON SOCIOECONOMIC INDEX SCORES FOR OCCUPATIONS BY DUNCAN'S SEI AND BY U.S. CENSUS, 1980 (BASED ON SIMPLE AVERAGE SCORES FOR OCCUPATION, EDUCATION AND INCOME FOR MALES). SEE 1991 RDM FILE FOR CLASSIFICATION AND SEI RANKINGS: What specifically did you do for employment? (SPECRET)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26842.85824
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: How would you describe your satisfaction with retirement in general? (SATRETIR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied133.3
2) Not too satisfied4411.2
3) Don't know10.3
4) Somewhat satisfied10025.4
5) Very satisfied13033.0
6) Not applicable (Not retired)10626.9
Missing6 
TOTAL394100.0
19) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than than $5,0008824.9
2) $5,001 to $10,0006518.4
3) $10,001 to $15,0004713.3
4) $15,001 to $20,000329.1
5) $20,001 to $25,000329.1
6) $25,001 to $30,0003610.2
7) $30,001 to $50,000195.4
8) $50,001 to $75,000102.8
11) Don't know246.8
Missing47 
TOTAL353100.0
20) Last week how often did you visit in person with a member of your family who does not live in your household? (SEEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all10025.0
2) Once9122.8
3) A few times14937.3
4) Every day4812.0
5) Does not apply, no family close enough to visit123.0
TOTAL400100.0
21) How would you describe your general satisfaction with life at the present? (SATLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor153.8
2) Fair5213.1
4) Good19649.2
5) Excellent13533.9
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
22) How often do you find yourself feeling lonely? (LONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Never or hardly ever24962.3
2) Sometimes9624.0
4) Fairly often235.8
5) Very often or always328.0
TOTAL400100.0
23) During the last year, how many days have you been sick to the point of being unable to carry on your regular activities? (SICK)
TOTAL%
0) 23458.8
1) 41.0
2) 174.3
3) 133.3
4) 61.5
5) 82.0
6) 41.0
7) 61.5
9) 20.5
10) 71.8
11) 10.3
12) 20.5
13) 10.3
14) 133.3
20) 30.8
21) 41.0
25) 10.3
28) 10.3
30) 143.5
35) 10.3
42) 10.3
45) 10.3
49) 10.3
50) 10.3
56) 10.3
60) 20.5
65) 10.3
90) 90 or more328.0
98) Don't know164.0
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
24) How good a job do you feel you are doing in taking care of your health? (HLTHCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor205.0
2) Fair7017.5
3) Good20250.5
4) Excellent10827.0
TOTAL400100.0
25) How would you rate your current level of physical activity? (PHYSACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not active266.5
2) Not very active8721.8
3) Fairly active17543.8
4) Very active11228.0
TOTAL400100.0
26) How would you rate your health today? Is it: (HELTHNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Poor297.3
2) Fair9022.6
3) Good19348.4
4) Excellent8721.8
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
27) How close to your place of residence is the nearest hospital or clinic? (CLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 10 miles33483.5
2) 10-19 miles5413.5
3) 20-30 miles51.3
5) Don't know71.8
TOTAL400100.0
28) During the past year, have you received any type of health care such as hospitalization, in home care, or nursing home care? IF YES, ASK: What type of care was that? (RECARE)
TOTAL%
1) No27869.5
2) Yes51.3
3) Yes, in hospital, Ball Memorial Hospital6716.8
4) Yes, in hospital, out of town92.3
5) Yes, nursing home10.3
6) Yes, in home care41.0
7) Yes, outpatient92.3
9) Yes, hospital/nursing home/in home20.5
10) Not applicable256.3
TOTAL400100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO, DURING THE PAST YEAR, RECEIVED ANY TYPE OF HEALTH CARE: How satisfied were you with the services that you received? (SATCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied10.3
2) Dissatisfied92.3
3) Satisfied287.1
4) Very satisfied5514.0
5) Don't know10.3
6) Not applicable30076.1
Missing6 
TOTAL394100.0
30) In general the rising cost of health care is a major problem for the elderly today. Do you: (HELCOST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10.3
2) Disagree51.3
3) Agree8922.3
4) Strongly agree29273.2
5) Don't know123.0
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
31) What is your main source of health care? (SOURCE)
TOTAL%
1) Family physician34486.6
2) Emergency room61.5
3) 24 hour health clinic30.8
4) Family member41.0
5) Hospital143.5
