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Locator Record

Title: Reproductive Health (RHQ_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:Self-reported information on women’s reproductive health including menstrual history, pregnancy history, lactation, oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy use.
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

This section contains questions for women only on reproductive health including menstrual history, pregnancy history, lactation, oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy use and other related conditions. Several questions were new in 2005, some questions were slightly modified, and others were omitted (see Analytic notes).

Eligible Sample

Female mobile exam center (MEC) participants, 12 years and older were eligible.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questions were asked at the Mobile Examination Center (MEC), during the MEC Interview, using the computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) system.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Approximately 5% of the interviews were recorded and reviewed for quality control purposes.

Data Processing and Editing

The reproductive health questionnaire is a complex, detailed set of questions that includes the administration of questions according to age group or skip patterns based on responses to various reproductive health conditions. While data were reviewed and edited for completeness ad illogical values, some inconsistencies in the response to the self-reported questions remain. Data analysts are strongly encouraged to carefully review all variables of interest prior to data analysis.

Analytic Notes

New and modified variables, and excluded variables from RHQ_C 2003-4 data release:

New:

RHQ166: Number of vaginal deliveries
RHQ169: Number of Caesarian deliveries.
RHQ171: Number of deliveries resulting in a live birth (modification of RHD170: Number of pregnancies resulting in live birth)
Excluded:
RHQ700, and RHQ710A-G: Feminine hygiene products used in past month.
RHQ720: Douche in past 6 months
RHQ730: Frequency of douching in past 6 months

Notes about specific variables:

RHD080: Days since last period. Women who reported having had a menstrual period in the past 2 months were asked to report the date of their last menstrual period. The derived variable was created by subtracting the number of days between the reported month and day the period began and the date of the MEC interview. Please note that for this variable extreme values were retained and should be carefully examined prior to analysis. There are several instances of women who reported that they were currently menstruating (RHQ051) who provided a date which may indicate that they were reporting a date that was not their most recent period but the one previous to that one.

RHQ171: Number of deliveries resulting in a live birth. If the total number of deliveries resulting in live births was greater than 11, the number was top coded to 11 for the purpose of confidentiality. Note: there are six cases where the number of deliveries resulting in a live birth is greater than the number of pregnancies reported in RHQ160. This may have occurred as a result of women reporting multiple lives births as in the case of twins rather than as single “deliveries.”

RHQ180: Age at first live birth. If a woman only had one live birth (RHQ171=1), the age at the time of that live birth is reported in RHQ190 (age at last live birth).

RHQ291: Age when had hysterectomy Please note that there are 14 instances in which women reported an age of hysterectomy that is earlier than the age of last menstrual period (RHQ060).

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:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ010 - Age when first menstrual period occurred

Variable Name:
RHQ010
SAS Label:
Age when first menstrual period occurred
English Text:
The next series of questions are about {your/SP's} reproductive history. I will begin by asking about {your/SP's} periods or menstrual cycles. How old {were you/was SP} when {you/SP} had {your/her} first menstrual period?
English Instructions:
CODE "0" IF HAVEN'T STARTED YET. CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT VALUES: 8-25 YEARS. HARD EDIT VALUES: AGE OF 1ST PERIOD CANNOT BE GREATER THAN CURRENT AGE. ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 20 Range of Values 3237 3237
777 Refused 0 3237
999 Don't know 45 3282
. Missing 315 3597

RHQ015 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ015
English Instructions:
BOX 1. CHECK ITEM RHQ015: IF PERIODS HAVEN'T STARTED (CODED '0') IN RHQ010 AND SP 12-13 YEARS OLD OR 50 YEARS OR OLDER, GO TO END OF SECTION. IF PERIODS HAVEN'T STARTED (CODED '0') IN RHQ010 AND SP 14-49 YEARS OLD, GO TO RHQ740. IF PERIODS HAVE STARTED AND SP REPORTS AGE (CODED '1'- '76') IN RHQ010, OR IF SP REFUSED AGE (CODED '777') IN RHQ010, GO TO RHQ031, OTHERWISE, CONTINUE WITH RHQ020.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ020 - Age range at first menstrual period

Variable Name:
RHQ020
SAS Label:
Age range at first menstrual period
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP}...
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Younger than 10, 1 1
2 10 to 12, 15 16
3 13 to 15, or 11 27
4 16 or older? 5 32
7 Refused 0 32
9 Don't know 12 44
. Missing 3553 3597

RHQ031 - At least 1 period in past 12 months

Variable Name:
RHQ031
SAS Label:
At least 1 period in past 12 months
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} had at least one menstrual period in the past 12 months? (Please do not include bleedings caused by medical conditions, hormone therapy, or surgeries.)
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 2188 2188 RHQ051
2 No 1023 3211
7 Refused 0 3211 RHQ060
9 Don't know 3 3214 RHQ060
. Missing 383 3597

RHD042 - Reason didn't have period

Variable Name:
RHD042
SAS Label:
Reason didn't have period
English Text:
What is the reason that {you have/SP has} not had a period in the past 12 months?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pregnancy 22 22
2 Breast feeding 2 24
7 Menopause/Hysterectomy 960 984
8 Medical conditions/treatments 14 998
9 Other 21 1019
77 Refused 0 1019
99 Don't know 4 1023
. Missing 2574 3597

RHQ051 - When did you have your last period?

Variable Name:
RHQ051
SAS Label:
When did you have your last period?
English Text:
When did {you/SP} have {your/her} last period? PROBE: How many months ago was {your/her} last period?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Having it now 252 252 RHQ075A
2 Less than 2 months ago 1517 1769 RHQ075A
3 3 - 5 months ago 186 1955 RHQ075A
4 6 - 8 months ago 150 2105 RHQ075A
5 9 - 11 months ago 84 2189 RHQ075A
77 Refused 0 2189 RHQ075A
99 Don't know 3 2192 RHQ075A
. Missing 1405 3597

RHQ060 - Age at last menstrual period

Variable Name:
RHQ060
SAS Label:
Age at last menstrual period
English Text:
About how old {were you/was SP} when {you/SP} had {your/her} last menstrual period?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
8 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 to 67 Range of Values 924 924
777 Refused 0 924
999 Don't know 74 998
. Missing 2599 3597

