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Locator Record

Title: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol (BPQ_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:Personal interview data on awareness, treatment, and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol
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 Blood Pressure/Cholesterol section (prefix BPQ) provides personal interview data on awareness, treatment, and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Eligible Sample

Participants aged 16 years and older are asked about high blood pressure. Participants aged 20 years and older are asked about high cholesterol.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questions were asked, in the home, by trained interviewers 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. All of the data were reviewed by the NHANES field office staff for accuracy and completeness.

Data Processing and Editing

Edits were made to ensure the completeness, consistency, and analytic usefulness of the data.

Analytic Notes

Changes Since 2007-2008
New Questions Discontinued Questions
BPQ056 BPQ052
BPD058
BPQ059

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

Please refer to the 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 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

BPQ020 - Ever told you had high blood pressure

Variable Name:
BPQ020
SAS Label:
Ever told you had high blood pressure
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you/s/he} had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 2221 2221
2 No 4655 6876 BPQ057
7 Refused 0 6876 BPQ057
9 Don't know 13 6889 BPQ057
. Missing 0 6889

BPQ030 - Told had high blood pressure - 2+ times

Variable Name:
BPQ030
SAS Label:
Told had high blood pressure - 2+ times
English Text:
{Were you/Was SP} told on 2 or more different visits that {you/s/he} had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1791 1791
2 No 418 2209
7 Refused 0 2209
9 Don't know 12 2221
. Missing 4668 6889

BPD035 - Age told had hypertension

Variable Name:
BPD035
SAS Label:
Age told had hypertension
English Text:
How old {were you/was SP} when {you were/he/she was} first told that {you/he/she} had hypertension or high blood pressure?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN YEARS
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
5 to 79 Range of Values 2130 2130
80 80 years or older 41 2171
777 Refused 1 2172
999 Don't know 40 2212
. Missing 4677 6889

BPQ040A - Taking prescription for hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ040A
SAS Label:
Taking prescription for hypertension
English Text:
Because of {your/SP's} (high blood pressure/hypertension), {have you/has s/he} ever been told to . . . take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1937 1937
2 No 284 2221 BPQ057
7 Refused 0 2221 BPQ057
9 Don't know 0 2221 BPQ057
. Missing 4668 6889

BPQ050A - Now taking prescribed medicine for HBP

Variable Name:
BPQ050A
SAS Label:
Now taking prescribed medicine for HBP
English Text:
HELP AVAILABLE (Are you/Is SP) now taking prescribed medicine
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: DISPLAY EACH ACTIVITY CODED ''YES'' (CODE 1) FROM BPQ.040. DISPLAY FOR EACH ACTIVITY SHOULD READ AS FOLLOWS: RESPONSES: YES = 1, NO = 2, REFUSED = 7, DON'T KNOW = 9.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1742 1742
2 No 195 1937
7 Refused 0 1937
9 Don't know 0 1937
. Missing 4952 6889

BPQ057 - Borderline Hypertension

Variable Name:
BPQ057
SAS Label:
Borderline Hypertension
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you have/s/he has} high normal blood pressure or borderline hypertension?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD BPQ1
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 963 963
2 No 5878 6841
7 Refused 0 6841
9 Don't know 48 6889
. Missing 0 6889

BPQ056 - Take blood pressure at home last 12 mos?

Variable Name:
BPQ056
SAS Label:
Take blood pressure at home last 12 mos?
English Text:
{Did you/Did SP} take {your/his/her} blood pressure at home during the last 12 months?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1491 1491
2 No 5397 6888 BPQ059
7 Refused 0 6888 BPQ059
9 Don't know 1 6889 BPQ059
. Missing 0 6889

BPD058 - How often checked BP at home last 12 mos

Variable Name:
BPD058
SAS Label:
How often checked BP at home last 12 mos
English Text:
How often {did you check your/did SP check his/her} blood pressure at home during the last 12 months?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 1461 Range of Values 1485 1485
7777 Refused 0 1485
9999 Don't know 6 1491
. Missing 5398 6889

BPQ059 - Doctor tell you to take BP at home?

