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           Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey               
                            (NHANES III), 1988-94                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Catalog Number 77560                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
             NHANES III HOUSEHOLD ADULT DATA FILE DOCUMENTATION                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                    Ages 17+                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                December 1996                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                              Table of Contents                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
Guidelines for Data Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
Survey Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
Sample Design and Analysis Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
Data Preparation and Processing Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
General References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
NHANES III Household Adult Data                                                 
                                                                                
     General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
     Data File Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
     Data File Item Descriptions, Codes, Counts, and Notes . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
     References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                Introduction                                    
                                                                                
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease     
Control and Prevention (CDC) collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on       
the health status of U.S. residents.  The results of surveys, analyses, and     
studies are made known through a number of data release mechanisms              
including publications, mainframe computer data files, CD-ROMs (Search and      
Retrieval Software, Statistical Export and Tabulation System (SETS)), and the   
Internet (http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/nchshome.htm).                             
                                                                                
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a periodic     
survey conducted by NCHS.  The third National Health and Nutrition              
Examination Survey (NHANES III), conducted from 1988 through 1994, was the      
seventh in a series of these surveys based on a complex, multi-stage sample     
plan.  It was designed to provide national estimates of the health and          
nutritional status of the United States' civilian, noninstitutionalized         
population aged two months and older.                                           
                                                                                
Data from NHANES III are being released in five public release data files:      
                                                                                
     NHANES III Household Adult Data File (Catalog Number 77560)                
                                                                                
     NHANES III Household Youth Data File (Catalog Number 77550)                
                                                                                
     NHANES III Examination Data File (Catalog Number 76200)                    
                                                                                
     NHANES III Laboratory Data File (Catalog Number 76300)                     
                                                                                
     NHANES III Dietary Recall Data Files (Catalog Number 76700)                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
A table showing the location of the interview and examination components in     
the five NHANES III public release data files follows.                          
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files                                                       
                                                                                
                                                      Data File                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     | HA  | HY  | EXAM  | LAB | DIET |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Sample weights                           |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Age/race/sex                             |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Ethnic background                        |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Household composition                    |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Individual characteristics               |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Health insurance                         |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Family background                        |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Occupation of family head                |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Housing characteristics                  |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Family characteristics                   |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Orientation                              |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Health services                          |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Selected health conditions               |  X  |  X  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Diabetes questions                       |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
High blood pressure and                  |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
     cholesterol questions               |     |     |       |     |      |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Cardiovascular disease questions         |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Musculoskeletal conditions               |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Physical functioning questions           |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Gallbladder disease questions            |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files (continued)                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                     Data File                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     | HA  | HY  | EXAM  | LAB | DIET |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Kidney conditions                        |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Respiratory and allergy questions        |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Diet questions                           |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Food frequency                           |  X  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Vision questions                         |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Hearing questions                        |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Dental care and status                   |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Tobacco                                  |  X  |  .  |   X   |  .   |   . |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Occupation                               |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Language usage                           |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Exercise                                 |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Social support/residence                 |  X  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Vitamin/mineral/medicine usage           |  X  |  X  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Blood pressure measurement               |  X  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Birth                                    |  .  |  X  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Infant feeding practices/diet            |  .  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Motor and social development             |  .  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Functional impairment                    |  X  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
School attendance                        |  .  |  X  |   .   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Cognitive function                       |  .  |  X  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files (continued)                                           
                                                                                
                                                      Data File                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     | HA  | HY  | EXAM  | LAB | DIET |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Alcohol and drug use                     |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Reproductive health                      |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Diagnostic interview schedule            |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Activity                                 |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Physician's examination                  |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Height and weight                        |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Body measurements                        |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Dental examination                       |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Allergy skin test                        |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Audiometry                               |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Tympanometry                             |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
WISC and WRAT                            |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Spirometry                               |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Bone densitometry                        |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Gallbladder ultrasonography              |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Central nervous system                   |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
 function evaluation                     |     |     |       |     |      |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Fundus photography                       |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Physical function evaluation             |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Fasting questions                        |  .  |  .  |   .   |  X  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files (continued)                                           
                                                                                
                                                      Data File                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     | HA  | HY  | EXAM  | LAB | DIET |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Laboratory tests on blood and urine      |  .  |  .  |   .   |  X  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Total nutrient intakes                   |  .  |  .  |   X   |  .  |   .  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Individual foods                         |  .  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   X  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Combination foods                        |  .  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   X  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Ingredients                              |  .  |  .  |   .   |  .  |   X  |     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                                
Data File Definitions                                                           
                                                                                
HA   -  Household Adult Data File                                               
HY   -  Household Youth Data File                                               
EXAM -  Examination Data File                                                   
LAB  -  Laboratory Data File                                                    
DIET -  Dietary Recall Data Files                                               
                                                                                
                                                                               
This document includes the documentation for the NHANES III Adult Data          
File and also contains a general overview of the survey and the use of the      
data files.  The general overview includes five sections.  The first            
section, entitled "Guidelines for Data Users," contains important information   
about the use of the data files.  The second section, "Survey Description,"     
is a brief overview of the survey plan and operation.  The third section,       
"Sample Design and Analysis Guidelines," describes some technical aspects of    
the sampling plan and discusses some analytic issues particularly related to    
the use of data from complex sample surveys.  The "Data Preparation and         
Processing Procedures" section describes the editing conventions and the        
codes used to represent the data.  The last and fifth section, "General         
References," includes a reference list for the survey overview sections of      
the document.                                                                   
                                                                                
Public Use Data Files for the third National Health and Nutrition               
Examination Survey will also be available from the National Technical           
Information Service (NTIS).  A list of NCHS public use data tapes available     
for purchase from NTIS may be obtained from the Data Dissemination Branch at    
NCHS.  Information regarding a bibliography (on disk) of journal articles       
citing data from all the NHANES and the availability of NHANES III data in      
CD-ROM/SETS software format can be obtained from the Data Dissemination         
Branch(301-436-8500) or by writing to:                                          
                                                                                
Data Dissemination Branch                                                       
National Center for Health Statistics                                           
Room 1018                                                                       
6525 Belcrest Road                                                              
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
NTIS can be contacted at:                                                       
                                                                                
NTIS - Computer Products Office                                                 
5285 Port Royal Road                                                            
Springfield, Virginia 22161                                                     
(703) 487-4807                                                                  
                                                                                
Copies of all NHANES III questionnaires and data collection forms are           
included in the Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and             
Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).  This      
publication, along with detailed information on NHANES procedures,              
interviewing, data collection, quality control techniques, survey design,       
nonresponse, and sample weighting can be found on the NHANES III Reference      
Manuals and Reports CD-ROM (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  Information on how to order      
this CD-ROM is available from the Data Dissemination Branch at NCHS at the      
address and telephone number given above.                                       
                                                                                
                                                                               
                    GUIDELINES FOR DATA USERS                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Please refer to the following important information before analyzing data.      
                                                                                
                                                                                
NHANES III Background Documents                                                 
                                                                                
o    The Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition          
     Examination Survey, 1988-94, (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996) provides an     
     overview of the survey and includes copies of the survey forms.            
                                                                                
o    The sample design, nonresponse, and analytic guidelines documents on       
     the NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports CD-ROM (U.S. DHHS, 1996)      
     discuss the reasons that sample weights and the complex survey design      
     should be taken into account when conducting any analysis.                 
                                                                                
o    Instruction manuals, laboratory procedures, and other NHANES III           
     reference manuals on the NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports          
     CD-ROM(U.S. DHHS, 1996) are also available for further information on      
     the details of the survey.                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Analytic Data Set Preparation                                                   
                                                                                
o    Most NHANES III survey design and demographic variables are found only     
     on the Adult and Youth Household Data Files.  In preparing a data set      
     for analysis, other data files must be merged with either or both of       
     these files to obtain many important analytic variables.                   
                                                                                
o    All of the NHANES III public use data files are linked with the common     
     survey participant identification number (SEQN).  Merging information      
     from multiple NHANES III data files using this variable ensures that       
     the appropriate information for each survey participant is linked          
     correctly.                                                                 
                                                                                
o    NHANES III public use data files do not have the same number of            
     records on each file.  The Household Questionnaire Files (divided into     
     two files, Adult and Youth) contain more records than the Examination      
     Data File because not everyone who was interviewed completed the           
     examination. The Laboratory Data File contains data only for persons       
     aged one year and older.  The Individual Foods Data File based on the      
     dietary recall has multiple records for each person rather than the one    
     record per sample person contained in the other data files.                
                                                                                
o    For each data file, SAS program code with standard variable names and      
     labels is provided as separate text files on the CD-ROM that contains      
     the data files.  This SAS program code can be used to create a SAS         
     data set from the data file.                                               
                                                                                
o    Modifications were made to items in the questionnaires, laboratory,        
     and examination components over the course of the survey; as a result,     
     data may not be available for certain variables for the full six years.    
     In addition, variables may differ by phase since some changes were         
     implemented between phases.  Users are encouraged to read the Notes        
     sections of this document carefully for information about changes.         
                                                                                
o    Extremely high and low values have been verified whenever possible,        
     and numerous consistency checks have been performed.  Nonetheless, users   
     should examine the range and frequency of values before analyzing          
     data.                                                                      
                                                                               
o    Some data were not ready for release at the time of this publication       
     due to continued processing of the data or analysis of laboratory          
     specimens.  A listing of those data are available in the general           
     information section of each data file.                                     
                                                                                
o    Confidential and administrative data are not being released to the         
     public.  Additionally, some variables have been recoded to help            
     protect the confidentiality of the survey participants.  For example,      
     all age-related variables were recoded to 90+ years for persons who were   
     90 years of age and older.                                                 
                                                                                
o    Some variable names may differ from those used in the Phase 1 NHANES       
     III Provisional Data Release and some variables included in the Phase 1    
     provisional release may not appear on these files.                         
                                                                                
o    Although the data files have been edited carefully, errors may be          
     detected.  Please notify NCHS staff (301-436-8500) of any errors in        
     the data file or the documentation.                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Analytic Considerations                                                         
                                                                                
o    NHANES III (1988-94) was designed so that the survey's first three         
     years, 1988-91, its last three years, 1991-94, and the entire six          
     years were national probability samples.  Analysts are encouraged to use   
     all six years of survey results.                                           
                                                                                
o    Sample weights are available for analyzing NHANES III data.  One of        
     the following three sample weights will be appropriate for nearly all      
     analyses:  interviewed sample final weight (WTPFQX6), examined sample      
     final weight (WTPFEX6), and mobile examination center (MEC)- and           
     home-examined sample final weight (WTPFHX6).  Choosing which of these      
     sample weights to use in any analysis depends on the variables being       
     used.  A good rule of thumb is to use "the least common denominator"       
     approach.  In this approach, the user checks the variables of              
     interest.  The variable that was collected on the smallest number of       
     persons is the "least common denominator," and the sample weight that      
     applies to that variable is the appropriate one to use for that            
     analysis.  For more detailed information, see the Analytic and Reporting   
     Guidelines for NHANES III (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
Referencing or Citing NHANES III Data                                           
                                                                                
o    In publications, please acknowledge NCHS as the original data source.      
     For instance, the reference for the NHANES III Laboratory Data File        
     is:                                                                        
                                                                                
     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  National Center      
     for Health Statistics.  Third National Health and Nutrition                
     Examination Survey, 1988-1994, NHANES III Laboratory Data File (CD-ROM).   
     Public Use Data File Documentation Number 76200.  Hyattsville, MD.:        
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.  Available from          
     National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, VA.            
     Acrobat.  PDF format; includes access software:  Adobe Systems, Inc.       
     Acrobat Reader 2.1.                                                        
                                                                                
o    Please place the acronym "NHANES III" in the titles or abstracts of        
     journal articles and other publications in order to facilitate the         
     retrieval of such materials in bibliographic searches.                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                         SURVEY DESCRIPTION                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) was     
the seventh in a series of large health examination surveys conducted in        
the United States beginning in 1960.  Three of these surveys, the National      
Health Examination Surveys (NHES), were conducted in the 1960's (NCHS, 1965;    
NCHS, 1967; NCHS, 1969).  In 1970, an expanded nutrition component was added    
to provide data with which to assess nutritional status and dietary             
practices, and the name was changed to the National Health and Nutrition        
Examination Survey (Miller, 1973; Engel, 1978; McDowell, 1981).  A special      
survey of Hispanic populations in the United States was conducted during        
1982-1984 (NCHS, 1985).                                                         
                                                                                
The general structure of the NHANES III sample design was similar to that       
of the previous NHANES.  All of the surveys used complex, multi-stage,          
stratified, clustered samples of civilian, noninstitutionalized                 
populations.  NHANES III was the first NHANES without an upper age limit; in    
fact, the age range for the survey was two months and older.  A home            
examination option was employed for the first time in order to obtain           
examination data for very young children and for elderly persons who were       
unable to visit the mobile examination center (MEC).  The home examination      
included only a subset of the components used in the full MEC examination       
since it would have been difficult to collect some types of data in a home      
setting.  A detailed description of design specifications and copies of the     
data collection forms can be found in the Plan and Operation of the Third       
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (NCHS, 1994; U.S.   
DHHS, 1996).                                                                    
                                                                                
NHANES III was conducted from October 1988 through October 1994 in two          
phases, each of which comprised a national probability sample.  The first       
phase was conducted from October 18, 1988, through October 24, 1991, at 44      
locations.  The second phase was conducted from September 20, 1991, through     
October 15, 1994, at 45 different locations.  In NHANES III, 39,695 persons     
were selected over the six years; of those, 33,994 (86%) were interviewed       
in their homes.  All interviewed persons were invited to the MEC for a          
medical examination.  Seventy-eight percent (30,818) of the selected persons    
were examined in the MEC, and an additional 493 persons were given a special,   
limited examination in their homes.                                             
                                                                                
Data collection began with a household interview.  Several questionnaires       
were administered in the household:  Household Screener Questionnaire,          
Family Questionnaire, Household Adult Questionnaire, and Household Youth        
Questionnaire.                                                                  
                                                                                
At the MEC, an examination was performed, and five automated questionnaires     
or interviews were administered:  MEC Adult Questionnaire, MEC Youth            
Questionnaire, MEC Proxy Questionnaire, 24-Hour Dietary Recall, and Dietary     
Food Frequency (ages 12-16 years).  The health examination component            
included a variety of tests and procedures.  The examinee's age at the time     
of the interview and other factors determined which procedures were             
administered.  Blood and urine specimens were obtained, and a number of tests   
and measurements were performed including body measurements, spirometry,        
fundus photography, x-rays, electrocardiography, allergy and glucose            
tolerance tests, and ultrasonography.  Measurements were taken of bone          
density, hearing, and physical, cognitive, and central nervous system           
functions.  A physician performed a limited standardized medical examination    
and a dentist performed a standardized dental examination.  While some of the   
blood and urine analyses were performed in the MEC laboratory, most analyses    
were conducted elsewhere by contract laboratories.                              
                                                                                
                                                                               
A home examination was conducted for those sample persons aged 2-11 months      
and aged 20 years or older who were unable to visit the mobile examination      
center.  The home examination consisted of an abbreviated version of the        
tests and interviews performed in the MEC.  Depending on age of the sample      
person, the components included body measurements, blood pressure,              
spirometry, venipuncture, physical function evaluation, and a questionnaire     
to inquire about infant feeding, selected health conditions, cognitive          
function, tobacco use, and reproductive history.                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
               SAMPLE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS GUIDELINES                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
Sample Design                                                                   
                                                                                
The general structure of the NHANES III sample design is the same as that       
of the previous NHANES.  Each of these surveys used a stratified, multi-stage   
probability design.  The major design parameters of the two previous NHANES     
and the special Hispanic HANES, as well as NHANES III, have been previously     
summarized (Miller, 1973; McDowell, 1981; NCHS, 1985; NCHS, 1994).  The         
NHANES III sample was designed to be self-weighting within a primary            
sampling unit (PSU) for subdomains (age, sex, and race-ethnic groups).  While   
the sample was fairly close to self-weighting nationally for each of these      
subdomain groups, it was not representative of the total population, which      
includes institutionalized, non-civilian persons that were outside the          
scope of the survey.                                                            
                                                                                
The NHANES III sample represented the total civilian, noninstitutionalized      
population, two months of age or over, in the 50 states and the District of     
Columbia of the United States.  The first stage of the design consisted of      
selecting a sample of 81 PSU's that were mostly individual counties.  In a      
few cases, adjacent counties were combined to keep PSU's above a minimum        
population size.  The PSU's were stratified and selected with probability       
proportional to size (PPS).  Thirteen large counties (strata) were chosen       
with certainty (probability of one).  For operational reasons, these 13         
certainty PSU's were divided into 21 survey locations.  After the 13            
certainty strata were designated, the remaining PSU's in the United States      
were grouped into 34 strata, and two PSU's were selected per stratum (68        
survey locations).  The selection was done with PPS and without                 
replacement.  The NHANES III sample therefore consists of 81 PSU's or 89        
locations.                                                                      
                                                                                
The 89 locations were randomly divided into two groups, one for each phase.     
The first group consisted of 44 and the other of 45 locations.  One set         
of PSU's was allocated to the first three-year survey period (1988-91) and      
the other set to the second three-year period (1991-94).  Therefore,            
unbiased estimates (from the point of view of sample selection) of health and   
nutrition characteristics can be independently produced for both Phase 1        
and Phase 2 as well as for both phases combined.                                
                                                                                
For most of the sample, the second stage of the design consisted of area        
segments composed of city or suburban blocks, combinations of blocks, or        
other area segments in places where block statistics were not produced in       
the 1980 Census.  In the first phase of NHANES III, the area segments were      
used only for a sample of persons who lived in housing units built before       
1980.  For units built in 1980 and later, the second stage consisted of sets    
of addresses selected from building permits issued in 1980 or later.  These     
are referred to as "new construction segments."  In the second phase, 1990      
Census data and maps were used to define the area segments.  Because the        
second phase followed within a few years of the 1990 Census, new construction   
did not account for a significant part of the sample, and the entire sample     
came from the area segments.                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
The third stage of sample selection consisted of households and certain         
types of group quarters, such as dormitories.  All households and eligible      
group quarters in the sample segments were listed, and a subsample was          
designated for screening to identify potential sample persons.  The             
subsampling rates enabled production of a national, approximately               
equal-probability sample of households in most of the United States with        
higher rates for the geographic strata with high Mexican-American               
populations.  Within each geographic stratum, there was a nearly                
equal-probability sample of households across all 89 stands.                    
                                                                                
Persons within the sample of households or group quarters were the fourth       
stage of sample selection.  All eligible members within a household were        
listed, and a subsample of individuals was selected based on sex, age, and      
race or ethnicity.  The definitions of the sex, age, race or ethnic             
classes, subsampling rates, and designation of potential sample persons         
within screened households were developed to provide approximately              
self-weighting samples for each subdomain within geographic strata and at the   
same time to maximize the average number of sample persons per sample           
household.  Previous NHANES indicated that this increased the overall           
participation rate.  Although the exact sample sizes were not known until       
data collection was completed, estimates were made.  Below is a summary of      
the sample sizes for the full six-year NHANES III at each stage of selection:   
                                                                                
