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Locator Record

Title: Physical Functioning (PFQ_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:Includes questions related to functional limitations and can be used to assess disability.
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 physical functioning section (PFQ) provides self-reported data on functional limitations caused by long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems or illness.  It can be used to assess an individual’s level of disability.

Eligible Sample

All survey participants 1 or more years of age were eligible. Participants 1 to 4 years of age were asked about play activities. Those less than 18 years of age were asked about receiving Special Education or Early Intervention Services. Respondents 1 to 19 years of age were asked about mobility (crawl, walk, run) and those 20 or more years of age were asked about their ability to work.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The questions were asked in the household interview as a part of a computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI).

Data Processing and Editing

Edits were made to ensure the completeness, consistency, and analytic usefulness of the data. The number of days that a respondent reported having a condition (PFD069A-PFD069R) was originally reported as number of days, weeks, months, or years and converted to days.

Analytic Notes

Since the questions were asked in the home interview, the interview sample weights may be used in their analysis. However, if the data is joined with data from the Mobile Examination Center (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 1 YEARS - 150 YEARS

PFQ010 - Physical,mental,emotional limitations

Variable Name:
PFQ010
SAS Label:
Physical,mental,emotional limitations
English Text:
The next set of questions is about limitations caused by any long-term physical, mental or emotional problem or illness. Please do not include temporary conditions, such as a cold. Is {SP} limited in the kind or amount of play activities {he/she} can do because of a physical, mental or emotional problem?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 4 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 31 31
2 No 1005 1036 PFQ020
7 Refused 0 1036 PFQ020
9 Don't know 4 1040 PFQ020
. Missing 8626 9666

PFQ015 - Able to take part in most type of play

Variable Name:
PFQ015
SAS Label:
Able to take part in most type of play
English Text:
Is {SP} able to take part at all in the usual kinds of play activities done by most children {his/her} age?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 4 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 20 20
2 No 11 31
7 Refused 0 31
9 Don't know 0 31
. Missing 9635 9666

PFQ020 - Crawl, walk, run, play limitations

Variable Name:
PFQ020
SAS Label:
Crawl, walk, run, play limitations
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} have an impairment or health problem that limits {your/his/her} ability to {crawl, walk or play} {walk, run or play} {walk or run}?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF CHILD'S AGE = 1-4, DISPLAY "CRAWL, WALK OR PLAY". IF CHILD'S AGE = 5-15, DISPLAY "WALK, RUN OR PLAY". IF SP'S AGE = 16-19, DISPLAY "WALK OR RUN".
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 161 161
2 No 3570 3731 PFQ035a
7 Refused 0 3731 PFQ035a
9 Don't know 0 3731 PFQ035a
. Missing 5935 9666

PFQ030 - Long term impairment/health problem

Variable Name:
PFQ030
SAS Label:
Long term impairment/health problem
English Text:
Is this an impairment or health problem that has lasted, or is expected to last 12 months or longer?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 136 136
2 No 23 159
7 Refused 0 159
9 Don't know 2 161
. Missing 9505 9666

PFQ035A - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
PFQ035A
English Instructions:
BOX 1BB. CHECK ITEM PFQ.035A: IF SP AGE <= 17, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 19 YEARS

PFQ041 - Receive Special Ed or Early Intervention

Variable Name:
PFQ041
SAS Label:
Receive Special Ed or Early Intervention
English Text:
Does {SP} receive Special Education or Early Intervention Services?
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 17 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 236 236
2 No 3201 3437
7 Refused 0 3437
9 Don't know 1 3438
. Missing 6228 9666

PFQ049 - Limitations keeping you from working

Variable Name:
PFQ049
SAS Label:
Limitations keeping you from working
English Text:
The next set of questions is about limitations caused by any long-term physical, mental or emotional problem or illness. Please do not include temporary conditions, such as a cold [or pregnancy]. Does a physical, mental or emotional problem now keep {you/SP} from working at a job or business?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 886 886
2 No 5043 5929
7 Refused 0 5929
9 Don't know 6 5935
. Missing 3731 9666

PFQ051 - Limited in amount of work you can do

Variable Name:
PFQ051
SAS Label:
Limited in amount of work you can do
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} limited in the kind or amount of work {you/s/he} can do because of a physical, mental or emotional problem?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1296 1296
2 No 4637 5933
7 Refused 0 5933
9 Don't know 2 5935
. Missing 3731 9666

PFQ054 - Need special equipment to walk

Variable Name:
PFQ054
SAS Label:
Need special equipment to walk
English Text:
Because of a health problem, {do you/does SP} have difficulty walking without using any special equipment?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 584 584
2 No 5350 5934
7 Refused 0 5934
9 Don't know 1 5935
. Missing 3731 9666

PFQ057 - Experience confusion/memory problems

Variable Name:
PFQ057
SAS Label:
Experience confusion/memory problems
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because {you/s/he} experience{s} periods of confusion?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 535 535
2 No 5398 5933
7 Refused 0 5933
9 Don't know 2 5935
. Missing 3731 9666

PFQ058 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
PFQ058
English Instructions:
BOX 1D. CHECK ITEM PFQ.058: IF 'YES' (CODE 1) IN PFQ.049, PFQ.051, PFQ.054, OR PFQ.057, GO TO PFQ.061. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

PFQ059 - Physical, mental, emotional limitations

Variable Name:
PFQ059
SAS Label:
Physical, mental, emotional limitations
English Text:
{Are you/Is SP} limited in any way in any activity because of a physical, mental or emotional problem?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 108 108
2 No 4244 4352
7 Refused 0 4352
9 Don't know 1 4353
. Missing 5313 9666

PFQ059A - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
PFQ059A
English Instructions:
BOX 1E CHECK ITEM PFQ.059A: IF SP AGE IS <=59 AND 'NO' (CODE 2) ENTERED IN PFQ.049, PFQ.057 AND PFQ.059, GO TO PFQ.090. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

PFQ061A - Managing money difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061A
SAS Label:
Managing money difficulty
English Text:
The next questions ask about difficulties {you/SP} may have doing certain activities because of a health problem. By "health problem" we mean any long-term physical, mental or emotional problem or illness {not including pregnancy}. By {yourself/himself /herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .managing {your/his/her} money [such as keeping track of {your/his/her} expenses or paying bills]?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2349 2349
2 Some difficulty 218 2567
3 Much difficulty 58 2625
4 Unable to do 64 2689
5 Do not do this activity 182 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061B - Walking for a quarter mile difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061B
SAS Label:
Walking for a quarter mile difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .walking for a quarter of a mile [that is about 2 or 3 blocks]?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1645 1645
2 Some difficulty 393 2038
3 Much difficulty 118 2156
4 Unable to do 102 2258
5 Do not do this activity 29 2287
7 Refused 0 2287
9 Don't know 1 2288
. Missing 7378 9666

PFQ061C - Walking up ten steps difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061C
SAS Label:
Walking up ten steps difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .walking up 10 steps without resting?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1838 1838
2 Some difficulty 306 2144
3 Much difficulty 77 2221
4 Unable to do 53 2274
5 Do not do this activity 12 2286
7 Refused 0 2286
9 Don't know 2 2288
. Missing 7378 9666

