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Locator Record

Title: Weight History, 16 Years and Older (WHQ_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 for persons age 16 years and older on topics related to body weight, including self-reported weight over the lifetime, self-perception of weight, attempted weight loss during the past 12 months, and methods used to try to lose weight and to keep from gaining weight.
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 Weight History section of the Sample Person Questionnaire (variable name prefix WHQ) provides personal interview data on several topics related to body weight, including self-perception of weight, self-reported weight over the participant’s lifetime, attempted weight loss during the past 12 months, and methods used to try to lose weight and to keep from gaining weight.

Eligible Sample

The target sample for the questions in this section is persons age 16 years and older. However, target samples for some questions in this section vary. Please review the codebook carefully. Frequency counts were verified during the preparation of the file.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questions were asked in the home, using an interviewer- administered computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) system.

For details on the administration of the Weight History (WHQ_D_) section, please refer to the NHANES 2007-08 Interviewer Procedure Manuals and the Weight History Sample Person Questionnaire on the NHANES website.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

For details on the QA/QC process for this component, please refer to the NHANES 2007-08 Interviewer Procedure Manuals on the NHANES website.

Data Processing and Editing

Edits were made to some variables to ensure the completeness, consistency, and analytic usefulness of the data. Edits were also made, when necessary, to address data disclosure concerns. When a variable was modified globally, as part of the editing process, the third letter in the variable name was changed from a Q (i.e. WHQ) to a D (i.e. WHD). For example, height data were collected as feet and inches, but standardized to inches using the conversion factors 0.3937 inches per centimeter and 12 inches per foot. Current and past self-reported weights were standardized to weight in pounds using the conversion factor 2.2046 pounds per kilogram.

Reported heights and weights, considered to be physiologically implausible and the result of interviewer data entry error, were coded as “missing.”

Three new response categories were created for WHD080 (How did you try to lose weight?) and WHD100 (What did you do to keep from gaining weight?) from Other (specify) responses: “Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads,” “Changed eating habits (didn’t eat late at night, ate less junk/fast food, ate several small meals/day),” and “Ate less sugar, candy, sweets.”

In response to WHD100 (What did you do to keep from gaining weight?), no participants selected WHD100I “Took diet pills prescribed by a doctor” or WHD100K “Took laxatives or vomited.” Only 1 participant selected WHD100H "Joined a weight loss program such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Tops, or Overeaters Anonymous". These three categories are not included in the data file.

If maximum weight (WHQ150) extended over more than one year, the interviewer recorded the most recent age at which the survey participant reported that weight.

Responses to WHQ150 (age when weighed the most) were top coded at 80 years for consistency with the top-coded age of the survey participant.

Analytic Notes

2007-08 changes

A new question, WHD045 “How much would you like to weigh?”, was added for participants who answered “More” or “Less” to WHQ040 “Would you like to weigh more, less, or stay about the same?”

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

WHD010 - Current self-reported height (inches)

Variable Name:
WHD010
SAS Label:
Current self-reported height (inches)
English Text:
These next questions ask about {your/SP's} height and weight at different times in {your/his/her} life. How tall {are you/is SP} without shoes?
English Instructions:
ENTER HEIGHT IN FEET AND INCHES OR METERS AND CENTIMETERS
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
53 to 81 Range of Values 6363 6363
7777 Refused 2 6365
9999 Don't know 80 6445
. Missing 101 6546

WHD020 - Current self-reported weight (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD020
SAS Label:
Current self-reported weight (pounds)
English Text:
How much {do you/does SP} weigh without clothes or shoes?
English Instructions:
RECORD CURRENT WEIGHT. IF PREGNANT, ASK FOR WEIGHT BEFORE PREGNANCY. ENTER WEIGHT IN POUNDS ORKOLOGRAMS.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
66 to 470 Range of Values 6409 6409
7777 Refused 4 6413
9999 Don't know 47 6460
. Missing 86 6546