Number of PSU's                                  81                             
Number of stands (survey locations)              89                             
Number of segments                               2,144                          
Number of households screened                    93,653                         
Number of households with sample persons         19,528                         
Number of designated sample persons              39,695                         
Number of interviewed sample persons             33,994                         
Number of MEC-examined sample persons            30,818                         
Number of home-examined sample persons           493                            
                                                                                
More detailed information on the sample design and weighting and estimation     
procedures for NHANES III can be found in the Plan and Operation of the         
Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94 (NCHS, 1994;    
U.S. DHHS, 1996) and in the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines: Third National   
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94 (U.S. DHHS,       
1996).                                                                          
                                                                                
Analysis Guidelines                                                             
                                                                                
Because of the complex survey design used in NHANES III, traditional            
methods of statistical analysis based on the assumption of a simple random      
sample are not applicable.  Detailed descriptions of this issue and possible    
analytic methods for analyzing NHANES data have been described earlier (NCHS,   
1985; Yetley, 1987; Landis, 1982; Delgado, 1990).  Recent analytic and          
reporting guidelines that should be used for most NHANES III analyses and       
publications are contained in Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS,     
1996).  These recommendations differ slightly from those used by analysts for   
previous NHANES surveys.  These suggested guidelines provide a framework to     
users for producing estimates that conform to the analytic design of the        
survey.  All users are strongly urged to review these analytic and reporting    
guidelines before beginning any analyses of NHANES III data.                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
It is important to remember that this set of statistical guidelines is not      
absolute.  When conducting analyses, the analyst needs to use his/her           
subject matter knowledge (including methodological issues) as well as           
information about the survey design.  The more one deviates from the original   
analytic categories defined in the sample design, the more important it is to   
evaluate the results carefully and to interpret the findings cautiously.        
                                                                                
In NHANES III, 89 survey locations were randomly divided into two sets or       
phases, the first consisting of 44 and the other of 45 locations.  One set      
of PSU's was allocated to the first three-year survey period (1988-91) and      
the other set to the second three-year period (1991-94).  Therefore, unbiased   
national estimates of health and nutrition characteristics can be               
independently produced for each phase as well as for both phases combined.      
Computation of national estimates from both phases combined (i.e., total        
NHANES III) is the preferred option; individual phase estimates may be          
highly variable.  In addition, individual phase estimates are not               
statistically independent.  It is also difficult to evaluate whether            
differences in individual phase estimates are real or due to methodological     
differences.  That is, differences may be due to changes in sampling methods    
or data collection methodology over time.  At this time, there is no valid      
statistical test for examining differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2.         
Therefore, although point estimates can be produced separately for each         
phase, no test is available to test whether those estimates are                 
significantly different from each other.                                        
                                                                                
NHANES III is based on a complex, multi-stage probability sample design.        
Several aspects of the NHANES design must be taken into account in data         
analysis, including the sample weights and the complex survey design.           
Appropriate sample weights are needed to estimate prevalence, means,            
medians, and other statistics.  Sample weights are used to produce correct      
population estimates because each sample person does not have the same          
probability of selection.  The sample weights incorporate the differential      
probabilities of selection and include adjustments for noncoverage and          
nonresponse.  A detailed discussion of nonresponse adjustments and issues       
related to survey coverage have been published (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  With the     
large over sampling of young children, older persons, black persons, and        
Mexican-Americans in NHANES III, it is essential that the sample weights be     
used in all analyses.  Otherwise, a misinterpretation of results is highly      
likely.  Other aspects of the design that must be taken into account in data    
analyses are the strata and PSU pairings from the sample design.  These         
pairings should be used to estimate variances and test for statistical          
significance.  For weighted analyses, analysts can use special computer         
software packages that use an appropriate method for estimating variances for   
complex samples such as SUDAAN (Shah, 1995) and WesVarPC (Westat, 1996).        
                                                                                
Although initial exploratory analyses may be performed on unweighted data       
using standard statistical packages and assuming simple random sampling,        
final analyses should be done on weighted data using appropriate sample         
weights.  A summary of the weighting methodology and the type of sample         
weights developed for NHANES III is included in Weighting and Estimation        
Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                  
                                                                                
The purpose of weighting the sample data is to permit analysts to produce       
estimates of statistics that would have been obtained if the entire             
sampling frame (the United States) had been surveyed.  Sample weights can be    
considered as measures of the number of persons the particular sample           
observation represents.  Weighting takes into account several features of       
the survey:  the specific probabilities of selection for the individual         
domains that were over sampled as well as nonresponse and differences between   
the sample and the total U.S. population.  Differences between the sample and   
                                                                                
                                                                               
the population may arise due to sampling variability, differential              
under coverage in the survey among demographic groups, and possibly other       
types of response errors, such as differential response rates or                
misclassification errors.  Sample weighting in NHANES III was used to:          
                                                                                
1.   Compensate for differential probabilities of selection among subgroups     
     (i.e., age-sex-race-ethnicity subdomains where persons living in           
     different geographic strata were sampled at different rates);              
2.   Reduce biases arising from the fact that nonrespondents may be             
     different from those who participate;                                      
3.   Bring sample data up to the dimensions of the target population            
     totals;                                                                    
4.   Compensate, to the extent possible, for inadequacies in the sampling       
     frame (resulting from omissions of some housing units in the listing       
     of area segments, omissions of persons with no fixed address, etc.); and   
5.   To reduce variances in the estimation procedure by using auxiliary         
     information that is known with a high degree of accuracy.                  
                                                                                
In NHANES III, the sample weighting was carried out in three stages.  The       
first stage involved the computation of weights to compensate for unequal       
probabilities of selection (objective 1, above).  The second stage adjusted     
for nonresponse (objective 2).  The third stage used poststratification of      
the sample weights to Census Bureau estimates of the U.S. population to         
accomplish the third, fourth, and fifth objectives simultaneously.  In          
NHANES III, several types of sample weights (see the sample weights table       
that follows) were computed for the interviewed and examined sample and are     
included in the NHANES III data file.  Also, sample weights were computed       
separately for Phase 1 (1988-91), Phase 2 (1991-94), and total NHANES III       
(1988-94) to facilitate analysis of items collected only in Phase 1, only       
in Phase 2, and over six years of the survey.  Three sets of pseudo strata      
and PSU pairings are provided to use with SUDAAN in variance estimation.        
Since NHANES III is based on a complex, multi-stage sample design,              
appropriate sample weights should be used in analyses to produce national       
estimates of prevalence and associated variances while accounting for           
unequal probability of selection of sample persons.  For example, the final     
interview weight, WTPFQX6, should be used for analysis of the items or          
questions from the family or household questionnaires, and the final MEC        
examination weight, WTPFEX6, should be used for analysis of the                 
questionnaires and measurements administered in the MEC.  Furthermore, for a    
combined analysis of measurements from the MEC examinations and associated      
medical history questions from the household interview, the final MEC           
examination weight, WTPFEX6, should be used.  We recommend using SUDAAN         
(Shah, 1995) to estimate statistics of interest and the associated variance.    
However, one can also use other published methods for variance estimation.      
Application of SUDAAN and alternative methods, such as the average design       
effect approach, balance repeated replication (BRR) methods, or jackknife       
methods for variance estimation, are discussed in Weighting and Estimation      
Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
Appropriate Uses of the NHANES III Sample Weights                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final interview weight, WTPFQX6                                                 
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the sample interviewed at home and       
          with items collected during the household interview.                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final examination (MEC only) weight, WTPFEX6                                    
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined sample and with         
          interview and examination items collected at the MEC.                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final MEC+home examination weight, WTPFHX6                                      
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC+home-examined sample and         
          with items collected at both the MEC and home.                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final allergy weight, WTPFALG6                                                  
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the allergy subsample and with items     
          collected as part of the allergy component of the exam.               
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final CNS weight, WTPFCNS6                                                      
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the CNS subsample and with items         
          collected as part of the CNS component of the exam.                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final morning examination (MEC only) subsample weight, WTPFSD6                  
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined persons assigned to     
          the morning subsample and only with items collected in the MEC        
          exam.                                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final afternoon/evening examination (MEC only) subsample weight, WTPFMD6        
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined persons assigned to     
          the afternoon/evening subsample and only with items collected in      
          the MEC exam.                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final morning examination (MEC+home) subsample weight, WTPFHSD6                 
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC- and home-examined persons       
          assigned to the morning subsample and with items collected during     
          the MEC and home examinations.                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final afternoon/evening examination (MEC+home) weight, WTPFHMD6                 
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC- and home-examined persons       
          assigned to the afternoon/evening subsample and with items            
          collected during the MEC and home examinations.                       
                                                                                
                                                                               
               DATA PREPARATION AND PROCESSING PROCEDURES                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
Automated data collection procedures for the survey were introduced in          
NHANES III.  In the mobile examination centers, data for the interview and      
examination components were recorded directly onto a computerized data          
collection form.  With the exception of a few independently automated           
systems, the system was centrally integrated.  This operation allowed for       
ongoing monitoring of much of the data.  Before the introduction of the         
computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), the household questionnaire        
data were reviewed manually by field editors and interviewers.  CAPI            
(1992-1994 only) questionnaires featured built-in edits to prevent entering     
inconsistencies and out-of-range responses.  The multi-level data               
collection and quality control systems are discussed in detail in the Plan      
and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,    
1988-1994 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).  All interview, laboratory, and        
examination data were sent to NCHS for final processing.                        
                                                                                
Guidelines were developed that provided standards for naming variables,         
filling missing values and coding conventional responses, handling missing      
records, and standardizing two-part quantity/unit questionnaire variables.      
NCHS staff, assisted by contract staff, developed data editing                  
specifications that checked data sets for valid codes, ranges, and skip         
pattern consistencies and examined the consistency of values between            
interrelated variables.  Comments, collected in both interviews and             
examination components, were reviewed and recoded when possible.  Responses     
to "Other" and "Specify" were recoded either to existing code categories or     
to new categories.  The documentation for each data set includes notes for      
those variables that have been recoded and standardized and for those           
variables that differ significantly from what appears in the original data      
collection instrument.  While the data have undergone many quality control      
and editing procedures, there still may be values that appear extreme or        
illogical.  Values that varied considerably from what was expected were         
examined by analysts who checked for comments or other responses that might     
help to clarify unusual values.  Generally, values were retained unless they    
could not possibly be true, in which case they were changed to "Blank but       
applicable."  Therefore, the user must review each data set for extreme or      
inconsistent values and determine the status of each value for analysis.        
                                                                                
Several editing conventions were used in the creation of final analytic         
data sets:                                                                      
                                                                                
1.   Standardized variables were created to replace all two-part                
     quantity/unit questions using standard conversion factors.                 
     Standardized variables have the same name as the variable of the           
     two-part question with an "S" suffix.  For instance, MAPF18S (Months       
     received WIC benefits) in the MEC Adult Questionnaire was created from     
     the two-part response option to question F18, "How long did you receive    
     benefits from the WIC program?," using the conversion factor 12 months     
     per year.                                                                  
                                                                                
2.   Recoded variables were created by combining responses from two or more     
     like variables, or by collapsing responses to create a summary             
     variable for the purpose of confidentiality.  Recoded variables have the   
     original variable name with an R suffix.  For example, place of birth      
     variable (HFA6X) in the Family Questionnaire was collapsed to a three      
     level response category (U.S., Mexico, Other) and renamed HFA6XCR.         
     Generally, only the recoded variable has been included in the data file.   
                                                                                
                                                                               
3.   Fill values, a series of one or more digits, were used to represent        
     certain specific conditions or responses.  Below is a list of the fill     
     values that were employed.  Some of the fill values pertain only to        
     questionnaire data, although 8-fill and blank-fill values are found in     
     all data sets.  Other fill values, not included in this list, are used     
     to represent component-specific conditions.                                
                                                                                
     6-fills = Varies/varied. (Questionnaires only)                             
                                                                                
     7-fills = Fewer than the smallest number that could be reported within     
     the question structure (e.g., fewer than one cigarette per day).           
     (Questionnaires only)                                                      
                                                                                
     8-fills = Blank but applicable/cannot be determined.  This means that      
     a respondent was eligible to receive the question, test, or component      
     but did not because of refusal, lack of time, lack of staff, loss of       
     data, broken vial, language barrier, unreliability, or other similar       
     reasons.                                                                   
                                                                                
     9-fills = Don't know.  This fill was used only when a respondent did       
     not know the response to a question and said, "I don't know."              
     (Questionnaires only)                                                      
                                                                                
     Blank fills = Inapplicable.  If a respondent was not eligible for a        
     questionnaire, test, or component because of age, gender, or specific      
     reason, the variable was blank-filled.  In the questionnaire, if a         
     respondent was not asked a question because of a skip-pattern,             
     variables corresponding to the question were blank-filled.  For            
     examination or laboratory components, if a person was excluded by a        
     defined protocol (e.g., screening exclusion questions) and these           
     criteria are included in the data set, then the corresponding              
     variables were blank-filled for that person.  For home examinees,          
     variables for examination components and blood tests not performed as      
     part of the home examination protocol were blank-filled.                   
                                                                                
4.   For variables describing discrete data, codes of zero (0) were used to     
     mean "none," "never," or the equivalent.  Value labels for which "0"       
     is used include:  "has not had," "never regularly," "still taking," or     
     "never stopped using."  Unless otherwise labeled, for variables            
     containing continuous data, "zero" means "zero.                            
                                                                                
5.   Where there are logical skip patterns in the flow of the questionnaire     
     or examination component, the skip was indicated by placing the            
     variable label of the skip destination in parentheses as part of the       
     value label of the response generating the skip.  For example, in the      
     Physical Function Evaluation, the variable PFPWC (in wheelchair) has a     
     value label, "2  No (PFPSCOOT)" that means that the next item for          
     persons not in a wheelchair would be represented by the variable,          
     PFPSCOOT.                                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
Variable Nomenclature                                                           
                                                                                
A unique name was assigned to every NHANES III variable using a standard        
convention.  By following this naming convention, the origin of each            
variable is clear, and there is no chance of overlaying similar variables       
across multiple components.  Variables range in length from three to eight      
characters.  The first two variable characters represent the topic (e.g.,       
analyte, questionnaire instrument, examination component) and are listed        
below alphabetically by topic.  For questionnaires administered in the          
household, the remainder of the variable name following the first two           
                                                                               
characters indicates the question section and number.  For example, data        
for the response to the Household Adult Questionnaire question B1 are           
contained in the variable HAB1.  For most laboratory and examination            
variables, as well as some other variables, a "P" in the third position         
refers to "primary" and the remainder of the variable name is a brief           
description of the item.  For instance, in the Laboratory Data File,            
information on the length of time the person fasted before the first blood      
draw is contained in the variable PHPFAST.  The variable PHPFAST was derived    
as follows:  characters 1-2 (PH) refer to "phlebotomy," character 3 (P)         
refers to "primary," characters 4-8 (FAST) refer to an abbreviation for         
"fasting."                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
CODE           TOPIC                                                            
                                                                                
AT             Alanine aminotransferase (from biochemistry profile)             
AM             Albumin (from biochemistry profile)                              
AP             Alkaline phosphatase (from biochemistry profile)                 
AL             Allergy skin test                                                
AC             Alpha carotene                                                   
AN             Anisocytosis                                                     
AA             Apolipoprotein (AI)                                              
AB             Apolipoprotein (B)                                               
AS             Aspartate aminotransferase (from biochemistry profile)           
LA             Atypical lymphocyte                                              
AU             Audiometry                                                       
BA             Band                                                             
BO             Basophil                                                         
BS             Basophilic stippling                                             
BC             Beta carotene                                                    
BX             Beta cryptoxanthin                                               
BL             Blast                                                            
BU             Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) (from biochemistry profile)            
BM             Body measurements                                                
BD             Bone densitometry                                                
C1             C-peptide (first venipuncture)                                   
C2             C-peptide (second venipuncture)                                  
CR             C-reactive protein                                               
UD             Cadmium                                                          
CN             Central nervous system function evaluation                       
CL             Chloride (from biochemistry profile)                             
CO             Cotinine                                                         
CE             Creatinine (serum)(from biochemistry profile)                    
UR             Creatinine (urine)                                               
DM             Demographic                                                      
DE             Dental examination                                               
MQ             Diagnostic interview schedule                                    
DR             Dietary recall (total nutrient intakes)                          
EO             Eosinophil                                                       
EP             Erythrocyte protoporphyrin                                       
FR             Ferritin                                                         
FB             Fibrinogen                                                       
RB             Folate (RBC)                                                     
FO             Folate (serum)                                                   
FH             Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)                               
FP             Fundus photography                                               
                                                                                
                                                                               
CODE           TOPIC                                                            
                                                                                
GG             Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) (from biochemistry profile)     
GU             Gallbladder ultrasonography                                      
GB             Globulin (from biochemistry profile)                             
G1             Glucose (first venipuncture)                                     
G2             Glucose (second venipuncture)                                    
SG             Glucose (from biochemistry profile)                              
GH             Glycated hemoglobin                                              
GR             Granulocyte                                                      
C3             HCO3 (Bicarbonate)(from biochemistry profile)                    
HD             HDL cholesterol                                                  
HP             Helicobacter pylori antibody                                     
HT             Hematocrit                                                       
HG             Hemoglobin                                                       
AH             Hepatitis A antibody (HAV)                                       
HB             Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)                             
SS             Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs)                          
SA             Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)                              
HC             Hepatitis C antibody (HCV)                                       
DH             Hepatitis D antibody (HDV)                                       
H1             Herpes 1 antibody                                                
H2             Herpes 2 antibody                                                
HX             Home examination (general)                                       
HF             Household family questionnaire                                   
HA             Household adult questionnaire                                    
HQ             Household questionnaire variables (composite)                    
HS             Household screener questionnaire                                 
HY             Household youth questionnaire                                    
HZ             Hypochromia                                                      
I1             Insulin (first venipuncture)                                     
I2             Insulin (second venipuncture)                                    
UI             Iodine (urine)                                                   
FE             Iron                                                             
SF             Iron (from biochemistry profile)                                 
LD             Lactate dehydrogenase (from biochemistry profile)                
L1             Latex antibody                                                   
LC             LDL cholesterol (calculated)                                     
PB             Lead                                                             
LP             Lipoprotein (a)                                                  
LH             Luteinizing hormone                                              
LU             Lutein/zeaxanthin                                                
LY             Lycopene                                                         
LM             Lymphocyte                                                       
MR             Macrocyte                                                        
MC             Mean cell hemoglobin (MCH)                                       
MH             Mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)                        
MV             Mean cell volume (MCV)                                           
PV             Mean platelet volume                                             
MA             MEC adult questionnaire                                          
MX             MEC examination (general)                                        
FF             Dietary food frequency (ages 12-16 years)                        
MP             MEC proxy questionnaire                                          
MY             MEC youth questionnaire                                          
ME             Metamyelocyte                                                    
MI             Microcyte                                                        
MO             Monocyte                                                         
MN             Mononuclear cell                                                 
ML             Myelocyte                                                        
                                                                                