RHQ065 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ065
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM RHQ065: IF SP DOESN'T KNOW AGE AT LAST MENSTRUAL PERIOD (CODED '999' IN RHQ060), CONTINUE WITH RHQ070. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 3.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ070 - Age range at last menstrual period

Variable Name:
RHQ070
SAS Label:
Age range at last menstrual period
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP}...
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Younger than 30 0 0
2 30 to 34 5 5
3 35 to 39 10 15
4 40 to 44 9 24
5 45 to 49 13 37
6 50 to 54, or 9 46
7 55 or older? 6 52
77 Refused 0 52
99 Don't know 22 74
. Missing 3523 3597

RHQ075A - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ075A
English Instructions:
BOX 3. CHECK ITEM RHQ075A: IF SP HAD LAST PERIOD BETWEEN 0-2 MONTHS AGO (CODED '1 - 2' IN RHQ051) AND 12 - 59 YEARS OLD, CONTINUE WITH RHD080. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHQ131.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHD080 - Days since last period

Variable Name:
RHD080
SAS Label:
Days since last period
English Text:
Number of days since the last period started.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 60 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 365
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 361 Range of Values 1709 1709
777 Refused 0 1709
999 Don't know 43 1752
. Missing 1845 3597

RHQ131 - Ever been pregnant?

Variable Name:
RHQ131
SAS Label:
Ever been pregnant?
English Text:
The next questions are about {your/SP's} pregnancy history. {Have you/Has SP ever been pregnant? Please include (current pregnancy,) live births, miscarriages, stillbirths, tubal pregnancies and abortions.
English Instructions:
MARK IF KNOWN. OTHERWISE ASK.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 2086 2086
2 No 1128 3214 RHQ275A
7 Refused 0 3214 RHQ275A
9 Don't know 0 3214 RHQ275A
. Missing 383 3597

RHQ135C - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ135C
English Instructions:
BOX 6. CHECK ITEM RHQ135C: IF SP HAD PERIOD IN PAST 12 MONTHS (CODED '1' IN RHQ031) OR SP HAS NOT EXPERIENCED MENOPAUSE/HYSTERECTOMY (NOT CODED 7 IN RHD042) CONTINUE WITH RHD143. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHQ160.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHD143 - Are you pregnant now?

Variable Name:
RHD143
SAS Label:
Are you pregnant now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} pregnant now?
English Instructions:
MARK IF KNOWN. OTHERWISE ASK.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 330 330
2 No 848 1178 RHQ160
7 Refused 0 1178 RHQ160
9 Don't know 19 1197 RHQ160
. Missing 2400 3597

RHD152 - What month of pregnancy are you in?

Variable Name:
RHD152
SAS Label:
What month of pregnancy are you in?
English Text:
Which month of pregnancy {are you/is she} in?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF CODED '1' IN RHD.042, DISPLAY BRACKETED TEXT. ENTER NUMBER OF MONTHS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 59 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 10
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 10 Range of Values 328 328
77 Refused 0 328
99 Don't know 2 330
. Missing 3267 3597

RHQ160 - How many times have been pregnant?

Variable Name:
RHQ160
SAS Label:
How many times have been pregnant?
English Text:
How many times {have you/has SP} been pregnant? ({Again, be/Be} sure to count all {your/her} pregnancies including (current pregnancy,) live births, miscarriages, stillbirths, tubal pregnancies or abortions.)
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF PREGNANCIES.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 20 Range of Values 2084 2084
77 Refused 0 2084
99 Don't know 2 2086
. Missing 1511 3597

RHQ165 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ165
English Instructions:
BOX 7. CHECK ITEM RHQ165: IF SP ONLY HAD ONE PREGNANCY (CODED '1' IN RHQ160) AND CURRENTLY PREGNANT (CODED '1' IN RHD143) AND CURRENT AGE IS 20 YEARS OR OLDER, SKIP TO RHQ300. IF CURRENT AGE IS LESS THAN 20 YEARS, SKIP TO RHQ420. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE WITH RHD171.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ166 - How many vaginal deliveries?

Variable Name:
RHQ166
SAS Label:
How many vaginal deliveries?
English Text:
How many vaginal deliveries {have you/has SP} had? {Please count stillbirths as well as live births}
English Instructions:
COUNT THE NUMBER OF DELIVERIES, NOT THE NUMBER OF LIVE-BORN CHILDREN. FOR EXAMPLE, IF SP DELIVERED TWINS OR HAD ANY OTHER MULTIPLE BIRTH, COUNT AS A SINGLE DELIVERY. SOFT EDIT: If currently pregnant (coded '1' in RHQ143) then the sum of RHQ166 and RHQ169 should be less than or equal to RHQ160 minus 1. Error Message: "Since SP is currently pregnant, it is unlikely that the number of vaginal and cesarean deliveries is equal to or greater than the number of pregnancies. Please verify." ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 15 Range of Values 1995 1995
77 REFUSED 0 1995
99 DON'T KNOW 1 1996
. Missing 1601 3597

RHQ169 - How many cesarean deliveries?

Variable Name:
RHQ169
SAS Label:
How many cesarean deliveries?
English Text:
How many cesarean deliveries {have you/has SP} had? (Cesarean deliveries are also known as C-sections.) (Please count stillbirths as well as live births.)
English Instructions:
COUNT THE NUMBER OF DELIVERIES, NOT THE NUMBER OF LIVE-BORN CHILDREN. FOR EXAMPLE, IF SP DELIVERED TWINS OR HAD ANY OTHER MULTIPLE BIRTH, COUNT AS A SINGLE DELIVERY. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 4 Range of Values 1179 1179
77 REFUSED 0 1179
99 DON'T KNOW 2 1181
. Missing 2416 3597

RHQ171 - How many deliveries live birth result?

