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Locator Record

Title: Dermatology (DEQ_B )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2001 - 2002
First Published: May, 2004
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Dermatology
Record Source: NHANES 2001 - 2002
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2001 - 2002 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. Many of the questions in this section were adapted from existing questionnaires or scales used in clinical dermatology practice.

Topics Included in the Section:

Eligible Sample

In 2002, the dermatology examination component was piloted for participants age 20-59 years. In order to have consistent data, the target group for the questionnaire section was changed to participants age 20-59 years, as well.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

Home Interview; In-person.

Data Processing and Editing

Open-ended questions, such as DEQ.082 allow for multiple responses. Open-ended questions were followed by the probes “any others” or “other specify” in order to capture all possible responses.

Analytic Notes

The questionnaire section changed in 2002. Questions about occupational skin exposure were deleted while questions about sun protective behavior were added. However, only questions appearing in both the 2001 questionnaire and the 2002 question were released due to data disclosure and sample size concerns.

Analysts should be aware that some questions (such as DEQ.082) have very few responses per category. Even with two years of data collection there may not be enough sample size to allow for meaningful information to be derived from these variables.

Data Access:

The DEQ data are publicly available at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS

DED011 - # moles at least 1/4 inch in diameter

Variable Name:
DED011
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 None 2651 2651
1 1 or 2 647 3298
2 3 to 5 167 3465
3 6 to 10 38 3503
4 More than 10 30 3533
7 Refused 1 3534
9 Don't know 5 3539
. Missing 0 3539

DED021 - Natural hair color at age 18

Variable Name:
DED021
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Red 91 91
2 Blonde 363 454
3 Light brown 472 926
4 Medium brown 545 1471
5 Dark brown 943 2414
6 Black 1107 3521
7 Other 13 3534
77 Refused 1 3535
99 Don't know 4 3539
. Missing 0 3539

DED031 - Skin reaction to sun after non-exposure

Variable Name:
DED031
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Get a severe sunburn with blisters 80 80
2 A severe sunburn for a few days with peeling 344 424
3 Mildly burned with some tanning 878 1302
4 Turning darker without a sunburn 744 2046
5 Nothing would happen in half an hour 1451 3497
6 Other 31 3528
77 Refused 1 3529
99 Don't know 10 3539
. Missing 0 3539

DED041 - Ever told by doctor you had melanoma

Variable Name:
DED041
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 24 24
2 No 3509 3533
3 Has skin cancer but does not know what type (code only if volunteered) 3 3536
7 Refused 1 3537
9 Don't know 2 3539
. Missing 0 3539

DED051 - Close blood relative have melanoma

Variable Name:
DED051
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 331 331
2 No 3122 3453
7 Refused 1 3454
9 Don't know 85 3539
. Missing 0 3539

DED061 - Dermatitis, eczema, rash in past year

Variable Name:
DED061
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 454 454
2 No 3081 3535
7 Refused 1 3536
9 Don't know 3 3539
. Missing 0 3539

DED071 - Have dermatitis, eczema, rash now

Variable Name:
DED071
SAS Label:
Have dermatitis, eczema, rash now
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} have this skin condition today?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 251 251
2 No 203 454
7 Refused 0 454
9 Don't know 0 454
. Missing 3085 3539

DED082A - Hands affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082A
SAS Label:
Hands affected by skin condition
English Text:
Please look at this card and tell me the parts of the body that {were/are} affected by this skin condition? PROBE: Any other parts?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY HAND CARD DEQ3
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Hands 128 128
77 Refused 0 128
99 Don't know 0 128
. Missing 3411 3539

DED082B - Arms affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082B
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Arms 180 180
. Missing 3359 3539

DED082C - Head, face or neck skin affected

Variable Name:
DED082C
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Head, Face, or Neck 171 171
. Missing 3368 3539

DED082D - Torso affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082D
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Torso 110 110
. Missing 3429 3539

DED082E - Legs affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082E
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Legs 128 128
. Missing 3411 3539

DED082F - Shoulder affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082F
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Shoulder 45 45
. Missing 3494 3539

DED082G - Groin affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082G
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Groin 26 26
. Missing 3513 3539

DED082H - Buttocks affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082H
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 Buttocks 27 27
. Missing 3512 3539

DED082I - Feet affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082I
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
18 Feet 33 33
. Missing 3506 3539

DED082J - Other area affected by skin condition

Variable Name:
DED082J
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 20 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
30 Other Body Area (Specify) 5 5
. Missing 3534 3539