PFQ061D - Stooping, crouching, kneeling difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061D
SAS Label:
Stooping, crouching, kneeling difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .stooping, crouching, or kneeling?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1320 1320
2 Some difficulty 823 2143
3 Much difficulty 406 2549
4 Unable to do 283 2832
5 Do not do this activity 39 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061E - Lifting or carrying difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061E
SAS Label:
Lifting or carrying difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .lifting or carrying something as heavy as 10 pounds [like a sack of potatoes or rice]?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1980 1980
2 Some difficulty 421 2401
3 Much difficulty 184 2585
4 Unable to do 230 2815
5 Do not do this activity 55 2870
7 Refused 0 2870
9 Don't know 2 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061F - House chore difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061F
SAS Label:
House chore difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .doing chores around the house [like vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, or straightening up]?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1957 1957
2 Some difficulty 494 2451
3 Much difficulty 145 2596
4 Unable to do 136 2732
5 Do not do this activity 139 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061G - Preparing meals difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061G
SAS Label:
Preparing meals difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .preparing {your/his/her} own meals?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2375 2375
2 Some difficulty 191 2566
3 Much difficulty 57 2623
4 Unable to do 78 2701
5 Do not do this activity 169 2870
7 Refused 0 2870
9 Don't know 2 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061H - Walking between rooms on same floor

Variable Name:
PFQ061H
SAS Label:
Walking between rooms on same floor
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .walking from one room to another on the same level?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2503 2503
2 Some difficulty 253 2756
3 Much difficulty 65 2821
4 Unable to do 39 2860
5 Do not do this activity 11 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061I - Standingup from armless chair difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061I
SAS Label:
Standingup from armless chair difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .standing up from an armless straight chair?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2102 2102
2 Some difficulty 527 2629
3 Much difficulty 162 2791
4 Unable to do 72 2863
5 Do not do this activity 8 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061J - Getting in and out of bed difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061J
SAS Label:
Getting in and out of bed difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .getting in or out of bed?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2285 2285
2 Some difficulty 437 2722
3 Much difficulty 118 2840
4 Unable to do 22 2862
5 Do not do this activity 9 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061K - Using fork, knife, drinking from cup

Variable Name:
PFQ061K
SAS Label:
Using fork, knife, drinking from cup
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .eating, like holding a fork, cutting food or drinking from a glass?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2646 2646
2 Some difficulty 175 2821
3 Much difficulty 41 2862
4 Unable to do 8 2870
5 Do not do this activity 1 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061L - Dressing yourself difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061L
SAS Label:
Dressing yourself difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .dressing {yourself/himself/herself}, including tying shoes, working zippers, and doing buttons?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2438 2438
2 Some difficulty 310 2748
3 Much difficulty 90 2838
4 Unable to do 31 2869
5 Do not do this activity 2 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061M - Standing for long periods difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061M
SAS Label:
Standing for long periods difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .standing or being on {your/his/her} feet for about 2 hours?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1476 1476
2 Some difficulty 534 2010
3 Much difficulty 348 2358
4 Unable to do 434 2792
5 Do not do this activity 77 2869
7 Refused 0 2869
9 Don't know 3 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061N - Sitting for long periods difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061N
SAS Label:
Sitting for long periods difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .sitting for about 2 hours?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2142 2142
2 Some difficulty 459 2601
3 Much difficulty 167 2768
4 Unable to do 95 2863
5 Do not do this activity 7 2870
7 Refused 0 2870
9 Don't know 2 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061O - Reaching up over head difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061O
SAS Label:
Reaching up over head difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .reaching up over {your/his/her} head?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2250 2250
2 Some difficulty 409 2659
3 Much difficulty 135 2794
4 Unable to do 70 2864
5 Do not do this activity 7 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061P - Grasp/holding small objects difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061P
SAS Label:
Grasp/holding small objects difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .using {your/his/her} fingers to grasp or handle small objects?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2358 2358
2 Some difficulty 393 2751
3 Much difficulty 100 2851
4 Unable to do 17 2868
5 Do not do this activity 3 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061Q - Going out to movies, events difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061Q
SAS Label:
Going out to movies, events difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .going out to things like shopping, movies, or sporting events?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2115 2115
2 Some difficulty 387 2502
3 Much difficulty 148 2650
4 Unable to do 85 2735
5 Do not do this activity 136 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061R - Attending social event difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061R
SAS Label:
Attending social event difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .participating in social activities [visiting friends, attending clubs or meetings or going to parties]?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2190 2190
2 Some difficulty 307 2497
3 Much difficulty 102 2599
4 Unable to do 88 2687
5 Do not do this activity 184 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061S - Leisure activity at home difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061S
SAS Label:
Leisure activity at home difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .doing things to relax at home or for leisure [reading, watching TV, sewing, listening to music]?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 2601 2601
2 Some difficulty 201 2802
3 Much difficulty 42 2844
4 Unable to do 16 2860
5 Do not do this activity 11 2871
7 Refused 0 2871
9 Don't know 1 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ061T - Push or pull large objects difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ061T
SAS Label:
Push or pull large objects difficulty
English Text:
By {yourself/himself/herself} and without using any special equipment, how much difficulty {do you/does SP} have . . .pushing or pulling large objects like a living room chair?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ1. DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF PFQ.054 = '1' (YES), DO NOT DISPLAY 'B' OR 'C'. IF SP FEMALE, DISPLAY 'NOT INCLUDING PREGNANCY'.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 No difficulty 1581 1581
2 Some difficulty 494 2075
3 Much difficulty 240 2315
4 Unable to do 416 2731
5 Do not do this activity 139 2870
7 Refused 0 2870
9 Don't know 2 2872
. Missing 6794 9666

