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Locator Record

Title: Blood Pressure (BPQ )
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:Blood Pressure
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 Blood Pressure/Cholesterol section (prefix BPQ) provides personal interview data on awareness, treatment, and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Questions are asked about lifestyle changes made to treat and/or prevent these conditions.

Eligible Sample

All participants 16 year of age and older are asked about high blood pressure. All participants 20 year of age and older are asked about high cholesterol.

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 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ010 - Last blood pressure reading by doctor

Variable Name:
BPQ010
SAS Label:
Last blood pressure reading by doctor
English Text:
About how long has it been since {you/SP} last had {your/his/her} blood pressure taken by a doctor or other health professional? Was it . . .
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 6 months ago, 4129 4129
2 6 months to 1 year ago, 922 5051
3 More than 1 year to 2 years ago, 460 5511
4 More than 2 years ago, or 424 5935
5 Never? 86 6021 BPQ055
7 Refused 3 6024 BPQ055
9 Don't know 16 6040
. Missing 4 6044

BPQ020 - Ever told you had high blood pressure

Variable Name:
BPQ020
SAS Label:
Ever told you had high blood pressure
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you/s/he} had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1532 1532
2 No 4408 5940 BPQ055
7 Refused 0 5940 BPQ055
9 Don't know 11 5951 BPQ055
. Missing 93 6044

BPQ030 - Told had high blood pressure - 2+ times

Variable Name:
BPQ030
SAS Label:
Told had high blood pressure - 2+ times
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP} told on 2 or more different visits that {you/s/he} had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1263 1263
2 No 266 1529
7 Refused 0 1529
9 Don't know 3 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ040A - Taking prescription for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040A
SAS Label:
Taking prescription for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to . . . take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1225 1225
2 No 306 1531
7 Refused 1 1532
9 Don't know 0 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ040B - Told to control weight for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040B
SAS Label:
Told to control weight for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 772 772
2 No 757 1529
7 Refused 1 1530
9 Don't know 2 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ040C - Told to reduce sodium for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040C
SAS Label:
Told to reduce sodium for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to cut down on salt or sodium in {your/his/her} diet?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1011 1011
2 No 517 1528
7 Refused 1 1529
9 Don't know 3 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ040D - Told to exercise more for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040D
SAS Label:
Told to exercise more for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to exercise more?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 910 910
2 No 618 1528
7 Refused 1 1529
9 Don't know 3 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ040E - Told to reduce alcohol for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040E
SAS Label:
Told to reduce alcohol for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to cut down {your/his/her} alcohol consumption?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 402 402
2 No 1123 1525
7 Refused 1 1526
9 Don't know 6 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ040F - Told to do other things for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040F
SAS Label:
Told to do other things for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to do something else?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 119 119
2 No 1408 1527
7 Refused 1 1528
9 Don't know 4 1532
. Missing 4512 6044

BPQ043A - Told to stop smoking for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ043A
SAS Label:
Told to stop smoking for hypertension
English Text:
What else?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Stop smoking 36 36
7 Refused 0 36
9 Don't know 0 36
. Missing 6008 6044

BPQ043B - Told to increase potassium for hyprtnsn

Variable Name:
BPQ043B
SAS Label:
Told to increase potassium for hyprtnsn
English Text:
What else?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 Increase potassium intake 7 7
. Missing 6037 6044

BPQ043C - Told of other diet changes for hyprtnsn

Variable Name:
BPQ043C
SAS Label:
Told of other diet changes for hyprtnsn
English Text:
What else?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 Other changes in diet 49 49
. Missing 5995 6044

BPQ043D - Told to do other things for hyprtnsn

Variable Name:
BPQ043D
SAS Label:
Told to do other things for hyprtnsn
English Text:
What else?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
4 Other 44 44
. Missing 6000 6044

BPQ045 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ045
English Instructions:
BOX 1B. CHECK ITEM BPQ.045: IF 'YES' (CODE 1) IN BPQ.040A, B, C, D, OR E, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 2.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ050A - Now taking prescribed medicine

Variable Name:
BPQ050A
SAS Label:
Now taking prescribed medicine
English Text:
HELP AVAILABLE (Are you/Is SP) now taking prescribed medicine
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY EACH ACTIVITY CODED ''YES'' (CODE 1) FROM BPQ.040. DISPLAY FOR EACH ACTIVITY SHOULD READ AS FOLLOWS: RESPONSES: YES = 1, NO = 2, REFUSED = 7, DON'T KNOW = 9.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1069 1069
2 No 156 1225
7 Refused 0 1225
9 Don't know 0 1225
. Missing 4819 6044

