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Locator Record

Title: Balance (BAQ )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999 - 2000
First Published: June, 2002
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Balance
Record Source: NHANES 1999 - 2000
Survey Methodology: NHANES 1999 - 2000 is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files

Component Description

 The Balance Section (variable name prefix BAQ) provides sample person interview data on the self-reported prevalence of balance, dizziness, and falls. This is of importance because of the increasing morbidity and mortality associated with balance disorders among older persons in the U.S.

Topics

Eligible Sample

All sample persons 40 years of age and older were asked these questions.

References

Codebook and Frequencies

SEQN - Respondent sequence number

Variable Name:
SEQN
SAS Label:
Respondent sequence number
English Text:
Respondent sequence number.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BAQ010 - Dizzy/balance/falling problems/past yr

Variable Name:
BAQ010
SAS Label:
Dizzy/balance/falling problems/past yr
English Text:
During the past 12 months, {have you/has SP} had dizziness, difficulty with balance or difficulty with falling?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 822 822
2 No 2351 3173 BAQ070
7 Refused 4 3177 BAQ070
9 Don't know 6 3183 BAQ070
. Missing 2 3185

BAQ020A - Dizziness problems in past year

Variable Name:
BAQ020A
SAS Label:
Dizziness problems in past year
English Text:
Which of these problems {have you/has SP} had . . .dizziness?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: TEXT OF QUESTION SHOULD BE OPTIONAL AFTER THE FIRST TIME.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 628 628 BAQ030a
2 No 194 822
7 Refused 0 822
9 Don't know 0 822
. Missing 2363 3185

BAQ020B - Balance problems in past year

Variable Name:
BAQ020B
SAS Label:
Balance problems in past year
English Text:
Which of these problems {have you/has SP} had . . .difficulty with balance?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 520 520 BAQ030b
2 No 300 820
7 Refused 0 820
9 Don't know 2 822
. Missing 2363 3185

BAQ020C - Falling problems in past year

Variable Name:
BAQ020C
SAS Label:
Falling problems in past year
English Text:
Which of these problems {have you/has SP} had . . .difficulty with falling?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 211 211
2 No 610 821
7 Refused 0 821
9 Don't know 1 822
. Missing 2363 3185

BAQ030A - How long did dizziness last

Variable Name:
BAQ030A
SAS Label:
How long did dizziness last
English Text:
How long did the... dizziness last? Would you say less than two weeks, 2 weeks to 3 months, or more than 3 months?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 2 weeks 436 436 BAQ020b
2 2 weeks to 3 months 58 494 BAQ020b
3 More than 3 months 123 617 BAQ020b
7 Refused 0 617 BAQ020b
9 Don't know 11 628 BAQ020b
. Missing 2557 3185

BAQ030B - How long did balance problem last

Variable Name:
BAQ030B
SAS Label:
How long did balance problem last
English Text:
How long did the... difficulty with balance last? Would you say less than two weeks, 2 weeks to 3 months, or more than 3 months?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 2 weeks 256 256 BAQ020c
2 2 weeks to 3 months 50 306 BAQ020c
3 More than 3 months 205 511 BAQ020c
7 Refused 0 511 BAQ020c
9 Don't know 9 520 BAQ020c
. Missing 2665 3185

BAQ040 - Get dizzy when turn over in bed

Variable Name:
BAQ040
SAS Label:
Get dizzy when turn over in bed
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} get dizzy when {you/s/he} turn{s} over in bed?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 125 125
2 No 689 814
7 Refused 0 814
9 Don't know 8 822
. Missing 2363 3185

BAQ060A - Off balance due to cold or flu

Variable Name:
BAQ060A
SAS Label:
Off balance due to cold or flu
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 A cold or the flu 49 49
77 Refused 1 50
99 Don't know 66 116
. Missing 3069 3185

BAQ060B - Off balance due to injury or accident

Variable Name:
BAQ060B
SAS Label:
Off balance due to injury or accident
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 Injuries or accidents 51 51
. Missing 3134 3185

