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Locator Record

Title: Housing Characteristics (HOQ )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999 - 2000
First Published: July, 2004
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Housing Characteristics
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 Housing Characteristics section (variable name prefix HOQ) provides family level interview data on type of home, number of apartments in building, age of home, number of rooms in home, time lived in home, whether home is owned or rented, water source and treatment, and home renovations related to lead dust.

Eligible Sample

One study participant in each family responds for the entire family and these responses are released for all members of the same family. All questions in this section are asked of all families with the exception of those on home renovations related to lead dust, which were only asked of families with a participating child aged 1 to 5 years.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

Interview Setting:

Home Interview

Mode of administration:

In-person

Analytic Notes

Multiple families in the same household may be selected as participants in the study. Sometimes, the data collected from different families living in the same household are discrepant. In most cases, these discrepancies are left as reported. For HOD040, When home was built, if one family did not know the age of the home, the value reported by another family in the same home was substituted for the “don’t know” response.

HOD010 Type of home: Responses to “other specify” were back coded into response categories whenever possible. A new category of “dormitory” was created due to a
Household Characteristics (HOQ) large number of other specify responses. The remaining “other specify” responses are released as “other”.

HOD030 How many apartments in building: Responses of 1 and 2 apartments per building were collapsed into one category due to low cell counts. A number of “other specify” responses for HOD010 were back coded into the apartment category. These respondents were not asked this question and have missing values for this variable.

HOD050 Number of rooms in home: Any responses for this question greater than 13 were top coded and released as 13.

HOD060 How many years family lived in home: These data were collected as continuous values but were collapsed into categories for release.

HOQ080 Water treatment devices used or not: Details on which of the water treatment devices were used were collected but not released due to unique combinations of devices which could identify family members. The text of the hand card with the list of devices in included in appendix A.

HOD140, HOD150, HOD160, HOD170, HOD180, HOD190, HOD210, HOD220 Home renovations: These questions were only asked of families with participating children ages 1-5 and data are released only on these children, not the entire family. These questions relate to the lead dust component and can also be linked to blood lead laboratory values (see Lab 06 Nutritional Biochemistries).

HOD180 Number of rooms 22x26 peeling: These data were collected as continuous values but were collapsed into the categories of 1 and 2 or more due to low cell counts.

HOD220 Window, cabinet or wall renovation: These data were collected in 3 separate questions which were combined due to low frequencies. The current variable indicates “yes” if any of the three types of renovation occurred.

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 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HOD010 - Type of home

Variable Name:
HOD010
SAS Label:
Type of home
English Text:
I'd like to ask you a few questions about your home. Is your home . . .
English Instructions:
VERIFY OR ASK IF NOT OBVIOUS. INCLUDE TOWNHOME AS 'HOUSE', EITHER DETACHED OR ATTACHED.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 A mobile home or trailer, 786 786 HOD040
2 A one family house detached from any other house, 5794 6580 HOD040
3 A one family house attached to one or more houses, 757 7337 HOD040
4 An apartment, 2363 9700
5 Something else, 62 9762 HOD040
6 Dormitory? 26 9788 HOD040
7 Refused 1 9789 HOD040
9 Don't know 15 9804 HOD040
. Missing 161 9965

HOD030 - How many apartments in building

Variable Name:
HOD030
SAS Label:
How many apartments in building
English Text:
How many apartments are in this building? Would you say . . .
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 1 to 2, 305 305
3 3 or 4, 239 544
4 5 to 9, 473 1017
5 10 to 19, 305 1322
6 20 to 49, or 420 1742
7 50 or more? 534 2276
77 Refused 0 2276
99 Don't know 83 2359
. Missing 7606 9965

HOD040 - When was home built

Variable Name:
HOD040
SAS Label:
When was home built
English Text:
When was this {mobile home/house/building} originally built?
English Instructions:
READ CATEGORIES IF NECESSARY.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 1990 to present 1101 1101
2 1978 to 1989, 1656 2757
3 1960 to 1977, 1621 4378
4 1950 to 1959, 1070 5448
5 1940 to 1949, or 596 6044
6 Before 1940? 1088 7132
77 Refused 14 7146
99 Don't know 2658 9804
. Missing 161 9965

HOD050 - Number of rooms in home

Variable Name:
HOD050
SAS Label:
Number of rooms in home
English Text:
How many rooms are in this home? Count the kitchen but not the bathroom.
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF ROOMS
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 25
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 12 Range of Values 9709 9709
13 13 or More 70 9779
777 Refused 12 9791
999 Don't know 13 9804
. Missing 161 9965