WHQ030 - How do you consider your weight

Variable Name:
WHQ030
SAS Label:
How do you consider your weight
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} consider {your/his/her}self now to be . . . [If {you are/she is} currently pregnant, what did {you/she} consider {your/her}self to be before {you were/she was} pregnant?]
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY OPTIONAL SENTENCE [If {you are/she is} currently pregnant...] ONLY IF SP IS FEMALE AND AGE IS 16 THROUGH 59.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Overweight, 3276 3276
2 Underweight, or 387 3663
3 About the right weight? 2830 6493
7 Refused 1 6494
9 Don't know 10 6504
. Missing 42 6546

WHQ040 - Like to weigh more, less or same

Variable Name:
WHQ040
SAS Label:
Like to weigh more, less or same
English Text:
Would {you/SP} like to weigh . . .
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 More, 557 557
2 Less, or 3816 4373
3 Stay about the same? 2129 6502
7 Refused 1 6503
9 Don't know 1 6504
. Missing 42 6546

WHD045 - How much would like to weigh (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD045
SAS Label:
How much would like to weigh (pounds)
English Text:
How much {would you/would SP} like to weigh?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF POUNDS
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
50 to 750
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
75 to 360 Range of Values 4343 4343
77777 Refused 0 4343
99999 Don't know 18 4361
. Missing 2185 6546

WHD050 - Self-reported weight - 1 yr ago (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD050
SAS Label:
Self-reported weight - 1 yr ago (pounds)
English Text:
How much did {you/SP} weigh a year ago?
English Instructions:
ENTER WEIGHT IN POUNDS OR KILOGRAMS. IF PREGNANT, ASK FOR WEIGHT BEFORE PREGNANCY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
78 to 470 Range of Values 6373 6373
7777 Refused 3 6376
9999 Don't know 88 6464
. Missing 82 6546

WHQ055 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
WHQ055
English Instructions:
BOX 1. CHECK ITEM WHQ055: IF WEIGHT IN WHD050 IS 10 POUNDS OR MORE THAN WEIGHT IN WHD020 (E.G., WHD050 = 150 LBS WHD020 = 135 LBS), CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO WHQ070.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

WHQ060 - Weight change intentional

Variable Name:
WHQ060
SAS Label:
Weight change intentional
English Text:
Was the change between {your/SP's} current weight and {your/his/her} weight a year ago intentional?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 724 724 WHD080A
2 No 501 1225
7 Refused 0 1225
9 Don't know 2 1227
. Missing 5319 6546

WHQ070 - Tried to lose weight in past year

Variable Name:
WHQ070
SAS Label:
Tried to lose weight in past year
English Text:
During the past 12 months, {have you/has SP} tried to lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1859 1859
2 No 3918 5777 WHQ090
7 Refused 1 5778 WHQ090
9 Don't know 2 5780 WHQ090
. Missing 766 6546

WHD080A - Ate less to lose weight

Variable Name:
WHD080A
SAS Label:
Ate less to lose weight
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Ate less food (amount) 1699 1699
77 Refused 0 1699
99 Don't know 0 1699
. Missing 4847 6546

WHD080B - Switched to foods with lower calories

Variable Name:
WHD080B
SAS Label:
Switched to foods with lower calories
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Switched to foods with lower calories 971 971
. Missing 5575 6546

WHD080C - Ate less fat to lose weight

Variable Name:
WHD080C
SAS Label:
Ate less fat to lose weight
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Ate less fat 1170 1170
. Missing 5376 6546

WHD080D - Exercised to lose weight

Variable Name:
WHD080D
SAS Label:
Exercised to lose weight
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Exercised 1519 1519
. Missing 5027 6546

WHD080E - Skipped meals

Variable Name:
WHD080E
SAS Label:
Skipped meals
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Skipped meals 462 462
. Missing 6084 6546

WHD080F - Ate diet foods or products

Variable Name:
WHD080F
SAS Label:
Ate diet foods or products
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Ate 'diet' foods or products 273 273
. Missing 6273 6546

WHD080G - Used a liquid diet formula

Variable Name:
WHD080G
SAS Label:
Used a liquid diet formula
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Used a liquid diet formula such as slimfast or optifast 104 104
. Missing 6442 6546

WHD080H - Joined a weight loss program

Variable Name:
WHD080H
SAS Label:
Joined a weight loss program
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 Joined a weight loss program such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Tops, or Overeaters Anonymous 124 124
. Missing 6422 6546

WHD080I - Took prescription diet pills

Variable Name:
WHD080I
SAS Label:
Took prescription diet pills
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
31 Took diet pills prescribed by a doctor 69 69
. Missing 6477 6546

WHD080J - Took non-RX suppl. to lose weight

Variable Name:
WHD080J
SAS Label:
Took non-RX suppl. to lose weight
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
32 Took other pills, medicines, herbs, or supplements not needing a prescription 149 149
. Missing 6397 6546

WHD080K - Took laxatives or vomited

Variable Name:
WHD080K
SAS Label:
Took laxatives or vomited
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
33 Took laxatives or vomited 20 20
. Missing 6526 6546

WHD080L - Other

Variable Name:
WHD080L
SAS Label:
Other
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
40 Other 47 47
. Missing 6499 6546

WHD080M - Drank a lot of water

Variable Name:
WHD080M
SAS Label:
Drank a lot of water
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
34 Drank a lot of water 1029 1029
. Missing 5517 6546

WHD080N - Followed a special diet

Variable Name:
WHD080N
SAS Label:
Followed a special diet
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
30 Followed a special diet 121 121
. Missing 6425 6546

WHD080O - Ate fewer carbohydrates

Variable Name:
WHD080O
SAS Label:
Ate fewer carbohydrates
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
41 Ate fewer carbohydrates 684 684
. Missing 5862 6546

WHD080P - Started to smoke or began to smoke again

Variable Name:
WHD080P
SAS Label:
Started to smoke or began to smoke again
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
42 Started to smoke or began to smoke again 19 19
. Missing 6527 6546

WHD080Q - Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads

Variable Name:
WHD080Q
SAS Label:
Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
43 Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads 10 10
. Missing 6536 6546

WHD080R - Changed eating habits

Variable Name:
WHD080R
SAS Label:
Changed eating habits
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY. Change eating habits - didn't eat late at night, ate less junk/fast food, ate several small meals/day, etc.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
44 Changed eating habits 16 16
. Missing 6530 6546

WHD080S - Ate less sugar, candy, sweets

Variable Name:
WHD080S
SAS Label:
Ate less sugar, candy, sweets
English Text:
How did {you/SP} try to lose weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
45 Ate less sugar, candy, sweets 29 29
. Missing 6517 6546

WHQ270 - Seek help from a health professional

Variable Name:
WHQ270
SAS Label:
Seek help from a health professional
English Text:
In the past 12 months, {did you/did SP} seek help from a personal trainer, dietitian, nutritionist, doctor or other health professional to lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 252 252
2 No 2331 2583 WHQ185
7 Refused 0 2583 WHQ185
9 Don't know 0 2583 WHQ185
. Missing 3963 6546

WHQ280A - Personal trainer

Variable Name:
WHQ280A
SAS Label:
Personal trainer
English Text:
Was that a...
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 personal trainer 81 81
7 Refused 0 81
9 Don't know 0 81
. Missing 6465 6546

WHQ280B - Dietitian

Variable Name:
WHQ280B
SAS Label:
Dietitian
English Text:
Was that a...
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 dietitian 40 40
. Missing 6506 6546

WHQ280C - Nutritionist

Variable Name:
WHQ280C
SAS Label:
Nutritionist
English Text:
Was that a...
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 nutritionist 50 50
. Missing 6496 6546

WHQ280D - Doctor

Variable Name:
WHQ280D
SAS Label:
Doctor
English Text:
Was that a...
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
4 doctor, or 85 85
. Missing 6461 6546

WHQ280E - Other health professional

Variable Name:
WHQ280E
SAS Label:
Other health professional
English Text:
Was that a...
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
5 other health professional 21 21
. Missing 6525 6546

WHQ185 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
WHQ185
English Instructions:
BOX 2A. CHECK ITEM WHQ185: IF WHQ060 = CODE 1 OR WHQ070 = CODE 1, GO TO WHD220.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

WHQ090 - Tried not to gain weight in past year

Variable Name:
WHQ090
SAS Label:
Tried not to gain weight in past year
English Text:
During the past 12 months, {have you/has SP} done anything to keep from gaining weight?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 541 541
2 No 3378 3919 WHQ210
7 Refused 1 3920 WHQ210
9 Don't know 1 3921 WHQ210
. Missing 2625 6546

WHD100A - Ate less food

Variable Name:
WHD100A
SAS Label:
Ate less food
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Ate less food (amount) 239 239
77 Refused 0 239
99 Don't know 0 239
. Missing 6307 6546

WHD100B - Switched to foods with lower calories

Variable Name:
WHD100B
SAS Label:
Switched to foods with lower calories
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Switched to foods with lower calories 139 139
. Missing 6407 6546

WHD100C - Ate less fat

Variable Name:
WHD100C
SAS Label:
Ate less fat
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Ate less fat 196 196
. Missing 6350 6546

WHD100D - Exercised

Variable Name:
WHD100D
SAS Label:
Exercised
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Exercised 257 257
. Missing 6289 6546

WHD100E - Skipped meals

Variable Name:
WHD100E
SAS Label:
Skipped meals
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Skipped meals 56 56
. Missing 6490 6546

WHD100F - Ate diet foods or products

Variable Name:
WHD100F
SAS Label:
Ate diet foods or products
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Ate 'diet' foods or products 19 19
. Missing 6527 6546

WHD100G - Used liquid diet formula

Variable Name:
WHD100G
SAS Label:
Used liquid diet formula
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Used a liquid diet formula such as slimfast or optifast 8 8
. Missing 6538 6546

WHD100J - Took non-prescription diet pills

Variable Name:
WHD100J
SAS Label:
Took non-prescription diet pills
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
32 Took other pills, medicines, herbs, or supplements not needing a prescription 6 6
. Missing 6540 6546

WHD100L - Other

Variable Name:
WHD100L
SAS Label:
Other
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
40 Other 4 4
. Missing 6542 6546

WHD100M - Drank a lot of water

Variable Name:
WHD100M
SAS Label:
Drank a lot of water
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
34 Drank a lot of water 126 126
. Missing 6420 6546

WHD100N - Followed a special diet

Variable Name:
WHD100N
SAS Label:
Followed a special diet
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
30 Followed a special diet 6 6
. Missing 6540 6546

WHD100O - Ate fewer carbohydrates

Variable Name:
WHD100O
SAS Label:
Ate fewer carbohydrates
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
41 Ate fewer carbohydrates 95 95
. Missing 6451 6546

WHD100P - Started to smoke or began to smoke again

Variable Name:
WHD100P
SAS Label:
Started to smoke or began to smoke again
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
42 Started to smoke or began to smoke again 5 5
. Missing 6541 6546

WHD100Q - Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads

Variable Name:
WHD100Q
SAS Label:
Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
43 Ate more fruits, vegetables, salads 3 3
. Missing 6543 6546

WHD100R - Changed eating habits

Variable Name:
WHD100R
SAS Label:
Changed eating habits
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY. Changed eating habits - didn't eat late at night, ate less junk/fast food, ate several small meals/day, etc.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
44 Changed eating habits 8 8
. Missing 6538 6546

WHD100S - Ate less sugar, candy, sweets

Variable Name:
WHD100S
SAS Label:
Ate less sugar, candy, sweets
English Text:
What did {you/SP} do to keep from gaining weight?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD WHQ1. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
45 Ate less sugar, candy, sweets 3 3
. Missing 6543 6546

WHQ210 - Ever tried to lose weight

Variable Name:
WHQ210
SAS Label:
Ever tried to lose weight
English Text:
Have you/Has SP ever tried to lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1093 1093
2 No 2825 3918 WHQ105
7 Refused 1 3919 WHQ105
9 Don't know 2 3921 WHQ105
. Missing 2625 6546

WHD220 - Weight loss most successful (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD220
SAS Label:
Weight loss most successful (pounds)
English Text:
Weight loss most successful(pounds)
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 265 Range of Values 3603 3603
77777 Refused 0 3603
99999 Don't know 37 3640
. Missing 2906 6546

WHQ105 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
WHQ105
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM WHQ105: IF SP's AGE >= 36, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 3.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

WHD110 - Self-reported weight-10 yrs ago (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD110
SAS Label:
Self-reported weight-10 yrs ago (pounds)
English Text:
How much did {you/SP} weigh 10 years ago? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact weight, please make your best guess.]
English Instructions:
ENTER WEIGHT IN POUNDS OR KILOGRAMS. IF PREGNANT, ASK FOR WEIGHT BEFORE PREGNANCY.
Target:
Both males and females 36 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
75 to 505 Range of Values 4214 4214
7777 Refused 1 4215
9999 Don't know 159 4374
. Missing 2172 6546

WHQ115a - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
WHQ115a
English Instructions:
BOX 3. CHECK ITEM WHQ115a: IF SP's AGE >= 27, CONTINUE. ELSE IF SP's 50 > AGE >= 18 GO TO WHD140. OTHERWISE, END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

WHD120 - Self-reported weight-age 25 (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD120
SAS Label:
Self-reported weight-age 25 (pounds)
English Text:
How much did {you/SP} weigh at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact weight, please make your best guess.] If ( you were/she was) pregnant, how much did (you/she) weigh before (your/her) pregnancy?
English Instructions:
ENTER WEIGHT IN POUNDS OR KILOGRAMS. IF PREGNANT, ASK FOR WEIGHT BEFORE PREGNANCY.
Target:
Both males and females 27 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
75 to 450 Range of Values 4949 4949
7777 Refused 1 4950
9999 Don't know 231 5181
. Missing 1365 6546

WHQ125 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
WHQ125
English Instructions:
BOX 3A. CHECK ITEM WHQ125: IF SP's AGE >= 50, CONTINUE. ELSE IF SP's 50 > AGE >= 18 GO TO WHD140. OTHERWISE, END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

WHD130 - Self-reported height - age 25 (inches)

Variable Name:
WHD130
SAS Label:
Self-reported height - age 25 (inches)
English Text:
How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.]
English Instructions:
ENTER HEIGHT IN FEET AND INCHES OR METERS AND CENTIMETERS
Target:
Both males and females 50 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
53 to 78 Range of Values 2906 2906
7777 Refused 2 2908
9999 Don't know 118 3026
. Missing 3520 6546

WHD140 - Self-reported greatest weight (pounds)

Variable Name:
WHD140
SAS Label:
Self-reported greatest weight (pounds)
English Text:
Up to the present time, what is the most {you have/SP has} ever weighed?
English Instructions:
ENTER WEIGHT IN POUNDS OR KILOGRAMS. DO NOT INCLUDE WEIGHT DURING PREGNANCY.
Target:
Both males and females 18 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
90 to 551 Range of Values 6071 6071
7777 Refused 4 6075
9999 Don't know 88 6163
. Missing 383 6546

WHQ150 - Age when heaviest weight

Variable Name:
WHQ150
SAS Label:
Age when heaviest weight
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} then? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact age, please make your best guess.]
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS. Response cannot be greater than the age of the SP.
Target:
Both males and females 18 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 to 79 Range of Values 5890 5890
80 80 years or older 128 6018
77777 Refused 0 6018
99999 Don't know 54 6072
. Missing 474 6546