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Locator Record

Title: Arthritis Questionnaire (ARQ_F )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2009 - 2010
First Published: September, 2011
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Chronic Back Pain, Inflammatory Back Pain, Spondyloarthritis, Iritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
Record Source: NHANES 2009 - 2010
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2009 - 2010 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 Arthritis Questionnaire Section (prefix ARQ) provides interview data for chronic back pain, Inflammatory Back Pain (IBP) and Spondyloarthritis (SpA or Spinal Arthritis) related data. It was part of a one-time 2-year NHANES data collection effort to obtain U.S. prevalence estimates for IBP and SpA, because the national prevalence of these disorders had not been previously defined (Helmick et al., 2008). In 2009-10, data was also collected for selected arthritis-related body measures (ARX_F) and in 2009 for the HLA-B27 biomarker (B27_F_R).

Inflammatory Back Pain is a specific syndrome of chronic back pain typically occurring in younger adults. It usually has a gradual onset, and back pain typically worsens with rest or immobility and improves with exercise or activity. Prolonged spinal stiffness in the morning is common and the response of back pain to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as indomethacin, ibuprofen or naproxyn can be dramatic. IBP is one of the key features of Spondyloarthritis.

Spondyloarthritis usually affects the low back, but also occurs elsewhere in the spinal column (neck, upper and mid back, and sacroiliac joints [the buttocks]). It may also affect other joints and tendon areas (hips, rib cage, the heels, etc.). Certain medical conditions are indicators of, or risk factors for Spinal Arthritis. These include Iritis (an inflammatory disease of the eye) and both Ulcerative and Crohn’s Colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases). ARQ collects data on all the above conditions.

The ARQ Questionnaire has these sections:

 

Eligible Sample

The eligible sample was a full sample of U.S. adults ages 20-69 years. There were no exclusions.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questions were asked, in the home, by trained interviews using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) 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.

Data Processing and Editing

Derived variables created for the dataset:

1. Since Uveitis cases were only rarely noted in the 2009-10 data collection, and the majority of these cases also said they had Iritis, these variables were combined. The data for a history of Iritis (ARQ125A) and Uveitis (ARQ125B) were merged into a single variable named ARD125A. The data for the Iritis and Uveits "confirmation" questions ARQ130A and ARQ130B were merged into a single variable named ARD130A. Iritis and Uveitis are medically very similar inflammatory eye conditions.

2. ARQ026 and ARQ027 represent a single question that captured data on the day-to-day pattern of pain at a particular location. For the household interview, two versions of the question were created for the convenience of the interviewers and interviewees: one version being administered to those who had currently had pain at that site, and a second version administered to those who did not. The reason for this was that some response categories were irrelevant to persons who did not currently have pain at that particular site. For the ARQ public release, the data for these two questions at each location on the pain diagram were merged back into a single variable. These are the variables ARD026A through ARD026G.

3. If a respondent stated they had a history of pain at the plantar aspect of the heel or at the Achilles tendon area (diagram locations A and B, respectively), then additional detail was captured to identify the nature of the problem. This is the variable series ARQ118AA-ARQ118AO for location A and ARQ118BA-ARQ118BO for location B. Some of these variables had very low frequencies, so their data was merged with other variables in the series. Specifically the variables for a history of injury or fracture were merged, and the data for all other low frequency variables were recoded to "other" (ARQ118AO or ARQ118BO=91). The household interview variables ARQ118af ARQ118ag ARQ118ah ARQ118ai ARQ118ak ARQ118al and ARQ118bf ARQ118bg ARQ118bh ARQ118bi ARQ118bk ARQ118bl were then deleted from the public release dataset.

Analytic Notes

NHANES ARQ questionnaire items were selected to support prevalence estimation for currently published Inflammatory Back Pain and Spondyloarthritis case definitions (Amor et al. 1990; Calin et al., 1977; Dougados et al., 1991; Rudwaleit et al., 2006; Rudwaleit et al., 2009; Sieper et al., 2009; Sieper et al., 2009). Back pain and arthritis questionnaires from the medical literature and from previous NHANES surveys were reviewed for possible questionnaire items, question wording, and data formats. Preliminary data and focus group results from an Ankylosing Spondylitis questionnaire were also available (Weisman et al., 2010). A questionnaire was drafted, cognitively tested, then revised and piloted tested in the field in 2008. It was then finalized based on pilot study results and interviewer staff input.

A copy of the ARQ_F questionnaire is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/nhanes_09_10/arq_f.pdf

A copy of the two pain diagram handcards (ARQ1 & ARQ4) is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/nhanes_09_10/sp_handcards_0910.pdfA

Related NHANES 2009-2010 Questionnaire Datasets:

Medical Conditions (MCQ) contains questionnaire data on a history of a previous medical provider diagnosis of arthritis.

Physical Functioning (PFQ) contains data on functional physical limitations, as well as information on the type of health problems (including arthritis) causing the difficulty.

Prescription Medications (RXQ) contains data on all prescription medications currently taken, including those for arthritis and musculoskeletal pain.

The ARQ questionnaire data were collected as part of the NHANES Household Questionnaire Interview. NHANES Household Interview weights should be used if only questionnaire data is analyzed. However, if ARQ_F questionnaire data is merged with the MEC examination or laboratory data, then NHANES MEC examination sample weights should be used for the analyses. Special replicate weights should be used if ARQ_F data is merged with HLA-B27 data. (See documentation for B27_F_R).