                                                                               
CODE           TOPIC                                                            
                                                                                
IC             Normalized calcium (derived from ionized calcium)                
OS             Osmolality (from biochemistry profile)                           
PH             Phlebotomy data collected in MEC (e.g., questions)               
PS             Phosphorus (from biochemistry profile)                           
PF             Physical function evaluation                                     
PE             Physician's examination                                          
PL             Platelet                                                         
DW             Platelet distribution width                                      
PK             Poikilocytosis                                                   
PO             Polychromatophilia                                               
SK             Potassium (from biochemistry profile)                            
PR             Promyelocyte                                                     
RC             Red blood cell count (RBC)                                       
RW             Red cell distribution width (RDW)                                
RE             Retinyl esters                                                   
RF             Rheumatoid factor antibody                                       
RU             Rubella antibody                                                 
WT             Sample weights                                                   
SE             Selenium                                                         
SI             Sickle cell                                                      
NA             Sodium (from biochemistry profile)                               
SH             Spherocyte                                                       
SP             Spirometry                                                       
SD             Survey design                                                    
TT             Target cell                                                      
TE             Tetanus                                                          
TB             Total bilirubin (from biochemistry profile)                      
CA             Total calcium                                                    
SC             Total calcium (from biochemistry profile)                        
TC             Total cholesterol                                                
CH             Total cholesterol (from biochemistry profile)                    
TI             Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)                               
TP             Total protein (from biochemistry profile)                        
TX             Toxic granulation                                                
TO             Toxoplasmosis antibody                                           
PX             Transferrin saturation                                           
TG             Triglycerides                                                    
TR             Triglycerides (from biochemistry profile)                        
TY             Tympanometry                                                     
UA             Uric acid (from biochemistry profile)                            
UB             Urinary albumin                                                  
VU             Vacuolated cells                                                 
VR             Varicella antibody                                               
VA             Vitamin A                                                        
VB             Vitamin B12                                                      
VC             Vitamin C                                                        
VE             Vitamin E                                                        
WC             White blood cell count (WBC)                                     
WW             WISC/WRAT cognitive test                                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
                             GENERAL REFERENCES                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Delgado JL, Johnson CL, Roy I, Trevino FM.  Hispanic Health and Nutrition       
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Engel A, Murphy RS, Maurer K, Collins E.  Plan and operation of the HANES I     
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								GENERAL INFORMATION                              
                                                                                
The NHANES III Household Adult Questionnaire Data File contains all data        
collected during the household interviews for adults 17 years and older.        
Demographic data, survey design variables, and sampling weights for this age    
group are also included.  This first section provides a brief background        
and information about the contents of the Household Adult Questionnaire         
Data File.  The second section is the Data File Index; a listing of all         
of the variables with the standard names and their positions in the data        
set.  The third section contains the frequency counts and codes for all         
of the variables, followed by notes and appendices.  References are found in the
fourth section.                                                                 
                                                                                
The data that comprise this file were obtained from three separate interviews   
administered in the household: the Screener, the Family, and Household Adult    
questionnaires.  The Screener was a brief interview administered to all         
households within selected sampling units to determine eligibility for          
participation in the survey.  Information obtained from the Screener            
questionnaire was the basis for the demographic variables, and survey-related   
variables.  The purpose of the Family questionnaire was to obtain data on       
educational levels, occupation, health insurance coverage, income, and food     
security of family members, and to record characteristics of the house          
itself.                                                                         
                                                                                
The Household Adult questionnaire was administered to the respondent, or        
in some instances to a proxy respondent.  Questions on topics such              
conditions, health services usage, dental care, tobacco use and vitamin,        
mineral and medicine use were asked according to age subgroups.  At the end of  
the interview, the respondents's blood pressure was measured three times.  A    
second set of blood pressure measurements was obtained during the 4-hour        
physical examination at the mobile examination center (See NHANES III           
Examination Data File).  The interview was completed by 20050 adults aged 17    
years and older during the six years of NHANES III.                             
                                                                                
Interviews were conducted by field staff, in both English and Spanish.  All     
staff received intensive initial training, and formal retraining was            
conducted throughout the survey to ensure that high skill levels were           
maintained. The data collection system was automated in Phase 2, at which       
time interviews were conducted using CAPI (computer-assisted personal           
interview).  Details on survey instruments and forms, training manuals and      
data collection procedures are published elsewhere (U.S. DHHS, 1996).           
                                                                                
Data processing and editing were performed for consistency of responses         
within sections of the questionnaire sections.  Identifiable information        
including names, addresses, and social security numbers, as well as other       
administrative items were excluded from the data file in order to ensure        
confidentiality.                                                                
                                                                                
Notes are provided both for standardized and recoded variables, and for         
variables requiring additional explanation.  Hand cards and other diagrams      
that were used during interviews are located with copies of the survey          
instruments in the Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and          
Nutrition Examination Survey (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  Users should note that         
because questions were modified, reordered, added, or deleted, this             
documentation may not follow the exact ordering of the questions on survey      
instruments.                                                                    
                                                                               
Since NHANES III was based on a complex multistage design, appropriate sample   
weights should be used in analyses to produce national estimates and            
associated variances.  The final interview weights WTPFQX6 should be used for   
analysis of interview data alone.  Some sections of the Household Adult         
questionnaire were identical to sections of the Household Youth questionnaire   
(e.g., vitamin, mineral and medicine use) enabling the data to be analyzed      
 together.  If interview data are combined with examination, laboratory or      
dietary data, the total MEC weights (WTPFEX6) or MEC+home weights (WTPFHX6)     
should be used.                                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                               
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)                                      
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Sequence number .............................  SEQN                 1-5     
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Family sequence number ......................  DMPFSEQ             6-10     
    Examination/interview status ................  DMPSTAT               11     
    Race-ethnicity ..............................  DMARETHN              12     
    Race ........................................  DMARACER              13     
    Ethnicity ...................................  DMAETHNR              14     
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Sex .........................................  HSSEX                 15     
    Date of screener: month .....................  HSDOIMO            16-17     
    Age at interview (screener) - qty ...........  HSAGEIR            18-19     
    Age at interview (screener) - unit ..........  HSAGEU                20     
    Age in months at interview (screener) .......  HSAITMOR           21-24     
    Family size (persons in family) .............  HSFSIZER           25-26     
    Household size (persons in dwelling) ........  HSHSIZER           27-28     
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    County code .................................  DMPCNTYR           29-31     
    FIPS code for State .........................  DMPFIPSR           32-33     
    Rural/urban code based on USDA code .........  DMPMETRO              34     
    Census region, weighting(Texas in south) ....  DMPCREGN              35     
    Poverty Income Ratio (unimputed income) .....  DMPPIR             36-41     
                                                                                
    SURVEY DESIGN DATA                                                          
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Phase of NHANES III Survey ..................  SDPPHASE              42     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Total NHANES III pseudo-PSU .................  SDPPSU6               43     
    Total NHANES III pseudo-stratum .............  SDPSTRA6           44-45     
    Pseudo-PSU for phase 1 ......................  SDPPSU1               46     
    Pseudo-stratum for phase 1 ..................  SDPSTRA1           47-48     
    Pseudo-PSU for phase 2 ......................  SDPPSU2               49     
    Pseudo-stratum for phase 2 ..................  SDPSTRA2           50-51     
                                                                                
    SAMPLING WEIGHTS                                                            
                                                                                
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
                                                                                
    Total interviewed sample final weight .......  WTPFQX6            52-60     
    Total MEC examined sample final weight ......  WTPFEX6            61-69     
    Total M+H examined sample final weight ......  WTPFHX6            70-78     
    Total allergy subsample final weight ........  WTPFALG6           79-87     
    Total CNS subsample final weight ............  WTPFCNS6           88-96     
    Total morning subsample final wgt ...........  WTPFSD6           97-105     
    Total afternoon/eve subsample final wgt .....  WTPFMD6          106-114     
    Total M+H morning subsample final wgt .......  WTPFHSD6         115-123     
    Total M+H afternoon subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD6         124-132     
                                                                                
                          NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)                          
                                                                                
    Phase 1 interviewed sample final wgt ........  WTPFQX1          133-141     
    Phase 1 MEC examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFEX1          142-150     
    Phase 1 M+H examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFHX1          151-159     
    Phase 1 allergy subsample final wgt .........  WTPFALG1         160-168     
    Phase 1 CNS subsample final wgt .............  WTPFCNS1         169-177     
    Phase 1 morning sess subsample final wgt ....  WTPFSD1          178-186     
    Phase 1 aft/eve subsample final wgt .........  WTPFMD1          187-195     
    Phase 1 morning M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHSD1         196-204     
    Phase 1 aft/eve M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD1         205-213     
                                                                                
                          NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)                          
                                                                                
    Phase 2 interviewed sample final wgt ........  WTPFQX2          214-222     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Phase 2 MEC examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFEX2          223-231     
    Phase 2 M+H examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFHX2          232-240     
    Phase 2 allergy subsample final wgt .........  WTPFALG2         241-249     
    Phase 2 CNS subsample final wgt .............  WTPFCNS2         250-258     
    Phase 2 morning sess subsample final wgt ....  WTPFSD2          259-267     
    Phase 2 aft/eve subsample final wgt .........  WTPFMD2          268-276     
    Phase 2 morning M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHSD2         277-285     
    Phase 2 aft/eve M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD2         286-294     
                                                                                
    FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS                                       
                                                                                
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
                                                                                
    Replicate 1 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP1          295-303     
    Replicate 2 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP2          304-312     
    Replicate 3 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP3          313-321     
    Replicate 4 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP4          322-330     
    Replicate 5 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP5          331-339     
    Replicate 6 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP6          340-348     
    Replicate 7 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP7          349-357     
    Replicate 8 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP8          358-366     
    Replicate 9 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP9          367-375     
    Replicate 10 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP10         376-384     
    Replicate 11 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP11         385-393     
    Replicate 12 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP12         394-402     
    Replicate 13 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP13         403-411     
    Replicate 14 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP14         412-420     
    Replicate 15 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP15         421-429     
    Replicate 16 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP16         430-438     
    Replicate 17 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP17         439-447     
    Replicate 18 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP18         448-456     
    Replicate 19 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP19         457-465     
    Replicate 20 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP20         466-474     
    Replicate 21 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP21         475-483     
    Replicate 22 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP22         484-492     
    Replicate 23 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP23         493-501     
    Replicate 24 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP24         502-510     
    Replicate 25 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP25         511-519     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Replicate 26 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP26         520-528     
    Replicate 27 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP27         529-537     
    Replicate 28 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP28         538-546     
    Replicate 29 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP29         547-555     
    Replicate 30 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP30         556-564     
    Replicate 31 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP31         565-573     
    Replicate 32 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP32         574-582     
    Replicate 33 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP33         583-591     
    Replicate 34 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP34         592-600     
    Replicate 35 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP35         601-609     
    Replicate 36 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP36         610-618     
    Replicate 37 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP37         619-627     
    Replicate 38 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP38         628-636     
    Replicate 39 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP39         637-645     
    Replicate 40 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP40         646-654     
    Replicate 41 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP41         655-663     
    Replicate 42 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP42         664-672     
    Replicate 43 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP43         673-681     
    Replicate 44 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP44         682-690     
    Replicate 45 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP45         691-699     
    Replicate 46 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP46         700-708     
    Replicate 47 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP47         709-717     
    Replicate 48 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP48         718-726     
    Replicate 49 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP49         727-735     
    Replicate 50 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP50         736-744     
    Replicate 51 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP51         745-753     
    Replicate 52 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP52         754-762     
                                                                                
    FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                                 
                                                                                
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
                                                                                
    Replicate 1 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP1          763-771     
    Replicate 2 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP2          772-780     
    Replicate 3 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP3          781-789     
    Replicate 4 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP4          790-798     
    Replicate 5 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP5          799-807     
    Replicate 6 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP6          808-816     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Replicate 7 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP7          817-825     
    Replicate 8 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP8          826-834     
    Replicate 9 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP9          835-843     
    Replicate 10 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP10         844-852     
    Replicate 11 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP11         853-861     
    Replicate 12 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP12         862-870     
    Replicate 13 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP13         871-879     
    Replicate 14 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP14         880-888     
    Replicate 15 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP15         889-897     
    Replicate 16 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP16         898-906     
    Replicate 17 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP17         907-915     
    Replicate 18 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP18         916-924     
    Replicate 19 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP19         925-933     
    Replicate 20 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP20         934-942     
    Replicate 21 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP21         943-951     
    Replicate 22 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP22         952-960     
    Replicate 23 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP23         961-969     
    Replicate 24 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP24         970-978     
    Replicate 25 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP25         979-987     
    Replicate 26 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP26         988-996     
    Replicate 27 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP27        997-1005     
    Replicate 28 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP28       1006-1014     
    Replicate 29 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP29       1015-1023     
    Replicate 30 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP30       1024-1032     
    Replicate 31 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP31       1033-1041     
    Replicate 32 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP32       1042-1050     
    Replicate 33 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP33       1051-1059     
    Replicate 34 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP34       1060-1068     
    Replicate 35 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP35       1069-1077     
    Replicate 36 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP36       1078-1086     
    Replicate 37 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP37       1087-1095     
    Replicate 38 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP38       1096-1104     
    Replicate 39 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP39       1105-1113     
    Replicate 40 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP40       1114-1122     
    Replicate 41 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP41       1123-1131     
    Replicate 42 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP42       1132-1140     
    Replicate 43 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP43       1141-1149     
    Replicate 44 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP44       1150-1158     
    Replicate 45 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP45       1159-1167     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Replicate 46 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP46       1168-1176     
    Replicate 47 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP47       1177-1185     
    Replicate 48 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP48       1186-1194     
    Replicate 49 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP49       1195-1203     
    Replicate 50 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP50       1204-1212     
    Replicate 51 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP51       1213-1221     
    Replicate 52 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP52       1222-1230     
                                                                                
    HOUSEHOLD YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (HYQ)                                         
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Age in months at youth interview ............  HYAITMO             1231     
                                                                                
    MEC EXAMINATION                                                             
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Language used by SP in MEC ..................  MXPLANG             1232     
    Session for MEC examination .................  MXPSESSR            1233     
    Date of MEC exam time in: month .............  MXPTIMO        1234-1235     
    Day of week of MEC exam .....................  MXPTIDW             1236     
    Age in months at MEC exam ...................  MXPAXTMR       1237-1240     
                                                                                
    HOME EXAMINATION                                                            
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Session for home examination ................  HXPSESSR            1241     
    Date of home exam: month ....................  HXPTIMO        1242-1243     
    Day of week of home exam ....................  HXPTIDW             1244     
    Age in months at home exam ..................  HXPAXTMR       1245-1248     
                                                                                
    HOUSEHOLD FAMILY QUESTIONNAIRE (HFQ)                                        
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Version of household family quex ............  HFVERS              1249     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Family interviewer number ...................  HFINTVR        1250-1253     
    Language of family interview ................  HFLANG              1254     
                                                                                
                     SECTION A. INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS                      
                                                                                
    State or foreign country of birth ...........  HFA6XCR             1255     
    Highest grade or yr of school completed .....  HFA8R          1256-1257     
    Marital status ..............................  HFA12          1258-1259     
    Military service ............................  HFA13               1260     
                                                                                
               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
                                                                                
    Any SP covered by Medicare in last month ....  HFB1                1261     
    Covered by Medicare in last month ...........  HFB2                1262     
    Type of Medicare coverage ...................  HFB3                1263     
    Covered by Medicare last mo for hospital ....  HFB4                1264     
    Covered by Medicare last mo for doctor ......  HFB5                1265     
    Any SP covered by Medicaid in last month ....  HFB6                1266     
    Covered by Medicaid in last month ...........  HFB7                1267     
    Any SP covered by CHAMPUS, etc, last mo .....  HFB8                1268     
    Covered by CHAMPUS/VA/military last mo ......  HFB9                1269     
    Any SP cov by other health insur last mo ....  HFB10               1270     
    Covered by other health insur last month ....  HFB11               1271     
    Any plan cover any hospital expenses ........  HFB11A              1272     
    Any plan cover routine doctor's care ........  HFB11B              1273     
    Any plan cover dental care (phase 2) ........  HFB11C              1274     
    Any plan from employer or union (phase2) ....  HFB11D              1275     
    Covered plan pays for operations (ph 1) .....  HFB11E              1276     
    Refused/limited insur, poor health (ph2) ....  HFB12               1277     
    Insurance coverage check item ...............  HFB13               1278     
    No insurance: unemployed or related(ph1) ....  HFB14AB             1279     
    No insur: poor health, illness, age(ph1) ....  HFB14AC             1280     
    No insurance: can't afford (phase 1) ........  HFB14AD             1281     
    No insur: dissatisfied w/ previous (ph1) ....  HFB14AE             1282     
    No insurance: don't believe in (phase 1) ....  HFB14AF             1283     
    No insurance: healthy, no need (phase 1) ....  HFB14AG             1284     
    No insurance: some other reason(phase 1) ....  HFB14AI             1285     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                   NHANES III Household Adult Data File Index                   
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    No insur: refused for health reason(ph2) ....  HFB14BA             1286     
    No insur: not employed,can't afford(ph2) ....  HFB14BB             1287     
    No insur: not employed,not continue(ph2) ....  HFB14BC             1288     
    No insur: employer does not offer (ph 2) ....  HFB14BD             1289     
    No insur:emplyr offers,not eligible(ph2) ....  HFB14BE             1290     
    No insur:emplyr offers,can't afford(ph2) ....  HFB14BF             1291     
    No insur:no believe/not get/no need(ph2) ....  HFB14BG             1292     
    No insurance:some other reason (phase 2) ....  HFB14BH             1293     
    Main reason not covered (phase 1) ...........  HFB16A         1294-1295     
    Main reason not covered (phase 2) ...........  HFB16B         1296-1297     
    Insurance that pays any dental (phase 1) ....  HFB17               1298     
                                                                                
                          SECTION C. FAMILY BACKGROUND                          
                                                                                
    Age 17+ years check item ....................  HFC1                1299     
    Mother's weight calculated in pounds ........  HFC2S               1300     
    Mother's height calculated in inches ........  HFC3S               1301     
    Father's weight calculated in pounds ........  HFC4S               1302     
    Father's height calculated in inches ........  HFC5S               1303     
    Parent high blood pres/stroke before 50 .....  HFC6A               1304     
    Which parent, high blood pres/stroke ........  HFC6A1              1305     
    Parent heart attack/angina before 50 ........  HFC6B               1306     
    Which parent, heart attack/angina ...........  HFC6B1              1307     
    Parent high blood cholesterol at any age ....  HFC6C               1308     
    Which parent, high blood cholesterol ........  HFC6C1              1309     
    Parent asthma or hay fever at any age .......  HFC6D               1310     
    Which parent, asthma or hay fever ...........  HFC6D1              1311     
    Parent diabetes at any age ..................  HFC6E               1312     
    Which parent, diabetes ......................  HFC6E1              1313     
    How long at address calculated in weeks .....  HFC7S               1314     
    How long in city/town/area calc in weeks ....  HFC8S               1315     
    How many times moved ........................  HFC9                1316     
    Country mother born .........................  HFC10               1317     
    Country father born .........................  HFC11               1318     
                                                                                