6) Neighbor30.8
7) Other82.0
8) None133.3
9) Don't know20.5
Missing3 
TOTAL397100.0
32) If you are ill to the point of being unable to leave your home, will your physician make a house call? (HOUSECAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4210.8
2) No18046.4
3) Don't know16642.8
Missing12 
TOTAL388100.0
33) Do you feel that you are able to get an appointment with your physician quickly enough when you are ill? (APPOINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34589.8
2) No225.7
3) Don't know174.4
Missing16 
TOTAL384100.0
34) Are your physician's office hours convenient to your needs? (CONVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35792.7
2) No164.2
3) Don't know123.1
Missing15 
TOTAL385100.0
35) Is the doctor's staff, such as his receptionist and nurses, attentive to your needs? (ATTENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36294.5
2) No102.6
3) Don't know112.9
Missing17 
TOTAL383100.0
36) Is the doctor's office easily accessible to you with such things as close parking, ramps, etc.? (ACCESS)
TOTAL%
1) Is35893.2
2) Is not153.9
3) Don't know112.9
Missing16 
TOTAL384100.0
37) Which do you feel is more important to your physician, your health or making money? (MONHEL)
TOTAL%
1) Your health27371.3
2) Making money318.1
3) Both4511.7
4) Neither10.3
5) Not sure153.9
6) Don't know184.7
Missing17 
TOTAL383100.0
38) How often has your physician told you that, rather than an illness, your age is the cause of your symptoms? (AGESYM)
TOTAL%
1) Never29276.4
2) Seldom5414.1
3) Don't know143.7
4) Fairly often184.7
5) Very often or always41.0
Missing18 
TOTAL382100.0
39) How satisfied are you with the care you receive from your physician? Are you (SATDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied30.8
2) Not too satisfied112.9
3) Don't know71.8
4) Somewhat satisfied8422.0
5) Very satisfied27672.4
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
40) If you or your spouse were unable to care for yourselves, who would you turn to first for assistance? (SELCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Family member28571.4
2) Visiting nurse service205.0
3) Friends/neighbors174.3
4) Nursing care facility205.0
5) Other133.3
6) Don't know4411.0
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
41) What type of health insurance coverage do you have? (INSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Medicare only399.8
2) Private insurance5313.4
3) Group insurance4210.6
4) Medicaid51.3
5) HMO/SHMO type30.8
6) Medicare/Private13935.1
7) Medicare/Medicaid184.5
8) Medicare/Private/Other6716.9
9) Other205.1
10) Don't know102.5
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
42) Do you feel you have enough insurance coverage to take care of your health care needs now and in the future? (NUFINS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23359.1
2) No6416.2
3) Sometimes/depends on situation6516.5
4) Other61.5
5) Don't know266.6
Missing6 
TOTAL394100.0
43) To what degree are you satisfied with your health insurance coverage? Are you: (SATINS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied143.6
2) Not too satisfied276.9
3) Don't know92.3
4) Somewhat satisfied14737.6
5) Very satisfied19449.6
Missing9 
TOTAL391100.0
44) In your opinion, should the Federal Government provide an insurance plan to help with the cost of long-term nursing home care? (FEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Should only for those who can't afford it266.6
2) Should not328.1
3) Should23760.3
4) Not sure/Don't know9824.9
Missing7 
TOTAL393100.0
45) Now, how well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
TOTAL%
1) Barely123.0
2) Not very well328.1
3) Adequately15338.7
4) Well9624.3
5) Very well10225.8
Missing5 
TOTAL395100.0
46) As you know, some older people share a home with their adult children. Do you think this is generally a good idea or a bad idea? (SHARHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Bad idea16541.6
2) It depends13734.5
3) A good idea7017.6
4) Don't know256.3
Missing3 
TOTAL397100.0
47) Generally speaking, do you feel that those who provide care for someone who can't look after themselves experience: (STRESCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no stress153.8
2) Not very much stress215.3
3) Don't know6817.2
4) Some stress11228.3
5) A great deal of stress18045.5
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
