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Summary Matrix of Calculated Variables (CV) in the 2006 Data File

Description or Result of Calculation Input Variables
(From questionnaire)
Intermediate Variables
(May not be in final data set)
Output Variables
(In final data set)
Section 1: Health Status
Calculated Variable (CV) for fair or poor general health GENHLTH   _RFHLTH
Section 4: Exercise
CV for no leisure time physical activity EXERANY2   _TOTINDA
Section 6: Oral Health
CV for having had permanent teeth extracted RMVTETH3   _EXTETH2
CV for having had all permanent teeth extracted AGE, RMVTETH3   _ALTETH2
CV for having visited a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental clinic within the past year LASTDEN3, DENCLEAN   _DENVST1
Section 9: Asthma
CV for lifetime asthma prevalence ASTHMA2   _LTASTHM
CV for current asthma prevalence ASTHMA2, ASTHNOW   _CASTHMA
Computed asthma status ASTHMA2, ASTHNOW   _ASTHMST
Section 10: Tobacco Use
Smoking Status: Everyday smoker, someday smoker, former smoker and nonsmoker SMOKE100, SMOKDAY2   _SMOKER3
CV for current smoking status SMOKE100, SMOKDAY2 _SMOKER3 _RFSMOK3
Section 11: Demographics – Race variables
Reported MRACE with trailing 7,8,9’s removed MRACE   MRACEORG
Reported MRACE with trailing 7,8,9’s removed in ascending order MRACE MRACEORG MRACEASC
Preferred Race MRACE, ORACE2 MRACEORG, MRACEASC _PRACE
Multiracial Race categorization MRACE MRACEORG, MRACEASC _MRACE
Race/Hispanic ethnicity combination code MRACE, HISPANC2 MRACEORG, MRACEASC, _MRACE RACE2
White, non-Hispanic and non-White or Hispanic race/ethnicity groupings MRACE, HISPANC2 MRACEORG, MRACEASC, _MRACE, RACE2 _RACEG2
Hispanic and non-Hispanic White, Black, and Other race/ethnicity groupings MRACE, HISPANC2 MRACEORG, MRACEASC, _MRACE, RACE2 _RACEGR2
Hispanic and non-Hispanic White, Black, and Other race/ethnicity groupings MRACE, HISPANC2 MRACEORG, MRACEASC, _MRACE, RACE2, _RACEGR2 _RACE_G
Number of Census Race Categories Chosen MRACE MRACEORG, MRACEASC _CNRACE
Number of Census Race Categories Chosen, Collapsed MRACE MRACEORG, MRACEASC, _CNRACE _CNRACEC
Section 11: Demographics – Age variables
18-24 and then 5-year age groupings to 80+ AGE   _AGEG5YR
18-64 and 65+ age groupings AGE   _AGE65YR
18-64 and 65+ 10-year age groupings AGE _IMPAGE _AGEG_G
Section 13: Demographics – BMI Variables
Height in inches HEIGHT3   HTIN3
Height in meters HEIGHT3 HTIN3 HTM3
Weight in Kilograms WEIGHT2   WTKG2
Calculated Body Mass Index SEX, WEIGHT2, HEIGHT3 HTIN3, HTM3, WTKG2 _BMI4
Tri-level weight variable (normal, overweight, obese) based on Body Mass Index SEX, WEIGHT2, HEIGHT3 HTIN3, HTM3, WTKG2, _BMI4 _BMI4CAT
CV for Overweight or Obese Body Mass Index level SEX, WEIGHT2, HEIGHT3 HTIN3, HTM3, WTKG2, _BMI4 _RFBMI4
Section 11: Demographics—Other Variables
Calculated number of children in household CHILDREN   _CHLDCNT
Calculated education level completed EDUCA   _EDUCAG
Calculated income categories INCOME2   _INCOMG
Section 13: Alcohol Consumption
Drink occasions per day ALCDAY4   DROCDY2_
CV for BINGE drinking (GE 5 drinks on an occasion) ALCDAY4, DRNK3GE5   _RFBING4
Number of Drinks of Alcohol per day ALCDAY4, AVEDRNK DROCDY2_ _DRNKDY3
Number of Drinks of Alcohol per month ALCDAY4, AVEDRNK DROCDY2_, _DRNKDY3 _DRNKMO3
CV for HEAVY drinking (GT 2 drinks per day for men, GT 1 drink per day for women) SEX, ALCDAY4, AVEDRNK _DRNKDY3 _RFDRHV3
CV for HEAVY drinking in men (GT 2 drinks per day) SEX, ALCDAY4, AVEDRNK _DRNKDY3 _RFDRMN3
CV for HEAVY drinking in women (GT 1 drink per day) SEX, ALCDAY4, AVEDRNK _DRNKDY3 _RFDRWM3
Section 14: Immunization
CV for respondents aged 65 and older that have had a flu shot within the past year FLUSHOT3   _FLSHOT3
CV for respondent aged 65 and older that have ever had a pneumonia vaccine PNEUVAC3   _PNEUMO2
Section 16: Seatbelt Use
CV for Always/Nearly Always wear seatbelt SEATBELT   _RFSEAT2
CV for Always wear seatbelt SEATBELT   _RFSEAT5
Section 18: Women's Health
CV for women age 40 and older that have not had a mammogram in past 2 years HADMAMM, HOWLONG, SEX, AGE   _RFMAM2Y
CV for women age 50 and older that have not had a mammogram in past 2 years HADMAMM, HOWLONG, SEX, AGE   _MAM502Y
CV for women age 18 and older, with intact cervix, that have not had a pap smear with the past 3 years HADPAP2, LASTPAP2, HADHYST2, PREGNANT, SEX, AGE   _RFPAP32
Section 19: Prostate Cancer Screening
CV for men age 40 and older that have not had a PSA test within the past 2 years PSATEST, PSATIME, SEX, AGE   _RFPSA2Y
Section 20: Colorectal Cancer Screening
CV for age 50 and older that have not had a blood stool test within the past 2 years BLDSTOOL, LSTBLDS2, AGE   _RFBLDST
CV for age 50 and older that have never had sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy HADSIGM3, AGE   _RFSIGM2
Section 21: HIV/AIDS
CV for age 1864 that have ever been tested for HIV HIVTST4, AGE   _AIDTST2
 

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