Findings on happiness in Stolar et al. (1992): study CA Vancouver, British Columbia 1987

Author(s)Stolar, G.E.; Hill, P.; McEntee, M.I.
TitleSeniors' Assesment of their Health and Life Satisfaction: The Case for Contextual Evaluation.
SourceInternationalJournal Aging and Human Development, 1992, Vol. 35, 305 - 317.
PublicCommunity dwelling seniors, Vancouver, Canada, 1987-88
Collect periodseptember
Last assesment1988
Last collect periodjune
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Own survey, part of a larger study of general and oral health of community-dwelling seniors.
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Sample drawn from the list of voters of Vancouver B.C..
Respondents N =520
 Of the 1600 persons contacted by letter and phone 489 were deceased, institutionalized or had moved to n unknown address. 33 were ineligible because of language, 165 were too sick, leaving 915 eligible respondents.
Non Response43%
 Of the remaing 915 respondents 43% refused participation.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on open questions coded afterwards by the interviewer What about your life now? 3 very satisfactory 2 average satisfaction 1 not satisfactory Preceded by conversation on how life had been overall and followed by view on the future
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication308-310
RemarksMean computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.590.00

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Arthritis and rheumatismH14ad13aRheumatism (m00-25)
Control Bladder/Bowel problemsH14ad11Diseases of digestive system (k00-93)
Control Bladder/Bowel problemsH14ab03Symptoms of bad health, also classified as above ↑
Control Bladder/Bowel problemsH14ad02dUrinary tract (c64-68), also classified as above ↑
DiabetesH14ad04aDiabetes (e10-14)
DizzinessH14ad06fOther disorders of the nervous system (g90-99)
Eating and chewing problemsH14ad11aOral diseases (k00-14)
Hearing problemsH14ac02aRestrictions in hearing
Heart troubleH14ad09bIschaemic heart diseases (i20-25)
High blood pressureH14ad09aHypertensive diseases (i10-15)
High blood pressureH14ab03Symptoms of bad health, also classified as above ↑
Kidneys and bladder problemsH14ad02dUrinary tract (c64-68)
NervousnessH15ab02Current mental complaints
NervousnessP05cbNervous, also classified as above ↑
Remembering problemsI03ac03Memory
Remembering problemsH14ad06aMemory loss, also classified as above ↑
Seeing problemsH14ac02cRestrictions in seeing
Sleeping problemsP14abCurrent problems
Sleeping problemsS04ab02Quality of sleep, also classified as above ↑
Varicose veinsH14ad03Diseases of blood and bloodforming organs
Walking problemsH14ac02bRestrictions in moving