BPQ050B - Now controlling weight

Variable Name:
BPQ050B
SAS Label:
Now controlling weight
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now controlling (your/his/her) weight or losing weight?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 566 566
2 No 206 772
7 Refused 0 772
9 Don't know 0 772
. Missing 5272 6044

BPQ050C - Now reducing salt/sodium

Variable Name:
BPQ050C
SAS Label:
Now reducing salt/sodium
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now cutting down on salt or sodium in (your/his/her) diet?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 894 894
2 No 117 1011
7 Refused 0 1011
9 Don't know 0 1011
. Missing 5033 6044

BPQ050D - Now exercising more

Variable Name:
BPQ050D
SAS Label:
Now exercising more
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now exercising more?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 574 574
2 No 336 910
7 Refused 0 910
9 Don't know 0 910
. Missing 5134 6044

BPQ050E - Now reducing alcohol consumption

Variable Name:
BPQ050E
SAS Label:
Now reducing alcohol consumption
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now cutting down on (your/his/her) alcohol consumption?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 328 328
2 No 74 402
7 Refused 0 402
9 Don't know 0 402
. Missing 5642 6044

BPQ055 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ055
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM BPQ.055: IF SP AGE >= 20, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ060 - Ever had blood cholesterol checked

Variable Name:
BPQ060
SAS Label:
Ever had blood cholesterol checked
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had {your/his/her} blood cholesterol checked?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 3191 3191
2 No 1515 4706 BPQ110a
7 Refused 6 4712 BPQ110a
9 Don't know 165 4877 BPQ110a
. Missing 1167 6044

BPQ070 - When blood cholesterol last checked

Variable Name:
BPQ070
SAS Label:
When blood cholesterol last checked
English Text:
About how long has it been since {you/SP} last had {your/his/her} blood cholesterol checked? Has it been...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 1 year ago, 2054 2054
2 1 year but less than 2 years ago, 580 2634
3 2 years but less than 5 years ago, or 347 2981
4 5 years or more? 179 3160
7 Refused 1 3161
9 Don't know 30 3191
. Missing 2853 6044

BPQ080 - Doctor told you - high cholesterol level

Variable Name:
BPQ080
SAS Label:
Doctor told you - high cholesterol level
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {your/his/her} blood cholesterol level was high?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1166 1166
2 No 1999 3165 BPQ110a
7 Refused 0 3165 BPQ110a
9 Don't know 26 3191 BPQ110a
. Missing 2853 6044

BPQ090A - Told to eat less fat for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090A
SAS Label:
Told to eat less fat for cholesterol
English Text:
To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional... to eat fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 971 971
2 No 192 1163
7 Refused 0 1163
9 Don't know 3 1166
. Missing 4878 6044

BPQ090B - Told to reduce weight for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090B
SAS Label:
Told to reduce weight for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to control (your/his/her) weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 635 635
2 No 529 1164
7 Refused 0 1164
9 Don't know 2 1166
. Missing 4878 6044

BPQ090C - Told to exercise more for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090C
SAS Label:
Told to exercise more for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to increase (your/his/her) physical activity or exercise?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 742 742
2 No 421 1163
7 Refused 0 1163
9 Don't know 3 1166
. Missing 4878 6044

BPQ090D - Told to take prescriptn for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090D
SAS Label:
Told to take prescriptn for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 570 570
2 No 591 1161
7 Refused 0 1161
9 Don't know 5 1166
. Missing 4878 6044

BPQ095 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ095
English Instructions:
BOX 3. CHECK ITEM BPQ.095: IF 'YES' (CODE 1) TO BPQ.090A, B, C OR D, CONTINUE WITH BPQ.100. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 6.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ100A - Now eating fewer high fat foods

Variable Name:
BPQ100A
SAS Label:
Now eating fewer high fat foods
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to eat fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTIONS: DISPLAY EACH ACTIVITY CODED AS 'YES' (CODE 1) IN BPQ.090 A-D.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 805 805
2 No 165 970
7 Refused 0 970
9 Don't know 1 971
. Missing 5073 6044

BPQ100B - Now controlling weight

Variable Name:
BPQ100B
SAS Label:
Now controlling weight
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to control (your/his/her) weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 492 492
2 No 141 633
7 Refused 0 633
9 Don't know 2 635
. Missing 5409 6044

BPQ100C - Now increasing exercise

Variable Name:
BPQ100C
SAS Label:
Now increasing exercise
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to increase (your/his/her) physical activity or exercise?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 518 518
2 No 224 742
7 Refused 0 742
9 Don't know 0 742
. Missing 5302 6044