Variable Name:
BPQ059
SAS Label:
Doctor tell you to take BP at home?
English Text:
Did a doctor or other health professional tell {you/SP} to take {your/his/her} blood pressure at home?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 775 775
2 No 6114 6889
7 Refused 0 6889
9 Don't know 0 6889
. Missing 0 6889

BPQ055 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ055
English Instructions:
CHECK ITEM BPQ.055: IF AGE >= 20, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

BPQ060 - Ever had blood cholesterol checked

Variable Name:
BPQ060
SAS Label:
Ever had blood cholesterol checked
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had {your/his/her} blood cholesterol checked?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 4358 4358
2 No 1705 6063 End of Section
7 Refused 1 6064 End of Section
9 Don't know 154 6218 End of Section
. Missing 671 6889

BPQ070 - When blood cholesterol last checked

Variable Name:
BPQ070
SAS Label:
When blood cholesterol last checked
English Text:
About how long has it been since {you/SP} last had {your/his/her} blood cholesterol checked? Has it been...
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Less than 1 year ago, 2940 2940
2 1 year but less than 2 years ago, 734 3674
3 2 years but less than 5 years ago, or 445 4119
4 5 years or more? 221 4340
7 Refused 0 4340
9 Don't know 18 4358
. Missing 2531 6889

BPQ080 - Doctor told you - high cholesterol level

Variable Name:
BPQ080
SAS Label:
Doctor told you - high cholesterol level
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {your/his/her} blood cholesterol level was high?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1875 1875
2 No 2449 4324 End of Section
7 Refused 0 4324 End of Section
9 Don't know 34 4358 End of Section
. Missing 2531 6889

BPQ090A - Told to eat less fat for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090A
SAS Label:
Told to eat less fat for cholesterol
English Text:
To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional... to eat fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1552 1552
2 No 320 1872
7 Refused 0 1872
9 Don't know 3 1875
. Missing 5014 6889

BPQ090B - Told to reduce weight for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090B
SAS Label:
Told to reduce weight for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to control (your/his/her) weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1189 1189
2 No 681 1870
7 Refused 0 1870
9 Don't know 5 1875
. Missing 5014 6889

BPQ090C - Told to exercise more for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090C
SAS Label:
Told to exercise more for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to increase (your/his/her) physical activity or exercise?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1373 1373
2 No 497 1870
7 Refused 0 1870
9 Don't know 5 1875
. Missing 5014 6889

BPQ090D - Told to take prescriptn for cholesterol

Variable Name:
BPQ090D
SAS Label:
Told to take prescriptn for cholesterol
English Text:
[To lower (your/his/her) blood cholesterol, (have/has) (you/SP) ever been told by a doctor or other health professional]... to take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1335 1335
2 No 539 1874
7 Refused 0 1874
9 Don't know 1 1875
. Missing 5014 6889

BPQ095 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
BPQ095
English Instructions:
CHECK ITEM BPQ.095: IF 'YES' (CODE 1) TO BPQ.090A, B, C OR D, CONTINUE WITH BPQ.100. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS

BPQ100A - Now eating fewer high fat foods

Variable Name:
BPQ100A
SAS Label:
Now eating fewer high fat foods
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to eat fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTIONS: DISPLAY EACH ACTIVITY CODED AS 'YES' (CODE 1) IN BPQ.090 A-D.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1304 1304
2 No 248 1552
7 Refused 0 1552
9 Don't know 0 1552
. Missing 5337 6889

BPQ100B - Now controlling weight

Variable Name:
BPQ100B
SAS Label:
Now controlling weight
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to control (your/his/her) weight or lose weight?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1000 1000
2 No 188 1188
7 Refused 0 1188
9 Don't know 1 1189
. Missing 5700 6889

BPQ100C - Now increasing exercise

Variable Name:
BPQ100C
SAS Label:
Now increasing exercise
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to increase (your/his/her) physical activity or exercise?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1092 1092
2 No 281 1373
7 Refused 0 1373
9 Don't know 0 1373
. Missing 5516 6889

BPQ100D - Now taking prescribed medicine

Variable Name:
BPQ100D
SAS Label:
Now taking prescribed medicine
English Text:
(Are you/Is SP) now following this advice to take prescribed medicine?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1136 1136
2 No 198 1334
7 Refused 0 1334
9 Don't know 1 1335
. Missing 5554 6889