                SECTION D. OCCUPATION OF FAMILY REFERENCE PERSON                
                                                                                
    Head of family check item ...................  HFD1                1319     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Work at job during past 2 weeks .............  HFD2                1320     
    Had job/business during last 2 weeks ........  HFD3                1321     
    Looking for work or on layoff ...............  HFD4                1322     
    Which, looking for work or on layoff ........  HFD5                1323     
    What kind of business or industry ...........  HFD9R          1324-1325     
    What kind of work was person doing ..........  HFD10R         1326-1327     
    Class of worker .............................  HFD12          1328-1329     
                                                                                
                       SECTION E. HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS                       
                                                                                
    When house/structure originally built .......  HFE1                1330     
    How many rooms are in this home .............  HFE2           1331-1332     
    How long family lived at address - years ....  HFE3           1333-1335     
    Is home drinking water bottled or tap .......  HFE4                1336     
    What is source of your home tap water .......  HFE5                1337     
    Water softening or conditioning system ......  HFE6                1338     
    Do any pets live in this home ...............  HFE7                1339     
    Pet lives here - a dog ......................  HFE8A               1340     
    Pet lives here - a cat ......................  HFE8B               1341     
    Pet lives here - a bird .....................  HFE8C               1342     
    Pet lives here - a fish .....................  HFE8D               1343     
    Pet lives here - other pet ..................  HFE8E               1344     
    Was forced air heat used in past 12 mo ......  HFE9                1345     
    Furnace fueled by oil, gas, elect, other ....  HFE10               1346     
    Was space heater used in past 12 months .....  HFE11               1347     
    Space htr fueled by elect, oil,gas,other ....  HFE12          1348-1349     
    Was wood stove used in past 12 months .......  HFE13               1350     
    Was fireplace used in past 12 months ........  HFE14               1351     
    Is gas stove or oven used for cooking .......  HFE15               1352     
    Is exhaust fan near this stove ..............  HFE16               1353     
    How often is exhaust fan used ...............  HFE17               1354     
    Was stove/oven used to heat, past 12 mo .....  HFE18               1355     
                                                                                
                       SECTION F. FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS                        
                                                                                
    Anyone living here smoke cigs in home .......  HFF1                1356     
    # persons who smoke cigarettes in home ......  HFF2R          1357-1358     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Cigarettes per day person 1 smokes ..........  HFF3A          1359-1361     
    Cigarettes per day person 2 smokes ..........  HFF3B          1362-1364     
    Cigarettes per day person 3 smokes ..........  HFF3C          1365-1367     
    Cigarettes per day person 4 smokes ..........  HFF3D          1368-1370     
    Cigarettes per day person 5 smokes ..........  HFF3E          1371-1373     
    Cigarettes per day person 6 smokes ..........  HFF3F          1374-1376     
    Do you have enough food to eat ..............  HFF4                1377     
    # days had no food/money in past month ......  HFF5           1378-1379     
    Reason no food: transportation problems .....  HFF6A               1380     
    Reason no food: no working appliances .......  HFF6B               1381     
    Reason no food: no money/food stamps/WIC ....  HFF6C               1382     
    Reason no food: other reason ................  HFF6D               1383     
    Cut meal size, no money/food, past month ....  HFF7                1384     
    Cut child's meal size, no money, past mo ....  HFF8                1385     
    Any receive benefits from WIC in last mo ....  HFF9                1386     
    Any receive food stamps in last 12 month ....  HFF10               1387     
    Any receive food stamps at present time .....  HFF11               1388     
    Any receive employment income,last month ....  HFF12A              1389     
    Receive employment income in last month .....  HFF12B              1390     
    Anyone receive SS/RR pay in last month ......  HFF13A              1391     
    Receive SS/RR pay in last month .............  HFF13B              1392     
    Reason getting SS/RR (phase 1) ..............  HFF13DA             1393     
    Reason getting SS/RR (phase 2) ..............  HFF13DB        1394-1395     
    Another reason getting SS (phase 1) .........  HFF13E              1396     
    Any receive SSI pay, Federal, last month ....  HFF14A              1397     
    Receive SSI pay, Federal, in last month .....  HFF14B              1398     
    Recv separate SSI,welfare,past 4 mo(ph1) ....  HFF14D              1399     
    Any receive other pension/disabl,last mo ....  HFF15A              1400     
    Receive other pension/disability,last mo ....  HFF15B              1401     
    Any receive public asst/welfare, last mo ....  HFF16A              1402     
    Receive public assist/welfare, last mo ......  HFF16B              1403     
    Anyone receive AFDC/ADC in last month .......  HFF16D              1404     
    Receive AFDC/ADC in last month ..............  HFF16E              1405     
    Anyone receive other income, last month .....  HFF17A              1406     
    Receive other income in last month ..........  HFF17B              1407     
    Total family 12 month income < $20,000 ......  HFF18               1408     
    Total family 12 month income group (ph1) ....  HFF19R         1409-1410     
    Total family income, last mo, group(ph1) ....  HFF20R         1411-1412     
                                                                                
                        DATA FOR FAMILY REFERENCE PERSON                        
                                                                                
    Family reference person sequence number .....  HFHSEQN        1413-1417     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Family reference person age - years .........  HFHAGER        1418-1420     
    Family reference person sex .................  HFHSEX              1421     
    Family reference person birthplace ..........  HFHFIPCR            1422     
    Family refer person high grade completed ....  HFHEDUCR       1423-1424     
    Family refer person employed, past 2 wks ....  HFHEMPL             1425     
    Family reference person marital status ......  HFHMRST        1426-1427     
    Family reference person military service ....  HFHMLSV             1428     
                                                                                
                  DATA FOR RESPONDENT TO FAMILY QUESTIONNAIRE                   
                                                                                
    Respondent relationship to refer person .....  HFRELR         1429-1430     
    Respondent age in years .....................  HFAGERR        1431-1433     
                                                                                
    HOUSEHOLD ADULT QUESTIONNAIRE (HAQ)                                         
                                                                                
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
                                                                                
    Phase and questionnaire version .............  HAVERS              1434     
    Interviewer number ..........................  HAINTVR        1435-1438     
    Language of interview .......................  HALANG              1439     
                                                                                
                             SECTION A. ORIENTATION                             
                                                                                
    Did SP receive introductory letter ..........  HAA1                1440     
    Did SP hear about survey any other way ......  HAA2                1441     
    Other way heard about the survey ............  HAA2A          1442-1443     
    Check Item. Refer to age of  SP .............  HAA3                1444     
    What is today's date ........................  HAA4                1445     
    What is the day of the week .................  HAA5                1446     
    What is your complete address: street .......  HAA6A               1447     
    What is your complete address: city/town ....  HAA6B               1448     
    What is your complete address: state ........  HAA6C               1449     
    What is your complete address: zip code .....  HAA6D               1450     
                                                                                
                           SECTION B. HEALTH SERVICES                           
                                                                                
    Is health in general excellent,...,poor .....  HAB1                1451     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Go to particular place for health care ......  HAB2                1452     
    Is there one particular doctor you see ......  HAB3                1453     
    Past 12 mos, # times stayed in hospital .....  HAB4           1454-1455     
    Past 12 months, # times saw doctor ..........  HAB5           1456-1458     
    How long since saw doctor, etc - months .....  HAB6S          1459-1462     
    Past 12 mos, # times in nursing home ........  HAB7           1463-1464     
                                                                                
                         SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS                         
                                                                                
    Doctor ever told you had: arthritis .........  HAC1A               1465     
    Type arthritis:rheumatoid,osteoarthritis ....  HAC1B               1466     
    Doctor told: congestive heart failure .......  HAC1C               1467     
    Doctor ever told you had: stroke ............  HAC1D               1468     
    Doctor ever told you had: asthma ............  HAC1E               1469     
    Doctor ever told had: chronic bronchitis ....  HAC1F               1470     
    Doctor ever told you had: emphysema .........  HAC1G               1471     
    Doctor ever told you had: hay fever .........  HAC1H               1472     
    Doctor ever told you had: cataracts .........  HAC1I               1473     
    Doctor ever told you had: goiter ............  HAC1J               1474     
    Doctor ever told you had:thyroid disease ....  HAC1K               1475     
    Doctor ever told you had: lupus .............  HAC1L               1476     
    Doctor ever told you had: gout ..............  HAC1M               1477     
    Doctor ever told you had: skin cancer .......  HAC1N               1478     
    Doctor ever told you had: other cancer ......  HAC1O               1479     
    Do you still have asthma ....................  HAC2E               1480     
    Do you still have bronchitis ................  HAC2F               1481     
    Do you still have hay fever .................  HAC2H               1482     
    Do you still have goiter ....................  HAC2J               1483     
    Do you still have thyroid disease ...........  HAC2K               1484     
    Age when first told you had arth   yrs .....  HAC3AR         1485-1487      
    Age 1st told had cong heart fail -- yrs .....  HAC3CR         1488-1490     
    Age when 1st told you had stroke -- yrs .....  HAC3DR         1491-1493     
    Age when 1st told you had asthma -- yrs .....  HAC3ER         1494-1496     
    Age when 1st told you had bronch   yrs .....  HAC3FR         1497-1499      
    Age when first told you had emph   yrs .....  HAC3GR         1500-1502      
    Age when 1st told you had hay fev   yrs ....  HAC3HR         1503-1505      
    Age when 1st told you had catar   yrs ......  HAC3IR         1506-1508      
    Age when 1st told you had goiter -- yrs .....  HAC3JR         1509-1511     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Age 1st told had other thyr dis -- yrs ......  HAC3KR         1512-1514     
    Age when first told you had lupus -- yrs ....  HAC3LR         1515-1517     
    Age when first told you had gout -- yrs .....  HAC3MR         1518-1520     
    Age when 1st told had skin cancer -- yrs ....  HAC3NR         1521-1523     
    Age when 1st told had other cancr   yrs ....  HAC3OR         1524-1526      
    Where was cancer located when first told ....  HAC3OS         1527-1528     
    Doctor told relatives they had diabetes .....  HAC4A               1529     
    Any relatives had heart attack before 50 ....  HAC4B               1530     
    Did grandmother have diabetes ...............  HAC5A1              1531     
    Did grandfather have diabetes ...............  HAC5A2              1532     
    Did mother have diabetes ....................  HAC5A3              1533     
    Did father have diabetes ....................  HAC5A4              1534     
    Did sister have diabetes ....................  HAC5A5              1535     
    Did brother have diabetes ...................  HAC5A6              1536     
    Did aunt have diabetes ......................  HAC5A7              1537     
    Did uncle have diabetes .....................  HAC5A8              1538     
    Did cousin have diabetes ....................  HAC5A9              1539     
    Did son have diabetes .......................  HAC5A10             1540     
    Did daughter have diabetes ..................  HAC5A11             1541     
    Did other relative have diabetes ............  HAC5A12             1542     
    Did grandmother have heart attack ...........  HAC5B1              1543     
    Did grandfather have heart attack ...........  HAC5B2              1544     
    Did mother have heart attack ................  HAC5B3              1545     
    Did father have heart attack ................  HAC5B4              1546     
    Did sister have heart attack ................  HAC5B5              1547     
    Did brother have heart attack ...............  HAC5B6              1548     
    Did aunt have heart attack ..................  HAC5B7              1549     
    Did uncle have heart attack .................  HAC5B8              1550     
    Did cousin have heart attack ................  HAC5B9              1551     
    Did son have heart attack ...................  HAC5B10             1552     
    Did daughter have heart attack ..............  HAC5B11             1553     
    Did other relative have heart attack ........  HAC5B12             1554     
    Doctor told mother she had osteoporosis .....  HAC6                1555     
    Did your bio mother ever fracture hip .......  HAC7                1556     
    How many times mother fractured hip .........  HAC7A               1557     
    Age of mother at first hip fracture .........  HAC8           1558-1560     
                                                                                
                              SECTION D. DIABETES                               
                                                                                
    Ever been told you have sugar/diabetes ......  HAD1                1561     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Check item. Refer to sex of SP ..............  HAD2                1562     
    Were you pregnant when told had diabetes ....  HAD3                1563     
    Other than pregnant,doctor told diabetes ....  HAD4                1564     
    Age first told you had diabetes -- yrs ......  HAD5R          1565-1567     
    Are you now taking insulin ..................  HAD6                1568     
    How often you take insulin - times/week .....  HAD7S          1569-1570     
    On average, how many units per day taken ....  HAD8           1571-1573     
    How long have you taken insulin - months ....  HAD9S          1574-1577     
    Are you now taking diabetes pills ...........  HAD10               1578     
    How often check urine for sugar-times/mo ....  HAD11AS        1579-1581     
    How often check blood for sugar-times/mo ....  HAD11BS        1582-1584     
    # days since last eye exam by doctor ........  HAD12S         1585-1589     
    # days since eye exam w/ pupils dialated ....  HAD13S         1590-1594     
    Ever had photographs taken of retina ........  HAD14               1595     
    Ever told diabetes affected your eyes .......  HAD15               1596     
                                                                                
                   SECTION E. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/CHOLESTEROL                   
                                                                                
    How long since doctor took blood press ......  HAE1                1597     
    Doctor ever told had hypertension/HBP .......  HAE2                1598     
    Told 2+ times you had hypertension/HBP ......  HAE3                1599     
    Doctor told take prescribed med for HBP .....  HAE4A               1600     
    Doctor told control/lose weight for HBP .....  HAE4B               1601     
    Doctor told cut salt intake for HBP .........  HAE4C               1602     
    Doctor told do anything else for HBP ........  HAE4D               1603     
    Doctor told exercise more for HBP ...........  HAE4D1              1604     
    Doctor told restrict alcohol for HBP ........  HAE4D2              1605     
    Doctor told stop smoking for HBP ............  HAE4D3              1606     
    Doctor told reduce tension for HBP ..........  HAE4D4              1607     
    Doctor told change diet for HBP .............  HAE4D5              1608     
    Doctor told make other changes for HBP ......  HAE4D6              1609     
    Now taking prescribed medicine for HBP ......  HAE5A               1610     
    Now controlling or losing weight for HBP ....  HAE5B               1611     
    Now using less salt or sodium for HBP .......  HAE5C               1612     
    Now exercising for high blood pressure ......  HAE5D1              1613     
    Now restricting alcohol for HBP .............  HAE5D2              1614     
    Now quit smoking for high blood pressure ....  HAE5D3              1615     
    Now reduced tension for HBP .................  HAE5D4              1616     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Now made diet changes for HBP ...............  HAE5D5              1617     
    Now made other changes for HBP ..............  HAE5D6              1618     
    Ever had blood cholesterol checked ..........  HAE6                1619     
    Doctor told blood cholesterol level high ....  HAE7                1620     
    Doctor told eat less fat for HBC ............  HAE8A               1621     
    Doctor told lose weight for HBC .............  HAE8B               1622     
    Doctor told exercise for HBC ................  HAE8C               1623     
    Doctor told take medicine for HBC ...........  HAE8D               1624     
    Now eat less high fat foods for HBC .........  HAE9A               1625     
    Now losing weight to lower cholesterol ......  HAE9B               1626     
    Now exercising to lower cholesterol .........  HAE9C               1627     
    Take prescribed med to lower cholesterol ....  HAE9D               1628     
    Check item. Mark first applicable box .......  HAE10               1629     
    On own for HBC, eat fewer high fat foods ....  HAE11A              1630     
    On own for HBC, controlled/lost weight ......  HAE11B              1631     
    On own for HBC, exercise more ...............  HAE11C              1632     
                                                                                
                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
                                                                                
    Ever had any pain or discomfort in chest ....  HAF1                1633     
    Get chest pain when walk uphill or hurry ....  HAF2                1634     
    Get chest pain if walk at ordinary pace .....  HAF3                1635     
    What do if get chest pain while walking .....  HAF4                1636     
    If stand still is chest pain relieved .......  HAF5                1637     
    How soon is the chest pain relieved .........  HAF6                1638     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 1 ....  HAF7A               1639     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 2 ....  HAF7B               1640     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 3 ....  HAF7C               1641     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 4 ....  HAF7D               1642     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 5 ....  HAF7E               1643     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 6 ....  HAF7F               1644     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 7 ....  HAF7G               1645     
    Where is pain/discomfort located -area 8 ....  HAF7H               1646     
    Ever had severe chest pain for half hr + ....  HAF9                1647     
    Doctor ever told you had a heart attack .....  HAF10               1648     
    How many heart attacks have you had .........  HAF11          1649-1650     
    Age when you had 1st heart attack -- yrs ....  HAF12R         1651-1653     
    Age when had last heart attack -- yrs .......  HAF13R         1654-1656     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Get pain in either leg while walking ........  HAF14               1657     
    Leg pain begin while stand still/sitting ....  HAF15               1658     
    In what part of leg do you feel it ..........  HAF16               1659     
    Get leg pain when walk uphill or hurry ......  HAF17               1660     
    Get leg pain,walk at ordinary pace,level ....  HAF18               1661     
    Leg pain ever disappear while walking .......  HAF19               1662     
    If leg pain: stop walking or continue .......  HAF20               1663     
    Is leg pain relieved if you stand still .....  HAF21               1664     
    How soon is leg pain relieved ...............  HAF22               1665     
    Weak/paralysis on face,arm,leg for >5min ....  HAF23               1666     
    Numbness etc,1 side face/body for >5 min ....  HAF24               1667     
    Loss of vision in 1/both eyes for >5 min ....  HAF25               1668     
    Severe dizziness for more than 5 minutes ....  HAF26               1669     
    Problem with ability to speak/understand ....  HAF27               1670     
                                                                                