BPQ100D - Now taking prescribed medicine

Variable Name:
BPQ100D
SAS Label:
Now taking prescribed medicine
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 441 441
2 No 129 570
7 Refused 0 570
9 Don't know 0 570
. Missing 5474 6044

BPQ110A - Eating fewer high fat foods on own

Variable Name:
BPQ110A
SAS Label:
Eating fewer high fat foods on own
English Text:
Even though a doctor or other health professional has never told {you/SP} to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight, to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol,{have you/has he/she} made any major changes on {your/his/her} own? Specifically, {have you/has he/she} controlled {your/his/her} weight or lost weight in order to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTIONS: DISPLAY "EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE NEVER HAD YOUR BLOOD CHOLESTEROL CHECKED" ONLY IF BPQ.060 IS 'NO' (CODE 2), DK (CODE 9), OR REF (CODE 7). DISPLAY "EVEN THOUGH A DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONAL HAS NEVER TOLD YOU THAT YOUR BLOOD CHOLESTEROL IS HIGH" ONLY IF BPQ.080 IS 'NO' (CODE 2), DK (CODE 9), OR REF (CODE 7).
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1178 1178
2 No 2528 3706
7 Refused 3 3709
9 Don't know 2 3711
. Missing 2333 6044

BPQ110B - Controlling weight on own

Variable Name:
BPQ110B
SAS Label:
Controlling weight on own
English Text:
Even though a doctor or other health professional has never told {you/SP} to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight, to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol,{have you/has he/she} made any major changes on {your/his/her} own? Specifically, {have you/has he/she} controlled {your/his/her} weight or lost weight in order to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 674 674
2 No 3031 3705
7 Refused 4 3709
9 Don't know 2 3711
. Missing 2333 6044

BPQ110C - Increasing exercise on own

Variable Name:
BPQ110C
SAS Label:
Increasing exercise on own
English Text:
Even though a doctor or other health professional has never told {you/SP} to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight, to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol,{have you/has he/she} made any major changes on {your/his/her} own? Specifically, {have you/has he/she} controlled {your/his/her} weight or lost weight in order to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 595 595
2 No 3110 3705
7 Refused 4 3709
9 Don't know 2 3711
. Missing 2333 6044

BPQ115 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ115
English Instructions:
BOX 6. CHECK ITEM BPQ.115: IF 'NO' (CODE 2) OR DON'T KNOW (CODE 9) IN BPQ.090A, B, OR C, CONTINUE WITH BOX 7. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ117 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ117
English Instructions:
BOX 7. CHECK ITEM BPQ.117: IF 'NO' (CODE 2) OR DON'T KNOW (CODE 9) IN BPQ.090A, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 8.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ120 - Eating fewer high fat foods on own

Variable Name:
BPQ120
SAS Label:
Eating fewer high fat foods on own
English Text:
Even though a doctor or other health professional has never told {you/SP} to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight, to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol,{have you/has he/she} made any major changes on {your/his/her} own? Specifically, {have you/has he/she} controlled {your/his/her} weight or lost weight in order to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 101 101
2 No 94 195
7 Refused 0 195
9 Don't know 0 195
. Missing 5849 6044

BPQ125 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ125
English Instructions:
BOX 8. CHECK ITEM BPQ.125: IF 'NO' (CODE 2) OR DON'T KNOW (CODE 9) IN BPQ.090B, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 9.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ130 - Controlling weight on own

Variable Name:
BPQ130
SAS Label:
Controlling weight on own
English Text:
Even though a doctor or other health professional has never told {you/SP} to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight, to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol,{have you/has he/she} made any major changes on {your/his/her} own? Specifically, {have you/has he/she} controlled {your/his/her} weight or lost weight in order to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 164 164
2 No 367 531
7 Refused 0 531
9 Don't know 0 531
. Missing 5513 6044

BPQ135 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ135
English Instructions:
BOX 9. CHECK ITEM BPQ.135: IF 'NO' (CODE 2) OR DON'T KNOW (CODE 9) IN BPQ.090C, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS

BPQ140 - Increasing exercise on own

Variable Name:
BPQ140
SAS Label:
Increasing exercise on own
English Text:
Even though a doctor or other health professional has never told {you/SP} to control {your/his/her} weight or lose weight, to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol,{have you/has he/she} made any major changes on {your/his/her} own? Specifically, {have you/has he/she} controlled {your/his/her} weight or lost weight in order to lower {your/his/her} blood cholesterol?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 104 104
2 No 318 422
7 Refused 0 422
9 Don't know 1 423
. Missing 5621 6044