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Locator Record

Title: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol (BPQ_D )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2005 - 2006
First Published: November, 2007
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:
Record Source: NHANES 2005 - 2006
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2005 - 2006 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 Blood Pressure/Cholesterol section (prefix BPQ) provides personal interview data on awareness, treatment, and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Eligible Sample

Participants aged 16 years and older are asked about high blood pressure.

Participants aged 20 years and older are asked about high cholesterol.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questions were asked before the physical examination, in the home, using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing-CAPI (interviewer administered) system.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The CAPI system is programmed with built-in consistency checks to reduce data entry errors. CAPI also uses online help screens to assist interviewers in defining key terms used in the questionnaire. . All of the data were reviewed by the NHANES field office staff for accuracy and completeness.

Data Processing and Editing

Edits were made to ensure the completeness, consistency, and analytic usefulness of the data.

Analytic Notes

The variables in this section are comparable to the variables released for 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.

Changes Since 2003-2004:
The questions BPQ010, BPQ040B-F, BPQ043A-D, BPQ050B-E, BPD110A-C, BPD120, BPD130 and BPD140 in the 2003-2004 questionnaire were not continued in this section for 2005-2006.

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

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 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

BPQ020 - Ever told you had high blood pressure

Variable Name:
BPQ020
SAS Label:
Ever told you had high blood pressure
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you/s/he} had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1625 1625
2 No 4498 6123 BPQ055
7 Refused 0 6123 BPQ055
9 Don't know 16 6139 BPQ055
. Missing 0 6139

BPQ030 - Told had high blood pressure - 2+ times

Variable Name:
BPQ030
SAS Label:
Told had high blood pressure - 2+ times
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP} told on 2 or more different visits that {you/s/he} had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1318 1318
2 No 299 1617
7 Refused 0 1617
9 Don't know 8 1625
. Missing 4514 6139

BPQ040A - Taking prescription for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040A
SAS Label:
Taking prescription for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to . . . take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1328 1328
2 No 292 1620 BPQ055
7 Refused 0 1620 BPQ055
9 Don't know 5 1625 BPQ055
. Missing 4514 6139

BPQ050A - Now taking prescribed medicine for HBP

Variable Name:
BPQ050A
SAS Label:
Now taking prescribed medicine for HBP
English Text:
HELP AVAILABLE (Are you/Is SP) now taking prescribed medicine
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY EACH ACTIVITY CODED ''YES'' (CODE 1) FROM BPQ.040. DISPLAY FOR EACH ACTIVITY SHOULD READ AS FOLLOWS: RESPONSES: YES = 1, NO = 2, REFUSED = 7, DON'T KNOW = 9.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1160 1160
2 No 167 1327
7 Refused 0 1327
9 Don't know 1 1328
. Missing 4811 6139

BPQ055 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ055
English Instructions:
CHECK ITEM BPQ.055: IF AGE >= 20, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

BPQ060 - Ever had blood cholesterol checked

Variable Name:
BPQ060
SAS Label:
Ever had blood cholesterol checked
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had {your/his/her} blood cholesterol checked?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 3370 3370
2 No 1419 4789 End of Section
7 Refused 0 4789 End of Section
9 Don't know 190 4979 End of Section
. Missing 1160 6139

BPQ070 - When blood cholesterol last checked

Variable Name:
BPQ070
SAS Label:
When blood cholesterol last checked
English Text:
About how long has it been since {you/SP} last had {your/his/her} blood cholesterol checked? Has it been...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 1 year ago, 2021 2021
2 1 year but less than 2 years ago, 628 2649
3 2 years but less than 5 years ago, or 464 3113
4 5 years or more? 225 3338
7 Refused 0 3338
9 Don't know 32 3370
. Missing 2769 6139

BPQ080 - Doctor told you - high cholesterol level

Variable Name:
BPQ080
SAS Label:
Doctor told you - high cholesterol level
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {your/his/her} blood cholesterol level was high?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1386 1386
2 No 1961 3347 End of Section
7 Refused 0 3347 End of Section
9 Don't know 23 3370 End of Section
. Missing 2769 6139

BPQ090A - Told to eat less fat for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090A
SAS Label:
Told to eat less fat for cholesterol
English Text:
To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional... to eat fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1074 1074
2 No 307 1381
7 Refused 0 1381
9 Don't know 5 1386
. Missing 4753 6139

BPQ090B - Told to reduce weight for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090B
SAS Label:
Told to reduce weight for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to control (your/his/her) weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 753 753
2 No 628 1381
7 Refused 0 1381
9 Don't know 5 1386
. Missing 4753 6139

BPQ090C - Told to exercise more for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090C
SAS Label:
Told to exercise more for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to increase (your/his/her) physical activity or exercise?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 887 887
2 No 495 1382
7 Refused 0 1382
9 Don't know 4 1386
. Missing 4753 6139

BPQ090D - Told to take prescriptn for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090D
SAS Label:
Told to take prescriptn for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 851 851
2 No 532 1383
7 Refused 0 1383
9 Don't know 3 1386
. Missing 4753 6139

BPQ095 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ095
English Instructions:
CHECK ITEM BPQ.095: IF 'YES' (CODE 1) TO BPQ.090A, B, C OR D, CONTINUE WITH BPQ.100. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

BPQ100A - Now eating fewer high fat foods

Variable Name:
BPQ100A
SAS Label:
Now eating fewer high fat foods
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to eat fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTIONS: DISPLAY EACH ACTIVITY CODED AS 'YES' (CODE 1) IN BPQ.090 A-D.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 892 892
2 No 182 1074
7 Refused 0 1074
9 Don't know 0 1074
. Missing 5065 6139

BPQ100B - Now controlling weight

Variable Name:
BPQ100B
SAS Label:
Now controlling weight
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to control (your/his/her) weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 645 645
2 No 108 753
7 Refused 0 753
9 Don't know 0 753
. Missing 5386 6139

BPQ100C - Now increasing exercise

Variable Name:
BPQ100C
SAS Label:
Now increasing exercise
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to increase (your/his/her) physical activity or exercise?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 661 661
2 No 226 887
7 Refused 0 887
9 Don't know 0 887
. Missing 5252 6139

BPQ100D - Now taking prescribed medicine

Variable Name:
BPQ100D
SAS Label:
Now taking prescribed medicine
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 704 704
2 No 146 850
7 Refused 0 850
9 Don't know 1 851
. Missing 5288 6139