48) Do or did you have caregiving responsibilities for anyone age 18 or older? IF YES: How many were male and how many female? (GIVECARE)
TOTAL%
1) One male369.7
2) One male, 2 or more female82.2
3) One female7119.1
4) One female, 2 or more males10.3
5) One male, one female205.4
6) Other143.8
7) Does not apply/None22159.6
Missing29 
TOTAL371100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE/HAD CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES: How often do (did) you have to provide assistance for the person you have most recently look(ed) after? (OFTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a month10.3
2) Several times a month112.8
3) Several times a week297.5
4) At least once a day297.5
5) Several times a day7419.1
6) Does not apply24462.9
Missing12 
TOTAL388100.0
50) What is (was) the age of the person you provide(d) care for? (CAREAGE)
TOTAL%
19) 21.4
21) 21.4
27) 10.7
31) 10.7
32) 10.7
37) 32.1
40) 21.4
44) 10.7
49) 10.7
50) 21.4
52) 10.7
53) 10.7
57) 10.7
58) 10.7
59) 10.7
60) 32.1
62) 10.7
64) 32.1
65) 32.1
66) 32.1
67) 21.4
68) 21.4
70) 42.7
72) 21.4
73) 32.1
74) 10.7
75) 53.4
76) 10.7
77) 21.4
78) 53.4
79) 32.1
80) 117.5
81) 42.7
82) 85.5
83) 85.5
84) 64.1
85) 64.1
86) 64.1
87) 10.7
88) 42.7
89) 21.4
90) 64.1
91) 32.1
92) 32.1
93) 21.4
94) 21.4
96) 21.4
97) 97 or older85.5
Missing254 
TOTAL146100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE/HAD CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES: Is (Was) he/she related to you? IF YES: What is (was) that relationship? (RELATED)
TOTAL%
1) Father1610.3
2) Mother5032.3
3) Father-in-law74.5
4) Mother-in-law63.9
5) Child85.2
6) Other relative1912.3
7) Non-relative138.4
8) Spouse2516.1
9) Grandparents117.1
Missing245 
TOTAL155100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE/HAD CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES: How many months have you been caring (did you care) for this person? (MOCARE)
TOTAL%
1) 53.4
2) 64.1
3) 42.7
4) 53.4
5) 21.4
6) 74.8
7) 21.4
8) 21.4
9) 10.7
10) 21.4
12) 149.6
13) 10.7
18) 32.1
20) 10.7
24) 1611.0
28) 10.7
30) 10.7
36) 74.8
38) 10.7
42) 10.7
48) 74.8
52) 10.7
54) 10.7
60) 42.7
72) 32.1
84) 10.7
94) 21.4
96) 10.7
97) 97 or more3524.0
98) Don't know96.2
Missing254 
TOTAL146100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE/HAD CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES: How often do (did) you experience anger or frustration because of your caregiving responsibilities? (FRUSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all7719.7
2) Not very often338.5
3) Don't know10.3
4) Fairly often194.9
5) Very often194.9
6) Does not apply24161.8
Missing10 
TOTAL390100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE/HAD CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES: How much financial strain is (was) caused by your caregiving responsibilities? (FINANSTR)
TOTAL%
1) None at all7419.0
2) Not very much328.2
3) Don't know10.3
4) Some266.7
5) A great deal164.1
6) Does not apply24161.8
Missing10 
TOTAL390100.0
55) Elderly persons who become troublesome and unreasonable tend to bring abuse upon themselves. Do you: (UPSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree143.6
2) Agree14337.0
3) Are you neutral8321.5
4) Disagree6817.6
5) Strongly disagree215.4
6) Don't know5714.8
Missing14 
TOTAL386100.0
56) We hear a lot about crime on the street, such as robberies and muggings. Are you very afraid, somewhat afraid, not very afraid, or not at all afraid of becoming a victim of such a crime? (CRIMVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all afraid10827.3
2) Not very afraid10225.8
3) Not sure51.3
4) Somewhat afraid14737.1
5) Very afraid348.6
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
57) What is the main precaution you yourself take to avoid being a victim of crime on the streets? (PRECAU)
TOTAL%
0) Nothing, none205.0
1) Lock doors, house, car8320.8
2) Don't go out, stay out16741.8
3) Carry or have weapon215.3
4) Be careful, cautious4711.8
5) Travel in groups246.0
6) Other, miscellaneous205.0
7) Don't know184.5
TOTAL400100.0
58) If you suspected a case of elder mistreatment, who would you report it to? (SUSMISTR)
TOTAL%
1) The police17143.2
2) A social agency/Welfare department5213.1
3) Adult Protective Services61.5
4) Area agency on aging10.3
5) Minister/clergy92.3
6) Physician123.0
7) Other member of abused person's family123.0
8) Other358.8
9) Don't know9824.7
