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Locator Record

Title: Respiratory Disease (RDQ_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:NHANES respiratory disease symptom questionnaire data, including bronchitis, asthma, coughing and wheezing
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 Respiratory Disease Section (prefix RDQ) provides interview data for respiratory symptoms that may be related to bronchitis or asthma. The symptoms profiled include cough, phlegm production, and wheezing. Data is also collected on trigger factors for these symptoms, for medical treatment and for related functional impairments.

Topics:

12 Month Period Prevalence of:

Eligible Sample

Questions regarding a history of cough and phlegm production were administered to Survey Participants ages 40 years and above, except for RDQ140 (History of Dry Nocturnal Cough) which was administered to Survey Participants 1+ years.

Questions regarding a history of wheezing were administered to Survey Participants ages 1+ years, except for RDQ137, which was administered to Survey Participants ages 6 to 69 years. The question series RDQ120 through RDQ137 was administered to all participants with a history of wheezing.

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.

The Interviewer Procedure Manual and the text document for the NHANES 2005-2006 RDQ survey questionnaire are available on the NHANES website.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

For details on the QA/QC process for this component, please refer to the Interviewer Procedure Manual.

Data Processing and Editing

Data editing is documented in the RDQ Section Codebook.

Analytic Notes

These data were collected as part of the NHANES Household Questionnaire Interview. NHANES Household Interview weights should be used if only questionnaire data is analyzed. However, if RDQ questionnaire data is merged with the MEC examination data, then NHANES MEC examination sample weights should be used for the analyses.

Current NHANES questionnaire data collection relating to respiratory symptoms is based on prior NHANES surveys as well as validated survey instruments. It is recommended that data analysts be familiar with current practice and issues in the epidemiologic investigation of respiratory disease.1,2,3,4

Related NHANES 2001-2002 Questionnaire Datasets:

medical Conditions (MCQ) contains questionnaire data on a history of a previous medical diagnosis of respiratory disease (asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema), age at onset of disease, and family history of asthma.

Physical Functioning (PFQ) contains data on functional physical limitations as well information on the type of health problems (including respiratory disease) causing the difficulty.

Cardiovascular Disease (CDQ) contains data for dyspnea (shortness of breath) on exertion for adults ages 40+.

Smoking (SMQ) contains data on past history of smoking.

Occupation (OCQ) includes data on current and longest occupation, as well as identification of a Survey Participants exposure to second-hand smoke in their current job (OCQ290G/Q).

Prescription Medications (RXQ) contains data on all prescription medications currently taken.

Please refer to the NHANES 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 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RDQ005A - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RDQ005A
English Instructions:
IF AGE < 40 YEARS, GO TO RDQ070. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RDQ031 - Coughing most days - over 3 mo period

Variable Name:
RDQ031
SAS Label:
Coughing most days - over 3 mo period
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} usually cough on most days for 3 consecutive months or more during the year?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 353 353
2 No 2697 3050 RDQ050
7 Refused 0 3050 RDQ050
9 Don't know 5 3055 RDQ050
. Missing 6767 9822

RDD040 - # years had cough problem

Variable Name:
RDD040
SAS Label:
# years had cough problem
English Text:
For how many years {have you/has SP} had this cough?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF YEARS. IF LESS THAN 1 YEAR, ENTER 1; IF 70 OR MORE YEARS ENTER 70
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 65 Range of Values 337 337
70 70 or more 2 339
77777 Refused 0 339
99999 Don't know 14 353
. Missing 9469 9822

RDQ050 - Bring up phlegm most days - 3 mo period

Variable Name:
RDQ050
SAS Label:
Bring up phlegm most days - 3 mo period
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} bring up phlegm on most days for 3 consecutive months or more during the year?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 329 329
2 No 2722 3051 RDQ070
7 Refused 0 3051 RDQ070
9 Don't know 4 3055 RDQ070
. Missing 6767 9822

RDD060 - # years bringing up phlegm problem

Variable Name:
RDD060
SAS Label:
# years bringing up phlegm problem
English Text:
For how many years, {have you/has SP} had trouble with phlegm?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF YEARS. IF LESS THAN 1 YEAR, ENTER 1; IF 70 OR MORE YEARS ENTER 70
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 65 Range of Values 319 319
70 70 or more 2 321
77777 Refused 0 321
99999 Don't know 8 329
. Missing 9493 9822

RDQ070 - Wheezing or whistling in chest - past yr

Variable Name:
RDQ070
SAS Label:
Wheezing or whistling in chest - past yr
English Text:
In the past 12 months {have you/has SP} had wheezing or whistling in {your/his/her} chest?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1330 1330
2 No 8486 9816 RDQ140
7 Refused 0 9816 RDQ140
9 Don't know 6 9822 RDQ140
. Missing 0 9822

RDQ080 - # wheezing/whistling attacks past year

Variable Name:
RDQ080
SAS Label:
# wheezing/whistling attacks past year
English Text:
[In the past 12 months], how many attacks of wheezing or whistling {have you/has SP} had?
English Instructions:
IF 12 OR MORE EPISODES, ENTER 12; ENTER NUMBER OF EPISODES.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 12
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 12 Range of Values 1304 1304
7777 Refused 0 1304
9999 Don't know 26 1330
. Missing 8492 9822

RDQ090 - Wheezing disturb sleep in past year

Variable Name:
RDQ090
SAS Label:
Wheezing disturb sleep in past year
English Text:
[In the past 12 months], how often, on average, has {your/SP's} sleep been disturbed because of wheezing? Would you say this happens . . .
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 Never, 634 634
1 1 or more nights per week, or 328 962
2 Less than 1 night per week? 367 1329
7 Refused 0 1329
9 Don't know 1 1330
. Missing 8492 9822

RDQ100 - Chest sound wheezy during exercise

Variable Name:
RDQ100
SAS Label:
Chest sound wheezy during exercise
English Text:
[In the past 12 months], has {your/SP's} chest sounded wheezy during or after exercise or physical activity?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 650 650
2 No 674 1324
7 Refused 0 1324
9 Don't know 6 1330
. Missing 8492 9822

RDD120 - Got medical attentn for wheezing attack

Variable Name:
RDD120
SAS Label:
Got medical attentn for wheezing attack
English Text:
[In the past 12 months], how many times {have you/has SP} gone to the doctor's office or the hospital emergency room for one or more of these attacks of wheezing or whistling?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER. IF NEVER, ENTER 0;IF 20 OR MORE MONTHS ENTER 20.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 18 Range of Values 1328 1328
20 20 or more 2 1330
7777 Refused 0 1330
9999 Don't know 0 1330
. Missing 8492 9822

RDQ134 - Doctor prescribe wheezing medication

Variable Name:
RDQ134
SAS Label:
Doctor prescribe wheezing medication
English Text:
(In the past 12 months), (have you/has SP) taken medication, prescribed by a doctor, for wheezing or whistling?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 824 824
2 No 505 1329
7 Refused 0 1329
9 Don't know 1 1330
. Missing 8492 9822

RDQ135 - Limit usual activities due to wheezing

Variable Name:
RDQ135
SAS Label:
Limit usual activities due to wheezing
English Text:
During the past 12 months, how much did {you/SP} limit {your/his/her} usual activities due to wheezing or whistling? Would you say…
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Not at all, 778 778
2 A little, 329 1107
3 A fair amount, 110 1217
4 A moderate amount, or 47 1264
5 A lot? 66 1330
7 Refused 0 1330
9 Don't know 0 1330
. Missing 8492 9822

RDQ136 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RDQ136
English Instructions:
BOX 4. CHECK ITEM RDQ136: IF AGE BETWEEN 6 AND 69 YEARS THEN CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO RDQ140.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RDQ137 - Miss work or school due to wheezing

Variable Name:
RDQ137
SAS Label:
Miss work or school due to wheezing
English Text:
During the past 12 months, how many days of work or school did {you/SP} miss due to wheezing or whistling?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 None 728 728
1 1 to 7 214 942
2 8 to 30 42 984
3 31 plus 9 993
7 Refused 0 993
9 Don't know 0 993
. Missing 8829 9822

RDQ140 - Had dry cough at night in past year

Variable Name:
RDQ140
SAS Label:
Had dry cough at night in past year
English Text:
[In the past 12 months], {have you/has SP} had a dry cough at night not counting a cough associated with a cold or chest infection lasting 14 days or more?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 431 431
2 No 9387 9818
7 Refused 0 9818
9 Don't know 4 9822
. Missing 0 9822