Variable Name:
RHQ171
SAS Label:
How many deliveries live birth result?
English Text:
How many of {your/her} deliveries resulted {Did {your/her} delivery result} in a live birth?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP HAD ONE DELIVERY (SUM OF RHQ.166 AND RHQ.169 = 1), REPLACE {How many of {your/her} deliveries resulted} WITH {Did {your/her} delivery result}. COUNT THE NUMBER OF TOTAL DELIVERIES, NOT NUMBER OF LIVE-BORN CHILDREN. FOR EXAMPLE, IF SP HAD TWINS OR OTHER MULTIPLE BIRTH, COUNT AS SINGLE DELIVERY. ENTER NUMBER OF DELIVERIES.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 15 Range of Values 1929 1929
77 REFUSED 0 1929
99 DON'T KNOW 1 1930
. Missing 1667 3597

RHQ175 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ175
English Instructions:
BOX 8. CHECK ITEM RHQ175: IF SP HAD NO PREGNANCIES THAT RESULTED IN A LIVE BIRTH (CODED '0' IN RHQ171), GO TO BOX 12. IF SP HAD ONE PREGNANCY THAT RESULTED IN A LIVE BIRTH (CODED '1' IN RHQ171), GO TO RHQ190. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE WITH RHQ180.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ180 - Age at first live birth

Variable Name:
RHQ180
SAS Label:
Age at first live birth
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} at the time of {your/her} first live birth?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 to 38 Range of Values 1351 1351
14 14 years or under 10 1361
45 45 years or older 0 1361
777 Refused 0 1361
999 Don't know 13 1374
. Missing 2223 3597

RHQ190 - Age at last live birth

Variable Name:
RHQ190
SAS Label:
Age at last live birth
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} at the time of {your/her} last live birth?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP HAD MORE THAN 1 LIVE BIRTH (CODED >= 2) IN RHD.170, DISPLAY {LAST}. ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 to 44 Range of Values 1789 1789
14 14 years or under 4 1793
45 45 years or older 15 1808
777 Refused 1 1809
999 Don't know 21 1830
. Missing 1767 3597

RHQ195 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ195
English Instructions:
BOX 9. CHECK ITEM RHQ195: IF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AGE AT TIME OF LAST LIVE BIRTH IN RHQ190 AND CURRENT AGE IS ZERO OR 1, CONTINUE WITH RHQ200. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHQ210.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ200 - Now breastfeeding a child?

Variable Name:
RHQ200
SAS Label:
Now breastfeeding a child?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} now breast feeding a child?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 50 50 RHD230
2 No 166 216
7 Refused 0 216
9 Don't know 0 216
. Missing 3381 3597

RHQ210 - Breastfed any of your children?

Variable Name:
RHQ210
SAS Label:
Breastfed any of your children?
English Text:
Did {you/SP} breast feed {your/her} child/any of {your/her} children?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP HAD ONE LIVE BIRTH (CODED '1') IN RHD.170, DISPLAY {YOUR CHILD}. IF SP HAD MORE THAN ONE LIVE BIRTH (CODED >= 2) IN RHD.170, DISPLAY {ANY OF YOUR CHILDREN}.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1106 1106
2 No 675 1781 RHQ250
7 Refused 0 1781 RHQ245
9 Don't know 0 1781 RHQ245
. Missing 1816 3597

RHD230 - # of children breastfed at least 1 month

Variable Name:
RHD230
SAS Label:
# of children breastfed at least 1 month
English Text:
How many of {your/SP's} children did {you/she} breast feed for at least 1 month?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF CHILDREN.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 15 Range of Values 1155 1155
77 Refused 0 1155
99 Don't know 1 1156
. Missing 2441 3597

RHQ245 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ245
English Instructions:
BOX 11. CHECK ITEM RHQ245: IF SP HAD AT LEAST ONE PREGNANCY THAT RESULTED IN A LIVE BIRTH (NOT CODED '0' IN RHQ171), CONTINUE WITH RHQ250. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHD280.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ250 - Any child weigh < 5.5 lbs at birth?

Variable Name:
RHQ250
SAS Label:
Any child weigh < 5.5 lbs at birth?
English Text:
{Did {your child/SP's child/Did any of {your/SP's} children} weigh less than 5 1/2 pounds (2,500g) at birth?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP HAD ONE LIVE BIRTH (CODED '1') IN RHD.170, DISPLAY {YOUR CHILD}. IF SP HAD MORE THAN ONE LIVE BIRTH (CODED >= 2) IN RHD.170, DISPLAY {DID ANY OF YOUR CHILDREN}. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF YES (CODED '1') IN RHQ.250 AND SP HAD ONLY ONE LIVE BIRTH (CODED '1') IN RHQ.170, ENTER '1' IN RHQ.260.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 228 228
2 No 1585 1813 RHQ275A
7 Refused 0 1813 RHQ275A
9 Don't know 18 1831 RHQ275A
. Missing 1766 3597

RHQ260 - # children weighing < 5.5 lbs at birth

Variable Name:
RHQ260
SAS Label:
# children weighing < 5.5 lbs at birth
English Text:
How many of {your/her} children weighed less than 5 1/2 pounds (2500g) at birth?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF CHILDREN.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 6 Range of Values 228 228
77 Refused 0 228
99 Don't know 0 228
. Missing 3369 3597

RHD270 - Number of children born preterm

Variable Name:
RHD270
SAS Label:
Number of children born preterm
English Text:
How many of these babies were born preterm? A preterm delivery is one that occurs at 36 weeks or earlier in pregnancy.
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF CHILDREN.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 3 Range of Values 228 228
77 Refused 0 228
99 Don't know 0 228
. Missing 3369 3597

RHQ275A - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ275A
English Instructions:
BOX 12. CHECK ITEM RHQ275A: IF SP < 20 YEARS OLD, GO TO RHQ420. IF SP CURRENTLY PREGNANT (CODED '1' IN RHD143) GO TO RHQ300. IF SP HAD PERIOD IN PAST 12 MONTHS (CODED '1' IN RHQ031), GO TO RHQ300. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE WITH RHD280.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHD280 - Had a hysterectomy?

Variable Name:
RHD280
SAS Label:
Had a hysterectomy?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} had a hysterectomy that is, surgery to remove {your/her} uterus or womb?
English Instructions:
MARK IF KNOWN. OTHERWISE ASK.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 452 452
2 No 963 1415 RHQ300
7 Refused 0 1415 RHQ300
9 Don't know 1 1416 RHQ300
. Missing 2181 3597

RHQ291 - Age when had hysterectomy

Variable Name:
RHQ291
SAS Label:
Age when had hysterectomy
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} had {your/her} (hysterectomy/uterus removed/womb removed)?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 to 72 Range of Values 428 428
777 Refused 0 428
999 Don't know 24 452
. Missing 3145 3597

RHQ300 - Had at least one ovary removed?

