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SECTION L: LIFE EVENTS

In this section, I will read statements that describe events that can happen in the life of any young adult or in any family. Some of them will apply to you, your family, or your close friends, and many of them will not. Family means your parents, brothers and sisters, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles, and your cousins.

 

Please tell me if each of the following events has happened to you, a family member or a close friend during the past 12 months, that is since [FILL WITH MONTH AND YEAR FROM 12 MONTHS AGO].

PROBE 1: Remember, a family members can also be a cousin, aunt, uncle, or grandparent.

Did you, a family member, or a close friend...

PROBE 2: IF YES ASK: Did this happen to you, to a family member, or to a close friend in the past year?

CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY

YOU

FAMILY MEMBER

CLOSE FRIEND

NO

L1. ...have a brother or sister become seriously ill or injured during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

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2

3

4

L2. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have at least one parent become seriously ill (had to go to the hospital) or was injured during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

1

2

3

4

L3. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...become involved in a serious accident (had to go to the hospital) during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

1

2

3

4

L4. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...become physically handicapped due to an accident this past year (for example, you/he/she were paralyzed so you/he/she could not walk, or use other parts of their body, like your/his/her hands or arms, or you/he/she were blinded, so that you/he/she could not see?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

1

2

3

4

L*5. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have a parent die this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

1

2

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4

L6. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have a brother or sister die this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

1

2

3

4

L7. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have a grandparent die this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

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2

3

4

L8. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have a close friend die during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

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2

3

4

L*9. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have (your/his/her) house damaged by fire and family possessions (clothes, etc.) destroyed or damaged in the past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

1

2

3

4

L*10. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...have a grandparent become seriously ill or injured during the past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

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2

3

4

L29. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

...was evicted (forced to leave by the owner or landlord) from your/his/her house or apartment during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

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2

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4

The next set of question concerns only family members and close friends.

 

Please tell me if each of the following has happened to a family member or a close friend during the past 12 months, that is since [FILL WITH MONTH AND YEAR FROM 12 MONTHS AGO]. Remember, a family member can also be a cousin, aunt, uncle, or grandparent.

PROBE 1: Remember, a family members can also be a cousin, aunt, uncle, or grandparent.

Did a family member or a close friend...

PROBE 2: IF YES ASK: Did this happen to a family member or to a close friend in the past year?

CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY

FAMILY MEMBER

CLOSE FRIEND

NO

L*39. ...see someone robbed or mugged during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

2

3

4

L*40. READ STEM IF NECESSARY

... get in trouble with the law (or police) during this past year?

READ PROBES 1 AND 2 IF NECESSARY

2

3

4

The final set of questions in this section concerns only you.

 

Please tell me if each of the following has happened to you during the past 12 months, that is since [FILL WITH MONTH AND YEAR FROM 12 MONTHS AGO].

 

CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY

YES

NO

L*41. Did your parents get divorced or stop living together during this past year?

1

2

L*42. Did one of your parents lose his or her job during this past year?

1

2

L*43. Did you have little contact (did not get to see or spend much time) with one of your parents during the past year?

1

2

L*44. Did (you/one of your parents) try to get a job in the past year, but couldn’t get one?

1

2

 

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