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Locator Record

Title: Oral Health (OHQ_F )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2009 - 2010
First Published: April, 2012
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Personal interview data on oral health topics.
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 oral health questionnaire section (OHQ) provides personal interview data on oral health topics. These topic areas and related target population groups in the OHQ section include:

 

Eligible Sample

All survey participants 30 years and older were eligible for the dental health perception and quality of life related questions.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The Oral Health questionnaire was done before the physical examination, in the home, using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing-CAPI (interviewer administered) system.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Several types of quality control were implemented to ensure that high quality data were collected during the survey.

Interviewer monitoring was a major responsibility for NCHS and contractor staff. Interviewers were frequently accompanied on interviews and observed to verify that the interview protocol was administered correctly. Interviewers were retrained on survey procedures if necessary.

The interviewers are encouraged to provide comments and other suggestions, based on their field experiences. NCHS has used field staff and interviewer feedback to improve the questionnaires and survey materials. NCHS and contractor staff conduct annual staff debriefing and training sessions jointly. Interviewers are trained on new survey content and protocol changes prior to implementation in the field.

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

Frequency counts were checked, "skip" patterns were verified, and the reasonableness of responses to the questions was reviewed.

Analytic Notes

In addition to the oral health questionnaire data, oral health examination data can be found in the oral health section of the NHANES 2009–2010 Exam Files (OHX). These data may be linked using the unique survey participant identifier, SEQN. Please refer to the Oral Health Examination support documentation for additional information related to the oral component and oral health questions administered at the time of the oral health examination.

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

Please refer to the Analytic Guidelines and the on-line NHANES Tutorial on the NHANES website 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 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS

OHQ835 - Do you think you might have gum disease?

Variable Name:
OHQ835
SAS Label:
Do you think you might have gum disease?
English Text:
The next questions will ask about the condition of {your/SP's} teeth and some factors related to gum health. Gum disease is a common problem with the mouth. People with gum disease might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth. {Do you/Does SP} think {you/s/he} might have gum disease?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
to
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 793 793
2 No 3977 4770
7 Refused 1 4771
9 Don't know 63 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ845 - Rate the health of your teeth and gums

Variable Name:
OHQ845
SAS Label:
Rate the health of your teeth and gums
English Text:
Overall, how would {you/SP} rate the health of {your/his/her} teeth and gums?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
to
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Excellent 545 545
2 Very good 922 1467
3 Good 1719 3186
4 Fair 1088 4274
5 Poor 551 4825
7 Refused 1 4826
9 Don't know 8 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ850 - Ever had treatment for gum disease?

Variable Name:
OHQ850
SAS Label:
Ever had treatment for gum disease?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had treatment for gum disease such as scaling and rootplaning, sometimes called "deep cleaning"?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
to
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1044 1044
2 No 3769 4813
7 Refused 1 4814
9 Don't know 20 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ855 - Any teeth became loose without an injury

Variable Name:
OHQ855
SAS Label:
Any teeth became loose without an injury
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had any teeth become loose on their own, without an injury?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
to
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 763 763
2 No 4067 4830
7 Refused 0 4830
9 Don't know 4 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ860 - Ever been told of bone loss around teeth

Variable Name:
OHQ860
SAS Label:
Ever been told of bone loss around teeth
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a dental professional that {you/s/he} lost bone around [your/his/her} teeth?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
to
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 542 542
2 No 4257 4799
7 Refused 0 4799
9 Don't know 35 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ865 - Noticed a tooth that doesn't look right

Variable Name:
OHQ865
SAS Label:
Noticed a tooth that doesn't look right
English Text:
During the past three months, {have you/has SP} noticed a tooth that doesn't look right?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
to
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 778 778
2 No 4050 4828
7 Refused 0 4828
9 Don't know 6 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ870 - How many days use dental floss/device

Variable Name:
OHQ870
SAS Label:
How many days use dental floss/device
English Text:
Aside from brushing {your/his/her} teeth with a toothbrush, in the last seven days, how many days did {you/SP} use dental floss or any other device to clean between {your/his/her} teeth?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 7
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 7 Range of Values 4827 4827
77 REFUSED 4 4831
99 DON'T KNOW 3 4834
. Missing 343 5177

OHQ875 - Days used mouthwash for dental problem

Variable Name:
OHQ875
SAS Label:
Days used mouthwash for dental problem
English Text:
Aside from brushing {your/his/her} teeth with a toothbrush, in the last seven days, how many days did {you/SP} use mouthwash or other dental rinse product that {you use/s/he uses} to treat dental disease or dental problems?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 7
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 7 Range of Values 4826 4826
77 REFUSED 3 4829
99 DON'T KNOW 5 4834
. Missing 343 5177