Variable Name:
RHQ300
SAS Label:
Had at least one ovary removed?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} had at least one of {your/her} ovaries removed (either when {you/she} had {your/her} uterus removed or at another time)?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 325 325
2 No 1910 2235 RHQ355
7 Refused 0 2235 RHQ355
9 Don't know 21 2256 RHQ355
. Missing 1341 3597

RHQ310 - Were both ovaries removed or only one?

Variable Name:
RHQ310
SAS Label:
Were both ovaries removed or only one?
English Text:
Were both ovaries removed or only one?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Both 213 213
2 One 104 317 RHQ330
7 Refused 0 317 RHQ355
9 Don't know 8 325 RHQ355
. Missing 3272 3597

RHQ320 - Both ovaries removed at same time?

Variable Name:
RHQ320
SAS Label:
Both ovaries removed at same time?
English Text:
Were both of {your/SP's} ovaries removed at the same time or at different times?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Same time 189 189
2 Different times 23 212 RHQ340
7 Refused 0 212 RHQ355
9 Don't know 1 213 RHQ355
. Missing 3384 3597

RHQ330 - Age when first/both ovaries removed

Variable Name:
RHQ330
SAS Label:
Age when first/both ovaries removed
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} had {your/her} {ovary/ovaries} removed?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 to 78 Range of Values 283 283
777 Refused 0 283
999 Don't know 10 293
. Missing 3304 3597

RHQ335 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ335
English Instructions:
BOX 13. CHECK ITEM RHQ335: GO TO BOX 15.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ340 - Age when second ovary removed

Variable Name:
RHQ340
SAS Label:
Age when second ovary removed
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} had the second ovary removed?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 to 68 Range of Values 22 22
777 Refused 0 22
999 Don't know 1 23
. Missing 3574 3597

RHQ355 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ355
English Instructions:
BOX 15. CHECK ITEM RHQ355: IF SP 20-54 YEARS OLD, CONTINUE WITH RHQ360. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHQ420.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ360 - Told by doctor had endometriosis

Variable Name:
RHQ360
SAS Label:
Told by doctor had endometriosis
English Text:
Has a doctor or other health professional ever told {you/SP} that {you/she} had endometriosis? (Endometriosis is a disease in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus/womb attaches to other places, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or abdo minal cavity)
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 54 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 104 104
2 No 1367 1471 RHQ380
7 Refused 0 1471 RHQ380
9 Don't know 8 1479 RHQ380
. Missing 2118 3597

RHQ370 - Age when first told had endometriosis

Variable Name:
RHQ370
SAS Label:
Age when first told had endometriosis
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you were/she was} first told {you/she} had endometriosis?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 54 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 to 48 Range of Values 100 100
777 Refused 0 100
999 Don't know 4 104
. Missing 3493 3597

RHQ380 - Told by doctor had uterine fibroids?

Variable Name:
RHQ380
SAS Label:
Told by doctor had uterine fibroids?
English Text:
Has a doctor or other health professional ever told {you/SP} that {you/she} had uterine fibroids? (Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancerous) tumors growing in various locations on or within the uterus/womb.)
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 54 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 179 179
2 No 1292 1471 RHQ395
7 Refused 0 1471 RHQ395
9 Don't know 8 1479 RHQ395
. Missing 2118 3597

RHQ390 - Age when first told had uterine fibroids

Variable Name:
RHQ390
SAS Label:
Age when first told had uterine fibroids
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you were/she was} first told {you/she} had uterine fibroids?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 54 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 to 52 Range of Values 176 176
777 Refused 0 176
999 Don't know 3 179
. Missing 3418 3597

RHQ395 - Experience bulging in vaginal area?

Variable Name:
RHQ395
SAS Label:
Experience bulging in vaginal area?
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} experience bulging or something falling out that {you/she} can see or feel in the vaginal area?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 61 61
2 No 2124 2185
7 Refused 3 2188
9 Don't know 4 2192
. Missing 1405 3597

RHQ420 - Ever taken birth control pills?

Variable Name:
RHQ420
SAS Label:
Ever taken birth control pills?
English Text:
Now I am going to ask you about {your/SP's} birth control history. {Have you/Has SP} ever taken birth control pills for any reason?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1666 1666
2 No 1542 3208 RHQ510
7 Refused 0 3208 RHQ510
9 Don't know 6 3214 RHQ510
. Missing 383 3597

RHQ430 - Age started taking birth control pills

Variable Name:
RHQ430
SAS Label:
Age started taking birth control pills
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} began using birth control pills?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
9 to 59 Range of Values 1630 1630
77 Refused 0 1630
99 Don't know 35 1665
. Missing 1932 3597

RHQ435B - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ435B
English Instructions:
BOX 18. CHECK ITEM RHQ435B: IF SP < 20 YEARS OLD AND IF SP IS NOT PREGNANT (CODED 2, 7, 9 OR MISSING IN RHD143), CONTINUE WITH RHD442. IF SP >= 20 YEARS OLD AND IF SP IS NOT PREGNANT (CODED 2, 7, 9 OR MISSING IN RHD143) AND IF SP HAS NOT HAD HYSTERECTOMY (CODED 2, 7, 9 OR MISSING IN RHD280) AND SP HAS AT LEAST ONE OVARY (CODED 2, 7, 9 IN RHQ300 OR CODED 2, 7, 9 IN RHQ310) AND SP IS NOT MENOPAUSAL (CODED 1, 2, 8, 9, 77, 99 OR MISSING IN RHD042) CONTINUE WITH RHD442. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHD451.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHD442 - Taking birth control pills now?

Variable Name:
RHD442
SAS Label:
Taking birth control pills now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} taking birth control pills now?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 212 212 RHQ460Q
2 No 710 922
7 Refused 0 922 RHQ510
9 Don't know 0 922 RHQ510
. Missing 2675 3597

RHD451 - Age stopped taking birth control pills

Variable Name:
RHD451
SAS Label:
Age stopped taking birth control pills
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} stopped taking birth control pills?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 to 59 Range of Values 1416 1416
777 Refused 0 1416
999 Don't know 38 1454
. Missing 2143 3597

RHQ460Q - How long taking birth control pills

Variable Name:
RHQ460Q
SAS Label:
How long taking birth control pills
English Text:
Not counting any time when {you/SP} stopped taking them, for how long altogether {have you taken/did you take/has she taken/did she take} birth control pills?
English Instructions:
CODE "1" FOR LESS THAN ONE MONTH. ENTER NUMBER
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 54 Range of Values 1640 1640
77 Refused 0 1640
99 Don't know 26 1666
. Missing 1931 3597

RHQ460U - Unit of measure: months, years

Variable Name:
RHQ460U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure: months, years
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE.
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 447 447
2 Years 1193 1640
7 Refused 0 1640
9 Don't know 0 1640
. Missing 1957 3597

RHQ510 - Used Depo-Provera or injectables?