HOD060 - How many years family lived in home

Variable Name:
HOD060
SAS Label:
How many years family lived in home
English Text:
How many years {have you/has your family} lived at this address?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than one year 1554 1554
2 1-2 years 1905 3459
3 3-5 years 2097 5556
4 6-10 years 1571 7127
5 More than 10 years 2640 9767
77 Refused 10 9777
99 Don't know 27 9804
. Missing 161 9965

HOQ065 - Home owned, bought, rented, other

Variable Name:
HOQ065
SAS Label:
Home owned, bought, rented, other
English Text:
Is this {mobile home/house/apartment} owned, being bought, rented, or occupied by some other arrangement by {you/you or someone else in your family}?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Owned or being bought 5618 5618
2 Rented 3973 9591
3 Other arrangement 199 9790
7 Refused 8 9798
9 Don't know 6 9804
. Missing 161 9965

HOQ070 - Source of tap water

Variable Name:
HOQ070
SAS Label:
Source of tap water
English Text:
What is the source of tap water in this home? Is it a private or public water company, a private or public well, or something else?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Private/public water company 8758 8758
2 Private/public well 920 9678
3 Something else 49 9727
7 Refused 1 9728
9 Don't know 76 9804
. Missing 161 9965

HOQ080 - Water treatment devices used or not

Variable Name:
HOQ080
SAS Label:
Water treatment devices used or not
English Text:
Are any of the water treatment devices listed on this card used in your home?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD HOQ1
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1901 1901
2 No 7854 9755
7 Refused 2 9757
9 Don't know 47 9804
. Missing 161 9965

HOD140 - Home painted in last 12 months

Variable Name:
HOD140
SAS Label:
Home painted in last 12 months
English Text:
During the last 12 months, were any areas inside your home painted, such as walls, trim or ceilings?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 423 423
2 No 624 1047 HOD160
7 Refused 0 1047 HOD160
9 Don't know 18 1065 HOD160
. Missing 8900 9965

HOD150 - Old paint scraped when home painted?

Variable Name:
HOD150
SAS Label:
Old paint scraped when home painted?
English Text:
When this painting was done did someone sand or scrape off any of the old paint?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 90 90
2 No 286 376
7 Refused 0 376
9 Don't know 47 423
. Missing 9542 9965

HOD160 - Paint peeling, flaking, chipping inside

Variable Name:
HOD160
SAS Label:
Paint peeling, flaking, chipping inside
English Text:
Are there any rooms in your home where you can see paint that is peeling, flaking or chipping off the walls, ceilings, doors, or windows?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 215 215
2 No 845 1060 HOD190
7 Refused 0 1060 HOD190
9 Don't know 5 1065 HOD190
. Missing 8900 9965

HOD170 - Inside peeling area plus 22x26

Variable Name:
HOD170
SAS Label:
Inside peeling area plus 22x26
English Text:
In any of these rooms, can you see at least one total area of peeling, flaking or chipping paint that is larger than one page of a regular newspaper?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 36 36
2 No 179 215 HOD190
7 Refused 0 215 HOD190
9 Don't know 0 215 HOD190
. Missing 9750 9965

HOD180 - Number of rooms 22x26 peeling

Variable Name:
HOD180
SAS Label:
Number of rooms 22x26 peeling
English Text:
How many rooms have this much peeling, flaking or chipping paint? [Areas that are larger than one page of regular newspaper.]
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 One room 20 20
2 Two or more rooms 16 36
77 Refused 0 36
99 Don't know 0 36
. Missing 9929 9965

HOD190 - Outside paint peeling/flaking/chipping

Variable Name:
HOD190
SAS Label:
Outside paint peeling/flaking/chipping
English Text:
Can you see paint that is peeling, flaking or chipping on any outside area of your {house/building}?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 185 185
2 No 868 1053 HOD220
7 Refused 0 1053 HOD220
9 Don't know 12 1065 HOD220
. Missing 8900 9965

HOD210 - Outside peeling larger than door?

Variable Name:
HOD210
SAS Label:
Outside peeling larger than door?
English Text:
Can you see any total area of peeling, flaking or chipping paint on any outside area that is larger than a regular door?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 32 32
2 No 152 184
7 Refused 0 184
9 Don't know 1 185
. Missing 9780 9965

HOD220 - Window, cabinet or wall renovation

Variable Name:
HOD220
SAS Label:
Window, cabinet or wall renovation
English Text:
The next questions are about work that has been done in your home in the past 12 months. In the past 12 months, have you or anyone else . . .replaced a window, cabinet or wall in your home?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 5 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 176 176
2 No 866 1042
7 Refused 0 1042
9 Don't know 23 1065
. Missing 8900 9965

Appendix A

HOQ1

Brita or other pitcher water filter

Ceramic or charcoal filter

Water softener

Aerator

Reverse osmosis