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
59) In your view, how serious is the problem of mistreatment of the elderly in Muncie and Delaware County? Is it: (SERMISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not serious at all369.2
2) Not too serious6616.8
3) Not sure19349.1
4) Somewhat serious6215.8
5) Very serious369.2
Missing7 
TOTAL393100.0
60) During the past year, have you ever encountered or suspected what you considered to be a situation of mistreatment of an older person? (MISTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes287.1
2) No36291.9
3) Yes, self was mistreated10.3
4) Not sure30.8
Missing6 
TOTAL394100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE, OR ARE NOT SURE THEY HAVE, ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED WHAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF AN OLDER PERSON: Please describe briefly the nature of the mistreatment. (TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Physical abuse/Battering61.5
2) Verbal abuse102.5
3) Neglect/Improper care102.5
5) Unnecessary restraint10.3
8) Other20.5
10) Does not apply36992.7
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE, OR NOT SURE THEY HAVE, ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED WHAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF AN OLDER PERSON: Who was being mistreated? (WHOMIS)
TOTAL%
1) Older woman (non-relative of respondent)164.0
2) Older man (non-relative of respondent)41.0
3) Older man and woman (non-relatives of respondent)10.3
4) Older woman (relative of respondent)41.0
5) Older man (relative of respondent)10.3
7) Self (respondent)10.3
8) Other10.3
10) Does not apply36992.9
Missing3 
TOTAL397100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE, OR NOT SURE THEY HAVE, ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED WHAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF AN OLDER PERSON: Who was mistreating the individual? (WHODO)
TOTAL%
1) Son92.3
2) Daughter30.8
4) Son-in-law10.3
6) Husband20.5
8) Various relatives20.5
9) Friend/Neighbor10.3
10) Staff in hospital or nursing home51.3
11) Other10.3
12) Don't know30.8
13) Does not apply36993.2
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE, OR NOT SURE THEY HAVE, ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED WHAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF AN OLDER PERSON: Did you report this situation to the authorities? (REPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82.0
2) No225.5
4) Does not apply36892.5
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT REPORT THE SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF AN OLDER PERSON TO THE AUTHORITIES: Why didn't you report it to the authorities? (WHYNOT)
TOTAL%
1) Didn't want to get involved30.8
2) Didn't know who to report it to10.3
5) Wasn't sure if it was mistreatment30.8
6) Not sure if it was serious enough20.5
7) Thought someone else would report10.3
8) Other102.5
10) Does not apply37895.0
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO REPORTED THE SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF AN OLDER PERSON TO THE AUTHORITIES: Who did you report it to? (REPWHO)
TOTAL%
1) Police41.0
2) Social agency10.3
3) Adult Protective Services10.3
8) Other20.5
9) Did not report30.8
10) Don't know10.3
11) Does not apply38797.0
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
67) Are you yourself very afraid, somewhat afraid, not very afraid, or not at all afraid of being mistreated by a caregiver or member of your family? (AFRAID)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all afraid33584.4
2) Not very afraid399.8
3) Don't know112.8
4) Somewhat afraid92.3
5) Very afraid30.8
Missing3 
TOTAL397100.0
68) What is the main precaution which one can take to avoid becoming a future victim of elder mistreatment by a caregiver or a member of your family? (AVOID)
TOTAL%
1) Don't be troublesome379.8
2) Don't be dependent277.2
3) Get out, leave92.4
4) Find someone else to care for you51.3
5) Always watch your back215.6
6) Other, miscellaneous8322.1
7) Don't know19451.6
Missing24 
TOTAL376100.0
69) What do you think are some of the main characteristics of people who are likely to become victims of elder mistreatment? (CHARVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Susceptible, timid, shy174.5
2) Stupid, difficult, bossy5113.4
3) Mentally ill, Alzheimer's297.6