Variable Name:
RHQ510
SAS Label:
Used Depo-Provera or injectables?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever used Depo-Provera or injectables to prevent pregnancy?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 362 362
2 No 2848 3210 RHQ535
7 Refused 0 3210 RHQ535
9 Don't know 3 3213 RHQ535
. Missing 384 3597

RHQ520 - Now using Depo-Provera or injectables?

Variable Name:
RHQ520
SAS Label:
Now using Depo-Provera or injectables?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} now using Depo-Provera or injectables to prevent pregnancy?
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 53 53
2 No 238 291
7 Refused 0 291
9 Don't know 1 292
. Missing 3305 3597

RHQ535 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ535
English Instructions:
BOX 20. CHECK ITEM RHQ535: IF SP 20 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, CONTINUE WITH RHQ540. ELSE IF SP 14 - 19 YEARS OLD, SKIP TO RHQ740. OTHERWISE END OF SECTION.
Target:
Females only 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ540 - Ever use female hormones?

Variable Name:
RHQ540
SAS Label:
Ever use female hormones?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone? Please include any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch, and injectables, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 499 499
2 No 1744 2243 RHQ740
7 Refused 0 2243 RHQ740
9 Don't know 12 2255 RHQ740
. Missing 1342 3597

RHQ541A - Hormone pills used

Variable Name:
RHQ541A
SAS Label:
Hormone pills used
English Text:
Which forms of female hormones {have you/has SP} used.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Pills 445 445
77 Refused 0 445
99 Don't know 0 445
. Missing 3152 3597

RHQ541B - Hormone patches used

Variable Name:
RHQ541B
SAS Label:
Hormone patches used
English Text:
Which forms of female hormones {have you/has SP} used.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Patches 68 68
. Missing 3529 3597

RHQ541C - Hormone cream/suppository/injection used

Variable Name:
RHQ541C
SAS Label:
Hormone cream/suppository/injection used
English Text:
Which forms of female hormones {have you/has SP} used.
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Cream/suppository/injection 53 53
. Missing 3544 3597

RHQ550 - Having periods when start hormones

Variable Name:
RHQ550
SAS Label:
Having periods when start hormones
English Text:
At the time {you/SP} started using female hormones or hormone replacement therapy, {were you/was she} still having {your/her} periods or had {you/she} completely stopped having {your/her} periods?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Still having periods 141 141
2 Completely stopped having periods 355 496
7 Refused 0 496
9 Don't know 3 499
. Missing 3098 3597

RHQ551A - Used estrogen/progesterone for menopause

Variable Name:
RHQ551A
SAS Label:
Used estrogen/progesterone for menopause
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Menopause-related symptoms (hot flashes, sweating, vaginal dryness, bladder problems) 207 207
77 Refused 0 207
99 Don't know 3 210
. Missing 3387 3597

RHQ551B - Used estrogen/progesterone for emotions

Variable Name:
RHQ551B
SAS Label:
Used estrogen/progesterone for emotions
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Depression, anxiety, emotional distress 16 16
. Missing 3581 3597

RHQ551C - Used estr/progest for hysterct/oophorect

Variable Name:
RHQ551C
SAS Label:
Used estr/progest for hysterct/oophorect
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Hysterectomy or oophorectomy (ovary removal) 152 152
. Missing 3445 3597

RHQ551D - Used estr/progest for osteoporosis

Variable Name:
RHQ551D
SAS Label:
Used estr/progest for osteoporosis
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Osteoporosis, bone loss/thinning fracture prevention 34 34
. Missing 3563 3597

RHQ551E - Used estr/progest for cardiovascular dis

Variable Name:
RHQ551E
SAS Label:
Used estr/progest for cardiovascular dis
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Cardiovascular disease prevention 9 9
. Missing 3588 3597

RHQ551F - Used estr/progest for irregular periods

Variable Name:
RHQ551F
SAS Label:
Used estr/progest for irregular periods
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Irregular menstrual periods, to regulate periods 63 63
. Missing 3534 3597

RHQ551G - Used estr/progest for other reasons

Variable Name:
RHQ551G
SAS Label:
Used estr/progest for other reasons
English Text:
What are {your/SP's} reasons for having used estrogen or progesterone?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Other reasons 63 63
. Missing 3534 3597

RHQ552 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ552
English Instructions:
BOX 21. CHECK ITEM 552: IF SP USED FEMALE HORMONE PILLS (CODED '10' IN RHQ541A), CONTINUE WITH RHQ554. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 22.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ554 - Use hormone pills w/estrogen only

Variable Name:
RHQ554
SAS Label:
Use hormone pills w/estrogen only
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever taken female hormone pills containing estrogen only (like Premarin)? (Do not include birth control pills.)
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 306 306
2 No 102 408 RHQ562
7 Refused 0 408 RHQ562
9 Don't know 37 445 RHQ562
. Missing 3152 3597

RHQ556 - Age started estrogen-only pills

Variable Name:
RHQ556
SAS Label:
Age started estrogen-only pills
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} first started taking pills containing estrogen only?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 to 85 Range of Values 295 295
777 Refused 0 295
999 Don't know 11 306
. Missing 3291 3597

RHQ558 - Taking estrogen-only pills now?

Variable Name:
RHQ558
SAS Label:
Taking estrogen-only pills now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} taking pills containing estrogen only now?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 55 55
2 No 251 306
7 Refused 0 306
9 Don't know 0 306
. Missing 3291 3597

RHQ560Q - How long taking estrogen-only pills?