Please refer to the NHANES Analytic Guidelines and the on-line NHANES Tutorial for further details on the use of sample weights and other analytic issues.

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 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS

ARQ010 - Had Back/Neck/Hip Pain 6 Weeks in a Row

Variable Name:
ARQ010
SAS Label:
Had Back/Neck/Hip Pain 6 Weeks in a Row
English Text:
These next questions are about pain in the back, neck or hip area that {you/SP} may have had. Please look at this hand card. HAND CARD ARQ1 {Have you/Has SP} ever had pain, aching or stiffness in any of these locations almost every day for at least 6 weeks in a row? Include pain even if it was mild.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1508 1508
2 No 3595 5103 ARQ110
7 Refused 0 5103 ARQ110
9 Don't know 3 5106 ARQ110
. Missing 0 5106

ARQ020A - Had Neck Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020A
SAS Label:
Had Neck Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 1: Neck
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 NECK 538 538
777 Refused 0 538
999 Don't know 0 538
. Missing 4568 5106

ARQ020B - Had Upper Back Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020B
SAS Label:
Had Upper Back Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 2: Upper Back
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 UPPER BACK 334 334
. Missing 4772 5106

ARQ020C - Had Mid Back Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020C
SAS Label:
Had Mid Back Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 3: Mid Back
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 MID BACK 314 314
. Missing 4792 5106

ARQ020D - Had Low Back Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020D
SAS Label:
Had Low Back Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 4: Low Back
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
4 LOW BACK 989 989
. Missing 4117 5106

ARQ020E - Had Buttocks Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020E
SAS Label:
Had Buttocks Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 5: Buttocks
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
5 BUTTOCKS 456 456
. Missing 4650 5106

ARQ020F - Had Hip Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020F
SAS Label:
Had Hip Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 6: Anterior Hips
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
6 HIPS 245 245
. Missing 4861 5106

ARQ020G - Had Rib Cage Pain for 6 Weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ020G
SAS Label:
Had Rib Cage Pain for 6 Weeks
English Text:
Pain Diagram Area 7: Sternum and Anterior Rib Cage
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
7 RIB CAGE 79 79
. Missing 5027 5106

ARQ200 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
ARQ200
English Instructions:
BOX 1 CHECK ITEM ARQ200: IF CODE 1-7 IN ARQ020A-G, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, SKIP TO ARQ110.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS

ARQ205 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
ARQ205
English Instructions:
BOX 2 CHECK ITEM ARQ205: ASK ARQ021 THROUGH ARD026 FOR EACH CODE 1 THROUGH 7 IN ARQ020A-G.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS

ARQ021AA - Specific Symptom: Neck Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AA
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Neck Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} NECK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 363 363
7 Refused 0 363
9 Don't know 0 363
. Missing 4743 5106

ARQ021BA - Specific Symptom: Neck Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BA
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Neck Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} NECK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 290 290
. Missing 4816 5106

ARQ021CA - Specific Symptom: Neck Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CA
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Neck Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} NECK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 333 333
. Missing 4773 5106

ARQ022A - Age when neck pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022A
SAS Label:
Age when neck pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had NECK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 66 Range of Values 534 534
777 Refused 0 534
999 Don't Know 4 538
. Missing 4568 5106

ARQ022AA - Still have neck pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AA
SAS Label:
Still have neck pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have NECK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 468 468 ARQ024a
2 No 70 538
7 Refused 0 538
9 Don't know 0 538
. Missing 4568 5106

ARQ023GA - Gate: When last had neck pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GA
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had neck pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have NECK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 56 56
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 13 69
7 Refused 0 69
9 Don't know 1 70
. Missing 5036 5106

ARQ023QA - Age last had neck pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QA
SAS Label:
Age last had neck pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had NECK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 to 68 Range of Values 56 56
777 Refused 0 56
999 Don't know 0 56
. Missing 5050 5106

ARQ024A - Had neck pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024A
SAS Label:
Had neck pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} NECK on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 359 359
2 No 177 536
7 Refused 0 536
9 Don't know 2 538
. Missing 4568 5106

ARQ025A - Neck pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025A
SAS Label:
Neck pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} NECK pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 187 187
2 in a single day, 105 292
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 86 378
4 from a month up to a year, or 86 464
5 over a year or more? 65 529
7 Refused 0 529
9 Don't know 9 538
. Missing 4568 5106

ARD026A - Neck pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026A
SAS Label:
Neck pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get NECK pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 8 8
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 90 98
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 91 189
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 349 538
7 Refused 0 538
9 Don't know 0 538
. Missing 4568 5106

ARQ021AB - Specific Symptom: Upper Back Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AB
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Upper Back Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} UPPER BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 234 234
7 Refused 0 234
9 Don't know 0 234
. Missing 4872 5106

ARQ021BB - Specific Symptom: Upper Back Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BB
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Upper Back Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} UPPER BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 190 190
. Missing 4916 5106

ARQ021CB - Specific Symptom: Upper Back Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CB
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Upper Back Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} UPPER BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 152 152
. Missing 4954 5106

ARQ022B - Age when upper back pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022B
SAS Label:
Age when upper back pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had UPPER BACK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 to 68 Range of Values 328 328
777 Refused 0 328
999 Don't Know 6 334
. Missing 4772 5106