4) In bad health, inadequate nutrition10.3
5) Interfere with others10.3
6) Physically ill, unfit physically256.6
7) In presence of abusive person30.8
8) Financially poor82.1
9) Abusive type people143.7
10) Other, miscellaneous4612.1
11) Don't know18648.8
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
70) Have you been contacted by a salesperson who wanted to sell you nursing home insurance? IF YES: What was your response? (NURSINS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, bought coverage102.5
2) Yes, refused11428.5
3) No27669.0
TOTAL400100.0
71) Have you been contacted by a salesperson who wanted to sell you an alarm device (Health Alert) which you would carry at all times? IF YES: What was your response? (ALARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, bought coverage30.8
2) Yes, refused6416.0
3) No33383.3
TOTAL400100.0
72) Are there any other services or products which you feel salespeople have pressured you into considering? IF YES: What are they? (OTHSERV)
TOTAL%
1) No, none, nothing19852.0
2) House upkeep supplies9825.7
3) Household products92.4
4) Other kinds of insurance143.7
5) Subscriptions, magazines102.6
6) Other-lightbulbs, etc.5213.6
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
73) How often are you contacted by telemarketing salespeople? (TELMAR)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day82.0
2) At least once a day225.6
3) At least several times a week7218.2
4) At least once a week8421.3
5) At least once a month11428.9
6) Rarely because phone is unlisted123.0
7) Rarely or never7418.7
8) Don't know92.3
Missing5 
TOTAL395100.0
74) For the next statement, please indicate how often you have felt the way described in the past year: "There is no one I have felt close to for a long time." (FELCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Never23459.1
2) Rarely7719.4
3) Sometimes4711.9
4) Often194.8
5) Very often92.3
6) Don't know102.5
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
75) How frequently would you say that you have been with people who really do not understand you? (USTOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never15940.5
2) Rarely12832.6
3) Sometimes4411.2
4) Often246.1
5) Very often102.5
6) Don't know287.1
Missing7 
TOTAL393100.0
76) People like myself have very little chance of protecting our personal interests when they conflict with those of strong pressure groups. Do you: (POW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree5714.3
2) Disagree12431.0
3) Are you neutral about this statement13533.8
4) Agree6817.0
5) Strongly agree164.0
TOTAL400100.0
77) I can pretty much determine what will happen in my life. Do you: (MYLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree369.0
2) Disagree10526.3
3) Are you neutral about this statement6917.3
4) Agree13533.8
5) Strongly agree5513.8
TOTAL400100.0
78) In general, how many hours a week would you say you watch religious programs on television? (HRTV)
TOTAL%
0) 20752.0
1) 5914.8
2) 5012.6
3) 205.0
4) 123.0
5) 184.5
6) 61.5
7) 71.8
8) 30.8
9) 20.5
10) 41.0
12) 10.3
13) 10.3
15) 20.5
20) 10.3
21) 10.3
25) 10.3
30) 10.3
35) 10.3
98) Don't know10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL398100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH AT LEAST 1 HOUR OF RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING A WEEK: Which religious TV program do you watch the most? (RELPRO)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist246.0
2) 700 Club/Pat Robertson184.5
3) Trinity Broadcasting Network164.0
4) Billy Graham246.0
5) Robert Schuler369.0
6) Mainline30.8
7) Catholic20.5
8) Religious music30.8
9) Oral Roberts51.3
10) Other71.8
11) Unclassifiable153.8
12) Don't know369.0
13) Does not apply21152.8
TOTAL400100.0
80) Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted6417.4
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger15241.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child4612.5
4) Abortion should never be forbidden7921.5
5) Don't know277.3
Missing32 
TOTAL368100.0
81) Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you? (POLBEH)
TOTAL%
1) A political candidate's position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for4612.5
2) A candidate's position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for4010.9
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate8723.6
4) The abortion issue has been of little importance to me in voting for a candidate15040.8