Variable Name:
RHQ560Q
SAS Label:
How long taking estrogen-only pills?
English Text:
Not counting any time when {you/SP} stopped taking them, for how long altogether {have you taken/did you take/has she taken/did she take} pills containing estrogen only?
English Instructions:
CODE '1' FOR LESS THAN 1 MONTH. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 55 Range of Values 302 302
77 Refused 0 302
99 Don't know 4 306
. Missing 3291 3597

RHQ560U - Unit of measure: months, years

Variable Name:
RHQ560U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure: months, years
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE.
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 63 63
2 Years 239 302
7 Refused 0 302
9 Don't know 0 302
. Missing 3295 3597

RHQ562 - Used hormone pills w/progestin only

Variable Name:
RHQ562
SAS Label:
Used hormone pills w/progestin only
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} taken female hormone pills containing progestin only (like Provera)? (Do not include birth control pills.)
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 86 86
2 No 323 409 RHQ570
7 Refused 0 409 RHQ570
9 Don't know 36 445 RHQ570
. Missing 3152 3597

RHQ564 - Age started progestin-only pills

Variable Name:
RHQ564
SAS Label:
Age started progestin-only pills
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} first started taking pills containing progestin only?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 to 72 Range of Values 83 83
777 Refused 0 83
999 Don't know 3 86
. Missing 3511 3597

RHQ566 - Taking progestin-only pills now?

Variable Name:
RHQ566
SAS Label:
Taking progestin-only pills now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} taking pills containing progestin only now?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 7 7
2 No 79 86
7 Refused 0 86
9 Don't know 0 86
. Missing 3511 3597

RHQ568Q - How long taking progestin-only pills?

Variable Name:
RHQ568Q
SAS Label:
How long taking progestin-only pills?
English Text:
Not counting any time when {you/SP} stopped taking them, for how long altogether {have you taken/did you take/has she taken/did she take} pills containing progestin only?
English Instructions:
CODE '1' FOR LESS THAN 1 MONTH. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 18 Range of Values 84 84
77 Refused 0 84
99 Don't know 2 86
. Missing 3511 3597

RHQ568U - Unit of measure: months, years

Variable Name:
RHQ568U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure: months, years
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE.
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 40 40
2 Years 44 84
7 Refused 0 84
9 Don't know 0 84
. Missing 3513 3597

RHQ570 - Used estrogen/progestin combo pills

Variable Name:
RHQ570
SAS Label:
Used estrogen/progestin combo pills
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} taken female hormone pills containing both estrogen and progestin (like Prempro, Premphase)? (Do not include birth control pills.)
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 89 89
2 No 318 407 RHQ578
7 Refused 0 407 RHQ578
9 Don't know 38 445 RHQ578
. Missing 3152 3597

RHQ572 - Age started estrogen/progestin pills

Variable Name:
RHQ572
SAS Label:
Age started estrogen/progestin pills
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} first started taking pills containing both estrogen and progestin?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 to 70 Range of Values 84 84
777 Refused 0 84
999 Don't know 5 89
. Missing 3508 3597

RHQ574 - Taking estrogen/progestin now?

Variable Name:
RHQ574
SAS Label:
Taking estrogen/progestin now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} taking pills containing both estrogen and progestin now?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 13 13
2 No 75 88
7 Refused 0 88
9 Don't know 1 89
. Missing 3508 3597

RHQ576Q - How long taking estrogen/progestin?

Variable Name:
RHQ576Q
SAS Label:
How long taking estrogen/progestin?
English Text:
Not counting any time when {you/SP} stopped taking them, for how long altogether {{have you/has SP} taken/did {you/SP} take} pills containing both estrogen and progestin?
English Instructions:
CODE "1" FOR LESS THAN 1 MONTH. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 30 Range of Values 86 86
77 Refused 0 86
99 Don't know 3 89
. Missing 3508 3597

RHQ576U - Unit of measure: months, years

Variable Name:
RHQ576U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure: months, years
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE.
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 24 24
2 Years 62 86
7 Refused 0 86
9 Don't know 0 86
. Missing 3511 3597

RHQ578 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
RHQ578
English Instructions:
BOX 22. CHECK ITEM RHQ578: IF SP USED PATCHES (CODED '11' IN RHQ541B), CONTINUE WITH RHQ580. OTHERWISE, GO TO RHQ740.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

RHQ580 - Used estrogen-only patches?

Variable Name:
RHQ580
SAS Label:
Used estrogen-only patches?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever used female hormone patches containing estrogen only?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 47 47
2 No 11 58 RHQ596
7 Refused 0 58 RHQ596
9 Don't know 10 68 RHQ596
. Missing 3529 3597

RHQ582 - Age started estrogen-only patches

Variable Name:
RHQ582
SAS Label:
Age started estrogen-only patches
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} first started using patches containing estrogen only?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 to 60 Range of Values 47 47
777 Refused 0 47
999 Don't know 0 47
. Missing 3550 3597

RHQ584 - Using estrogen-only patches now?

Variable Name:
RHQ584
SAS Label:
Using estrogen-only patches now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} using patches containing estrogen only now?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 18 18
2 No 29 47
7 Refused 0 47
9 Don't know 0 47
. Missing 3550 3597

RHQ586Q - How long using estrogen only patches?

Variable Name:
RHQ586Q
SAS Label:
How long using estrogen only patches?
English Text:
Not counting any time when {you/SP} stopped taking them, for how long altogether {have you used/did you use/has she used/did she use} patches containing estrogen only?
English Instructions:
CODE "1" FOR LESS THAN 1 MONTH. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 26 Range of Values 47 47
77 Refused 0 47
99 Don't know 0 47
. Missing 3550 3597

RHQ586U - Unit of measure: months, years

Variable Name:
RHQ586U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure: months, years
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE.
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 18 18
2 Years 29 47
7 Refused 0 47
9 Don't know 0 47
. Missing 3550 3597

RHQ596 - Used estrogen/progestin combo patches?

Variable Name:
RHQ596
SAS Label:
Used estrogen/progestin combo patches?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} used female hormone patches containing both estrogen and progestin?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 12 12
2 No 46 58 RHQ740
7 Refused 0 58 RHQ740
9 Don't know 10 68 RHQ740
. Missing 3529 3597

RHQ598 - Age started estrogen/progestin patches

Variable Name:
RHQ598
SAS Label:
Age started estrogen/progestin patches
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/she} first started using patches containing both estrogen and progestin?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
21 to 64 Range of Values 11 11
777 Refused 0 11
999 Don't know 1 12
. Missing 3585 3597

RHQ600 - Using estrogen/progestin patches now?