ARQ022AB - Still have upper back pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AB
SAS Label:
Still have upper back pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have UPPER BACK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 298 298 ARQ024b
2 No 36 334
7 Refused 0 334
9 Don't know 0 334
. Missing 4772 5106

ARQ023GB - Gate: When last had upper back pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GB
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had upper back pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have UPPER BACK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 27 27
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 9 36
7 Refused 0 36
9 Don't know 0 36
. Missing 5070 5106

ARQ023QB - Age last had upper back pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QB
SAS Label:
Age last had upper back pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had UPPER BACK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
21 to 63 Range of Values 27 27
777 Refused 0 27
999 Don't know 0 27
. Missing 5079 5106

ARQ024B - Had upper back pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024B
SAS Label:
Had upper back pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} UPPER BACK on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 243 243
2 No 88 331
7 Refused 0 331
9 Don't know 3 334
. Missing 4772 5106

ARQ025B - Upper back pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025B
SAS Label:
Upper back pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} UPPER BACK pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 106 106
2 in a single day, 60 166
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 65 231
4 from a month up to a year, or 53 284
5 over a year or more? 45 329
7 Refused 0 329
9 Don't know 5 334
. Missing 4772 5106

ARD026B - Upper back pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026B
SAS Label:
Upper back pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get UPPER BACK pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 6 6
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 62 68
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 47 115
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 218 333
7 Refused 0 333
9 Don't know 0 333
. Missing 4773 5106

ARQ021AC - Specific Symptom: Mid Back Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AC
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Mid Back Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} MID BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 217 217
7 Refused 0 217
9 Don't know 0 217
. Missing 4889 5106

ARQ021BC - Specific Symptom: Mid Back Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BC
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Mid Back Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} MID BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 180 180
. Missing 4926 5106

ARQ021CC - Specific Symptom: Mid Back Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CC
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Mid Back Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} MID BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 126 126
. Missing 4980 5106

ARQ022C - Age when mid back pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022C
SAS Label:
Age when mid back pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had MID BACK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 to 68 Range of Values 308 308
777 Refused 0 308
999 Don't know 6 314
. Missing 4792 5106

ARQ022AC - Still have mid back pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AC
SAS Label:
Still have mid back pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have MID BACK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 281 281 ARQ024c
2 No 33 314
7 Refused 0 314
9 Don't know 0 314
. Missing 4792 5106

ARQ023GC - Gate: When last had mid back pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GC
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had mid back pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have MID BACK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 30 30
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 3 33
7 Refused 0 33
9 Don't know 0 33
. Missing 5073 5106

ARQ023QC - Age last had mid back pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QC
SAS Label:
Age last had mid back pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had MID BACK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 to 68 Range of Values 30 30
777 Refused 0 30
999 Don't know 0 30
. Missing 5076 5106

ARQ024C - Had mid back pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024C
SAS Label:
Had mid back pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} MID BACK on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 225 225
2 No 89 314
7 Refused 0 314
9 Don't know 0 314
. Missing 4792 5106

ARQ025C - Mid back pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025C
SAS Label:
Mid back pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} MID BACK pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 116 116
2 in a single day, 50 166
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 59 225
4 from a month up to a year, or 47 272
5 over a year or more? 37 309
7 Refused 0 309
9 Don't know 5 314
. Missing 4792 5106

ARD026C - Mid back pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026C
SAS Label:
Mid back pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get MID BACK pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 4 4
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 59 63
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 47 110
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 203 313
7 Refused 0 313
9 Don't know 0 313
. Missing 4793 5106

ARQ021AD - Specific Symptom: Low Back Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AD
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Low Back Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} LOW BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 774 774
7 Refused 0 774
9 Don't know 0 774
. Missing 4332 5106

ARQ021BD - Specific Symptom: Low Back Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BD
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Low Back Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} LOW BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 520 520
. Missing 4586 5106

ARQ021CD - Specific Symptom: Low Back Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CD
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Low Back Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} LOW BACK? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 427 427
. Missing 4679 5106

ARQ022D - Age when low back pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022D
SAS Label:
Age when low back pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had LOW BACK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 68 Range of Values 980 980
777 Refused 0 980
999 Don't know 9 989
. Missing 4117 5106

ARQ022AD - Still have low back pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AD
SAS Label:
Still have low back pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have LOW BACK pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 845 845 ARQ024d
2 No 143 988
7 Refused 0 988
9 Don't know 1 989
. Missing 4117 5106

ARQ023GD - Gate: When last had low back pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GD
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had low back pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have LOW BACK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 121 121
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 20 141
7 Refused 0 141
9 Don't know 3 144
. Missing 4962 5106

ARQ023QD - Age last had low back pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QD
SAS Label:
Age last had low back pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had LOW BACK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 to 68 Range of Values 121 121
777 Refused 0 121
999 Don't know 0 121
. Missing 4985 5106

ARQ024D - Had low back pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024D
SAS Label:
Had low back pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} LOW BACK on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 686 686
2 No 301 987
7 Refused 0 987
9 Don't know 2 989
. Missing 4117 5106