BAQ060C - Off balance due to drugs or medicine

Variable Name:
BAQ060C
SAS Label:
Off balance due to drugs or medicine
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 Use of drugs or medications 104 104
. Missing 3081 3185

BAQ060D - Off balance due to aging

Variable Name:
BAQ060D
SAS Label:
Off balance due to aging
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
4 Age or getting older 265 265
. Missing 2920 3185

BAQ060E - Off balance due to surgery

Variable Name:
BAQ060E
SAS Label:
Off balance due to surgery
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
5 Surgery 29 29
. Missing 3156 3185

BAQ060F - Off balance due to hearing problem

Variable Name:
BAQ060F
SAS Label:
Off balance due to hearing problem
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
6 Hearing problems - including ringing in the ears 103 103
. Missing 3082 3185

BAQ060G - Off balance due to vision problem

Variable Name:
BAQ060G
SAS Label:
Off balance due to vision problem
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
7 Vision or seeing problems 91 91
. Missing 3094 3185

BAQ060H - Nothing related to balance problem

Variable Name:
BAQ060H
SAS Label:
Nothing related to balance problem
English Text:
Which of the things on this list, if any, were related to {your/SP's} dizziness or balance problem?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD BAQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
8 None 217 217
. Missing 2968 3185

BAQ070 - Received treatment for dizziness/balance

Variable Name:
BAQ070
SAS Label:
Received treatment for dizziness/balance
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been treated by a doctor or other health professional for dizziness, a balance problem, or falling?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 415 415
2 No 2756 3171 BAQ100
7 Refused 5 3176 BAQ100
9 Don't know 7 3183 BAQ100
. Missing 2 3185

BAQ075 - How long ago where you treated

Variable Name:
BAQ075
SAS Label:
How long ago where you treated
English Text:
How long ago {were you/was SP} treated? Would you say . . .
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 1 year ago, 194 194
2 1 to 5 years ago, or 132 326
3 5 years or more ago? 88 414
7 Refused 0 414
9 Don't know 1 415
. Missing 2770 3185

BAQ080A - Did treatment involve medication

Variable Name:
BAQ080A
SAS Label:
Did treatment involve medication
English Text:
Did this treatment involve. . .medication?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: TEXT SHOULD BE OPTIONAL [ ] AFTER FIRST ITEM.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 297 297
2 No 116 413
7 Refused 0 413
9 Don't know 2 415
. Missing 2770 3185

BAQ080B - Did treatment involve surgery to ear

Variable Name:
BAQ080B
SAS Label:
Did treatment involve surgery to ear
English Text:
Did this treatment involve. . .surgery to the ear?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 12 12
2 No 403 415
7 Refused 0 415
9 Don't know 0 415
. Missing 2770 3185

BAQ080C - Did treatment involve other type surgery

Variable Name:
BAQ080C
SAS Label:
Did treatment involve other type surgery
English Text:
Did this treatment involve. . .some other type of surgery?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 12 12
2 No 402 414
7 Refused 0 414
9 Don't know 1 415
. Missing 2770 3185

BAQ080D - Did treatment involve exercises

Variable Name:
BAQ080D
SAS Label:
Did treatment involve exercises
English Text:
Did this treatment involve. . .exercises or physical therapy?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 46 46
2 No 366 412
7 Refused 0 412
9 Don't know 3 415
. Missing 2770 3185

BAQ090 - Treatment affect on dizziness/balance

Variable Name:
BAQ090
SAS Label:
Treatment affect on dizziness/balance
English Text:
As a result of this treatment, did {your/SP's} condition. . .
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Get better, 319 319
2 Get worse, or 12 331
3 Stay the same? 83 414
7 Refused 0 414
9 Don't know 1 415
. Missing 2770 3185

BAQ100 - Blood relative dizziness/balance problem

Variable Name:
BAQ100
SAS Label:
Blood relative dizziness/balance problem
English Text:
Have any of {your/SP's} biological, that is, blood relatives (grandparents, parents, brothers, or sisters) had a problem with dizziness, balance, or falling not related to aging?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 530 530
2 No 2462 2992
7 Refused 6 2998
9 Don't know 184 3182
. Missing 3 3185