                     SECTION G. MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS                      
                                                                                
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAG1                1671     
    Ever had back pain most days for 1+ mo ......  HAG2                1672     
    Have you had back pain in past 12 months ....  HAG3                1673     
    What part of back is pain - area 1 ..........  HAG4A               1674     
    What part of back is pain - area 2 ..........  HAG4B               1675     
    What part of back is pain - area 3 ..........  HAG4C               1676     
    ...........................................    HAG5_               1677     
    Doctor told you had broken/fractured hip ....  HAG5A               1678     
    Doctor told had broken/fractured wrist ......  HAG5B               1679     
    Doctor told had broken/fractured spine ......  HAG5C               1680     
    Number of times you fractured your hip ......  HAG6A          1681-1682     
    Number of times fractured your wrist ........  HAG6B          1683-1684     
    Number of times fractured your spine ........  HAG6C          1685-1686     
    Check item. Refer to G5 .....................  HAG7                1687     
    Site of fracture 1 ..........................  HAG8A               1688     
    Site of fracture 2 ..........................  HAG8B               1689     
    Site of fracture 3 ..........................  HAG8C               1690     
    Site of fracture 4 ..........................  HAG8D               1691     
    Site of fracture 5 ..........................  HAG8E               1692     
    Site of fracture 6 ..........................  HAG8F               1693     
    Age when fractured ...- 1st time -- yrs .....  HAG9AR         1694-1696     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Age when fractured ...- 2nd time -- yrs .....  HAG9BR         1697-1699     
    Age when fractured ...- 3rd time -- yrs .....  HAG9CR         1700-1702     
    Age when fractured ...- 4th time -- yrs .....  HAG9DR         1703-1705     
    Age when fractured ...- 5th time -- yrs .....  HAG9ER         1706-1708     
    Age when fractured ...- 6th time -- yrs .....  HAG9FR         1709-1711     
    Fracture 1: low/hi fall or severe trauma ....  HAG10A              1712     
    Fracture 2: low/hi fall or severe trauma ....  HAG10B              1713     
    Fracture 3: low/hi fall or severe trauma ....  HAG10C              1714     
    Fracture 4: low/hi fall or severe trauma ....  HAG10D              1715     
    Fracture 5: low/hi fall or severe trauma ....  HAG10E              1716     
    Fracture 6: low/hi fall or severe trauma ....  HAG10F              1717     
    Doctor ever told you had osteoporosis .......  HAG11               1718     
    Were you treated for osteoporosis ...........  HAG12               1719     
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAG13               1720     
    # times fall on floor/object past 12 mo .....  HAG14          1721-1722     
    Fall cause broken bone, injury, med care ....  HAG15               1723     
    Ever had hand pain most days for 6+ wks .....  HAG16               1724     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 1 .............  HAG17A              1725     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 2 .............  HAG17B              1726     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 3 .............  HAG17C              1727     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 4 .............  HAG17D              1728     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 5 .............  HAG17E              1729     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 6 .............  HAG17F              1730     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 7 .............  HAG17G              1731     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 8 .............  HAG17H              1732     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 9 .............  HAG17I              1733     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 10 ............  HAG17J              1734     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 11 ............  HAG17K              1735     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 12 ............  HAG17L              1736     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 13 ............  HAG17M              1737     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 14 ............  HAG17N              1738     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 15 ............  HAG17O              1739     
    Pain, stiff right hand, joint 32 ............  HAG17FF             1740     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 16 .............  HAG17P              1741     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 17 .............  HAG17Q              1742     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 18 .............  HAG17R              1743     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 19 .............  HAG17S              1744     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 20 .............  HAG17T              1745     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 21 .............  HAG17U              1746     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 22 .............  HAG17V              1747     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 23 .............  HAG17W              1748     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 24 .............  HAG17X              1749     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 25 .............  HAG17Y              1750     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 26 .............  HAG17Z              1751     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 27 .............  HAG17AA             1752     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 28 .............  HAG17BB             1753     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 29 .............  HAG17CC             1754     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 30 .............  HAG17DD             1755     
    Pain, stiff left hand, joint 31 .............  HAG17EE             1756     
    Swelling in hands...most days for 6+ wks ....  HAG18               1757     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 1 .............  HAG19A              1758     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 2 .............  HAG19B              1759     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 3 .............  HAG19C              1760     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 4 .............  HAG19D              1761     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 5 .............  HAG19E              1762     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 6 .............  HAG19F              1763     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 7 .............  HAG19G              1764     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 8 .............  HAG19H              1765     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 9 .............  HAG19I              1766     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 10 ............  HAG19J              1767     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 11 ............  HAG19K              1768     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 12 ............  HAG19L              1769     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 13 ............  HAG19M              1770     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 14 ............  HAG19N              1771     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 15 ............  HAG19O              1772     
    Swelling in right hand, joint 32 ............  HAG19FF             1773     
    Swelling in left  hand, joint 16 ............  HAG19P              1774     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 17 .............  HAG19Q              1775     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 18 .............  HAG19R              1776     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 19 .............  HAG19S              1777     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 20 .............  HAG19T              1778     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 21 .............  HAG19U              1779     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 22 .............  HAG19V              1780     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 23 .............  HAG19W              1781     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 24 .............  HAG19X              1782     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 25 .............  HAG19Y              1783     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 26 .............  HAG19Z              1784     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 27 .............  HAG19AA             1785     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Swelling in left hand, joint 28 .............  HAG19BB             1786     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 29 .............  HAG19CC             1787     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 30 .............  HAG19DD             1788     
    Swelling in left hand, joint 31 .............  HAG19EE             1789     
    Stiff hands in morn most days for 6+ wks ....  HAG20               1790     
    How long does morning stiffness last ........  HAG21               1791     
    Ever have knee pain most days for 6+ wks ....  HAG22               1792     
    Have pain in right, left, or both knees .....  HAG23               1793     
    Does knee hurt at rest as well as moving ....  HAG24               1794     
    Swelling in knees...most days for 6+ wks ....  HAG25               1795     
    Swelling in right, left, or both knees ......  HAG26               1796     
    Stiff knees in morn most days for 6+ wks ....  HAG27               1797     
    Stiffness in right, left, or both knees .....  HAG28               1798     
    How long morning knee stiffness last ........  HAG29               1799     
    Ever had hip pain most days for 6+ weeks ....  HAG30               1800     
    Have pain in right, left, or both hips ......  HAG31               1801     
    Doctor ever told you had hip dysplasia ......  HAG32               1802     
    Doctor ever told you had scoliosis ..........  HAG33               1803     
    Do you have chronic limp (lasted >3 mo) .....  HAG34               1804     
                                                                                
                        SECTION H. PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING                         
                                                                                
    Difficulty walking a quarter of a mile ......  HAH1                1805     
    Difficulty walking 10 steps without rest ....  HAH2                1806     
    Difficulty stooping, crouching, kneeling ....  HAH3                1807     
    Difficulty lifting or carrying 10 pounds ....  HAH4                1808     
    Difficulty doing chores around the house ....  HAH5                1809     
    Difficulty preparing own meals ..............  HAH6                1810     
    Difficulty managing your money ..............  HAH7                1811     
    Difficulty walking room to room, 1 level ....  HAH8                1812     
    Difficulty standing from armless chair ......  HAH9                1813     
    Difficulty getting in or out of bed .........  HAH10               1814     
    Difficulty eating ...........................  HAH11               1815     
    Difficulty dressing yourself ................  HAH12               1816     
    Need help with personal care needs ..........  HAH13               1817     
    Need help in handling routine needs .........  HAH14               1818     
    Use device to help get around: cane, etc ....  HAH15               1819     
    Do you use any special eating utensils ......  HAH16               1820     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Use aids or devices to help you dress .......  HAH17               1821     
                                                                                
                         SECTION J. GALLBLADDER DISEASE                         
                                                                                
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAJ0                1822     
    Pain in area in diagram in past 12 mo .......  HAJ1                1823     
    Most uncomfortable pain located - area 1 ....  HAJ2A               1824     
    Most uncomfortable pain located - area 2 ....  HAJ2B               1825     
    Most uncomfortable pain located - area 3 ....  HAJ2C               1826     
    Past 12 mo, longest episode of pain -min ....  HAJ3S          1827-1832     
    How many days had pain in past 12 months ....  HAJ4           1833-1835     
    Was pain continuous or did come and go ......  HAJ5                1836     
    If moved around,hurt more/less/no differ ....  HAJ6                1837     
    Ever seen doctor about this pain ............  HAJ7                1838     
    What did the doctor say caused the pain .....  HAJ8           1839-1840     
    Doctor ever told you had gallstones .........  HAJ9                1841     
    Reason visit doctor when told gallstones ....  HAJ10          1842-1843     
    Gallstone medical treatment, not surgery ....  HAJ11               1844     
    Have you ever had gallbladder surgery .......  HAJ12               1845     
    Age when you had gallbladder surgery ........  HAJ13          1846-1848     
    Check item. Refer to J8, J10, and J12 .......  HAJ14               1849     
    Pain continue after gallbladder surgery .....  HAJ15               1850     
    Doctor ever told you had gallstones .........  HAJ16               1851     
    Have you ever had gallbladder surgery .......  HAJ17               1852     
    Age when had gallbladder surgery -- yrs .....  HAJ18R         1853-1855     
                                                                                
                          SECTION K. KIDNEY CONDITIONS                          
                                                                                
    Have you ever had kidney stones .............  HAK1                1856     
    How many times you passed a kidney stone ....  HAK2           1857-1858     
    Ever had medication for kidney stones .......  HAK3A               1859     
    Age had first kidney stone medication .......  HAK3A1         1860-1862     
    Ever had lithotripsy for kidney stones ......  HAK3B               1863     
    Ever had surgery to remove kidney stones ....  HAK3C               1864     
    # times had bladder infection ...............  HAK4                1865     
    # of bladder infections in past 12 mos ......  HAK5           1866-1867     
    Symptoms of bladder infection for >3 mo .....  HAK6                1868     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder ....  HAK7                1869     
    Age 1st had inter.cystitis/painful blad. ....  HAK8           1870-1872     
    # times per night you get up to urinate .....  HAK9                1873     
    When urinate,feel like bladder not empty ....  HAK10               1874     
    Usually have trouble starting to urinate ....  HAK11               1875     
    Check item. Refer to sex and age of SP ......  HAK12               1876     
    Has urinary stream decreased over years .....  HAK13               1877     
    Ever had non-cancer prostate surgery ........  HAK14               1878     
                                                                                
                       SECTION L. RESPIRATORY AND ALLERGY                       
                                                                                
    Cough most days, 3+ consecutive mo in yr ....  HAL1                1879     
    How many years have you had this cough ......  HAL2           1880-1882     
    Bring up phlegm, 3+ consecutive mo in yr ....  HAL3                1883     
    How many years had trouble with phlegm ......  HAL4           1884-1886     
    Shortness of breath, hurry/walk up hill .....  HAL5                1887     
    Had wheezing,whistle in chest past 12 mo ....  HAL6                1888     
    # episodes,wheezing/whistling past 12 mo ....  HAL7           1889-1891     
    # times in hospital, wheezing, past 12mo ....  HAL8           1892-1894     
    # times to doctor/ER, wheezing,past 12mo ....  HAL9           1895-1897     
    No cold but chest sounds wheezy/whistles ....  HAL10               1898     
    Stuffy, itchy, or runny nose, past 12 mo ....  HAL11A              1899     
    Watery, itchy eyes in past 12 months ........  HAL11B              1900     
    # episodes itchy...nose/eyes, past 12 mo ....  HAL12          1901-1903     
    Check item. Refer to L6 - L11 ...............  HAL13               1904     
    Symptoms brought on by:exercise/cold air ....  HAL14A              1905     
    Symptoms brought on by: animals .............  HAL14B              1906     
    Symptoms brought on by: house dust ..........  HAL14C              1907     
    Symptoms brought on by: work environment ....  HAL14D              1908     
    Symptoms brought on by: pollen ..............  HAL14E              1909     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: all months .....  HAL15A              1910     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: January ........  HAL15B              1911     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: February .......  HAL15C              1912     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: March ..........  HAL15D              1913     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: April ..........  HAL15E              1914     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: May ............  HAL15F              1915     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: June ...........  HAL15G              1916     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: July ...........  HAL15H              1917     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Month pollen symptoms worse: August .........  HAL15I              1918     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: September ......  HAL15J              1919     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: October ........  HAL15K              1920     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: November .......  HAL15L              1921     
    Month pollen symptoms worse: December .......  HAL15M              1922     
    Severe reaction from insect sting ...........  HAL16A              1923     
    Severe reaction < one hour after eating .....  HAL16B              1924     
    Severe reaction after allergy shot/test .....  HAL17               1925     
    Ever give up/avoid pet due to allergies .....  HAL18               1926     
    In past 12 months had: cold or flu ..........  HAL19A              1927     
    In past 12 mo had: sinusitis/sinus prob .....  HAL19B              1928     
    In past 12 months had: pneumonia ............  HAL19C              1929     
    # episodes in past 12 month: cold or flu ....  HAL20A         1930-1932     
    # episodes in past 12 months: sinusitis .....  HAL20B         1933-1935     
    # episodes in past 12 months: pneumonia .....  HAL20C         1936-1938     
                                                                                
                                SECTION M. DIET                                 
                                                                                
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAM1                1939     
    Receive meals from senior program ...........  HAM2                1940     
    Are senior meals delivered to your home .....  HAM3                1941     
    How often do you eat breakfast ..............  HAM4                1942     
    How tall are you without shoes - inches .....  HAM5S          1943-1945     
    How much do you weigh w/out clothes -lbs ....  HAM6S          1946-1948     
    How much did you weigh 10 years ago -lbs ....  HAM8S          1949-1951     
    How much did you weigh at age 25 - lbs ......  HAM9S          1952-1954     
    Up to present time,most ever weighed-lbs ....  HAM10S         1955-1957     
    Consider self over/under/right weight .......  HAM11               1958     
    Would you like to weigh more,less,same ......  HAM12               1959     
    Tried to lose weight in past 12 months ......  HAM13               1960     
    Past 12 mo, changed what eat, med reason ....  HAM14               1961     
    Medical reason to change eating: obesity ....  HAM15A              1962     
    Medical reason to change eating: high BP ....  HAM15B              1963     
    Med reason to change eating: cholesterol ....  HAM15C              1964     
    Medical reason to change eating:diabetes ....  HAM15D              1965     
    Med reason change eating: heart disease .....  HAM15E              1966     
    Medical reason to change eating: allergy ....  HAM15F              1967     
    Medical reason to change eating: ulcer ......  HAM15G              1968     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Med reason to change eating:other reason ....  HAM15H              1969     
    Med reason to change eating: pregnancy ......  HAM15K              1970     
    Med reason to change eating: arthritis ......  HAM15L              1971     
    Med reason to change eating: back pain ......  HAM15M              1972     
    Med reason change eating:stomach/gastric ....  HAM15N              1973     
    Med reason change eating: cancer/tumors .....  HAM15O              1974     
    Med reason change eat: dental/oral probs ....  HAM15P              1975     
    Med reason to change eating:constipation ....  HAM15Q              1976     
    Med reason change eat: gallstone/bladder ....  HAM15R              1977     
    Med reason change eat: intestinal probs .....  HAM15S              1978     
    Medical reason to change eating: hernia .....  HAM15T              1979     
    Medical reason to change eating: anemia .....  HAM15U              1980     
    Medical reason to change eating: stroke .....  HAM15V              1981     
    Med reason change eating: psychological .....  HAM15W              1982     
    Med to change eating:infections/viruses .....  HAM15X              1983     
    Medical reason to change eating: dietary ....  HAM15Y              1984     
    Med reason to change eat: general health ....  HAM15Z              1985     
                                                                                
                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
                                                                                
    Chocolate milk and hot cocoa - times/mo .....  HAN1AS         1986-1988     
    Milk to drink or on cereal - times/month ....  HAN1BS         1989-1992     
    Question 1a check item, used in skip ........  HAN1C               1993     
    What type of milk - whole, 2%, 1%, skim .....  HAN1D          1994-1995     
    Yogurt and frozen yogurt - times/month ......  HAN1ES         1996-1998     
    Ice cream,ice milk,milkshakes - times/mo ....  HAN1FS         1999-2001     
    Cheese, all types - times/month .............  HAN1GS         2002-2004     
    Pizza, calzone, lasagna - times/month .......  HAN1HS         2005-2007     
    Cheese dishes - times/month .................  HAN1IS         2008-2010     
    Stew or soup with vegetables - times/mo .....  HAN2AS         2011-2013     
    Spaghetti/pasta w/ tomato sauce-times/mo ....  HAN2BS         2014-2016     
    Bacon/sausage/processed meats - times/mo ....  HAN2CS         2017-2020     
    Liver and other organ meats - times/mo ......  HAN2DS         2021-2023     
    Beef - times/month ..........................  HAN2ES         2024-2026     
    Pork and ham - times/month ..................  HAN2FS         2027-2029     
    Shrimp, clams, etc - times/mo ...............  HAN2GS         2030-2032     
    Fish - times/month ..........................  HAN2HS         2033-2035     
    Chicken and turkey - times/month ............  HAN2IS         2036-2038     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Eggs - times/month ..........................  HAN2JS         2039-2041     
    Orange juice, etc - times/month .............  HAN3AS         2042-2044     
    Other fruit juices - times/month ............  HAN3BS         2045-2047     
    Citrus fruits - times/month .................  HAN3CS         2048-2050     
    Melons - times/month ........................  HAN3DS         2051-2053     
    Peaches, nectarines, etc - times/month ......  HAN3ES         2054-2056     
    Any other fruits - times/month ..............  HAN3FS         2057-2059     
    Carrots - times/month .......................  HAN4AS         2060-2062     
    Broccoli - times/month ......................  HAN4BS         2063-2065     
    Brussel sprouts/cauliflower - times/mo ......  HAN4CS         2066-2068     
    White potatoes - times/month ................  HAN4DS         2069-2071     
    Sweet potatoes, yams, etc - times/month .....  HAN4ES         2072-2074     
    Tomatoes - times/month ......................  HAN4FS         2075-2077     
    Spinach, greens, etc - times/month ..........  HAN4GS         2078-2080     
    Tossed salad - times/month ..................  HAN4HS         2081-2083     
    Cabbage, cole slaw, sauerkraut-times/mo .....  HAN4IS         2084-2086     
    Hot red chili peppers - times/month .........  HAN4JS         2087-2089     
    Other peppers - times/month .................  HAN4KS         2090-2092     
    Any other vegetables - times/month ..........  HAN4LS         2093-2095     
    Beans, lentils, chickpeas - times/month .....  HAN5AS         2096-2098     
    Peanuts, peanut butter, etc - times/mo ......  HAN5BS         2099-2101     
    Cereals: All-Bran, etc - times/month ........  HAN5CS         2102-2104     
    Cereals: Total, etc - times/month ...........  HAN5DS         2105-2107     
    All other cold cereals - times/month ........  HAN5ES         2108-2110     
    Cooked, hot cereals - times/month ...........  HAN5FS         2111-2113     
    White bread, rolls, etc - times/month .......  HAN5GS         2114-2116     
    Dark breads and rolls - times/month .........  HAN5HS         2117-2119     
    Corn bread, muffins, tortillas-times/mo .....  HAN5IS         2120-2122     
    Flour tortillas - times/month ...............  HAN5JS         2123-2125     
    Rice - times/month ..........................  HAN5KS         2126-2128     
    Salted snacks - times/month .................  HAN5LS         2129-2131     
    Cakes, cookies, brownies, etc - times/mo ....  HAN6AS         2132-2135     
    Chocolate candy and fudge - times/month .....  HAN6BS         2136-2138     
    Hi-C, Tang, Koolaid, etc - times/month ......  HAN6CS         2139-2142     
    Diet colas, diet sodas, etc - times/mo ......  HAN6DS         2143-2145     
    Regular colas and sodas - times/month .......  HAN6ES         2146-2149     
    Regular coffee - times/month ................  HAN6FS         2150-2153     
    Regular tea - times/month ...................  HAN6GS         2154-2157     
    Beer and lite beer - times/month ............  HAN6HS         2158-2160     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Wine, etc - times/month .....................  HAN6IS         2161-2163     
    Hard liquor - times/month ...................  HAN6JS         2164-2166     
    Margarine - times/month .....................  HAN7AS         2167-2169     
    Butter - times/month ........................  HAN7BS         2170-2172     
    Oil/vinegar, mayonnaise, etc - times/mo .....  HAN7CS         2173-2175     
    1st other food or beverage - specified ......  HAN8ACD        2176-2177     
    1st other food or beverage - times/month ....  HAN8AS         2178-2181     
    2nd other food or beverage - specified ......  HAN8BCD        2182-2183     
    2nd other food or beverage - times/month ....  HAN8BS         2184-2187     
    3rd other food or beverage - specified ......  HAN8CCD        2188-2189     
    3rd other food or beverage - times/month ....  HAN8CS         2190-2192     
    4th other food or beverage - specified ......  HAN8DCD        2193-2194     
    4th other food or beverage - times/month ....  HAN8DS         2195-2197     
    5th other food or beverage - specified ......  HAN8ECD        2198-2199     
    5th other food or beverage - times/month ....  HAN8ES         2200-2202     
    6th other food or beverage - specified ......  HAN8FCD        2203-2204     
    6th other food or beverage - times/month ....  HAN8FS         2205-2207     
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAN9                2208     
    How often drink milk when child (5-12) ......  HAN10A              2209     
    How often drnk milk when teenager(13-17) ....  HAN10B              2210     
    How often drink milk, young adult(18-35) ....  HAN10C              2211     
    How often drnk milk,mid-age adult(36-65) ....  HAN10D              2212     
    How often drink milk,older adult(over65) ....  HAN10E              2213     
                                                                                
