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Locator Record

Title: Current Health Status (HSQ_B )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2001 - 2002
First Published: January, 2004
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Current Health Status
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 Current Health Status section (variable name prefix HSQ) provides personal interview data on overall health assessment, recent illness (past 30 days), blood donation, and AIDS testing.

Eligible Sample

Study participants under 12 years old are only asked 3 questions regarding recent illness (HSQ500, HSQ510, HSQ520). The remaining questions are asked of participants 12 years of age and older, except for the blood donation and AIDS testing questions which are asked of participants 16 years of age and older.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

MEC CAPI Interview for study participants 12 and older.

MEC Dietary Interview for study participants under 12 years old.

In-person. 

Analytic Notes

HSD010 General Health Condition: This identical question is asked in the Hospital Utilization section of the household questionnaire (HUQ010). There is a small difference in administration of the two questions: participants age 12-15 have proxy responses in the household and self-report at the mobile examination center. Many participants of all ages gave different responses to this question in the household compared to the MEC, so analysts should consider which of the two versions of the question to use in analyses.

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

HSD570 Blood Donation: This question was re-worded in 2002 (dropping the phrase “a year ago”) and was re-numbered. Responses to both versions of this question were combined into the derived variable of HSD570.

Data Access:

The HSQ 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 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS

HSD010 - General health condition

Variable Name:
HSD010
SAS Label:
General health condition
English Text:
{First/Next} I have some general questions about {your/SP's} health. Would you say {your/SP's} health in general is . . .
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY "FIRST" IF SP AGE IS >= 16 YEARS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Excellent, 1019 1019
2 Very good, 2205 3224
3 Good, 2513 5737
4 Fair, or 1096 6833
5 Poor? 198 7031
7 Refused 0 7031
9 Don't know 2 7033
. Missing 3349 10382

HSQ470 - no. of days physical health was not good

Variable Name:
HSQ470
SAS Label:
no. of days physical health was not good
English Text:
The next set of questions are about {your/SP's} recent health during the 30 days outlined on the calendar. Thinking about {your/SP's} physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was {your/his/her} physical health not good?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD HSQ1. ENTER # OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 30 Range of Values 7014 7014
77 Refused 0 7014
99 Don't know 16 7030
. Missing 3352 10382

HSQ480 - no. of days mental health was not good

Variable Name:
HSQ480
SAS Label:
no. of days mental health was not good
English Text:
Now thinking about {your/SP's} mental health, which includes stess, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was {your/his/her} mental health not good?
English Instructions:
ENTER # OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 30 Range of Values 7016 7016
77 Refused 0 7016
99 Don't know 13 7029
. Missing 3353 10382

HSQ490 - inactive days due to phys./mental hlth

Variable Name:
HSQ490
SAS Label:
inactive days due to phys./mental hlth
English Text:
During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep {you/SP} from doing {your/his/her} usual activities, such as self-care, work, school or recreation?
English Instructions:
ENTER # OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 30 Range of Values 7016 7016
77 Refused 0 7016
99 Don't know 11 7027
. Missing 3355 10382

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 2309 2309
2 No 7097 9406
7 Refused 1 9407
9 Don't know 11 9418
. Missing 964 10382

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 896 896
2 No 8513 9409
7 Refused 1 9410
9 Don't know 8 9418
. Missing 964 10382

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 609 609
2 No 8794 9403
7 Refused 2 9405
9 Don't know 13 9418
. Missing 964 10382

HSD570 - SP donated blood in past 12 months?

Variable Name:
HSD570
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 274 274
2 No 5595 5869 HSQ590
7 Refused 0 5869 HSQ590
9 Don't know 1 5870 HSQ590
. Missing 4512 10382

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 272 272
77 Refused 0 272
99 Don't know 2 274
. Missing 10108 10382

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 1798 1798
2 No 4021 5819
7 Refused 0 5819
9 Don't know 51 5870
. Missing 4512 10382

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) 2484 2484
2 MEC CAPI Questionnaire -- B(12-150) 7898 10382
. Missing 0 10382