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Locator Record

Title: Pesticide Use (PUQ_C )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2003 - 2004
First Published: May, 2008
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:The Pesticide Use questions provide data on pesticide use in the home and yard during the past month.
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 Pesticide Use section (variable name prefix PUQ) provides family level interview data on pesticide use in the home and private yard during the past month.

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.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

Home Interview is the interview setting and the mode of administration is In-person.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Several types of quality control were implemented to ensure that high quality data were collected during the survey.

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 interviews were reviewed by the NHANES field office staff for accuracy and completeness.

Additional details describing the quality assurance/quality control processes are provided in the survey procedures manuals.

Data Processing and Editing

Frequency counts were checked, “skip” patterns were verified, and the reasonableness of responses to the questions was reviewed.

Analytic Notes

Multiple families in the same household may be selected as participants in the study. In some cases, the data collected from different families living in the same household may be discrepant. These discrepancies are left as reported.

Variables were modified during the data editing in order to create analytic and summary variables. See the following notes.

PUD010 Pest control in home in past month: Responses coded as “refused” or “don’t know” were recoded as missing.

PUD020, PUD021, PUD031, PUD032, PUD033, PUD034: These questions are only applicable for respondents coded “1” in PUD010.

PUD020 Rooms treated for pests: Responses to this question were recoded to three mutually exclusive categories as follows: 1 = entire household; 2 = kitchen or dining room, but not the entire household; 3 = other rooms. Responses that were recoded “3” excluded “outside (to building or foundation)” if this was the only category that was checked.

PUD021 Foundation/outside of building treated: Recode of question PUQ020.

PUD031 Non-professional treated home: Recode of questions PUQ030a and PUQ030c. Coded as “1’ (yes) if the number of times someone living in the home or other non-professional treated the home was greater than zero. Else coded “2”(no).

PUD032 # of treatments in home by non-professional: Recode of question PUQ030a and PUQ030c. If the combined number of times was greater than 2, these were top coded as “2’ (two or more times).

PUD033 Professional treated home: Recode of questions PUQ030b. Coded as “1’ (yes) if the number of times a professional treated the home was greater than zero. Else coded “2”(no).

PUD034 # of treatments in home by a professional: Recode of question PUQ030b. If the number of times was greater than 2, this was top coded as “2’ (two or more times).

PUD041Home have a private yard: Question PUQ040 was only asked for families who lived a single family home or trailer/mobile home. Missing values in situations where this question was not asked were recoded as “2” (no).

PUD061 Pest control in yard in past month: Responses coded as “refused” or “don’t know” were recoded as missing. This question was only asked for people who responded “1” (yes) to PUQ040.
PUD071, PUD072, PUD073, PUD074: These questions are only applicable for respondents coded “1” in PUD060.

PUD071 Non-professional treated home: Recode of questions PUQ070a and PUQ070c. Coded as “1’ (yes) if the number of times someone living in the home or other non-professional treated the yard was greater than zero. Else coded “2”(no).

PUD072 # of treatments in home by non-professional: Recode of question PUQ070a and PUQ070c. If the combined number of times was greater than 2, these were top coded as “2’ (two or more times).

PUD073 Professional treated home: Recode of questions PUQ070b. Coded as “1’ (yes) if the number of times a professional treated the yard was greater than zero. Else coded “2”(no).

PUD074 # of treatments in home by a professional: Recode of question PUQ070b. If the number of times was greater than 2, this was top coded as “2’ (two or more times).

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

PUD010 - Pest control in home in past month?

Variable Name:
PUD010
SAS Label:
Pest control in home in past month?
English Text:
Now I have a few questions about products {you use/your family uses} in or around your home. In the past month, were any chemicals used to treat this home to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites, or other insects?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1951 1951
2 No 7983 9934 PUD041
. Missing 188 10122

PUD020 - Rooms treated for pests?

Variable Name:
PUD020
SAS Label:
Rooms treated for pests?
English Text:
[In the past month], which of the following areas of your home were treated with these chemical products?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Entire home 871 871
2 Kitchen or dining room, not entire home 776 1647
3 Other rooms 170 1817
. Missing 8305 10122

PUD021 - Foundation/outside of building treated?

Variable Name:
PUD021
SAS Label:
Foundation/outside of building treated?
English Text:
[In the past month], were the foundation or any areas outside of your home treated with these chemical products?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 253 253
2 No 1698 1951
. Missing 8171 10122

PUD031 - Non-professional treated home?

Variable Name:
PUD031
SAS Label:
Non-professional treated home?
English Text:
[In the past month], did someone other than a professional member apply these chemical products in your home?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1196 1196
2 No 751 1947 PUD033
. Missing 8175 10122

PUD032 - # treatments in home by non-professional

Variable Name:
PUD032
SAS Label:
# treatments in home by non-professional
English Text:
[In the past month], when these chemical products were used to treat your home, how many times did . . .a non-professional exterminator apply these products?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 One time only 746 746
2 Two or more times 450 1196
. Missing 8926 10122

PUD033 - Professional treated home?

Variable Name:
PUD033
SAS Label:
Professional treated home?
English Text:
[In the past month], did a professional member apply these chemical products in your home?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 848 848
2 No 1103 1951 PUD041
. Missing 8171 10122

PUD034 - # treatments in home by professional

Variable Name:
PUD034
SAS Label:
# treatments in home by professional
English Text:
[In the past month], when these chemical products were used to treat your home, how many times did . . .a professional exterminator apply these products?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 One time only 782 782
2 Two or more times 66 848
. Missing 9274 10122

PUD041 - Home have private yard?

Variable Name:
PUD041
SAS Label:
Home have private yard?
English Text:
Does the outdoor area around this home have a private lawn or yard?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 6795 6795
2 No 3195 9990 End of Section
. Missing 132 10122

PUD061 - Pest control in yard in past month?

Variable Name:
PUD061
SAS Label:
Pest control in yard in past month?
English Text:
In the past month, did anyone treat your lawn or yard with chemical products to kill insects, weeds, or plant diseases?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1283 1283
2 No 5473 6756 End of Section
. Missing 3366 10122

PUD071 - Non-professional treated yard?

Variable Name:
PUD071
SAS Label:
Non-professional treated yard?
English Text:
[In the past month], did someone other than a professional member apply these chemical products in your lawn or yard?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 875 875
2 No 407 1282
. Missing 8840 10122

PUD072 - # treatments in yard by non-professional

Variable Name:
PUD072
SAS Label:
# treatments in yard by non-professional
English Text:
[In the past month], when these chemical products were used to treat your lawn or yard, how many times did . . .a non-professional exterminator apply these products?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 One time only 669 669
2 Two or more times 206 875
. Missing 9247 10122

PUD073 - Professional treated yard?

Variable Name:
PUD073
SAS Label:
Professional treated yard?
English Text:
[In the past month], did a professional member apply these chemical products in your lawn or yard?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 465 465
2 No 818 1283 End of Section
. Missing 8839 10122

PUD074 - # treatments in yard by professional

Variable Name:
PUD074
SAS Label:
# treatments in yard by professional
English Text:
[In the past month], when these chemical products were used to treat your lawn or yard, how many times did . . .a professional exterminator apply these products?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 One time only 413 413
2 Two or more times 52 465
. Missing 9657 10122