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Locator Record

Title: Air Quality Questionnaire (AQQ_E )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2007 - 2008
First Published: November, 2010
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Includes questions related to air quality
Record Source: NHANES 2007 - 2008
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2007 - 2008 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

Two air quality questions were included in the physical activity questionnaire (prefix PAQ). The first (PAQ685), asked “During the past 12 months, when you thought or were informed air quality was bad, did you do anything differently?”. Respondents who answered yes to this question were then asked what they did differently.

Eligible Sample

All survey participants 16 or more years of age were eligible.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

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

Data Processing and Editing

Limited editing was done on the data. Some other responses (PAQ690o) were re-coded into the appropriate pre-coded response categories (PAQ690a-j). One new response category (PAQ690k) was created for responses that mentioned using or changing an air filter or air cleaner.

 

Analytic Notes

Since the questions were asked in the household interview, the interview sample weights may be used in their analysis. However, if the data is joined with data from the MEC, the MEC sample weights should be used.

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

PAQ685 - Bad air quality change activities

Variable Name:
PAQ685
SAS Label:
Bad air quality change activities
English Text:
During the past 12 months, when {you thought/SP thought} or {were/was} informed air quality was bad, {did you/did SP} do anything differently?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 777 777
2 No 5224 6001
3 SP never thought/not informed bad air quality 544 6545
7 Refused 0 6545
9 Don't know 1 6546
. Missing 0 6546

PAQ690a - Wore a mask

Variable Name:
PAQ690a
SAS Label:
Wore a mask
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Wore a mask 81 81
77 Refused 0 81
99 Don't Know 0 81
. Missing 6465 6546

PAQ690b - Spent less time outdoors

Variable Name:
PAQ690b
SAS Label:
Spent less time outdoors
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Spent less time outdoors 547 547
. Missing 5999 6546

PAQ690c - Avoided roads that have heavy traffic

Variable Name:
PAQ690c
SAS Label:
Avoided roads that have heavy traffic
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Avoided roads that have heavy traffic 50 50
. Missing 6496 6546

PAQ690d - Did less strenuous activities

Variable Name:
PAQ690d
SAS Label:
Did less strenuous activities
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Did less strenuous activities 105 105
. Missing 6441 6546

PAQ690e - Took medication

Variable Name:
PAQ690e
SAS Label:
Took medication
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Took medication 39 39
. Missing 6507 6546

PAQ690f - Closed windows of your house

Variable Name:
PAQ690f
SAS Label:
Closed windows of your house
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Closed windows of your house 194 194
. Missing 6352 6546

PAQ690g - Drove my car less

Variable Name:
PAQ690g
SAS Label:
Drove my car less
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Drove my car less 90 90
. Missing 6456 6546

PAQ690h - Canceled outdoor activities

Variable Name:
PAQ690h
SAS Label:
Canceled outdoor activities
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 Canceled outdoors activities 138 138
. Missing 6408 6546

PAQ690i - Exercised indoors instead of outdoors

Variable Name:
PAQ690i
SAS Label:
Exercised indoors instead of outdoors
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
18 Exercised indoors instead of outside 80 80
. Missing 6466 6546

PAQ690j - Used buses, trains, or subways

Variable Name:
PAQ690j
SAS Label:
Used buses, trains, or subways
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 Used buses, trains, or subways 13 13
. Missing 6533 6546

PAQ690k - Use or change air filter/air cleaner

Variable Name:
PAQ690k
SAS Label:
Use or change air filter/air cleaner
English Text:
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 Use or change air filter/air cleaner 33 33
. Missing 6513 6546

PAQ690o - Other

Variable Name:
PAQ690o
SAS Label:
Other
English Text:
Which of these {did you/did SP} do differently?
English Instructions:
INTERVIEWER: CODE ALL THAT APPLY. HAND CARD 07PAQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
71 Other 34 34
. Missing 6512 6546