PFQ066A - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
PFQ066A
English Instructions:
BOX 1F. CHECK ITEM PFQ.066A: IF 'SOME DIFFICULTY' (CODE 2), 'MUCH DIFFICULTY' (CODE 3), OR 'UNABLE TO DO' (CODE 4) IN PFQ.061 A THROUGH T, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO PFQ.090.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

PFQ063A - Health problems causing difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ063A
SAS Label:
Health problems causing difficulty
English Text:
What condition or health problem causes {you/SP} to have difficulty with or need help with {NAME OF UP TO 3 ACTIVITIES/these activities}?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ2. ENTER ALL THAT APPLY UP TO 5 BUT DO NOT PROBE. DO NOT ENTER 'OLD AGE' AS CONDITION -- IF OLD AGE IS REPORTED, PROBE FOR ANY OTHER CONDITION. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS CODED 'SOME DIFFICULTY' (CODE 2), 'MUCH DIFFICULTY' (CODE 3), OR 'UNABLE TO DO' (CODE 4) IN PFQ.061 A THROUGH T <=3, DISPLAY EACH ITEM NAME IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION. IF MORE THAN 3 ITEMS ARE CODED IN THIS MANNER DISPLAY "THESE ACTIVITIES" IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Arthritis/rheumatism 773 773
11 Back or neck problem 413 1186
12 Birth defect 8 1194
13 Cancer 28 1222
14 Depression/anxiety/emotional problem 80 1302
15 Other developmental problem (such as cerebral palsy) 10 1312
16 Diabetes 79 1391
17 Fractures, bone/joint injury 125 1516
18 Hearing problem 29 1545
19 Heart problem 57 1602
20 Hypertension/high blood pressure 43 1645
21 Lung/breathing problem 61 1706
22 Mental retardation 5 1711
23 Other injury 36 1747
24 Senility 10 1757
25 Stroke problem 36 1793
26 Vision/problem seeing 22 1815
27 Weight problem 27 1842
28 Other impairment/problem 248 2090
77 Refused 0 2090
99 Don't know 20 2110
. Missing 7556 9666

