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Locator Record

Title: Dermatology (DEQ )
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:Dermatology
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 Dermatology section (variable name prefix DEQ) provides personal interview data on several skin condition topics. Dermatology conditions have not been evaluated in NHANES since NHANES I, 1971-75.

Many of the questions in this section were adapted from existing questionnaires or scales used in clinical dermatology practice.

Topics in the DEQ section:

Eligible Sample

The eligible sample consists of participants age 6 through 59 years.

Data Processing and Editing

 Open-ended questions, such as DEQ.100 allow for multiple responses. Open-ended questions were followed by the probes "any others" or "other specify" in order to capture all possible responses.

Question DEQ.110 was checked along with age information (age <16 and age >+
16) to make sure that only people who were old enough to be in the work force answered the question.

 

Analytic Notes

Special Notes on Using the Dataset

Analysts should be aware that some questions, (e.g., DEQ.080 and DEQ.100) have very few responses. Even with two years of data collection, there is not enough sample size to allow for meaningful information to be derived from these variables. Accordingly, these questions will be removed from the questionnaire section as of 2002.

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 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS

DEQ010 - # moles at least 1/4 inch in diameter

Variable Name:
DEQ010
SAS Label:
# moles at least 1/4 inch in diameter
English Text:
Next are some general questions about {your/SP's} skin and hair. How many moles {do you/does SP} have that are at least 1/4 inch in diameter?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD DEQ1
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 None 6669 6669
1 1 or 2 1188 7857
2 3 to 5 380 8237
3 6 to 10 84 8321
4 More than 10 63 8384
7 Refused 4 8388
9 Don't know 14 8402
. Missing 6 8408

DEQ020 - Natural hair color at age 18

Variable Name:
DEQ020
SAS Label:
Natural hair color at age 18
English Text:
What {is/was} {your/SP's} natural hair color {at 18}?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY {WAS} {YOUR} {at 18} IF SP AGE > 18. DISPLAY {IS} {SP'S/YOUR} IF SP AGE IS <= 18.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Red 125 125
2 Blonde 640 765
3 Light brown 1051 1816
4 Medium brown 1166 2982
5 Dark brown 2485 5467
6 Black 2883 8350
7 Other 39 8389
77 Refused 7 8396
99 Don't know 6 8402
. Missing 6 8408

DEQ030 - Skin reaction to sun after non-exposure

Variable Name:
DEQ030
SAS Label:
Skin reaction to sun after non-exposure
English Text:
If after several months of not being in the sun, {you/SP} then went out in the sun without sunscreen or protective clothing for a half hour, which one of these would happen to {your/his/her} skin?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD DEQ2
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Get a severe sunburn with blisters 182 182
2 A severe sunburn for a few days with peeling 585 767
3 Mildly burned with some tanning 1709 2476
4 Turning darker without a sunburn 2061 4537
5 Nothing would happen in half an hour 3767 8304
6 Other 58 8362
77 Refused 5 8367
99 Don't know 35 8402
. Missing 6 8408

DEQ040 - Ever told by doctor you had melanoma

Variable Name:
DEQ040
SAS Label:
Ever told by doctor you had melanoma
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you/s/he/SP} had melanoma?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP AGE < 12, DISPLAY "HAVE YOU" FOR THE FIRST DISPLAY AND SP NAME FOR THE SECOND DISPLAY.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 98 98
2 No 8242 8340
3 Has skin cancer but does not know what type (code only if volunteered) 47 8387
7 Refused 4 8391
9 Don't know 11 8402
. Missing 6 8408

DEQ050 - Close blood relative have melanoma

Variable Name:
DEQ050
SAS Label:
Close blood relative have melanoma
English Text:
Have any of {your/SP's} close blood relatives ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had melanoma? By close blood relatives, we mean parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, or children.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 548 548
2 No 7692 8240
7 Refused 4 8244
9 Don't know 158 8402
. Missing 6 8408

DEQ060 - Dermatitis, eczema, rash in past year

Variable Name:
DEQ060
SAS Label:
Dermatitis, eczema, rash in past year
English Text:
During the past 12 months, that is since {DISPLAY CURRENT MONTH} a year ago, {have you/has SP} had dermatitis, eczema, or any other type of red, inflamed skin rash?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 873 873
2 No 7513 8386 End of Section
7 Refused 4 8390 End of Section
9 Don't know 12 8402 End of Section
. Missing 6 8408

DEQ070 - Have dermatitis, eczema, rash now

Variable Name:
DEQ070
SAS Label:
Have dermatitis, eczema, rash now
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} have this skin condition today?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 444 444
2 No 429 873
7 Refused 0 873
9 Don't know 0 873
. Missing 7535 8408

DED080A - Hands affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080A
SAS Label:
Hands affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Hands 191 191
77 Refused 0 191
99 Don't know 0 191
. Missing 8217 8408

DED080B - Arms affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080B
SAS Label:
Arms affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Arms 349 349
. Missing 8059 8408