                         SECTION P. VISION AND HEARING                          
                                                                                
    Have total blindness in one or both eyes ....  HAP1                2214     
    Total blindness in 1 eye or in both eyes ....  HAP1A               2215     
    Do you use glasses, contacts, or both .......  HAP2                2216     
    Trouble seeing w/one/both eyes w/glasses ....  HAP3                2217     
    W/glasses recognize friend across street ....  HAP4                2218     
    W/ glasses recognize friend across room .....  HAP5                2219     
    W/ glasses recognize friend arms length .....  HAP6                2220     
    W/glasses recognize friend face,close up ....  HAP7                2221     
    W/ glasses see enough to read news print ....  HAP8                2222     
    W/ glasses see enough to read headlines .....  HAP9                2223     
    Have total deafness in one or both ears .....  HAP10               2224     
    Total deafness in 1 ear or in both ears .....  HAP10A              2225     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Do you use a hearing aid ....................  HAP11               2226     
    Have trouble hearing even w/hearing aid .....  HAP12               2227     
    W/ aid can hear most things people say ......  HAP13               2228     
    W/aid can hear only few words/loud noise ....  HAP14               2229     
    Difficulty using phone, hearing problems ....  HAP15               2230     
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAP16               2231     
    Repeat item: 'apple' (first trial) ..........  HAP17A1             2232     
    Repeat item: 'table' (first trial) ..........  HAP17A2             2233     
    Repeat item: 'penny' (first trial) ..........  HAP17A3             2234     
    Number of trials until objects learned ......  HAP17B              2235     
    Dollars left: have $20 and take away $3 .....  HAP18A         2236-2237     
    Dollars left: subtract $3 from $17 ..........  HAP18B         2238-2239     
    Dollars left: subtract $3 from $14 ..........  HAP18C         2240-2241     
    Dollars left: subtract $3 from $11 ..........  HAP18D         2242-2243     
    Dollars left: subtract $3 from $8 ...........  HAP18E         2244-2245     
    Repeat item: 'apple' (second trial) .........  HAP19A              2246     
    Repeat item: 'table' (second trial) .........  HAP19B              2247     
    Repeat item: 'penny' (second trial) .........  HAP19C              2248     
                                                                                
                       SECTION Q. DENTAL CARE AND STATUS                        
                                                                                
    Describe natural teeth: excellent...poor ....  HAQ1           2249-2250     
    Dental care needed:teeth filled/replaced ....  HAQ2A               2251     
    Dental care needed: teeth pulled ............  HAQ2B               2252     
    Dental care needed: gum treatment ...........  HAQ2C               2253     
    Dental care needed: denture work ............  HAQ2D               2254     
    Dental care needed: relief of pain ..........  HAQ2E               2255     
    Dental care needed:to improve appearance ....  HAQ2F               2256     
    Dental care needed: other ...................  HAQ2G               2257     
    Dental care needed: nothing .................  HAQ2I               2258     
    Dental care needed: cleaning ................  HAQ2K               2259     
    Dental care needed: checkup .................  HAQ2L               2260     
    How often do you go to dentist/hygienist ....  HAQ4           2261-2262     
    Past 12 mo,had cold sores/fever blisters ....  HAQ5                2263     
    Past 12 months, had canker/mouth sores ......  HAQ6                2264     
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAQ7                2265     
    Ever received orthodontic treatment .........  HAQ8                2266     
    Age started recent orthodontic treatment ....  HAQ9           2267-2268     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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                               SECTION R. TOBACCO                               
                                                                                
    Have you smoked 100+ cigarettes in life .....  HAR1                2269     
    Age when you started smoking regularly ......  HAR2           2270-2272     
    Do you smoke cigarettes now .................  HAR3                2273     
    # cigarettes smoked per day .................  HAR4S          2274-2276     
    How many yrs have you smoked this amount ....  HAR5           2277-2279     
    Ever period of 1+ years when smoked more ....  HAR6                2280     
    # cigarettes per day when smoking most ......  HAR7S          2281-2284     
    How many years did you smoke that amount ....  HAR8           2285-2287     
    Ever quit smoking for one year or longer ....  HAR9                2288     
    How many years not smoked since started .....  HAR10          2289-2291     
    # cigarettes smoked per day at that time ....  HAR12S         2292-2294     
    Quit smoking,health problem from smoking ....  HAR13               2295     
    Ever used chewing tobacco or snuff ..........  HAR14               2296     
    Age 1st use chew tobacco/snuff regularly ....  HAR15          2297-2299     
    Do you use chewing tobacco or snuff now .....  HAR16               2300     
    Which - chewing tobacco or snuff ............  HAR17               2301     
    # containers of snuff used per week .........  HAR18AS        2302-2304     
    # containers of chewing tobacco per week ....  HAR18BS        2305-2307     
    Place in right, left, or front of mouth .....  HAR19A              2308     
    Place in top or bottom of mouth .............  HAR19B              2309     
    Which used, chewing tobacco or snuff ........  HAR21               2310     
    Quit chew/snuff, related health problem .....  HAR22               2311     
    Ever smoke at least 20 cigars in life .......  HAR23               2312     
    Do you now smoke cigars .....................  HAR24               2313     
    How many cigars do you smoke per day ........  HAR25          2314-2315     
    Ever smoke 20 pipes of tobacco in life ......  HAR26               2316     
    Do you now smoke a pipe .....................  HAR27               2317     
    How many pipefuls tobacco smoke per day .....  HAR28          2318-2319     
                                                                                
                      SECTION S. OCCUPATION/LANGUAGE USAGE                      
                                                                                
    Past 2 wks, did you work at job/business ....  HAS1                2320     
    Past 2 weeks, did you have job/business .....  HAS2                2321     
    Looking for work or on layoff from job ......  HAS3                2322     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Which, looking for work or on layoff ........  HAS4                2323     
    Check item.  Refer to S2 ....................  HAS5                2324     
    What kind of business or industry -- rcd ....  HAS8R          2325-2326     
    What kind of work were you doing -- rcd .....  HAS9R          2327-2328     
    Class of worker .............................  HAS11          2329-2330     
    How long in months worked at that job .......  HAS12S         2331-2334     
    Check item. Refer to S1 and S2 ..............  HAS13               2335     
    At work, hours per day can smell smoking ....  HAS14          2336-2337     
    In job, ever wear protective equipment ......  HAS15               2338     
    Ever wear eye protection ....................  HAS16A              2339     
    Ever wear protective gloves .................  HAS16B              2340     
    Ever wear dust mask .........................  HAS16C              2341     
    Ever wear respirator ........................  HAS16D              2342     
    What kind of work were you doing longest ....  HAS17               2343     
    What kind of work doing longest  -- rcd .....  HAS17R         2344-2345     
    How long this kind of work-all employers ....  HAS18          2346-2348     
    What business/industry worked in longest ....  HAS19               2349     
    Check item. Refer to S1 and S12 .............  HAS21               2350     
    What were you doing most of past 12 mo ......  HAS22          2351-2352     
    Limited in work by health problem ...........  HAS23               2353     
    Limited in housework by health problem ......  HAS24               2354     
    Limited in activities by health problem .....  HAS25               2355     
    Ever change work/housework, health prob .....  HAS26               2356     
    Did you change permanently to easier job ....  HAS27A              2357     
    Did you change temporarily to easier job ....  HAS27B              2358     
    Did you cut down to part-time work only .....  HAS27C              2359     
    Did you have to stop work for few months ....  HAS27D              2360     
    Did you retire because of a disability ......  HAS27E              2361     
    Did you have to cut down on housework .......  HAS27F              2362     
    Did you stop doing all housework ............  HAS27G              2363     
    Did you make some other change ..............  HAS27H              2364     
    Other specify - coded .......................  HAS27HCD            2365     
    Language you mainly speak at home ...........  HAS28               2366     
    Language you mainly speak at work/school ....  HAS29          2367-2368     
                                                                                
                              SECTION T. EXERCISE                               
                                                                                
    Walking activity - intensity rating .........  HAT1MET        2369-2371     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Past mo,how often walk mile without stop ....  HAT1S          2372-2375     
    In the past month, did you jog or run .......  HAT2                2376     
    Jog or run activity - intensity rating ......  HAT2MET             2377     
    Past month, how often did you jog or run ....  HAT3S          2378-2381     
    Past mo, ride bicycle/exercise bicycle ......  HAT4                2382     
    Bicycle activity - intensity rating .........  HAT4MET             2383     
    Past mo, how often ride bike/exer bike ......  HAT5S          2384-2387     
    In the past month did you swim ..............  HAT6                2388     
    Swim activity - intensity rating ............  HAT6MET             2389     
    Past month, how often did you swim ..........  HAT7S          2390-2393     
    Past mo, do aerobics or aerobic dancing .....  HAT8                2394     
    Aerobics activity - intensity rating ........  HAT8MET             2395     
    Past mo, how often did aerobics/dancing .....  HAT9S          2396-2399     
    Past month, did you do other dancing ........  HAT10               2400     
    Other dancing activity -intensity rating ....  HAT10MET       2401-2403     
    Past month, how often did other dancing .....  HAT11S         2404-2407     
    Past month, do calisthenics or exercises ....  HAT12               2408     
    Calisthenics activity - intensity rating ....  HAT12MET       2409-2411     
    Past mo, how often did calisthenics/exer ....  HAT13S         2412-2415     
    Past month, did you do garden/yard work .....  HAT14               2416     
    Garden/yard activity - intensity rating .....  HAT14MET            2417     
    Past mo, how often did garden/yard work .....  HAT15S         2418-2421     
    In the past month, did you lift weights .....  HAT16               2422     
    Lift weights activity - intensity rating ....  HAT16MET            2423     
    Past mo, how often did you lift weights .....  HAT17S         2424-2427     
    Past mo, any other exercises, sports ... ....  HAT18               2428     
    PROBE: What - coded .........................  HAT19CD        2429-2433     
    Other activity - intensity rating ...........  HAT19MET       2434-2437     
    Past mo, how often did other activity .......  HAT20S         2438-2441     
    PROBE: Any others - coded (activity 2) ......  HAT21CD        2442-2446     
    Other activity 2 - intensity rating .........  HAT21MET       2447-2449     
    Past mo, how often did other activity 2 .....  HAT22S         2450-2453     
    PROBE: Any others - coded (activity 3) ......  HAT23CD        2454-2458     
    Other activity 3 - intensity rating .........  HAT23MET       2459-2461     
    Past mo, how often did other activity 3 .....  HAT24S         2462-2465     
    PROBE: Any others - Coded (activity 4) ......  HAT25CD        2466-2470     
    Other activity 4 - intensity rating .........  HAT25MET       2471-2473     
    Past mo, how often did other activity 4 .....  HAT26S         2474-2477     
    Compare activity for past mo to past yr .....  HAT27               2478     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Active compared with men/women your age .....  HAT28               2479     
    Check item. Refer to age of SP ..............  HAT29               2480     
    Active now compared with self 10 yrs ago ....  HAT30               2481     
                                                                                
                      SECTION V. SOCIAL SUPPORT/RESIDENCE                       
                                                                                
    # times/week on phone w/ family, friends ....  HAV1S          2482-2485     
    How often per yr together w/friends/rels ....  HAV2S          2486-2490     
    How often per year you visit w/neighbors ....  HAV3S          2491-2495     
    How often per yr attend church/services .....  HAV4S          2496-2499     
    Do you belong to any clubs or groups ........  HAV5                2500     
    How often per year attend club meetings .....  HAV6S          2501-2504     
    Weeks lived at this address -- recode .......  HAV7R          2505-2508     
    How long lived in this city/town/area .......  HAV8           2509-2510     
    Have you lived anywhere longer than here ....  HAV9                2511     
    How long did you live in longest place ......  HAV11          2512-2513     
    Where were you born -- recode ...............  HAV12R              2514     
    If not born US, how long lived US -- yrs ....  HAV13R         2515-2517     
                                                                                