ARQ025D - Low back pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025D
SAS Label:
Low back pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} LOW BACK pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 359 359
2 in a single day, 174 533
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 143 676
4 from a month up to a year, or 183 859
5 over a year or more? 115 974
7 Refused 0 974
9 Don't know 15 989
. Missing 4117 5106

ARD026D - Low back pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026D
SAS Label:
Low back pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get LOW BACK pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 20 20
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 187 207
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 163 370
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 613 983
7 Refused 0 983
9 Don't know 0 983
. Missing 4123 5106

ARQ021AE - Specific Symptom: Buttocks Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AE
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Buttocks Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} BUTTOCKS? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 363 363
7 Refused 0 363
9 Don't know 0 363
. Missing 4743 5106

ARQ021BE - Specific Symptom: Buttocks Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BE
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Buttocks Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} BUTTOCKS? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 215 215
. Missing 4891 5106

ARQ021CE - Specific Symptom: Buttocks Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CE
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Buttocks Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} BUTTOCKS? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 181 181
. Missing 4925 5106

ARQ022E - Age when buttocks pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022E
SAS Label:
Age when buttocks pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had BUTTOCKS pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 68 Range of Values 452 452
777 Refused 0 452
999 Don't know 4 456
. Missing 4650 5106

ARQ022AE - Still have buttocks pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AE
SAS Label:
Still have buttocks pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have BUTTOCKS pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 380 380 ARQ024e
2 No 75 455
7 Refused 0 455
9 Don't know 1 456
. Missing 4650 5106

ARQ023GE - Gate: When last had buttock pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GE
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had buttock pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have BUTTOCKS pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 68 68
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 7 75
7 Refused 0 75
9 Don't know 1 76
. Missing 5030 5106

ARQ023QE - Age last had buttock pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QE
SAS Label:
Age last had buttock pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had BUTTOCK pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 to 67 Range of Values 68 68
777 Refused 0 68
999 Don't know 0 68
. Missing 5038 5106

ARQ024E - Had buttocks pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024E
SAS Label:
Had buttocks pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} BUTTOCKS on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 339 339
2 No 116 455
7 Refused 0 455
9 Don't know 1 456
. Missing 4650 5106

ARQ025E - Buttocks pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025E
SAS Label:
Buttocks pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} BUTTOCKS pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 165 165
2 in a single day, 71 236
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 81 317
4 from a month up to a year, or 80 397
5 over a year or more? 52 449
7 Refused 0 449
9 Don't know 7 456
. Missing 4650 5106

ARD026E - Buttocks pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026E
SAS Label:
Buttocks pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get BUTTOCKS pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 15 15
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 85 100
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 77 177
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 277 454
7 Refused 0 454
9 Don't know 0 454
. Missing 4652 5106

ARQ021AF - Specific Symptom: Hip Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AF
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Hip Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} HIP? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 176 176
7 Refused 0 176
9 Don't know 0 176
. Missing 4930 5106

ARQ021BF - Specific Symptom: Hip Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BF
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Hip Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} HIP? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 134 134
. Missing 4972 5106

ARQ021CF - Specific Symptom: Hip Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CF
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Hip Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} HIP? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 102 102
. Missing 5004 5106

ARQ022F - Age when hip pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022F
SAS Label:
Age when hip pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had HIP pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 68 Range of Values 241 241
777 Refused 0 241
999 Don't know 4 245
. Missing 4861 5106

ARQ022AF - Still have hip pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AF
SAS Label:
Still have hip pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have HIP pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 212 212 ARQ024f
2 No 33 245
7 Refused 0 245
9 Don't know 0 245
. Missing 4861 5106

ARQ023GF - Gate: When last had hip pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GF
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had hip pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have HIP pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 29 29
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 4 33
7 Refused 0 33
9 Don't know 0 33
. Missing 5073 5106

ARQ023QF - Age last had hip pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QF
SAS Label:
Age last had hip pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had HIP pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 to 62 Range of Values 29 29
777 Refused 0 29
999 Don't know 0 29
. Missing 5077 5106

ARQ024F - Had hip pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024F
SAS Label:
Had hip pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} HIP on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 176 176
2 No 69 245
7 Refused 0 245
9 Don't know 0 245
. Missing 4861 5106

ARQ025F - Hip pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025F
SAS Label:
Hip pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} HIP pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 81 81
2 in a single day, 45 126
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 36 162
4 from a month up to a year, or 43 205
5 over a year or more? 35 240
7 Refused 0 240
9 Don't know 5 245
. Missing 4861 5106

ARD026F - Hip pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026F
SAS Label:
Hip pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get HIP pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 8 8
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 40 48
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 45 93
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 148 241
7 Refused 0 241
9 Don't know 0 241
. Missing 4865 5106

ARQ021AG - Specific Symptom: Rib Cage Pain

Variable Name:
ARQ021AG
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Rib Cage Pain
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} RIB CAGE? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Pain 61 61
7 Refused 0 61
9 Don't know 0 61
. Missing 5045 5106

ARQ021BG - Specific Symptom: Rib Cage Aching

Variable Name:
ARQ021BG
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Rib Cage Aching
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} RIB CAGE? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 aching, 34 34
. Missing 5072 5106

ARQ021CG - Specific Symptom: Rib Cage Stiffness

Variable Name:
ARQ021CG
SAS Label:
Specific Symptom: Rib Cage Stiffness
English Text:
Next we are going to ask you a series of questions about the location{s} you just mentioned. Which specifically did {you/SP} have in {your/his/her} RIB CAGE? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 stiffness? 20 20
. Missing 5086 5106