DED080C - Head, face or neck skin affected

Variable Name:
DED080C
SAS Label:
Head, face or neck skin affected
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Head, Face, or Neck 361 361
. Missing 8047 8408

DED080D - Torso affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080D
SAS Label:
Torso affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Torso 262 262
. Missing 8146 8408

DED080E - Legs affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080E
SAS Label:
Legs affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Legs 304 304
. Missing 8104 8408

DED080F - Shoulder affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080F
SAS Label:
Shoulder affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Shoulder 9 9
. Missing 8399 8408

DED080G - Groin affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080G
SAS Label:
Groin affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Groin 18 18
. Missing 8390 8408

DED080H - Buttocks affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080H
SAS Label:
Buttocks affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 Buttocks 13 13
. Missing 8395 8408

DED080I - Feet affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080I
SAS Label:
Feet affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
18 Feet 42 42
. Missing 8366 8408

DED080J - Other area affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED080J
SAS Label:
Other area affected by skin condition
English Text:
What parts of the body {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
30 Other (Specify) 14 14
. Missing 8394 8408

DEQ090 - Chemicals/Substances cause condition

Variable Name:
DEQ090
SAS Label:
Chemicals/Substances cause condition
English Text:
Did this skin condition {you/SP} had in the past 12 months result form chemicals or other substances which got on {your/his/her} skin?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 139 139
2 No 635 774 End of Section
7 Refused 0 774 End of Section
9 Don't know 99 873 End of Section
. Missing 7535 8408

DED100A - 1st Chemical/substance listed

Variable Name:
DED100A
SAS Label:
1st Chemical/substance listed
English Text:
What chemicals or other substances were these? PROBE: Any others?
English Instructions:
ENTER CHEMICAL OR SUBSTANCE NAME. CAPI INSTRUCTION:QUESTION TEXT SHOULD BE OPTIONAL,"[]"S, AFTER FIRST TIME. DO NOT PLACE PROBE IN BRACKETS.FOLLOW BASIC FORMAT FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LOOKUP.ALLOW INTERVIEWER TO MAKE MULTIPLE CHEMICAL OR SUBSTANCE ENTRIES.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1st Chemical/substance listed Value was recorded 131 131
< blank > Missing 8277 8408

DED100B - 2nd Chemical/substance listed

Variable Name:
DED100B
SAS Label:
2nd Chemical/substance listed
English Text:
What chemicals or other substances were these? PROBE: Any others?
English Instructions:
ENTER CHEMICAL OR SUBSTANCE NAME. CAPI INSTRUCTION:QUESTION TEXT SHOULD BE OPTIONAL,"[]"S, AFTER FIRST TIME. DO NOT PLACE PROBE IN BRACKETS.FOLLOW BASIC FORMAT FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LOOKUP.ALLOW INTERVIEWER TO MAKE MULTIPLE CHEMICAL OR SUBSTANCE ENTRIES.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2nd Chemical/substance listed Value was recorded 18 18
< blank > Missing 8390 8408

DED100C - 3rd Chemical/substance listed

Variable Name:
DED100C
SAS Label:
3rd Chemical/substance listed
English Text:
What chemicals or other substances were these? PROBE: Any others?
English Instructions:
ENTER CHEMICAL OR SUBSTANCE NAME. CAPI INSTRUCTION: QUESTION TEXT SHOULD BE OPTIONAL, "[ ]"S, AFTER FIRST TIME. DO NOT PLACE PROBE IN BRACKETS. FOLLOW BASIC FORMAT FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LOOKUP. ALLOW INTERVIEWER TO MAKE MULTIPLE CHEMICAL OR SUBSTAN CE ENTRIES.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3rd Chemical/substance listed Value was recorded 9 9
< blank > Missing 8399 8408

DED100D - 4th Chemical/substance listed

Variable Name:
DED100D
SAS Label:
4th Chemical/substance listed
English Text:
What chemicals or other substances were these? PROBE: Any others?
English Instructions:
ENTER CHEMICAL OR SUBSTANCE NAME. CAPI INSTRUCTION: QUESTION TEXT SHOULD BE OPTIONAL, "[ ]"S, AFTER FIRST TIME. DO NOT PLACE PROBE IN BRACKETS. FOLLOW BASIC FORMAT FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LOOKUP. ALLOW INTERVIEWER TO MAKE MULTIPLE CHEMICAL OR SUBSTAN CE ENTRIES.
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
Other Coatings- waxes? oils? Other Coatings- waxes? oils? 1 1
< blank > Missing 8407 8408

DEQ110 - Substances picked up at work

Variable Name:
DEQ110
SAS Label:
Substances picked up at work
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP} at work or at {your/his/her} job or business when {you/s/he} got these substances {your/her/his} skin?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 35 35
2 No 74 109
7 Refused 0 109
9 Don't know 1 110
. Missing 8298 8408