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Locator Record

Title: Current Health Status (HSQ )
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:Current Health Status
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 Current Health Status section (prefix HSQ) provides personal interview data on health risk behaviors, and medical history or medical conditions for a specific health topic.

Eligible Sample

The target samples for questions in this section vary. Please review the questionnaire and the codebook carefully. Frequency counts were verified during the preparation of the file.

Analytic Notes

 Only questions asked in both Year 1 and Year 2 were released: HSQ500, HSQ510, HSQ520, HSQ570, HSQ580, and HSQ590.

HSQ500, HSQ510, and HSQ520 were asked in the Dietary Recall section of SPs 1– 11 years of age. Respondents 12+ years of age were asked the same questions during the MEC Interview. (See HSAQUEX for source of data.)

HSQ500 was modified in the beginning of NHANES 2000, (i.e., the introduction to the question and Hand Card HSQ1 were deleted.)

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 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HSQ500 - SP recent health - over past 4 weeks

Variable Name:
HSQ500
SAS Label:
SP recent health - over past 4 weeks
English Text:
Did {you/SP} have a head cold or chest cold that started during those 30 days?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 2000 2000
2 No 6282 8282
7 Refused 2 8284
9 Don't know 20 8304
. Missing 528 8832

HSQ510 - SP have stomach or intestinal illness?

Variable Name:
HSQ510
SAS Label:
SP have stomach or intestinal illness?
English Text:
Did {you/SP} have a stomach or intestinal illness with vomiting or diarrhea that started during those 30 days?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 792 792
2 No 7498 8290
7 Refused 2 8292
9 Don't know 9 8301
. Missing 531 8832

HSQ520 - SP have flu, pneumonia, ear infection?

Variable Name:
HSQ520
SAS Label:
SP have flu, pneumonia, ear infection?
English Text:
Did {you/SP} have flu, pneumonia, or ear infections that started during those 30 days?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 587 587
2 No 7692 8279
7 Refused 2 8281
9 Don't know 20 8301
. Missing 531 8832

HSQ570 - SP donated blood in past 12 months?

Variable Name:
HSQ570
SAS Label:
SP donated blood in past 12 months?
English Text:
During the past 12 months, that is, since (DISPLAY CURRENT MONTH, DISPLAY LAST YEAR), a year ago, (have you/has SP) donated blood?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 246 246
2 No 4955 5201 HSQ590
7 Refused 0 5201 HSQ590
9 Don't know 6 5207 HSQ590
. Missing 3625 8832

HSQ580 - How long ago was last blood donation?

Variable Name:
HSQ580
SAS Label:
How long ago was last blood donation?
English Text:
How long ago was {your/SP's} last blood donation?
English Instructions:
IF LESS THAN ONE MONTH, ENTER '1'. ENTER # OF MONTHS.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 12
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 12 Range of Values 238 238
77 Refused 0 238
99 Don't know 8 246
. Missing 8586 8832

HSQ590 - Blood ever tested for HIV virus?

Variable Name:
HSQ590
SAS Label:
Blood ever tested for HIV virus?
English Text:
Except for tests {you/SP} may have had as part of blood donations, {have you/has he/has she} ever had {your/his/her} blood tested for the AIDS virus infection?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1703 1703
2 No 3335 5038
7 Refused 0 5038
9 Don't know 169 5207
. Missing 3625 8832

HSAQUEX - Source of Health Status Data

Variable Name:
HSAQUEX
SAS Label:
Source of Health Status Data
English Text:
Source of Health Status Data
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Dietary Recall Component -- B(1-11) 2074 2074
2 MEC CAPI Questionnaire -- B(12-150) 6758 8832
. Missing 0 8832