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Locator Record

Title: Housing Characteristics (HOQ_B )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2001 - 2002
First Published: July, 2004
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Housing Characteristics
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 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

Home Interview

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 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.

Data Access:

The HOQ 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 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, 952 952 HOD040
2 A one family house detached from any other house, 6456 7408 HOD040
3 A one family house attached to one or more houses, 932 8340 HOD040
4 An apartment, 2346 10686
5 Something else, 127 10813 HOD040
6 Dormitory? 47 10860 HOD040
7 Refused 3 10863 HOD040
9 Don't know 2 10865 HOD040
. Missing 174 11039

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, 238 238
3 3 or 4, 336 574
4 5 to 9, 458 1032
5 10 to 19, 477 1509
6 20 to 49, or 414 1923
7 50 or more? 279 2202
77 Refused 0 2202
99 Don't know 114 2316
. Missing 8723 11039

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 1703 1703
2 1978 to 1989, 1663 3366
3 1960 to 1977, 1919 5285
4 1950 to 1959, 970 6255
5 1940 to 1949, or 465 6720
6 Before 1940? 1193 7913
77 Refused 32 7945
99 Don't know 2920 10865
. Missing 174 11039

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 10725 10725
13 13 or More 93 10818
777 Refused 19 10837
999 Don't know 28 10865
. Missing 174 11039

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 2058 2058
2 1-2 years 1967 4025
3 3-5 years 2226 6251
4 6-10 years 1796 8047
5 More than 10 years 2780 10827
77 Refused 16 10843
99 Don't know 22 10865
. Missing 174 11039

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 6616 6616
2 Rented 4035 10651
3 Other arrangement 203 10854
7 Refused 9 10863
9 Don't know 2 10865
. Missing 174 11039

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 9952 9952
2 Private/public well 824 10776
3 Something else 19 10795
7 Refused 1 10796
9 Don't know 69 10865
. Missing 174 11039

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 2501 2501
2 No 8315 10816
7 Refused 0 10816
9 Don't know 49 10865
. Missing 174 11039

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 493 493
2 No 794 1287 HOD160
7 Refused 0 1287 HOD160
9 Don't know 21 1308 HOD160
. Missing 9731 11039

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 102 102
2 No 320 422
7 Refused 1 423
9 Don't know 70 493
. Missing 10546 11039

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 264 264
2 No 1041 1305 HOD190
7 Refused 0 1305 HOD190
9 Don't know 3 1308 HOD190
. Missing 9731 11039

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 38 38
2 No 226 264 HOD190
7 Refused 0 264 HOD190
9 Don't know 0 264 HOD190
. Missing 10775 11039

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 30 30
2 Two or more rooms 8 38
77 Refused 0 38
99 Don't know 0 38
. Missing 11001 11039

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 230 230
2 No 1068 1298 HOD220
7 Refused 0 1298 HOD220
9 Don't know 10 1308 HOD220
. Missing 9731 11039

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 33 33
2 No 197 230
7 Refused 0 230
9 Don't know 0 230
. Missing 10809 11039

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 195 195
2 No 1084 1279
7 Refused 0 1279
9 Don't know 29 1308
. Missing 9731 11039

Appendix A

HOQ1

Brita or other pitcher water filter

Ceramic or charcoal filter

Water softener

Aerator

Reverse osmosis