PFQ063B - Health problems causing difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ063B
SAS Label:
Health problems causing difficulty
English Text:
What condition or health problem causes {you/SP} to have difficulty with or need help with {NAME OF UP TO 3 ACTIVITIES/these activities}?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ2. ENTER ALL THAT APPLY UP TO 5 BUT DO NOT PROBE. DO NOT ENTER 'OLD AGE' AS CONDITION -- IF OLD AGE IS REPORTED, PROBE FOR ANY OTHER CONDITION. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS CODED 'SOME DIFFICULTY' (CODE 2), 'MUCH DIFFICULTY' (CODE 3), OR 'UNABLE TO DO' (CODE 4) IN PFQ.061 A THROUGH T <=3, DISPLAY EACH ITEM NAME IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION. IF MORE THAN 3 ITEMS ARE CODED IN THIS MANNER DISPLAY "THESE ACTIVITIES" IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Arthritis/rheumatism 74 74
11 Back or neck problem 324 398
12 Birth defect 3 401
13 Cancer 13 414
14 Depression/anxiety/emotional problem 77 491
15 Other developmental problem (such as cerebral palsy) 7 498
16 Diabetes 95 593
17 Fractures, bone/joint injury 106 699
18 Hearing problem 39 738
19 Heart problem 59 797
20 Hypertension/high blood pressure 89 886
21 Lung/breathing problem 49 935
22 Mental retardation 5 940
23 Other injury 10 950
24 Senility 4 954
25 Stroke problem 20 974
26 Vision/problem seeing 31 1005
27 Weight problem 27 1032
28 Other impairment/problem 88 1120
77 Refused 0 1120
99 Don't know 0 1120
. Missing 8546 9666

PFQ063C - Health problems causing difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ063C
SAS Label:
Health problems causing difficulty
English Text:
What condition or health problem causes {you/SP} to have difficulty with or need help with {NAME OF UP TO 3 ACTIVITIES/these activities}?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ2. ENTER ALL THAT APPLY UP TO 5 BUT DO NOT PROBE. DO NOT ENTER 'OLD AGE' AS CONDITION -- IF OLD AGE IS REPORTED, PROBE FOR ANY OTHER CONDITION. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS CODED 'SOME DIFFICULTY' (CODE 2), 'MUCH DIFFICULTY' (CODE 3), OR 'UNABLE TO DO' (CODE 4) IN PFQ.061 A THROUGH T <=3, DISPLAY EACH ITEM NAME IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION. IF MORE THAN 3 ITEMS ARE CODED IN THIS MANNER DISPLAY "THESE ACTIVITIES" IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Arthritis/rheumatism 18 18
11 Back or neck problem 23 41
12 Birth defect 5 46
13 Cancer 14 60
14 Depression/anxiety/emotional problem 75 135
15 Other developmental problem (such as cerebral palsy) 2 137
16 Diabetes 71 208
17 Fractures, bone/joint injury 70 278
18 Hearing problem 49 327
19 Heart problem 71 398
20 Hypertension/high blood pressure 102 500
21 Lung/breathing problem 54 554
22 Mental retardation 2 556
23 Other injury 10 566
24 Senility 7 573
25 Stroke problem 14 587
26 Vision/problem seeing 56 643
27 Weight problem 32 675
28 Other impairment/problem 43 718
77 Refused 0 718
99 Don't know 0 718
. Missing 8948 9666

PFQ063D - Health problems causing difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ063D
SAS Label:
Health problems causing difficulty
English Text:
What condition or health problem causes {you/SP} to have difficulty with or need help with {NAME OF UP TO 3 ACTIVITIES/these activities}?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ2. ENTER ALL THAT APPLY UP TO 5 BUT DO NOT PROBE. DO NOT ENTER 'OLD AGE' AS CONDITION -- IF OLD AGE IS REPORTED, PROBE FOR ANY OTHER CONDITION. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS CODED 'SOME DIFFICULTY' (CODE 2), 'MUCH DIFFICULTY' (CODE 3), OR 'UNABLE TO DO' (CODE 4) IN PFQ.061 A THROUGH T <=3, DISPLAY EACH ITEM NAME IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION. IF MORE THAN 3 ITEMS ARE CODED IN THIS MANNER DISPLAY "THESE ACTIVITIES" IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Arthritis/rheumatism 14 14
11 Back or neck problem 5 19
12 Birth defect 1 20
13 Cancer 1 21
14 Depression/anxiety/emotional problem 14 35
15 Other developmental problem (such as cerebral palsy) 1 36
16 Diabetes 26 62
17 Fractures, bone/joint injury 42 104
18 Hearing problem 19 123
19 Heart problem 48 171
20 Hypertension/high blood pressure 78 249
21 Lung/breathing problem 56 305
22 Mental retardation 2 307
23 Other injury 4 311
24 Senility 4 315
25 Stroke problem 15 330
26 Vision/problem seeing 52 382
27 Weight problem 37 419
28 Other impairment/problem 33 452
77 Refused 0 452
99 Don't know 0 452
. Missing 9214 9666