Variable Name:
RHQ600
SAS Label:
Using estrogen/progestin patches now?
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} using patches containing both estrogen and progestin now?
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1 1
2 No 11 12
7 Refused 0 12
9 Don't know 0 12
. Missing 3585 3597

RHQ602Q - How long use estrogen/progestin patch

Variable Name:
RHQ602Q
SAS Label:
How long use estrogen/progestin patch
English Text:
Not counting any time when {you/SP} stopped taking them, for how long altogether {have you used/did you use/has she used/did she use} patches containing both estrogen and progestin?
English Instructions:
CODE "1" FOR LESS THAN 1 MONTH. ENTER NUMBER.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 14 Range of Values 12 12
77 Refused 0 12
99 Don't know 0 12
. Missing 3585 3597

RHQ602U - Unit of measure: months, years

Variable Name:
RHQ602U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure: months, years
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE.
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT.
Target:
Females only 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 6 6
2 Years 6 12
7 Refused 0 12
9 Don't know 0 12
. Missing 3585 3597

RHQ740 - Vaginal problems during past month

Variable Name:
RHQ740
SAS Label:
Vaginal problems during past month
English Text:
During the past month, did {you/SP} have any of the following problems: vaginal itching, an unpleasant vaginal odor, or an unusual vaginal discharge?
Target:
Females only 14 YEARS - 49 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 184 184
2 No 1900 2084
7 Refused 0 2084
9 Don't know 0 2084
. Missing 1513 3597

RHQ750A - Problem with vaginal itching

Variable Name:
RHQ750A
SAS Label:
Problem with vaginal itching
English Text:
Which of these problems did {you/SP} have?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Females only 14 YEARS - 49 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Vaginal Itching 92 92
7 Refused 0 92
9 Don't know 2 94
. Missing 3503 3597

RHQ750B - Problem with vaginal odor

Variable Name:
RHQ750B
SAS Label:
Problem with vaginal odor
English Text:
Which of these problems did {you/SP} have?
Target:
Females only 14 YEARS - 49 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 Unpleasant Vaginal Odor 53 53
7 Refused 0 53
9 Don't know 0 53
. Missing 3544 3597

RHQ750C - Problem with vaginal discharge

Variable Name:
RHQ750C
SAS Label:
Problem with vaginal discharge
English Text:
Which of these problems did {you/SP} have?
Target:
Females only 14 YEARS - 49 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 Unusual Vaginal Discharge 93 93
7 Refused 0 93
9 Don't know 0 93
. Missing 3504 3597

