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WGCOGN
Difficulty remembering or concentrating (Washington group)

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      class Wgcogn:public Editor {

public:
    Wgcogn(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::tt2011a:
        {
			if (TT2011A_0424() == 2 && TT2011A_0434() == 9)
                a = 1;
			if (TT2011A_0424() == 9 && TT2011A_0434() == 9)
                a = 8;
		}
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

WGCOGN indicates the person's level of difficulty in remembering or concentrating.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Indonesia
Uruguay

Comparability — General

The coding structure in WGCOGN follows recommendations from the United Nations Washington Group on Disability Statistics, which developed a set questions to assess degrees of functional difficulty across a range of basic activities. The questions aim to circumvent the stigma and ambiguity often associated with traditional yes-no questions on disability, which are harder to interpret with respect to expectations of functionality.

The Washington Group proposes a framework that identifies four levels of difficulty. Some countries deviate from the recommended four levels. The country specific comparability sections describe how these alternative scales are interpreted and harmonized into WGCOGN.

The information on the traditional (yes/no) questions to report a disability in the form of diminished capacity is available in DISMNTL.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The 2010 sample uses a 3-level scale: no difficulty, slight difficulty, and severe difficulty. In WGCOGN, slight difficulty is interpreted as "some difficulty" and severe is harmonized into "cannot do at all" (even though it likely includes those individuals with "a lot of difficulty"). More details are available in the enumeration instructions for Indonesia 2010.

Comparability — Uruguay [top]

In 2011, the census question refers specifically to difficulty understanding or learning.

Universe

  • Indonesia 2010: Persons in regular enumeration areas
  • Mauritius 2011: All persons
  • Morocco 2014: All persons
  • Myanmar 2014: All persons
  • Senegal 2013: Residents age 1+ in ordinary households
  • South Africa 2011: Persons in private households
  • South Africa 2016: Persons age 5+
  • Suriname 2012: All persons
  • Tanzania 2012: All persons
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Persons in private households living in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda 2014: Persons age 2+
  • Uruguay 2011: All persons
  • Vietnam 2009: Persons age 5+

Availability

  • Indonesia: 2010
  • Mauritius: 2011
  • Morocco: 2014
  • Myanmar: 2014
  • Senegal: 2013
  • South Africa: 2011, 2016
  • Suriname: 2012
  • Tanzania: 2012
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 2011
  • Uganda: 2014
  • Uruguay: 2011
  • Vietnam: 2009