PFQ063E - Health problems causing difficulty

Variable Name:
PFQ063E
SAS Label:
Health problems causing difficulty
English Text:
What condition or health problem causes {you/SP} to have difficulty with or need help with {NAME OF UP TO 3 ACTIVITIES/these activities}?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD PFQ2. ENTER ALL THAT APPLY UP TO 5 BUT DO NOT PROBE. DO NOT ENTER 'OLD AGE' AS CONDITION -- IF OLD AGE IS REPORTED, PROBE FOR ANY OTHER CONDITION. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS CODED 'SOME DIFFICULTY' (CODE 2), 'MUCH DIFFICULTY' (CODE 3), OR 'UNABLE TO DO' (CODE 4) IN PFQ.061 A THROUGH T <=3, DISPLAY EACH ITEM NAME IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION. IF MORE THAN 3 ITEMS ARE CODED IN THIS MANNER DISPLAY "THESE ACTIVITIES" IN THE TEXT OF QUESTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Arthritis/rheumatism 5 5
11 Back or neck problem 4 9
12 Birth defect 1 10
13 Cancer 2 12
14 Depression/anxiety/emotional problem 0 12
15 Other developmental problem (such as cerebral palsy) 0 12
16 Diabetes 3 15
17 Fractures, bone/joint injury 12 27
18 Hearing problem 9 36
19 Heart problem 13 49
20 Hypertension/high blood pressure 51 100
21 Lung/breathing problem 37 137
22 Mental retardation 3 140
23 Other injury 2 142
24 Senility 1 143
25 Stroke problem 9 152
26 Vision/problem seeing 33 185
27 Weight problem 37 222
28 Other impairment/problem 29 251
77 Refused 0 251
99 Don't know 0 251
. Missing 9415 9666

PFD069A - Arthritis or rheumatism probl, days

Variable Name:
PFD069A
SAS Label:
Arthritis or rheumatism probl, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had arthritis or rheumatism (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 25202 Range of Values 870 870
66666 Since birth 5 875
77777 Refused 0 875
99999 Don't know 9 884
. Missing 8782 9666

PFD069B - Back or neck problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069B
SAS Label:
Back or neck problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had back or neck problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
7 to 25933 Range of Values 754 754
66666 Since birth 10 764
77777 Refused 1 765
99999 Don't know 4 769
. Missing 8897 9666

PFD069C - Cancer condition, days

Variable Name:
PFD069C
SAS Label:
Cancer condition, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had cancer (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 8036 Range of Values 58 58
66666 Since Birth 0 58
77777 Refused 0 58
99999 Don't know 0 58
. Missing 9608 9666

PFD069D - Depression/anxiety/emotional probl, days

Variable Name:
PFD069D
SAS Label:
Depression/anxiety/emotional probl, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had depression, anxiety or emotional problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 to 29220 Range of Values 235 235
66666 Since birth 6 241
77777 Refused 0 241
99999 Don't know 5 246
. Missing 9420 9666

PFD069E - Other development problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069E
SAS Label:
Other development problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had other developmental problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
365 to 19358 Range of Values 11 11
66666 Since birth 9 20
77777 Refused 0 20
99999 Don't know 0 20
. Missing 9646 9666