                SECTION X. VITAMIN, MINERAL, AND MEDICINE USAGE                 
                                                                                
    Taken vitamins/minerals in past month .......  HAX1A               2518     
    Taken prescriptn medicines in past month ....  HAX1B               2519     
    Taken antacids in past month ................  HAX1C               2520     
    How many vitamins/minerals taken ............  HAX2A          2521-2522     
    How many prescription medicines taken .......  HAX2B          2523-2524     
    How many antacids taken .....................  HAX2C          2525-2526     
    Certainty index code-1st ....................  HAX3CG         2527-2528     
    Product class-1st ...........................  HAX3DG         2529-2530     
    How often did you take in past month-1st ....  HAX6SG         2531-2534     
    How long been taking (month)-1st ............  HAX8SG         2535-2538     
    Certainty index code-2nd ....................  HAX3CH         2539-2540     
    Product class-2nd ...........................  HAX3DH         2541-2542     
    How often did you take in past month-2nd ....  HAX6SH         2543-2546     
    How long been taking (month)-2nd ............  HAX8SH         2547-2550     
    Certainty index code-3rd ....................  HAX3CI         2551-2552     
    Product class-3rd ...........................  HAX3DI         2553-2554     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    How often did you take in past month-3rd ....  HAX6SI         2555-2558     
    How long been taking (month)-3rd ............  HAX8SI         2559-2562     
    Certainty index code-4th ....................  HAX3CJ         2563-2564     
    Product class-4th ...........................  HAX3DJ         2565-2566     
    How often did you take in past month-4th ....  HAX6SJ         2567-2570     
    How long been taking (month)-4th ............  HAX8SJ         2571-2574     
    Certainty index code-5th ....................  HAX3CK         2575-2576     
    Product class-5th ...........................  HAX3DK         2577-2578     
    How often did you take in past month-5th ....  HAX6SK         2579-2582     
    How long been taking (month)-5th ............  HAX8SK         2583-2586     
    Certainty index code-6th ....................  HAX3CL         2587-2588     
    Product class-6th ...........................  HAX3DL         2589-2590     
    How often did you take in past month-6th ....  HAX6SL         2591-2594     
    How long been taking (month)-6th ............  HAX8SL         2595-2598     
    Certainty index code-7th ....................  HAX3CM         2599-2600     
    Product class-7th ...........................  HAX3DM         2601-2602     
    How often did you take in past month-7th ....  HAX6SM         2603-2606     
    How long been taking (month)-7th ............  HAX8SM         2607-2610     
    Certainty index code-8th ....................  HAX3CN         2611-2612     
    Product class-8th ...........................  HAX3DN         2613-2614     
    How often did you take in past month-8th ....  HAX6SN         2615-2618     
    How long been taking (month)-8th ............  HAX8SN         2619-2622     
    Certainty index code-9th ....................  HAX3CO         2623-2624     
    Product class-9th ...........................  HAX3DO         2625-2626     
    How often did you take in past month-9th ....  HAX6SO         2627-2630     
    How long been taking (month)-9th ............  HAX8SO         2631-2634     
    Certainty index code-10th ...................  HAX3CP         2635-2636     
    Product class-10th ..........................  HAX3DP         2637-2638     
    How often did you take in past mnth-10th ....  HAX6SP         2639-2642     
    How long been taking (month)-10th ...........  HAX8SP         2643-2646     
    Certainty index code-11th ...................  HAX3CQ         2647-2648     
    Product class-11th ..........................  HAX3DQ         2649-2650     
    How often did you take in past mnth-11th ....  HAX6SQ         2651-2654     
    How long been taking (month)-11th ...........  HAX8SQ         2655-2658     
    Certainty index code-12th ...................  HAX3CR         2659-2660     
    Product class-12th ..........................  HAX3DR         2661-2662     
    How often did you take in past mnth-12th ....  HAX6SR         2663-2666     
    How long been taking (month)-12th ...........  HAX8SR         2667-2670     
    Certainty index code-13th ...................  HAX3CS         2671-2672     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Product class-13th ..........................  HAX3DS         2673-2674     
    How often did you take in past mnth-13th ....  HAX6SS         2675-2678     
    How long been taking (month)-13th ...........  HAX8SS         2679-2682     
    Certainty index code-14th ...................  HAX3CT         2683-2684     
    Product class-14th ..........................  HAX3DT         2685-2686     
    How often did you take in past mnth-14th ....  HAX6ST         2687-2690     
    How long been taking (month)-14th ...........  HAX8ST         2691-2694     
    Certainty index code-15th ...................  HAX3CU         2695-2696     
    Product class-15th ..........................  HAX3DU         2697-2698     
    How often did you take in past mnth-15th ....  HAX6SU         2699-2702     
    How long been taking (month)-15th ...........  HAX8SU         2703-2706     
    Certainty index code-16th ...................  HAX3CV         2707-2708     
    Product class-16th ..........................  HAX3DV         2709-2710     
    How often did you take in past mnth-16th ....  HAX6SV         2711-2714     
    How long been taking (month)-16th ...........  HAX8SV         2715-2718     
    Certainty index code-17th ...................  HAX3CW         2719-2720     
    Product class-17th ..........................  HAX3DW         2721-2722     
    How often did you take in past mnth-17th ....  HAX6SW         2723-2726     
    How long been taking (month)-17th ...........  HAX8SW         2727-2730     
    Primary drug class code-1st .................  HAX9DG         2731-2734     
    Secondary drug class code-1st ...............  HAX9EG         2735-2738     
    Tertiary drug class code-1st ................  HAX9FG         2739-2742     
    ICD-9-CM code-1st ...........................  HAX11AG        2743-2748     
    For how long been taking (days)-1st .........  HAX12SG        2749-2753     
    Primary drug class code-2nd .................  HAX9DH         2754-2757     
    Secondary drug class code-2nd ...............  HAX9EH         2758-2761     
    Tertiary drug class code-2nd ................  HAX9FH         2762-2765     
    ICD-9-CM code-2nd ...........................  HAX11AH        2766-2771     
    For how long been taking (days)-2nd .........  HAX12SH        2772-2776     
    Primary drug class code-3rd .................  HAX9DI         2777-2780     
    Secondary drug class code-3rd ...............  HAX9EI         2781-2784     
    Tertiary drug class code-3rd ................  HAX9FI         2785-2788     
    ICD-9-CM code-3rd ...........................  HAX11AI        2789-2794     
    For how long been taking (days)-3rd .........  HAX12SI        2795-2799     
    Primary drug class code-4th .................  HAX9DJ         2800-2803     
    Secondary drug class code-4th ...............  HAX9EJ         2804-2807     
    Tertiary drug class code-4th ................  HAX9FJ         2808-2811     
    ICD-9-CM code-4th ...........................  HAX11AJ        2812-2817     
    For how long been taking (days)-4th .........  HAX12SJ        2818-2822     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Primary drug class code-5th .................  HAX9DK         2823-2826     
    Secondary drug class code-5th ...............  HAX9EK         2827-2830     
    Tertiary drug class code-5th ................  HAX9FK         2831-2834     
    ICD-9-CM code-5th ...........................  HAX11AK        2835-2840     
    For how long been taking (days)-5th .........  HAX12SK        2841-2845     
    Primary drug class code-6th .................  HAX9DL         2846-2849     
    Secondary drug class code-6th ...............  HAX9EL         2850-2853     
    Tertiary drug class code-6th ................  HAX9FL         2854-2857     
    ICD-9-CM code-6th ...........................  HAX11AL        2858-2863     
    For how long been taking (days)-6th .........  HAX12SL        2864-2868     
    Primary drug class code-7th .................  HAX9DM         2869-2872     
    Secondary drug class code-7th ...............  HAX9EM         2873-2876     
    Tertiary drug class code-7th ................  HAX9FM         2877-2880     
    ICD-9-CM code-7th ...........................  HAX11AM        2881-2886     
    For how long been taking (days)-7th .........  HAX12SM        2887-2891     
    Primary drug class code-8th .................  HAX9DN         2892-2895     
    Secondary drug class code-8th ...............  HAX9EN         2896-2899     
    Tertiary drug class code-8th ................  HAX9FN         2900-2903     
    ICD-9-CM code-8th ...........................  HAX11AN        2904-2909     
    For how long been taking (days)-8th .........  HAX12SN        2910-2914     
    Primary drug class code-9th .................  HAX9DO         2915-2918     
    Secondary drug class code-9th ...............  HAX9EO         2919-2922     
    Tertiary drug class code-9th ................  HAX9FO         2923-2926     
    ICD-9-CM code-9th ...........................  HAX11AO        2927-2932     
    For how long been taking (days)-9th .........  HAX12SO        2933-2937     
    Primary drug class code-10th ................  HAX9DP         2938-2941     
    Secondary drug class code-10th ..............  HAX9EP         2942-2945     
    Tertiary drug class code-10th ...............  HAX9FP         2946-2949     
    ICD-9-CM code-10th ..........................  HAX11AP        2950-2955     
    For how long been taking (days)-10th ........  HAX12SP        2956-2960     
    Primary drug class code-11th ................  HAX9DQ         2961-2964     
    Secondary drug class code-11th ..............  HAX9EQ         2965-2968     
    Tertiary drug class code-11th ...............  HAX9FQ         2969-2972     
    ICD-9-CM code-11th ..........................  HAX11AQ        2973-2978     
    For how long been taking (days)-11th ........  HAX12SQ        2979-2983     
    Primary drug class code-12th ................  HAX9DR         2984-2987     
    Secondary drug class code-12th ..............  HAX9ER         2988-2991     
    Tertiary drug class code-12th ...............  HAX9FR         2992-2995     
    ICD-9-CM code-12th ..........................  HAX11AR        2996-3001     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    For how long been taking (days)-12th ........  HAX12SR        3002-3006     
    Primary drug class code-13th ................  HAX9DS         3007-3010     
    Secondary drug class code-13th ..............  HAX9ES         3011-3014     
    Tertiary drug class code-13th ...............  HAX9FS         3015-3018     
    ICD-9-CM code-13th ..........................  HAX11AS        3019-3024     
    For how long been taking (days)-13th ........  HAX12SS        3025-3029     
    Primary drug class code-14th ................  HAX9DT         3030-3033     
    Secondary drug class code-14th ..............  HAX9ET         3034-3037     
    Tertiary drug class code-14th ...............  HAX9FT         3038-3041     
    ICD-9-CM code-14th ..........................  HAX11AT        3042-3047     
    For how long been taking (days)-14th ........  HAX12ST        3048-3052     
    Primary drug class code-15th ................  HAX9DU         3053-3056     
    Secondary drug class code-15th ..............  HAX9EU         3057-3060     
    Tertiary drug class code-15th ...............  HAX9FU         3061-3064     
    ICD-9-CM code-15th ..........................  HAX11AU        3065-3070     
    For how long been taking (days)-15th ........  HAX12SU        3071-3075     
    Primary drug class code-16th ................  HAX9DV         3076-3079     
    Secondary drug class code-16th ..............  HAX9EV         3080-3083     
    Tertiary drug class code-16th ...............  HAX9FV         3084-3087     
    ICD-9-CM code-16th ..........................  HAX11AV        3088-3093     
    For how long been taking (days)-16th ........  HAX12SV        3094-3098     
    Antacid identification code-1st .............  HAX13AG        3099-3101     
    How often did you take in past month-1st ....  HAX15SG        3102-3105     
    How much did you take ea time (quan)-1st ....  HAX16AG        3106-3107     
    ...........................................    HAX16A1G       3108-3109     
    How long been taking (months)-1st ...........  HAX17SG        3110-3113     
    Antacid identification code-2nd .............  HAX13AH        3114-3116     
    How often did you take in past month-2nd ....  HAX15SH        3117-3120     
    How much did you take ea time (quan)-2nd ....  HAX16AH        3121-3122     
    ...........................................    HAX16A1H       3123-3124     
    How long been taking (months)-2nd ...........  HAX17SH        3125-3128     
    Antacid identification code-3rd .............  HAX13AI        3129-3131     
    How often did you take in past month-3rd ....  HAX15SI        3132-3135     
    How much did you take ea time (quan)-3rd ....  HAX16AI        3136-3137     
    ...........................................    HAX16A1I       3138-3139     
    How long been taking (months)-3rd ...........  HAX17SI        3140-3143     
    Antacid identification code-4th .............  HAX13AJ        3144-3146     
    How often did you take in past month-4th ....  HAX15SJ        3147-3150     
    How much did you take ea time (quan)-4th ....  HAX16AJ        3151-3152     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    ...........................................    HAX16A1J       3153-3154     
    How long been taking (months)-4th ...........  HAX17SJ        3155-3158     
    Taken aspirin, etc. in past month ...........  HAX18A              3159     
    How often did you take in past month ........  HAX19AS        3160-3162     
    Taken acetaminophen, etc. in past month .....  HAX18B              3163     
    How often did you take in past month ........  HAX19BS        3164-3166     
    Taken ibuprofen, etc. in past month .........  HAX18C              3167     
    How often did you take in past month ........  HAX19CS        3168-3170     
    Taken other pain rel. in past month-1st .....  HAX18D              3171     
    Other pain rel. product type-1st ............  HAX18DB        3172-3173     
    How often did you take in past month-1st ....  HAX19DS        3174-3176     
    Taken other pain rel. in past month-2nd .....  HAX18E              3177     
    Other pain rel. product type-2nd ............  HAX18EB        3178-3179     
    How often did you take in past month-2nd ....  HAX19ES        3180-3182     
    Taken other pain rel. in past month-3rd .....  HAX18F              3183     
    Other pain rel. product type-3rd ............  HAX18FB        3184-3185     
    How often did you take in past month-3rd ....  HAX19FS        3186-3188     
    Taken other pain rel. in past month-4th .....  HAX18G              3189     
    Other pain rel. product type-4th ............  HAX18GB        3190-3191     
    How often did you take in past month-4th ....  HAX19GS        3192-3194     
                                                                                
                              SECTION Y. NAME/SSN                               
                                                                                
    Main respondent for household adult quex ....  HAY6           3195-3196     
    Reason for accepting proxy respondent .......  HAY7           3197-3198     
    Was SP present during any of interview ......  HAY8                3199     
    Anyone else present during interview ........  HAY9                3200     
    Quality of interview ........................  HAY10               3201     
    Observed SP: in bed .........................  HAY11A              3202     
    Observed SP: in wheelchair ..................  HAY11B              3203     
    Observed SP:uses cane,crutches,or walker ....  HAY11C              3204     
    Observed SP: walks slowly or shuffles .......  HAY11D              3205     
    Observed SP: paralysis in hands or legs .....  HAY11E              3206     
    Observed SP: hearing impairment .............  HAY11F              3207     
    Observe SP:speech problems(not language) ....  HAY11G              3208     
    Observed SP: coughs continuously ............  HAY11H              3209     
    Observed SP: dressed in street clothes ......  HAY11I              3210     
    Observed SP:overweight, average, or thin ....  HAY11J              3211     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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                     SECTION Z. BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT                      
                                                                                
    Any medical reason procedure not be done ....  HAZA1               3212     
    Med reason BP not taken(survey years4-6) ....  HAZA1A              3213     
    Med reason BP not taken - other(yrs 5-6) ....  HAZA1CC        3214-3243     
    Have you consumed food, etc last 30 min .....  HAZA2               3244     
    Have you consumed food in last 30 min .......  HAZA2A1             3245     
    Have you consumed alcohol in last 30 min ....  HAZA2A2             3246     
    Have you consumed coffee in last 30 min .....  HAZA2A3             3247     
    Have you smoked cigarettes last 30 min ......  HAZA2A4             3248     
    Cuff size used ..............................  HAZA3               3249     
    Arm selected ................................  HAZA4               3250     
    Reason left arm selected(survey yrs 4-6) ....  HAZA4A              3251     
    Radial pulse (30 seconds) ...................  HAZA5          3252-3254     
    Radial pulse rate (beats/min) ...............  HAZA5R         3255-3257     
    Radial pulse regular/rhythmic ...............  HAZA6               3258     
    First maximum inflation rate (MIL, mmHg) ....  HAZA7A         3259-3261     
    Reason first MIL not taken (years 4-6) ......  HAZA7AA             3262     
    Second MIL (mm Hg) (survey years 4-6) .......  HAZA7B         3263-3265     
    Reason second MIL not taken (years 4-6) .....  HAZA7BA             3266     
    K1 for first BP measure (systolic, mmHg) ....  HAZA8AK1       3267-3269     
    K5 for first BP measure (diastolic,mmHg) ....  HAZA8AK5       3270-3272     
    Reason first BP measurement not done ........  HAZA8A3             3273     
    Reason first BP measurement refused .........  HAZA8A4             3274     
    K1 for second BP measure (systolic,mmHg) ....  HAZA8BK1       3275-3277     
    K5 for second BP measure(diastolic,mmHg) ....  HAZA8BK5       3278-3280     
    Reason second BP measurement not done .......  HAZA8B3             3281     
    Reason second BP measurement refused ........  HAZA8B4             3282     
    K1 for third BP measure (systolic, mmHg) ....  HAZA8CK1       3283-3285     
    K5 for third BP measure (diastolic,mmHg) ....  HAZA8CK5       3286-3288     
    Reason third BP measurement not done ........  HAZA8C3             3289     
    Reason third BP measurement refused .........  HAZA8C4             3290     
    K1 for fourth BP (systolic,mmHg,yrs 4-6) ....  HAZA8DK1       3291-3293     
    K5 for fourth BP(diastolic,mmHg,yrs 4-6) ....  HAZA8DK5       3294-3296     
    Reason fourth BP not done (years 4-6) .......  HAZA8D3             3297     
    Reason fourth BP refused (years 4-6) ........  HAZA8D4             3298     
    Reason for not taking BP (years 5-6) ........  HAZA9          3299-3300     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Code determining BP averaging (yrs 5-6) .....  HAZA10         3301-3302     
    Average K1 BP (survey years 5 and 6) ........  HAZA11A        3303-3305     
    Average K1 BP after data edits ..............  HAZA11AR       3306-3308     
    Average K5 BP (survey years 5-6) ............  HAZA11B        3309-3311     
    Average K5 BP after data edits ..............  HAZA11BR       3312-3314     
    BP statement read to SP (years 5 and 6) .....  HAZA12              3315     
    Average K1 BP from household and MEC ........  HAZMNK1R       3316-3318     
    Number of BP's used for average K1 ..........  HAZNOK1R       3319-3320     
    Average K5 BP from household and MEC ........  HAZMNK5R       3321-3323     
    Number of BP's used for average K5 ..........  HAZNOK5R       3324-3325     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    FILENAME=ADULT                 VERSION 1.0                       N=20050    
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                     HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)                     
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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           1-5             Sample person identification number                  
      SEQN        20050    00003-53623                                          
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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           6-10            Family sequence number                               
      DMPFSEQ     20050    00001-20076                                          
                                                                                
             11            Examination/interview status             See note    
      DMPSTAT      1888    1     Interviewed, not examined                      
                  17705    2     Interviewed, MEC-examined                      
                    457    3     Interviewed, home-examined                     
                                                                                
             12            Race-ethnicity                           See note    
      DMARETHN     8483    1     Non-Hispanic white                             
                   5486    2     Non-Hispanic black                             
                   5306    3     Mexican-American                               
                    775    4     Other                                          
                                                                                
             13            Race                                     See note    
      DMARACER    13738    1     White                                          
                   5664    2     Black                                          
                    640    3     Other                                          
                      8    8     Mexican-American of unknown race               
                                                                                
             14            Ethnicity                                See note    
      DMAETHNR     5306    1     Mexican-American                               
                    482    2     Other Hispanic                                 
                  14262    3     Not Hispanic                                   
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             15            Sex                                                  
      HSSEX        9401    1     Male                                           
                  10649    2     Female                                         
                                                                                
          16-17            Date of screener (month)                             
      HSDOIMO      1653    01                                                   
                   1787    02                                                   
                   1719    03                                                   
                   1857    04                                                   
                   1843    05                                                   
                   1051    06                                                   
                   1759    07                                                   
                   1648    08                                                   
                   1775    09                                                   
                   1861    10                                                   
                   1978    11                                                   
                   1119    12                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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          18-19            Age at interview (Screener)              See note    
      HSAGEIR     19854    17-89                                                
                    196    90    90+                                            
                                                                                
             20            Age at interview-unit (Screener)                     
      HSAGEU      20050    2     Years                                          
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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          21-24            Age in months (Screener)                 See note    
      HSAITMOR    19840    0204-1079                                            
                    194    1080  1080+ months                                   
                     16    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
          25-26            Family size                              See note    
      HSFSIZER     3570    01                                                   
                   5583    02                                                   
                   3447    03                                                   
                   2949    04                                                   
                   2010    05                                                   
                   1033    06                                                   
                    570    07                                                   
                    364    08                                                   
                    186    09                                                   
                    338    10    10+                                            
                                                                                
          27-28            Household size                           See note    
      HSHSIZER     2925    01                                                   
                   5700    02                                                   
                   3547    03                                                   
                   3057    04                                                   
                   2053    05                                                   
                   1096    06                                                   
                    626    07                                                   
                    408    08                                                   
                    210    09                                                   
                    428    10    10+                                            
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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          29-31            County FIPS codes for United States      See note    
      DMPCNTYR             counties with populations >= 500,000                 
                   9433    001-439                                              
                  10617    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          32-33            State FIPS codes for United States       See note    
      DMPFIPSR             counties with populations >= 500,000                 
                    218    04                                                   
                   2876    06                                                   
                    732    12                                                   
                    594    17                                                   
                    210    25                                                   
                    475    26                                                   
                    242    29                                                   
                   1275    36                                                   
                    419    39                                                   
                    550    42                                                   
                    222    44                                                   
                   1343    48                                                   
                    277    53                                                   
                  10617    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             34            Urbanization classification based on     See note    
      DMPMETRO             USDA Rural/Urban continuum codes.                    
                   9979    1     Central counties of metro areas of             
                                 1 million population or more,                  
                                 OR,                                            
                                 Fringe counties of metro areas of              
                                 1 million population or more                   
                  10071    2     All other areas                                
                                                                                
             35            Census region                            See note    
      DMPCREGN     2931    1     Northeast                                      
                   3854    2     Midwest                                        
                   8558    3     South                                          
                   4707    4     West                                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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          36-41            Poverty Income Ratio                     See note    
      DMPPIR         55    00.000  No reported income                           
                  17845    00.022-11.889                                        
                   2150    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             42            Phase of NHANES III survey               See note    
      SDPPHASE    10120    1     1988-1991                                      
                   9930    2     1991-1994                                      
                                                                                
             43            Total NHANES III Pseudo-PSU              See note    
      SDPPSU6      9992    1                                                    
                  10058    2                                                    
                                                                                
          44-45            Total NHANES III Pseudo-stratum          See note    
      SDPSTRA6    20050    01-49                                                
                                                                                
             46            Phase 1 Pseudo-PSU                       See note    
      SDPPSU1      5138    1                                                    
                   4982    2                                                    
                   9930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          47-48            Phase 1 Pseudo-stratum                   See note    
      SDPSTRA1    10120    01-23                                                
                   9930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             49            Phase 2 Pseudo-PSU                       See note    
      SDPPSU2      5012    1                                                    
                   4918    2                                                    
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          50-51            Phase 2 Pseudo-stratum                   See note    
      SDPSTRA2     9930    01-23                                                
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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          52-60            Total NHANES III interviewed sample      See note    
      WTPFQX6              final weight                                         
                  20050    000220.88-140916.28                                  
                                                                                
          61-69            Total NHANES III MEC-examined sample     See note    
      WTPFEX6              final weight                                         
                   2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000227.87-140778.72                                  
                                                                                
          70-78            Total NHANES III MEC and home-           See note    
      WTPFHX6              examined final weight                                
                   1888    000000.00                                            
                  18162    000225.93-139744.91                                  
                                                                                