ARQ022G - Age when rib cage pain started (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ022G
SAS Label:
Age when rib cage pain started (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} first had RIB CAGE pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 to 68 Range of Values 79 79
777 Refused 0 79
999 Don't know 0 79
. Missing 5027 5106

ARQ022AG - Still have rib cage pain

Variable Name:
ARQ022AG
SAS Label:
Still have rib cage pain
English Text:
Do {you/SP} still have RIB CAGE pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 62 62 ARQ024g
2 No 17 79
7 Refused 0 79
9 Don't know 0 79
. Missing 5027 5106

ARQ023GG - Gate: When last had rib cage pain

Variable Name:
ARQ023GG
SAS Label:
Gate: When last had rib cage pain
English Text:
When did {you/s/he} last have RIB CAGE pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 ENTER AGE IN YEARS 13 13
3 HAD LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO BUT NOT NOW 4 17
7 Refused 0 17
9 Don't know 0 17
. Missing 5089 5106

ARQ023QG - Age last had rib cage pain (yrs.)

Variable Name:
ARQ023QG
SAS Label:
Age last had rib cage pain (yrs.)
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you/s/he} last had RIB CAGE pain, aching, or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 to 66 Range of Values 13 13
777 Refused 0 13
999 Don't know 0 13
. Missing 5093 5106

ARQ024G - Had rib cage pain 3 months in a row

Variable Name:
ARQ024G
SAS Label:
Had rib cage pain 3 months in a row
English Text:
Was there one time when {you/SP} had pain, aching or stiffness in {your/his/her} RIB CAGE on almost every day for 3 or more months in a row?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 50 50
2 No 29 79
7 Refused 0 79
9 Don't know 0 79
. Missing 5027 5106

ARQ025G - Rib cage pain: how long to develop

Variable Name:
ARQ025G
SAS Label:
Rib cage pain: how long to develop
English Text:
How long did it take for {your/SP's} RIB CAGE pain, aching or stiffness to fully develop? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 suddenly, within an hour, 27 27
2 in a single day, 20 47
3 over 1 to 3 weeks, 8 55
4 from a month up to a year, or 16 71
5 over a year or more? 8 79
7 Refused 0 79
9 Don't know 0 79
. Missing 5027 5106

ARD026G - Rib cage pain: temporal pattern

Variable Name:
ARD026G
SAS Label:
Rib cage pain: temporal pattern
English Text:
How often did {you/SP} get RIB CAGE pain, aching or stiffness? Did {you/SP} have it…
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 just one time, then it went away. 7 7
2 more than once, but it would always come back within a month. 27 34
3 more than once, but it would go away for over a month. 12 46
4 All the time - it varies but never completely goes away. 33 79
7 Refused 0 79
9 Don't know 0 79
. Missing 5027 5106

ARQ230 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
ARQ230
English Instructions:
BOX 3A CHECK ITEM ARQ230: IF ARQ020A-F = CODE 1-5, GO TO ARQ030A. IF ARQ020 = CODE 6-7 ONLY, GO TO ARQ110.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS

ARQ030A - Taken ibuprofen for pain

Variable Name:
ARQ030A
SAS Label:
Taken ibuprofen for pain
English Text:
For {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness, {have you/has s/he} ever taken any of the following medicines? Ibuprofen (eye-byu-proh-fen), Motrin, or Advil
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1079 1079
2 No 343 1422 ARQ030b
7 Refused 0 1422 ARQ030b
9 Don't know 0 1422 ARQ030b
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ034A - Ibuprofen helped pain

Variable Name:
ARQ034A
SAS Label:
Ibuprofen helped pain
English Text:
How much did this medicine help to relieve {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness? Would you say it relieved...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 none of the pain, 213 213
1 some of the pain, 546 759
2 most of the pain, or 265 1024
3 all of the pain? 54 1078
7 Refused 0 1078
9 Don't know 1 1079
. Missing 4027 5106

ARQ030B - Taken naproxyn for pain

Variable Name:
ARQ030B
SAS Label:
Taken naproxyn for pain
English Text:
For {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness, {have you/has s/he} ever taken any of the following medicines? Aleve, Naprosyn (na-proh-sen), Anaprox (an-a-proks), Naproxyn (na-prox-sen)
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 692 692
2 No 724 1416 ARQ030c
7 Refused 0 1416 ARQ030c
9 Don't know 6 1422 ARQ030c
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ034B - Naproxyn helped pain

Variable Name:
ARQ034B
SAS Label:
Naproxyn helped pain
English Text:
How much did this medicine help to relieve {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness? Would you say it relieved...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 none of the pain, 145 145
1 some of the pain, 340 485
2 most of the pain, or 164 649
3 all of the pain? 42 691
7 Refused 0 691
9 Don't know 1 692
. Missing 4414 5106

ARQ030C - Taken indomethacin for pain

Variable Name:
ARQ030C
SAS Label:
Taken indomethacin for pain
English Text:
For {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness, {have you/has s/he} ever taken any of the following medicines? Indocin (in-doh-sen), Indomethacin (in-doh-meth-a-sen)
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 33 33
2 No 1372 1405 ARQ030D
7 Refused 0 1405 ARQ030D
9 Don't know 17 1422 ARQ030D
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ034C - Indomethacin helped pain

