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Locator Record

Title: Miscellaneous Pain (MPQ_C )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2003 - 2004
First Published: August, 2006
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Miscellaneous Pain
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 Miscellaneous Pain section (MPQ_C) provides personal interview data on several pain topics.

Eligible Sample

All survey participants 20 or more years of age were eligible.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The questions were asked in the household interview. The survey questionnaire can be found at the NHANES website.

Data Processing and Editing

Please review the file codebook for a listing of the regions of the body that were specifically mentioned during data collection for MPQ050. Responses to MPQ040 (How many weeks or months, in the past year did you have joint symptoms due to an injury?) were reduced to a single time unit (weeks).

Analytic Notes

Since the Miscellaneous Pain questions were asked in the home interview, the interview sample weights may be used in their analysis. However, if the data is joined with data from the Mobile Examination Center (MEC), the MEC sample weights should be used.

Please refer to the Analytic Guidelines, on the NHANES website, for further details on the use of sample weights and other analytic issues.

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 - 150 YEARS

MPQ010 - Joint pain/aching/stiffness in past year

Variable Name:
MPQ010
SAS Label:
Joint pain/aching/stiffness in past year
English Text:
During the past 12 months, {have you/has SP} had pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint?[Do not include neck pain.]
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ020 - Symptoms present for most of month?

Variable Name:
MPQ020
SAS Label:
Symptoms present for most of month?
English Text:
Were these symptoms present on most days for at least 1 month?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ030 - Symptoms begin only because of injury

Variable Name:
MPQ030
SAS Label:
Symptoms begin only because of injury
English Text:
Did these symptoms begin only because of an injury?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD040 - # weeks have joint pain symptoms

Variable Name:
MPD040
SAS Label:
# weeks have joint pain symptoms
English Text:
How many weeks, in the past year, did {you/SP} have joint symptoms due to an injury?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER (WEEKS)
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 52

MPD050A - Right shoulder affected

Variable Name:
MPD050A
SAS Label:
Right shoulder affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050B - Left shoulder affected

Variable Name:
MPD050B
SAS Label:
Left shoulder affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050C - Right elbow affected

Variable Name:
MPD050C
SAS Label:
Right elbow affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050D - Left elbow affected

Variable Name:
MPD050D
SAS Label:
Left elbow affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050E - Right hip affected

Variable Name:
MPD050E
SAS Label:
Right hip affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050F - Left hip affected

Variable Name:
MPD050F
SAS Label:
Left hip affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050G - Right wrist affected

Variable Name:
MPD050G
SAS Label:
Right wrist affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050H - Left wrist affected

Variable Name:
MPD050H
SAS Label:
Left wrist affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050I - Right knee affected

Variable Name:
MPD050I
SAS Label:
Right knee affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050J - Left knee affected

Variable Name:
MPD050J
SAS Label:
Left knee affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050K - Right ankle affected

Variable Name:
MPD050K
SAS Label:
Right ankle affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050L - Left ankle affected

Variable Name:
MPD050L
SAS Label:
Left ankle affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050M - Right toes affected

Variable Name:
MPD050M
SAS Label:
Right toes affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050N - Left toes affected

Variable Name:
MPD050N
SAS Label:
Left toes affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050O - Right fingers/thumb affected

Variable Name:
MPD050O
SAS Label:
Right fingers/thumb affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPD050P - Left fingers/thumb affected

Variable Name:
MPD050P
SAS Label:
Left fingers/thumb affected
English Text:
Please look at this card and give me the joints that were affected.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD MPQ1.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ060 - Neck pain over last three months

Variable Name:
MPQ060
SAS Label:
Neck pain over last three months
English Text:
The following questions are about pain {you/SP} may have experienced in the past 3 months. Please refer to pain that lasted a whole day or more. Do not report aches and pains that were fleeting or minor. During the past 3 months, did {you/SP} have neck pain?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ070 - Low back pain

Variable Name:
MPQ070
SAS Label:
Low back pain
English Text:
[During the past 3 months], did {you/SP} have low back pain?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ080 - Pain down either leg below knee

Variable Name:
MPQ080
SAS Label:
Pain down either leg below knee
English Text:
Did this pain spread down either leg to areas below the knees?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ090 - Severe headaches or migraines

Variable Name:
MPQ090
SAS Label:
Severe headaches or migraines
English Text:
During the past 3 months, did {you/SP} have severe headaches or migraines?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ100 - Pain problem lasting more than 24 hrs

Variable Name:
MPQ100
SAS Label:
Pain problem lasting more than 24 hrs
English Text:
During the past month, {have you/has SP} had a problem with pain that lasted more than 24 hours?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ110 - How long experience this pain

Variable Name:
MPQ110
SAS Label:
How long experience this pain
English Text:
For how long {have you/has SP} experienced this pain? Would you say . . .
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120A - Head affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120A
SAS Label:
Head affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120B - Face/dental affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120B
SAS Label:
Face/dental affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120C - Right shoulder/girdle affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120C
SAS Label:
Right shoulder/girdle affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120D - Left shoulder/girdle affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120D
SAS Label:
Left shoulder/girdle affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120E - Right upper arm affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120E
SAS Label:
Right upper arm affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120F - Left upper arm affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120F
SAS Label:
Left upper arm affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120G - Right mid-arm affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120G
SAS Label:
Right mid-arm affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120H - Left mid-arm affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120H
SAS Label:
Left mid-arm affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120I - Right lower arm affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120I
SAS Label:
Right lower arm affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120J - Left lower arm affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120J
SAS Label:
Left lower arm affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120K - Right upper back affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120K
SAS Label:
Right upper back affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120L - Left upper back affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120L
SAS Label:
Left upper back affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120M - Right lower back affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120M
SAS Label:
Right lower back affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120N - Left lower back affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120N
SAS Label:
Left lower back affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120O - Right buttock affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120O
SAS Label:
Right buttock affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120P - Left buttock affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120P
SAS Label:
Left buttock affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120Q - Right upper leg affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120Q
SAS Label:
Right upper leg affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120R - Left upper leg affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120R
SAS Label:
Left upper leg affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120S - Right mid-leg affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120S
SAS Label:
Right mid-leg affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120T - Left mid-leg affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120T
SAS Label:
Left mid-leg affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120U - Right lower leg affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120U
SAS Label:
Right lower leg affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120V - Left lower leg affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120V
SAS Label:
Left lower leg affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120W - Neck affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120W
SAS Label:
Neck affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120X - Sternum affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120X
SAS Label:
Sternum affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120Y - Right chest affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120Y
SAS Label:
Right chest affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120Z - Left chest affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120Z
SAS Label:
Left chest affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120AA - Abdomen affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120AA
SAS Label:
Abdomen affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120AB - Spine affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120AB
SAS Label:
Spine affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120AC - Right hand affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120AC
SAS Label:
Right hand affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120AD - Left hand affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120AD
SAS Label:
Left hand affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120AE - Right foot affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120AE
SAS Label:
Right foot affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

MPQ120AF - Left foot affected

Variable Name:
MPQ120AF
SAS Label:
Left foot affected
English Text:
Regarding {your/SP's} pain problem, which regions are affected?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD mpq2.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS