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Locator Record

Title: Pesticide Use (PUQMEC_D )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2005 - 2006
First Published: December, 2007
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:The Pesticide Use questions provides data on pesticide use in the home and lawn or garden during the past 7 days
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 Pesticide Use section (variable name prefix PUQ) provides survey participant level interview data on pesticide use in the home and lawn or garden during the past 7 days.

Eligible Sample

The questions in this section were asked of proxy respondents for children 6 and 7 years of age; respondents 8 years of age and older answered for themselves.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questionnaire was done during the physical examination, at the mobile examination center (MEC), in the MEC Interview Room, using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing-CAPI (interviewer administered) system, for study participants 12 and older. This questionnaire was done by a dietary interviewer, during the dietary recall interview, at the examination center, for study participants 6 - 7 years old (proxy interview).

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

The data were reviewed and edited for completeness, consistency, and illogical values.

Analytic Notes

Beginning in 2005 the Pesticide Use section (variable name prefix PUQ) was administered in the MEC interview for all participants aged 8 years and older. These questions were asked of proxy respondents for children 6 and 7 years in the Dietary Recall. Two questions on pesticide use in the home and lawn or garden during the past 7 days were administered.

From 1999-2004 the Pesticide Use section (variable name prefix PUQ) was collected at family level interview. Six questions on pesticide use in the home and private yard during the past month were administered. One study participant in each family responded for the entire family and these responses were released for all members of the same family. All questions in this section were asked of all families.

Please refer to the Analytic Guidelines on the NHANES website 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 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS

PUQ100 - Products used in home to control insects

Variable Name:
PUQ100
SAS Label:
Products used in home to control insects
English Text:
In the past 7 days, were any chemical products used in {your/his/her} home to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites, or other insects?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 774 774
2 No 6750 7524
7 Refused 0 7524
9 Don't know 72 7596
. Missing 490 8086

PUQ110 - Products used to kill weeds?

Variable Name:
PUQ110
SAS Label:
Products used to kill weeds?
English Text:
In the past 7 days, were any chemical products used in {your/his/her} lawn or garden to kill weeds?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 458 458
2 No 6991 7449
7 Refused 0 7449
9 Don't know 147 7596
. Missing 490 8086