Variable Name:
ARQ034C
SAS Label:
Indomethacin helped pain
English Text:
How much did this medicine help to relieve {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness? Would you say it relieved...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 none of the pain, 7 7
1 some of the pain, 14 21
2 most of the pain, or, 10 31
3 all of the pain? 2 33
7 Refused 0 33
9 Don't know 0 33
. Missing 5073 5106

ARQ030D - Taken Cox-2 inhibitor for pain

Variable Name:
ARQ030D
SAS Label:
Taken Cox-2 inhibitor for pain
English Text:
For {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness, {have you/has s/he} ever taken any of the following medicines? Celebrex, Vioxx
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 208 208
2 No 1201 1409 ARQ030e
7 Refused 0 1409 ARQ030e
9 Don't know 13 1422 ARQ030e
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ034D - Cox-2 inhibitor helped pain

Variable Name:
ARQ034D
SAS Label:
Cox-2 inhibitor helped pain
English Text:
How much did this medicine help to relieve {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness? Would you say it relieved...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 none of the pain, 69 69
1 some of the pain, 82 151
2 most of the pain, or, 38 189
3 all of the pain? 15 204
7 Refused 0 204
9 Don't know 4 208
. Missing 4898 5106

ARQ030E - Taken aspirin for pain

Variable Name:
ARQ030E
SAS Label:
Taken aspirin for pain
English Text:
For {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness, {have you/has s/he} ever taken any of the following medicines? Aspirin, Bufferin, Ecotrin, or Vanquish (Please do not count Tylenol .)
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 430 430
2 No 990 1420
7 Refused 0 1420
9 Don't know 2 1422
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ034E - Aspirin helped pain

Variable Name:
ARQ034E
SAS Label:
Aspirin helped pain
English Text:
How much did this medicine help to relieve {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness? Would you say it relieved...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 none of the pain, 116 116
1 some of the pain, 217 333
2 most of the pain, or, 77 410
3 all of the pain? 18 428
7 Refused 0 428
9 Don't know 2 430
. Missing 4676 5106

ARQ040 - Morning stiffness duration

Variable Name:
ARQ040
SAS Label:
Morning stiffness duration
English Text:
The next question is just about stiffness in {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks}. If {you/he/she} {don't/doesn't/didn't} take any medicine, when {you/he/she} {wake/wakes/woke} up from sleep how long {do/does/did} {you/he/she} have stiffness? Would you say...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 less than 10 minutes, 300 300
2 10 to 30 minutes, 283 583
3 31 to 60 minutes, 180 763
4 more than 1 but less than 4 hours, or 217 980
5 more than 4 hours? 256 1236
6 Don't have morning stiffness 174 1410
7 Refused 0 1410
9 Don't know 12 1422
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ050 - Pain pattern over the course of the day

Variable Name:
ARQ050
SAS Label:
Pain pattern over the course of the day
English Text:
Next are questions about pain, aching or stiffness in {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} {you/he/she} usually {has/have/had} if {you/he/she} {don't/doesn't/didn't} take medication. If {you/SP} {is/are/was/were} not taking any medicine, and not working or exercising, what usually {happens/happened} to the pain, aching or stiffness over the course of the day? {Does/Did} it increase, decrease or stay the same?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 INCREASES 378 378
2 DECREASES 316 694
3 STAYS THE SAME 567 1261
4 IT VARIES, NO PATTERN 148 1409
7 Refused 0 1409
9 Don't know 13 1422
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ060 - Pain pattern with rest or sleep

Variable Name:
ARQ060
SAS Label:
Pain pattern with rest or sleep
English Text:
If {you/SP} {don't/doesn't/didn't} take medicine, what usually {happens/happened} to the pain, aching or stiffness over the time that {you/he/she} {sleep/sleeps/slept} or {rest/rests/rested}? {Does/Did} it increase, decrease or stay the same?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 INCREASES 335 335
2 DECREASES 357 692
3 STAYS THE SAME 549 1241
4 IT VARIES, NO PATTERN 119 1360
5 DOESN'T HAVE REST OR SLEEP PAIN 49 1409
7 Refused 0 1409
9 Don't know 13 1422
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ070 - Pain wakes person from sleep

Variable Name:
ARQ070
SAS Label:
Pain wakes person from sleep
English Text:
If {you/SP} {don't/doesn't/didn't} take any medicine, {do/does/did} {you/he/she} often wake up from sleep because of pain, aching or stiffness?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 723 723 ARQ073
2 No 688 1411 ARQ080
7 Refused 0 1411 ARQ080
9 Don't know 11 1422 ARQ080
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ073 - Pain wakes after sleeping 4 hours

Variable Name:
ARQ073
SAS Label:
Pain wakes after sleeping 4 hours
English Text:
If {you/SP} {don't/doesn't/didn't} take any medicine {does/did} {your/his/her} pain, aching or stiffness often wake {you/him/her} up after {you/s/he} {have/has/had} been sleeping for 4 or more hours?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 534 534 ARQ080
2 No 103 637 ARQ080
3 SLEEPS LESS THAN 4 HOURS 84 721 ARQ077
7 Refused 0 721 ARQ080
9 Don't know 2 723 ARQ080
. Missing 4383 5106