Appendix: NHANES 1999-2006 RHQ Variables

1999-2000 2001-2002 2003-2004 2005-2006 Label
RHQ010 RHQ010 RHQ010 RHQ010 Age when first menstrual period occurred
RHQ020 RHQ020 RHQ020 RHQ020 Age range at first menstrual period
RHQ030 RHQ030 NA NA Had regular periods in past 12 months
NA NA RHQ031 RHQ031 Had regular periods in past 12 months
RHQ040 RHQ040 NA NA Reason not having regular periods
NA NA RHD042 RHD042 Reason not having regular periods
RHQ050 RHQ050 NA NA When did SP have last period?
NA NA RHQ051 RHQ051 When did you have your last period?
RHQ060 RHQ060 RHQ060 RHQ060 Age at last menstrual period
RHQ070 RHQ070 RHQ070 RHQ070 Age range at last menstrual period
RHD080 RHD080 RHD080 RHD080 Days since last period
RHQ090 RHQ090 NA NA Menstrual cycle regularity/last 5 years
RHQ100 RHQ100 NA NA Menstrual bleeding rate/last 5 years
RHQ110 RHQ110 NA NA Hot flashes, night sweats/last 6 mos?
RHD120 RHD120 NA NA Monthly frequency of hot flashes
RHD130 RHD130 NA NA Ever been pregnant?
NA NA RHQ131 RHQ131 Ever been pregnant?
RHQ140 NA NA NA Think that you are pregnant now?
NA RHQ141 NA NA Think that you are pregnant now?
NA NA RHD143 RHD143 Are you pregnant now?
RHQ150 NA NA NA What month of pregnancy are you in?
NA RHQ151 NA NA What month of pregnancy are you in?
NA NA RHD152 RHD152 What month of pregnancy are you in?
RHQ160 RHQ160 RHQ160 RHQ160 How many times have been pregnant?
NA NA NA RHQ166 How many vaginal deliveries?
NA NA NA RHQ169 How many cesarean deliveries?
RHD170 RHD170 RHD170 NA # pregnancies resulting in live births
NA NA NA RHQ171 How many deliveries live birth result?
RHQ180 RHQ180 RHQ180 RHQ180 Age at first live birth
RHQ190 RHQ190 RHQ190 RHQ190 Age at last live birth
RHQ200 RHQ200 RHQ200 RHQ200 Now breastfeeding a child?
RHQ210 RHQ210 RHQ210 RHQ210 Breastfed any of your children?
RHD230 RHD230 RHD230 RHD230 # of children breastfed at least 1 month
RHQ240A RHQ240A NA NA Reason not breastfed - job/schedule
RHQ240B RHQ240B NA NA Reason not breastfed - mother's phys/med
RHQ240C RHQ240C NA NA Reason not breastfed - child's phys/med
RHQ240D RHQ240D NA NA Reason not breastfed - preferred bottle
RHQ240E RHQ240E NA NA Reason not breastfed - didn't know how
RHQ240F RHQ240F NA NA Reason not breastfed - other
RHQ250 RHQ250 RHQ250 RHQ250 Any child weigh < 5.5 lbs at birth?
RHQ260 RHQ260 RHQ260 RHQ260 # children weighing < 5.5 lbs at birth
RHD270 RHD270 RHD270 RHD270 Number of children born preterm
RHD280 RHD280 RHD280 RHD280 Had a hysterectomy?
RHQ290 RHQ290 NA NA Age when had hysterectomy
NA NA RHQ291 RHQ291 Age when had hysterectomy
RHQ300 RHQ300 RHQ300 RHQ300 Had at least one ovary removed?
RHQ310 RHQ310 RHQ310 RHQ310 Were both ovaries removed or only one?
RHQ320 RHQ320 RHQ320 RHQ320 Both ovaries removed at same time?
RHQ330 RHQ330 RHQ330 RHQ330 Age when first/both ovaries removed
RHQ340 RHQ340 RHQ340 RHQ340 Age when second ovary removed
RHD350 RHD350 NA NA Fallopian tubes ever cut/tied/removed
RHQ360 RHQ360 RHQ360 RHQ360 Told by doctor had endometriosis
RHQ370 RHQ370 RHQ370 RHQ370 Age when first told had endometriosis
RHQ380 RHQ380 RHQ380 RHQ380 Told by doctor had uterine fibroids?
RHQ390 RHQ390 RHQ390 RHQ390 Age when first told had uterine fibroids
NA NA NA RHQ395 Experience bulging in vaginal area?
RHQ420 RHQ420 RHQ420 RHQ420 Ever taken birth control pills?
RHQ430 RHQ430 RHQ430 RHQ430 Age started taking birth control pills
RHD440 RHD440 NA NA Taking birth control pills now?
NA NA RHD442 RHD442 Taking birth control pills now?
RHQ450 RHQ450 NA NA Age when stopped taking birth pills
NA NA RHD451 RHD451 Age stopped taking birth control pills
RHQ460Q RHQ460Q RHQ460Q RHQ460Q How long taking birth control pills
RHQ460U RHQ460U RHQ460U RHQ460U Unit of measure: months, years
RHD470 RHD470 NA NA Brand name of contraceptives
RHQ510 RHQ510 RHQ510 RHQ510 Used Depo-Provera or injectables?
RHQ520 RHQ520 RHQ520 RHQ520 Now using Depo-Provera or injectables?
RHQ540 RHQ540 RHQ540 RHQ540 Ever use female hormones?
RHQ541A RHQ541A RHQ541A RHQ541A Hormone pills used
RHQ541B RHQ541B RHQ541B RHQ541B Hormone patches used
RHQ541C RHQ541C RHQ541C RHQ541C Hormone cream/suppository/injection used
RHQ550 RHQ550 RHQ550 RHQ550 Having periods when start hormones
RHQ551A RHQ551A RHQ551A RHQ551A Used estrogen/progesterone for menopause
RHQ551B RHQ551B RHQ551B RHQ551B Used estrogen/progesterone for emotions
RHQ551C RHQ551C RHQ551C RHQ551C Used estr/progest for hysterct/oophorect
RHQ551D RHQ551D RHQ551D RHQ551D Used estr/progest for osteoporosis
RHQ551E RHQ551E RHQ551E RHQ551E Used estr/progest for cardiovascular dis
RHQ551F RHQ551F RHQ551F RHQ551F Used estr/progest for irregular periods
RHQ551G RHQ551G RHQ551G RHQ551G Used estr/progest for other reasons
RHQ554 RHQ554 RHQ554 RHQ554 Use hormone pills w/estrogen only
RHQ556 RHQ556 RHQ556 RHQ556 Age started estrogen-only pills
RHQ558 RHQ558 RHQ558 RHQ558 Taking estrogen-only pills now?
RHQ560Q RHQ560Q RHQ560Q RHQ560Q How long taking estrogen-only pills?
RHQ560U RHQ560U RHQ560U RHQ560U Unit of measure: months, years
RHQ562 RHQ562 RHQ562 RHQ562 Used hormone pills w/progestin only
RHQ564 RHQ564 RHQ564 RHQ564 Age started progestin-only pills
RHQ566 RHQ566 RHQ566 RHQ566 Taking progestin-only pills now?
RHQ568Q RHQ568Q RHQ568Q RHQ568Q How long taking progestin-only pills?
RHQ568U RHQ568U RHQ568U RHQ568U Unit of measure: months, years
RHQ570 RHQ570 RHQ570 RHQ570 Used estrogen/progestin combo pills
RHQ572 RHQ572 RHQ572 RHQ572 Age started estrogen/progestin pills
RHQ574 RHQ574 RHQ574 RHQ574 Taking estrogen/progestin now?
RHQ576Q RHQ576Q RHQ576Q RHQ576Q How long taking estrogen/progestin?
RHQ576U RHQ576U RHQ576U RHQ576U Unit of measure: months, years
RHQ580 RHQ580 RHQ580 RHQ580 Used estrogen-only patches?
RHQ582 RHQ582 RHQ582 RHQ582 Age started estrogen-only patches
RHQ584 RHQ584 RHQ584 RHQ584 Using estrogen-only patches now?
RHQ586Q RHQ586Q RHQ586Q RHQ586Q How long using estrogen only patches?
RHQ586U RHQ586U RHQ586U RHQ586U Unit of measure: months, years
RHQ596 RHQ596 RHQ596 RHQ596 Used estrogen/progestin combo patches?
RHQ598 RHQ598 RHQ598 RHQ598 Age started estrogen/progestin patches
RHQ600 RHQ600 RHQ600 RHQ600 Using estrogen/progestin patches now?
RHQ602Q RHQ602Q RHQ602Q RHQ602Q How long use estrogen/progestin patch
RHQ602U RHQ602U RHQ602U RHQ602U Unit of measure: months, years
NA RHQ700 RHQ700 NA Used fem hygiene product in past month?
NA RHQ710A RHQ710A NA Used tampons in past month?
NA RHQ710B RHQ710B NA Used sanitary napkins in past month?
NA RHQ710C RHQ710C NA Used vaginal douches in past month?
NA RHQ710D RHQ710D NA Used feminine spray in past month?
NA RHQ710E RHQ710E NA Used feminine powder in past month?
NA RHQ710F RHQ710F NA Used feminine wipes/towlettes past month
NA RHQ710G RHQ710G NA Used other fem hygiene products past mon
NA RHQ720 RHQ720 NA Did SP douche in past 6 months?
NA RHQ730 RHQ730 NA Frequency SP douched in past 6 months
NA RHQ740 RHQ740 RHQ740 Vaginal problems during past month
NA RHQ750A RHQ750A RHQ750A Problem with vaginal itching
NA RHQ750B RHQ750B RHQ750B Problem with vaginal odor
NA RHQ750C RHQ750C RHQ750C Problem with vaginal discharge