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Locator Record

Title: Pesticide Use (PUQMEC_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:The Pesticide Use questions provides data on pesticide use in the home and lawn or garden during the past 7 days.
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 Pesticide Use section (variable name prefix PUQ) provides survey participant level interview data on pesticide use in the home and lawn or garden during the past 7 days.

Eligible Sample

The questions in this section were asked of proxy respondents for children 6 and 7 years of age; and were asked of respondents 8 years of age and older.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

A trained interviewer administered these questions to the survey participants during the MEC interview and of proxy respondents for children 6 and 7 years in the Dietary Recall.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The pesticide use questionnaire (PUQ) data were systematically reviewed for logical, processing, and data input errors on a periodic basis during the process of data collection.

The computer CAPI system had built-in consistency checks, online information screens that provided the interviewers with information about the terms used in the questionnaires, and hard and soft edit checks to reduce the number of keying entry errors. All of the data were reviewed by the NHANES field office staff for accuracy and completeness.

Analytic Notes

The Pesticide Use section (variable name prefix PUQ) was administered in the MEC interview for all participants aged 8 years and older. These questions were asked of proxy respondents for children 6 and 7 years in the Dietary Recall. Two questions on pesticide use in the home and lawn or garden during the past 7 days were administered.

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 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 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS

PUQ100 - Products used in home to control insects

Variable Name:
PUQ100
SAS Label:
Products used in home to control insects
English Text:
In the past 7 days, were any chemical products used in {your/his/her} home to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites, or other insects?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 682 682
2 No 7126 7808
7 Refused 0 7808
9 Don't know 43 7851
. Missing 740 8591

PUQ110 - Products used to kill weeds?

Variable Name:
PUQ110
SAS Label:
Products used to kill weeds?
English Text:
In the past 7 days, were any chemical products used in {your/his/her} lawn or garden to kill weeds?
Target:
Both males and females 6 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 383 383
2 No 7341 7724
7 Refused 0 7724
9 Don't know 127 7851
. Missing 740 8591