5) Don't know4512.2
Missing32 
TOTAL368100.0
82) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic307.7
2) Protestant26668.4
3) Christian7519.3
5) Other: like Islam, etc.30.8
6) None123.1
7) Don't know30.8
Missing11 
TOTAL389100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Methodist11730.7
2) Methodist: Union Chapel, Center Chapel, or Fountain Square102.6
3) Episcopal30.8
4) Presbyterian, not part of Presbyterian Church, USA61.6
5) Presbyterian, part of Presbyterian Church, USA112.9
6) Presbyterian, not sure if part of Presbyterian Church, USA20.5
7) Lutheran, not part of the Missouri Synod10.3
8) Lutheran, part of the Missouri Synod41.0
9) Lutheran, not sure if part of the Missouri Synod20.5
10) Baptist, not part of American Baptist Churches123.1
11) Baptist, part of American Baptist Churches205.2
12) Baptist, not sure if part of American Baptist Churches102.6
13) Christian, not part of the Disciples of Christ123.1
14) Christian, part of the Disciples of Christ153.9
15) Christian, not sure if part of the Disciples of Christ61.6
16) United Church of Christ174.5
17) Church of the Brethren20.5
18) Friends Church61.6
19) Unitarian-Universalist41.0
20) Nazarene164.2
21) Assembly of God41.0
22) Church of God51.3
23) Other359.2
24) Nondenominational164.2
25) Not applicable (Not Protestant/Christian)4511.8
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
84) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never7118.1
2) About once a year307.6
3) A few times a year369.2
4) About once a month215.3
5) More than once a month389.7
6) Once a week11228.5
7) More than once a week8020.4
8) Don't know51.3
Missing7 
TOTAL393100.0
85) Do you believe every word of the Bible is true? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23559.9
2) No, or7819.9
3) Are you not sure (qualified "Yes")5814.8
4) Don't know215.4
Missing8 
TOTAL392100.0
86) How often has religion helped to heal you when you have been sick? (RELSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Never6015.4
2) Rarely235.9
3) Sometimes5413.8
4) Often7619.5
5) Very often13334.1
6) Don't know4411.3
Missing10 
TOTAL390100.0
87) We all know people who have lost loved ones. In your experience, how often has religion helped people keep in touch with deceased loved ones? (RELOV)
TOTAL%
1) Never13034.2
2) Rarely225.8
3) Sometimes328.4
4) Often4912.9
5) Very often5213.7
6) Don't know9525.0
Missing20 
TOTAL380100.0
88) Earlier we asked you your age. To end the survey, what age would you like to be? (IDLAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36954.6822
89) Total length of interview, (in minutes): (TIME)
TOTAL%
0) 10.3
10) 153.8
11) 41.0
12) 41.0
13) 71.8
14) 123.0
15) 8521.3
16) 92.3
17) 194.8
18) 194.8
19) 133.3
20) 8320.8
21) 92.3
22) 102.5
23) 92.3
24) 41.0
25) 389.5
26) 41.0
27) 30.8
28) 51.3
29) 51.3
30) 164.0
31) 20.5
32) 10.3
33) 10.3
34) 30.8
35) 71.8
40) 20.5
45) 30.8
50) 30.8
51) 10.3
54) 10.3
55) 10.3
90) 10.3
TOTAL400100.0
90) I-SEX: Sex of respondent: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male13032.5
2) Female27067.5
TOTAL400100.0
91) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Married20652.0
1) Widowed15338.6
2) Div./Sep.287.1
3) Never marr92.3
Missing4 
TOTAL396100.0
92) I-EDUCATN: What is the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt HS12531.3
1) HS grad16741.9
2) SmeCol/Trd5714.3
3) Coll grad287.0
4) Grad schl225.5
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
93) I-WHERBORN: Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-WHERBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County13233.2
2) Other Indiana county14837.3
3) Outside Indiana11729.5
Missing3 
TOTAL397100.0
94) I-RACE: To which racial group do you belong? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White38195.5
2) Black164.0
3) Other20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL399100.0
95) I-AGE: What is your age, please? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 60-649423.8
1) 65-698822.3
2) 70-747619.2
3) 75-797017.7
4) 80 & older6717.0
Missing5 
TOTAL395100.0
96) I-INCOME: Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) 10K & less15346.5
1) 10001-20K7924.0
2) 20001-30K6820.7
3) Over 30K298.8
Missing71 
TOTAL329100.0
97) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic307.7
1) Protestant26668.4
2) Christian7519.3
3) None123.1
4) Other/DK61.5
Missing11 
TOTAL389100.0