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Locator Record

Title: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol (BPQ_E )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2007 - 2008
First Published: September, 2009
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Personal interview data on awareness, treatment, and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol
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

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 2005-2006:

New Questions

Discontinued Questions

Although these data were collected as part of the household questionnaire, if they are merged with the MEC exam data, exam sample weights should be used for the analyses.

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 2142 2142
2 No 4398 6540 BPQ052
7 Refused 0 6540 BPQ052
9 Don't know 6 6546 BPQ052
. Missing 0 6546

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 1780 1780
2 No 354 2134
7 Refused 0 2134
9 Don't know 8 2142
. Missing 4404 6546

BPD035 - Age told had hypertension

Variable Name:
BPD035
SAS Label:
Age told had hypertension
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you were/he/she was} first told that {you/he/she} had hypertension or high blood pressure?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
4 to 79 Range of Values 2039 2039
80 80 years or older 32 2071
777 Refused 0 2071
999 Don't know 53 2124
. Missing 4422 6546

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 1892 1892
2 No 249 2141 BPQ052
7 Refused 0 2141 BPQ052
9 Don't know 1 2142 BPQ052
. Missing 4404 6546

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 1671 1671
2 No 220 1891
7 Refused 0 1891
9 Don't know 1 1892
. Missing 4654 6546

BPQ052 - Told have Prehypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ052
SAS Label:
Told have Prehypertension
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you have/s/he has} prehypertension?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 336 336 BPQ055
2 No 6142 6478
7 Refused 0 6478
9 Don't know 68 6546
. Missing 0 6546

BPQ057 - Borderline Hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ057
SAS Label:
Borderline Hypertension
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you have/s/he has} high normal blood pressure or borderline hypertension?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD BPQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 484 484
2 No 5669 6153
7 Refused 0 6153
9 Don't know 56 6209
. Missing 337 6546

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 4218 4218
2 No 1518 5736 End of Section
7 Refused 1 5737 End of Section
9 Don't know 198 5935 End of Section
. Missing 611 6546

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, 2715 2715
2 1 year but less than 2 years ago, 756 3471
3 2 years but less than 5 years ago, or 491 3962
4 5 years or more? 239 4201
7 Refused 0 4201
9 Don't know 17 4218
. Missing 2328 6546

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 1906 1906
2 No 2277 4183 End of Section
7 Refused 0 4183 End of Section
9 Don't know 35 4218 End of Section
. Missing 2328 6546

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 1540 1540
2 No 359 1899
7 Refused 0 1899
9 Don't know 7 1906
. Missing 4640 6546

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 1137 1137
2 No 765 1902
7 Refused 0 1902
9 Don't know 4 1906
. Missing 4640 6546

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 1300 1300
2 No 604 1904
7 Refused 0 1904
9 Don't know 2 1906
. Missing 4640 6546

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 1332 1332
2 No 569 1901
7 Refused 0 1901
9 Don't know 5 1906
. Missing 4640 6546

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 1298 1298
2 No 242 1540
7 Refused 0 1540
9 Don't know 0 1540
. Missing 5006 6546

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 950 950
2 No 187 1137
7 Refused 0 1137
9 Don't know 0 1137
. Missing 5409 6546

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 965 965
2 No 335 1300
7 Refused 0 1300
9 Don't know 0 1300
. Missing 5246 6546

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 1085 1085
2 No 247 1332
7 Refused 0 1332
9 Don't know 0 1332
. Missing 5214 6546