ARQ077 - Sleep less than 4 hours due to pain

Variable Name:
ARQ077
SAS Label:
Sleep less than 4 hours due to pain
English Text:
Was it {your/SP's} {back/{or} neck/{or} buttocks} pain, aching or stiffness that kept {you/him/her} from sleeping more than 4 hours at a time?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 77 77
2 No 6 83
7 Refused 0 83
9 Don't know 1 84
. Missing 5022 5106

ARQ080 - Pain response to exercise

Variable Name:
ARQ080
SAS Label:
Pain response to exercise
English Text:
Does/Did} {your/SP's} pain, aching or stiffness usually get better when {you/he/she} {do/does/did} either walking or stretching for a half hour?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 930 930
2 No 410 1340
3 DOES NOT DO THESE ACTIVITIES 72 1412
7 Refused 1 1413
9 Don't know 9 1422
. Missing 3684 5106

ARQ220 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
ARQ220
English Instructions:
BOX 5 CHECK ITEM ARQ220: IF ARQ.020E = CODE 5 (BUTTOCKS), CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO ARQ.110.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS

ARQ100 - History alternating buttock pain

Variable Name:
ARQ100
SAS Label:
History alternating buttock pain
English Text:
{Does/Did} the pain, aching or stiffness in {your/SP's} buttocks ever switch from one side to the other?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 159 159
2 No 295 454
7 Refused 0 454
9 Don't know 2 456
. Missing 4650 5106

ARQ110 - Ever had heel pain 2 weeks

Variable Name:
ARQ110
SAS Label:
Ever had heel pain 2 weeks
English Text:
Please look at this hand card. HAND CARD ARQ2. Besides injuries or fractures, {have you/has SP} ever had pain that is just in one of these two areas every day for at least two weeks?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 695 695 ARQ112a
2 No 4408 5103 ARD125a
7 Refused 0 5103 ARD125a
9 Don't know 3 5106 ARD125a
. Missing 0 5106

ARQ112A - Had plantar area heel pain (Location A)

Variable Name:
ARQ112A
SAS Label:
Had plantar area heel pain (Location A)
English Text:
Was the pain at Location A on the diagram (the plantar aspect of the heel)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 LOCATION A 549 549
7 Refused 0 549 ARD125a
9 Don't know 0 549 ARD125a
. Missing 4557 5106

ARQ112B - Had Achilles area pain (Location B)

Variable Name:
ARQ112B
SAS Label:
Had Achilles area pain (Location B)
English Text:
Was the pain at Location B on the diagram (the posterior Achilles tendon area)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 LOCATION B 258 258
. Missing 4848 5106

ARQ113 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
ARQ113
English Instructions:
BOX 6 CHECK ITEM ARQ.113: ASK ARQ118 FOR EACH CODE 1 OR CODE 2 IN ARQ112A-B.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS

ARQ118AA - Location A: Heel Spurs

Variable Name:
ARQ118AA
SAS Label:
Location A: Heel Spurs
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A Heel Spurs
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Heel spurs 97 97
77 Refused 1 98
99 Don't know 129 227
. Missing 4879 5106

ARQ118AB - Location A: Plantar Fasciitis

Variable Name:
ARQ118AB
SAS Label:
Location A: Plantar Fasciitis
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A Plantar Fasciitis
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Plantar fasciitis 103 103
. Missing 5003 5106

ARQ118AC - Location A: Achilles tendonitis

Variable Name:
ARQ118AC
SAS Label:
Location A: Achilles tendonitis
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A Achilles tendonitis
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Achilles Tendonitis 12 12
. Missing 5094 5106

ARQ118AD - Location A: Other tendonitis

Variable Name:
ARQ118AD
SAS Label:
Location A: Other tendonitis
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A other tendonitis
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Other tendonitis 13 13
. Missing 5093 5106

ARD118AE - Location A: Injury, sprain, fracture

Variable Name:
ARD118AE
SAS Label:
Location A: Injury, sprain, fracture
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A: injury, sprain, strain or fracture
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Injury, sprain or strain 37 37
. Missing 5069 5106

ARQ118AJ - Location A: Gout

Variable Name:
ARQ118AJ
SAS Label:
Location A: Gout
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A Gout
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 Gout 13 13
. Missing 5093 5106

ARQ118AM - Location A: Swelling

Variable Name:
ARQ118AM
SAS Label:
Location A: Swelling
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A Swelling
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
22 Swelling 22 22
. Missing 5084 5106

ARQ118AN - Location A: Nerve pain

Variable Name:
ARQ118AN
SAS Label:
Location A: Nerve pain
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A Nerve pain
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
23 Nerve Pain 29 29
. Missing 5077 5106

ARD118AO - Location A: All other causes

Variable Name:
ARD118AO
SAS Label:
Location A: All other causes
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location A- all other causes
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
91 ALL OTHER CAUSES 124 124
. Missing 4982 5106

ARQ118BA - Location B: Heel Spurs

Variable Name:
ARQ118BA
SAS Label:
Location B: Heel Spurs
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: Heel Spurs
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Heel spurs 19 19
77 Refused 0 19
99 Don't know 59 78
. Missing 5028 5106

