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Locator Record

Title: Current Health Status (HSQ_C )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2003 - 2004
First Published: May, 2006
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Current Health Status
Record Source: NHANES 2003 - 2004
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2003 - 2004 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 1 - 11 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

A trained interviewer administrated the MEC CAPI Interview for study participants 12 and older, and the MEC Dietary Interview for study participants 1-11 years old (proxy interview).

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The Current Health Status Questionnaire (HSQ) data was systematically reviewed for logical, processing, and data input errors on a periodic basis during the process of data collection.

The computer CAPI system had built-in consistency checks, online information screens that provided the interviewers with information about the terms used in the questionnaires, and hard and soft edit checks to reduce the number of keying entry errors. All of the data was reviewed by the NHANES field office staff for accuracy and completeness.

Data Processing and Editing

The 2003–2004 Current Health Status Questionnaire (HSQ) data was verified against the main data file prior to public release.

Analytic Notes

HSD010 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 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 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.) The HSQ data are publicly available at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

HSQ571 The question on blood donation, HSQ570, was re-worded in 2002 (dropping the phrase “a year ago”) and was re-numbered HSQ571. Responses to both versions of this question were combined into the derived variable of HSD570 for the 2001-2002 data release. For the 2003-2004 release, only question HSQ571 was asked.

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, 913 913
2 Very good, 1963 2876
3 Good, 2349 5225
4 Fair, or 1020 6245
5 Poor? 188 6433
7 Refused 0 6433
9 Don't know 0 6433
. Missing 3102 9535

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 are 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 6424 6424
77 Refused 0 6424
99 Don't know 5 6429
. Missing 3106 9535

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 stress, 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 6422 6422
77 Refused 0 6422
99 Don't know 6 6428
. Missing 3107 9535

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 6426 6426
77 Refused 0 6426
99 Don't know 2 6428
. Missing 3107 9535

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 1912 1912
2 No 6564 8476
7 Refused 1 8477
9 Don't know 8 8485
. Missing 1050 9535

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 734 734
2 No 7744 8478
7 Refused 1 8479
9 Don't know 6 8485
. Missing 1050 9535

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 489 489
2 No 7983 8472
7 Refused 1 8473
9 Don't know 12 8485
. Missing 1050 9535

HSQ571 - SP donated blood in past 12 months?

Variable Name:
HSQ571
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 236 236
2 No 5159 5395 HSQ590
7 Refused 0 5395 HSQ590
9 Don't know 2 5397 HSQ590
. Missing 4138 9535

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 233 233
77 Refused 0 233
99 Don't know 3 236
. Missing 9299 9535

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 1666 1666
2 No 3716 5382
7 Refused 0 5382
9 Don't know 15 5397
. Missing 4138 9535

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) 2191 2191
2 MEC CAPI Questionnaire -- B(12-150) 7344 9535
. Missing 0 9535