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Locator Record

Title: Tuberculosis (TBQ )
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:Tuberculosis
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 Tuberculosis section (variable name prefix TBQ) provides personal interview data on several topics related to tuberculosis.

A separate file containing on the results of the TB examination and testing is included in the NHANES 1999-2000 data release.

Topics

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

Data Collection

Some of the questions in the TBQ section required the use of printed hand cards. When necessary, the household interviewers read the hand card selections to the respondent.

Data Processing and Editing

These data were not edited or changed in preparation for data release.

Analytic Notes

Special Notes

Household questionnaire and tuberculosis examination files may be linked to the tuberculosis questionnaire data file using the unique survey participant identifier SEQN.

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 - 120 YEARS

TBQ010 - Ever had TB/tuberculosis skin test

Variable Name:
TBQ010
SAS Label:
Ever had TB/tuberculosis skin test
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been given a TB or tuberculosis skin test? PROBE: For one version of this test, a doctor or nurse presses a plastic button with little metal prongs down on your arm. That kind is called a tine test. For another version of this t est, they use a small shot needle to stick a few drops of tuberculin or PPD just under the skin.
English Instructions:
HAND CARD TBQ1. HAND CARD TBQ2.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 6265 6265
2 No 2822 9087 TBQ040
7 Refused 4 9091 TBQ040
9 Don't know 397 9488 TBQ040
. Missing 5 9493

TBQ020 - Ever told had positive TB skin test

Variable Name:
TBQ020
SAS Label:
Ever told had positive TB skin test
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told that {you/s/he/SP} had a positive TB skin test?
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 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 422 422
2 No 5814 6236 TBQ040
7 Refused 0 6236 TBQ040
9 Don't know 29 6265 TBQ040
. Missing 3228 9493

TBQ030 - Prescribed medicine for preventing TB

Variable Name:
TBQ030
SAS Label:
Prescribed medicine for preventing TB
English Text:
After getting a positive TB skin test, {were you/was SP} prescribed any medicine to keep {you/him/her} from getting sick with TB?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 206 206
2 No 211 417
7 Refused 0 417
9 Don't know 5 422
. Missing 9071 9493

TBQ040 - Ever told you had active TB

Variable Name:
TBQ040
SAS Label:
Ever told you had active TB
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP} ever told that {you/s/he/SP} had active tuberculosis or TB?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP AGE < 12, DISPLAY "WERE YOU" FOR THE FIRST DISPLAY AND SP NAME FOR THE SECOND DISPLAY.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 35 35
2 No 9401 9436 TBQ060
7 Refused 1 9437 TBQ060
9 Don't know 51 9488 TBQ060
. Missing 5 9493

TBQ050 - Prescribed medicine for active TB

Variable Name:
TBQ050
SAS Label:
Prescribed medicine for active TB
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP} ever prescribed any medicine to treat active tuberculosis or TB?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 27 27
2 No 7 34
7 Refused 0 34
9 Don't know 1 35
. Missing 9458 9493

TBQ060 - Lived in household TB sick person

Variable Name:
TBQ060
SAS Label:
Lived in household TB sick person
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever lived in the same household with someone while that person was sick with tuberculosis or TB?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 294 294
2 No 9139 9433
7 Refused 1 9434
9 Don't know 54 9488
. Missing 5 9493