PFD069F - Diabetes condition, days

Variable Name:
PFD069F
SAS Label:
Diabetes condition, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had diabetes (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
7 to 24107 Range of Values 270 270
66666 Since birth 2 272
77777 Refused 0 272
99999 Don't know 2 274
. Missing 9392 9666

PFD069G - Fractures/bone/joint injury probl, days

Variable Name:
PFD069G
SAS Label:
Fractures/bone/joint injury probl, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had fractures or bone or joint injury problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
6 to 26663 Range of Values 353 353
66666 Since birth 1 354
77777 Refused 0 354
99999 Don't know 1 355
. Missing 9311 9666

PFD069H - Hearing problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069H
SAS Label:
Hearing problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had hearing problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
152 to 28855 Range of Values 141 141
66666 Since birth 1 142
77777 Refused 1 143
99999 Don't know 2 145
. Missing 9521 9666

PFD069I - Heart problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069I
SAS Label:
Heart problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had heart problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 to 25933 Range of Values 242 242
66666 Since birth 3 245
77777 Refused 1 246
99999 Don't know 2 248
. Missing 9418 9666

PFD069J - Hypertension or high blood pressure,days

Variable Name:
PFD069J
SAS Label:
Hypertension or high blood pressure,days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had hypertension or high blood pressure (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 to 24837 Range of Values 351 351
66666 Since birth 1 352
77777 Refused 1 353
99999 Don't know 10 363
. Missing 9303 9666

PFD069K - Lung or breathing problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069K
SAS Label:
Lung or breathing problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had lung or breathing problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 24472 Range of Values 248 248
66666 Since birth 6 254
77777 Refused 0 254
99999 Don't know 3 257
. Missing 9409 9666

PFD069L - Mental retardation condition, days

Variable Name:
PFD069L
SAS Label:
Mental retardation condition, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had mental retardation (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
365 to 10958 Range of Values 10 10
66666 Since birth 6 16
77777 Refused 0 16
99999 Don't know 1 17
. Missing 9649 9666

PFD069M - Other injury problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069M
SAS Label:
Other injury problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had other injury problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 to 21915 Range of Values 62 62
66666 Since birth 0 62
77777 Refused 0 62
99999 Don't know 0 62
. Missing 9604 9666

PFD069N - Senility condition, days

Variable Name:
PFD069N
SAS Label:
Senility condition, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had senility (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
91 to 4383 Range of Values 26 26
66666 Since birth 0 26
77777 Refused 0 26
99999 Don't know 0 26
. Missing 9640 9666

PFD069O - Stroke problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069O
SAS Label:
Stroke problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had stroke problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
61 to 8766 Range of Values 94 94
66666 Since birth 0 94
77777 Refused 0 94
99999 Don't know 0 94
. Missing 9572 9666

PFD069P - Vision problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069P
SAS Label:
Vision problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had vision problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 27394 Range of Values 183 183
66666 Since birth 4 187
77777 Refused 0 187
99999 Don't know 7 194
. Missing 9472 9666

PFD069Q - Weight problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069Q
SAS Label:
Weight problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had weight problems (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
30 to 24837 Range of Values 150 150
66666 Since birth 5 155
77777 Refused 0 155
99999 Don't know 5 160
. Missing 9506 9666

PFD069R - Other impairment problems, days

Variable Name:
PFD069R
SAS Label:
Other impairment problems, days
English Text:
How long (have/has) (you/SP) had the other impairment you mentioned (# of days)?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 to 29220 Range of Values 423 423
66666 Since birth 12 435
77777 Refused 1 436
99999 Don't know 5 441
. Missing 9225 9666

PFQ090 - Require special healthcare equipment

Variable Name:
PFQ090
SAS Label:
Require special healthcare equipment
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} now have any health problem that requires {you/him/her} to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 601 601
2 No 5332 5933
7 Refused 0 5933
9 Don't know 2 5935
. Missing 3731 9666