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How often feels lack of companionship


For adults 18 and older who completed the Social and Health Experiences (SHE) self-administered questionnaire (SDOHELIG), LONECOMPAN indicates how often respondent feels a lack of companionship. LONECOMPAN was fielded as one of three questions about loneliness included in the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) supplement fielded via the 2021 SHE pencil-and-paper questionnaire. The SHE questionnaire was the first MEPS-HC questionnaire to be fielded using paper and web modes. Please see SATISFIED for more information on the SDOH supplement, including a complete list of variables fielded on the 2021 SHE.

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The SDOH supplement included on the 2021 SHE included a series of questions that asked respondents about their level of loneliness. These questions were adapted from UCLA'sLoneliness Scale, which measures one's subjective feelings of loneliness as well as feelings of social isolation. In addition to LONECOMPAN, the Loneliness variables include the following:

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  • 2021: Sample adults age 18+ and eligible for SDOH with data recorded (SDOHELIG).


  • 2021



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