ARQ118BB - Location B: Plantar Fasciitis

Variable Name:
ARQ118BB
SAS Label:
Location B: Plantar Fasciitis
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: Plantar Fasciitis
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Plantar fasciitis 17 17
. Missing 5089 5106

ARQ118BC - Location B: Achilles tendonitis

Variable Name:
ARQ118BC
SAS Label:
Location B: Achilles tendonitis
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: Achilles tendonitis
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Achilles Tendonitis 32 32
. Missing 5074 5106

ARQ118BD - Location B: Other tendonitis

Variable Name:
ARQ118BD
SAS Label:
Location B: Other tendonitis
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: other tendonitis?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Other tendonitis 10 10
. Missing 5096 5106

ARD118BE - Location B: Injury, sprain, fracture

Variable Name:
ARD118BE
SAS Label:
Location B: Injury, sprain, fracture
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: injury, sprain, strain
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Injury, sprain or strain 46 46
. Missing 5060 5106

ARQ118BJ - Location B: Gout

Variable Name:
ARQ118BJ
SAS Label:
Location B: Gout
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: Gout
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 Gout 4 4
. Missing 5102 5106

ARQ118BM - Location B: Swelling

Variable Name:
ARQ118BM
SAS Label:
Location B: Swelling
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: Swelling
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
22 Swelling 10 10
. Missing 5096 5106

ARQ118BN - Location B: Nerve pain

Variable Name:
ARQ118BN
SAS Label:
Location B: Nerve pain
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: Nerve pain
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
23 Nerve Pain 17 17
. Missing 5089 5106

ARD118BO - Location B: All other causes

Variable Name:
ARD118BO
SAS Label:
Location B: All other causes
English Text:
Was the cause of the pain at Location B: all other causes
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
91 ALL OTHER CAUSES 53 53
. Missing 5053 5106

ARD125A - Ever told you had Iritis/Uveitis

Variable Name:
ARD125A
SAS Label:
Ever told you had Iritis/Uveitis
English Text:
Next are some questions about conditions that affect the eyes, the intestines, or bones and joints. Has a doctor or other health professional ever told {you/SP} that {you/s/he} had iritis (eye-right-us)or uveitis (you-vee-eye-t-us)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 27 27
2 No 5060 5087
7 Refused 1 5088
9 Don't know 18 5106
. Missing 0 5106

ARD130A - Iritis/Uveitis treated by eye doctor

Variable Name:
ARD130A
SAS Label:
Iritis/Uveitis treated by eye doctor
English Text:
Did {you/SP} have pain and sensitivity to light in just one eye at a time, and for which {you/s/he} used eye drops prescribed by an eye doctor?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 19 19
2 No 8 27
7 Refused 0 27
9 Don't know 0 27
. Missing 5079 5106

ARQ125C - Ever told you had Ulcerative Colitis

Variable Name:
ARQ125C
SAS Label:
Ever told you had Ulcerative Colitis
English Text:
Next are some questions about conditions that affect the eyes, the intestines, or bones and joints. Has a doctor or other health professional ever told {you/SP} that {you/s/he} had ulcerative colitis (ulcer-a-tive co-light-us)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 53 53
2 No 5043 5096 ARQ125d
7 Refused 0 5096 ARQ125d
9 Don't know 10 5106 ARQ125d
. Missing 0 5106

ARQ135C - Colonoscopy for Ulcerative Colitis

Variable Name:
ARQ135C
SAS Label:
Colonoscopy for Ulcerative Colitis
English Text:
At the time the doctor told {you/SP} that {you/s/he} had ulcerative colitis (ulcer-a-tive co-light-us), did {you/SP} have a colonoscopy (co-low-nas-co-pee)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 35 35
2 No 18 53
7 Refused 0 53
9 Don't know 0 53
. Missing 5053 5106

ARQ125D - Ever told you had Crohns Disease

Variable Name:
ARQ125D
SAS Label:
Ever told you had Crohns Disease
English Text:
Next are some questions about conditions that affect the eyes, the intestines, or bones and joints. Has a doctor or other health professional ever told {you/SP} that {you/s/he} had Crohn's (crow-n-z) disease?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 11 11
2 No 5091 5102 ARQ125e
7 Refused 0 5102 ARQ125e
9 Don't know 4 5106 ARQ125e
. Missing 0 5106

ARQ135D - Colonoscopy for Crohns Disease

Variable Name:
ARQ135D
SAS Label:
Colonoscopy for Crohns Disease
English Text:
At the time the doctor told {you/SP} that {you/s/he} had Crohn's (crow-n-z) disease, did {you/SP} have a colonoscopy (co-low-nas-co-pee)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 10 10
2 No 1 11
7 Refused 0 11
9 Don't know 0 11
. Missing 5095 5106

ARQ125E - Ever told had Ankylosing Spondylitis

Variable Name:
ARQ125E
SAS Label:
Ever told had Ankylosing Spondylitis
English Text:
Next are some questions about conditions that affect the eyes, the intestines, or bones and joints. Has a doctor or other health professional ever told {you/SP} that {you/s/he} had ankylosing spondylitis (ank-eh-low-s-ing spawn-d-light-us)?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 69 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 29 29
2 No 5067 5096
7 Refused 0 5096
9 Don't know 10 5106
. Missing 0 5106