          79-87            Total NHANES III allergy subsample       See note    
      WTPFALG6             final weight                                         
                    563    000000.00                                            
                   6741    000713.97-288897.91                                  
                  12746    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          88-96            Total NHANES III central nervous         See note    
      WTPFCNS6             system (CNS) subsample final weight                  
                    488    000000.00                                            
                   5662    001316.46-295826.48                                  
                  13900    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          97-105           Total NHANES III morning session         See note    
      WTPFSD6              MEC-examined subsample final weight                  
                   1680    000000.00                                            
                   8288    000450.95-292590.96                                  
                  10082    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         106-114           Total NHANES III afternoon/evening       See note    
      WTPFMD6              session MEC-examined subsample final                 
                           weight                                               
                   1565    000000.00                                            
                   8517    000495.13-256201.99                                  
                   9968    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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         115-123           Total NHANES III morning session MEC     See note    
      WTPFHSD6             and home-examined subsample final                    
                           weight                                               
                   1551    000000.00                                            
                   8415    000446.49-291479.91                                  
                  10084    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         124-132           Total NHANES III afternoon/evening       See note    
      WTPFHMD6             session MEC and home-examined                        
                           subsample final weight                               
                   1430    000000.00                                            
                   8650    000503.56-256245.36                                  
                   9970    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                          NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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         133-141           Phase 1 interviewed sample final         See note    
      WTPFQX1              weight                                               
                  10120    000461.29-281832.56                                  
                   9930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         142-150           Phase 1 MEC-examined sample              See note    
      WTPFEX1              final weight                                         
                   1315    000000.00                                            
                   8805    000527.01-281557.44                                  
                   9930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         151-159           Phase 1 MEC and home-examined sample     See note    
      WTPFHX1              final weight                                         
                   1086    000000.00                                            
                   9034    000513.14-279489.83                                  
                   9930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         160-168           Phase 1 allergy subsample final weight   See note    
      WTPFALG1      290    000000.00                                            
                   3341    002010.92-577795.82                                  
                  16419    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         169-177           Phase 1 central nervous system (CNS)     See note    
      WTPFCNS1             subsample final weight                               
                    270    000000.00                                            
                   2751    002699.84-591652.96                                  
                  17029    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         178-186           Phase 1 morning session MEC-examined     See note    
      WTPFSD1              subsample final weight                               
                    896    000000.00                                            
                   4079    001111.36-585181.93                                  
                  15075    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         187-195           Phase 1 afternoon/evening session MEC-   See note    
      WTPFMD1              examined subsample final weight                      
                    850    000000.00                                            
                   4295    001104.11-506697.07                                  
                  14905    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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         196-204           Phase 1 morning session MEC and home-    See note    
      WTPFHSD1             examined subsample final weight                      
                    818    000000.00                                            
                   4157    0001091.8-582959.83                                  
                  15075    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         205-213           Phase 1 afternoon/evening session MEC    See note    
      WTPFHMD1             and home-examined subsample final weight             
                    792    000000.00                                            
                   4353    001085.73-507417.05                                  
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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         214-222           Phase 2 interviewed sample final         See note    
      WTPFQX2              weight                                               
                   9930    000441.77-243267.38                                  
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         223-231           Phase 2 MEC-examined sample              See note    
      WTPFEX2              final weight                                         
                   1030    000000.00                                            
                   8900    000455.74-262887.56                                  
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         232-240           Phase 2 MEC and home-examined sample     See note    
      WTPFHX2              final weight                                         
                    802    000000.00                                            
                   9128    000451.85-262188.52                                  
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         241-249           Phase 2 allergy subsample final weight   See note    
      WTPFALG2      273    000000.00                                            
                   3400    001427.95-552445.57                                  
                  16377    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         250-258           Phase 2 central nervous system (CNS)     See note    
      WTPFCNS2             subsample final weight                               
                    218    000000.00                                            
                   2911    002632.92-518040.33                                  
                  16921    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         259-267           Phase 2 morning session MEC-examined     See note    
      WTPFSD2              subsample final weight                               
                    784    000000.00                                            
                   4209    0000901.9-550430.69                                  
                  15057    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         268-276           Phase 2 afternoon/evening session MEC-   See note    
      WTPFMD2              examined subsample final weight                      
                    715    000000.00                                            
                   4222    000990.26-512403.98                                  
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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         277-285           Phase 2 morning session MEC and home-    See note    
      WTPFHSD2             examined subsample final weight                      
                    733    000000.00                                            
                   4258    000892.98-552545.64                                  
                  15059    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         286-294           Phase 2 afternoon/evening session MEC    See note    
      WTPFHMD2             and home-examined subsample final weight             
                    638    000000.00                                            
                   4297    001007.13-512490.71                                  
                  15115    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                     FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         295-303           Replicate 1 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP1     20050    000053.27-148435.02                                  
                                                                                
         304-312           Replicate 2 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP2     20050    000067.13-143746.82                                  
                                                                                
         313-321           Replicate 3 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP3     20050    000047.49-152075.62                                  
                                                                                
         322-330           Replicate 4 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP4     20050    000062.62-143215.97                                  
                                                                                
         331-339           Replicate 5 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP5     20050    000048.42-147700.94                                  
                                                                                
         340-348           Replicate 6 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP6     20050    0000053.1-146803.63                                  
                                                                                
         349-357           Replicate 7 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP7     20050    000058.18-145261.07                                  
                                                                                
         358-366           Replicate 8 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP8     20050    000048.23-165044.02                                  
                                                                                
         367-375           Replicate 9 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP9     20050    000065.01-147301.59                                  
                                                                                
         376-384           Replicate 10 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP10    20050    000073.37-150156.79                                  
                                                                                
         385-393           Replicate 11 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP11    20050    000058.31-146940.58                                  
                                                                                
         394-402           Replicate 12 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP12    20050    000060.47-153958.72                                  
                                                                                
         403-411           Replicate 13 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP13    20050    000000083-147395.78                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                     FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         412-420           Replicate 14 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP14    20050    000065.08-141527.04                                  
                                                                                
         421-429           Replicate 15 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP15    20050    000062.35-140673.55                                  
                                                                                
         430-438           Replicate 16 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP16    20050    000040.28-147603.74                                  
                                                                                
         439-447           Replicate 17 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP17    20050    000045.36-154057.83                                  
                                                                                
         448-456           Replicate 18 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP18    20050    000070.42-140696.18                                  
                                                                                
         457-465           Replicate 19 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP19    20050    000050.96-139447.18                                  
                                                                                
         466-474           Replicate 20 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP20    20050    000045.79-157335.08                                  
                                                                                
         475-483           Replicate 21 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP21    20050    000049.79-146241.31                                  
                                                                                
         484-492           Replicate 22 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP22    20050    000047.25-0154848.6                                  
                                                                                
         493-501           Replicate 23 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP23    20050    000037.18-148309.04                                  
                                                                                
         502-510           Replicate 24 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP24    20050    000058.57-141344.14                                  
                                                                                
         511-519           Replicate 25 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP25    20050    000044.13-145105.09                                  
                                                                                
         520-528           Replicate 26 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP26    20050    0000066.1-146773.53                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                     FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         529-537           Replicate 27 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP27    20050    000044.88-142455.25                                  
                                                                                
         538-546           Replicate 28 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP28    20050    000055.25-148272.41                                  
                                                                                
         547-555           Replicate 29 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP29    20050    000079.38-153624.57                                  
                                                                                
         556-564           Replicate 30 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP30    20050    000060.29-151140.25                                  
                                                                                
         565-573           Replicate 31 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP31    20050    000051.39-159963.39                                  
                                                                                
         574-582           Replicate 32 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP32    20050    000067.41-139356.38                                  
                                                                                
         583-591           Replicate 33 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP33    20050    000091.58-136762.37                                  
                                                                                
         592-600           Replicate 34 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP34    20050    000065.64-140628.16                                  
                                                                                
         601-609           Replicate 35 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP35    20050    000063.73-154630.49                                  
                                                                                
         610-618           Replicate 36 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP36    20050    000067.29-153648.69                                  
                                                                                
         619-627           Replicate 37 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP37    20050    000055.86-142752.43                                  
                                                                                
         628-636           Replicate 38 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP38    20050    000063.36-152122.87                                  
                                                                                
         637-645           Replicate 39 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP39    20050    000050.55-152941.69                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                     FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         646-654           Replicate 40 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP40    20050    000054.45-146815.92                                  
                                                                                
         655-663           Replicate 41 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP41    20050    000059.62-141514.78                                  
                                                                                
         664-672           Replicate 42 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP42    20050    000068.97-0140162.4                                  
                                                                                
         673-681           Replicate 43 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP43    20050    000044.04-150981.83                                  
                                                                                
         682-690           Replicate 44 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP44    20050    000040.36-144080.03                                  
                                                                                
         691-699           Replicate 45 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP45    20050    000054.74-0142465.6                                  
                                                                                
         700-708           Replicate 46 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP46    20050    000079.27-137838.21                                  
                                                                                
         709-717           Replicate 47 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP47    20050    000052.71-145055.34                                  
                                                                                
         718-726           Replicate 48 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP48    20050    000046.91-148787.77                                  
                                                                                
         727-735           Replicate 49 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP49    20050    0000072.4-148375.43                                  
                                                                                
         736-744           Replicate 50 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP50    20050    000070.53-165972.86                                  
                                                                                
         745-753           Replicate 51 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP51    20050    000054.73-0144964.3                                  
                                                                                
         754-762           Replicate 52 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP52    20050    000078.62-149087.24                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                  FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         763-771           Replicate 1 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP1      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000054.73-164698.81                                  
                                                                                
         772-780           Replicate 2 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP2      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000067.3-164887.24                                  
                                                                                
         781-789           Replicate 3 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP3      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000048.2-0161201.8                                  
                                                                                
         790-798           Replicate 4 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP4      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000067.24-149561.18                                  
                                                                                
         799-807           Replicate 5 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP5      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000055.97-146312.81                                  
                                                                                
         808-816           Replicate 6 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP6      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000051.48-156250.53                                  
                                                                                
         817-825           Replicate 7 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP7      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000060.06-0157694.3                                  
                                                                                
         826-834           Replicate 8 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP8      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000053.1-169111.97                                  
                                                                                
         835-843           Replicate 9 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP9      2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000065.55-156939.22                                  
                                                                                
         844-852           Replicate 10 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP10     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000072.13-0165805.2                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                  FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         853-861           Replicate 11 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP11     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000063.42-154918.93                                  
                                                                                
         862-870           Replicate 12 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP12     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000061.3-164023.88                                  
                                                                                
         871-879           Replicate 13 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP13     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000088.57-147355.32                                  
                                                                                
         880-888           Replicate 14 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP14     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000067.04-154034.72                                  
                                                                                
         889-897           Replicate 15 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP15     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000062.21-156384.73                                  
                                                                                
         898-906           Replicate 16 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP16     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000000040-157994.12                                  
                                                                                
         907-915           Replicate 17 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP17     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000048.34-160889.46                                  
                                                                                
         916-924           Replicate 18 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP18     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000075.2-153937.93                                  
                                                                                
         925-933           Replicate 19 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP19     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000056.83-149483.14                                  
                                                                                
         934-942           Replicate 20 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP20     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000045.1-165457.71                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                  FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         943-951           Replicate 21 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP21     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000055.15-152305.97                                  
                                                                                
         952-960           Replicate 22 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP22     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000045.53-159746.13                                  
                                                                                
         961-969           Replicate 23 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP23     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000037.51-158016.62                                  
                                                                                
         970-978           Replicate 24 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP24     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000066.11-153043.54                                  
                                                                                
         979-987           Replicate 25 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP25     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000043.77-155179.51                                  
                                                                                
         988-996           Replicate 26 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP26     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000076.9-168273.22                                  
                                                                                
         997-1005          Replicate 27 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP27     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000043.82-153212.25                                  
                                                                                
        1006-1014          Replicate 28 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP28     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000058.08-147920.01                                  
                                                                                
        1015-1023          Replicate 29 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP29     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000083.17-159279.49                                  
                                                                                
        1024-1032          Replicate 30 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP30     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000064.89-162389.35                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                  FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1033-1041          Replicate 31 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP31     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000052.61-163894.16                                  
                                                                                
        1042-1050          Replicate 32 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP32     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000077.83-0149876.8                                  
                                                                                
        1051-1059          Replicate 33 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP33     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000093.73-153417.47                                  
                                                                                
        1060-1068          Replicate 34 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP34     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000066.96-156981.83                                  
                                                                                
        1069-1077          Replicate 35 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP35     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000064.47-157897.09                                  
                                                                                
        1078-1086          Replicate 36 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP36     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000067.68-171875.06                                  
                                                                                
        1087-1095          Replicate 37 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP37     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000063.82-153137.39                                  
                                                                                
        1096-1104          Replicate 38 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP38     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000067.6-159979.02                                  
                                                                                
        1105-1113          Replicate 39 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP39     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000058.09-151920.72                                  
                                                                                
        1114-1122          Replicate 40 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP40     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000059.01-157191.41                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                  FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1123-1131          Replicate 41 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP41     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000072.22-000146023                                  
                                                                                
        1132-1140          Replicate 42 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP42     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000069.57-154624.02                                  
                                                                                
        1141-1149          Replicate 43 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP43     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000044.35-159439.04                                  
                                                                                
        1150-1158          Replicate 44 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP44     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000044.16-155951.73                                  
                                                                                
        1159-1167          Replicate 45 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP45     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000059.87-147941.67                                  
                                                                                
        1168-1176          Replicate 46 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP46     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000074.92-150980.02                                  
                                                                                
        1177-1185          Replicate 47 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP47     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000050.64-151763.92                                  
                                                                                
        1186-1194          Replicate 48 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP48     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000045.8-156115.62                                  
                                                                                
        1195-1203          Replicate 49 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP49     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000082.17-159609.54                                  
                                                                                
        1204-1212          Replicate 50 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP50     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000071.97-168153.71                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                  FAY'S BRR REPLICATE MEC EXAMINATION WEIGHTS                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                           TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1213-1221          Replicate 51 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP51     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    0000057.9-158632.23                                  
                                                                                
        1222-1230          Replicate 52 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP52     2345    000000.00                                            
                  17705    000089.06-158493.21                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                      HOUSEHOLD YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (HYQ)                       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1231          Age in months at household youth         See note    
      HYAITMO              interview                                            
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                MEC EXAMINATION                                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1232          Language used by sample person in MEC    See note    
      MXPLANG     15110    1     English                                        
                   2450    2     Spanish                                        
                      3    3     Other                                          
                   2487    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1233          Examination session for MEC              See note    
      MXPSESSR             examinees                                            
                   8681    1     Morning                                        
                   5828    2     Afternoon                                      
                   3196    3     Evening                                        
                   2345    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1234-1235          Date of MEC exam time in (month)                     
      MXPTIMO      1584    01                                                   
                   1368    02                                                   
                   1760    03                                                   
                   1640    04                                                   
                   1522    05                                                   
                   1446    06                                                   
                   1098    07                                                   
                   1733    08                                                   
                   1500    09                                                   
                   1391    10                                                   
                   1572    11                                                   
                   1091    12                                                   
                   2345    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1236          Day of week of MEC exam                              
      MXPTIDW      1882    1     Sunday                                         
                   1687    2     Monday                                         
                   1406    3     Tuesday                                        
                   1769    4     Wednesday                                      
                   3254    5     Thursday                                       
                   3312    6     Friday                                         
                   4395    7     Saturday                                       
                   2345    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                MEC EXAMINATION                                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1237-1240          Age in months at MEC exam                See note    
      MXPAXTMR    17605    0204-1079                                            
                    106    1080  1080+ months                                   
                   2339    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                HOME EXAMINATION                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1241          Examination session for home             See note    
      HXPSESSR             examinees                                            
                    203    1     Morning                                        
                    212    2     Afternoon                                      
                     38    3     Evening                                        
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19593    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1242-1243          Date of home exam (month)                            
      HXPTIMO        45    01                                                   
                     29    02                                                   
                     33    03                                                   
                     29    04                                                   
                     42    05                                                   
                     39    06                                                   
                     34    07                                                   
                     48    08                                                   
                     47    09                                                   
                     35    10                                                   
                     59    11                                                   
                     17    12                                                   
                  19593    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1244          Day of week of home exam                             
      HXPTIDW        22    1     Sunday                                         
                    111    2     Monday                                         
                      6    3     Tuesday                                        
                     16    4     Wednesday                                      
                    123    5     Thursday                                       
                    119    6     Friday                                         
                     60    7     Saturday                                       
                  19593    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                      NHANES III Household Adult Data File                      
            Including demographic, family, and survey weighting data            
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                HOME EXAMINATION                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1245-1248          Age in months at home exam               See note    
      HXPAXTMR      410    0252-1079                                            
                     47    1080  1080+ months                                   
                  19593    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1249          Version of household family              See note    
      HFVERS               questionnaire                                        
                   8902    1                                                    
                   1218    2                                                    
                   3392    3                                                    
                   6538    4                                                    
                                                                                
        1250-1253          Interviewer number                                   
      HFINTVR     19855    6030-8074                                            
                    195    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             1254          Language of interview for family         See note    
      HFLANG               questionnaire                                        
                  16958    1     English                                        
                   2934    2     Spanish                                        
                     35    3     Other                                          
                    123    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                     SECTION A. INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS                      
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1255          In what state or foreign country was --  See note    
      HFA6XCR              born?                                                
                  15870    1     50 United States                               
                   2647    2     Mexico                                         
                   1448    3     Other                                          
                     77    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      8    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1256-1257          What is the highest grade or year of     See note    
      HFA8R                regular school -- has completed?                     
                    519    00    Never attended or kindergarten only            
                  19308    01-17                                                
                    125    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     98    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1258-1259          Is -- now married, living together with              
      HFA12                someone as married, widowed, divorced,               
                           separated or has -- never been married?              
                  10241    01    Married - spouse in household                  
                    364    02    Married - spouse not in household              
                    781    03    Living as married                              
                   2352    04    Widowed                                        
                   1388    05    Divorced                                       
                    686    06    Separated                                      
                   4135    07    Never married                                  
                    100    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      3    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1260          Did -- ever serve in the armed forces of             
      HFA13                the United States?                                   
                   2862    1     Yes                                            
                  17016    2     No                                             
                    170    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Medicare is a Social Security health                 
                           insurance program for certain disabled               
                           persons and for persons 65 years old and             
                           over.  People covered by Medicare have a             
                           card that looks like this. HAND CARD F3.             
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1261          During the last month (were/was)         See note    
      HFB1                 (NAME(S) OF ALL SPs IN FAMILY) covered               
                           by Medicare?                                         
                   6384    1     Yes                                            
                  11626    2     No (HFB6)                                      
                   2035    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                           ASK TO DETERMINE WHICH SPs IN FAMILY ARE             
                           COVERED. MARK BOX IN EACH COLUMN BEFORE              
                           ASKING HFB3.                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1262          During the last month was -- covered by  See note    
      HFB2                 Medicare?                                            
                   5305    1     Yes                                            
                   1057    2     No                                             
                   2054    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  11631    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           FOR EACH SAMPLE PERSON WITH "COVERED"                
                           IN HFB2, ASK HFB3                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1263          May I please see the Medicare card(s)    See note    
      HFB3                 for -- (and --) to record the claim                  
                           number and type of coverage?                         
                                                                                
                           TRANSCRIBE THE INFORMATION FROM THE CARD             
                           OR MARK THE "CARD NOT AVAILABLE" BOX.                
                                                                                
                           (Type of Medicare coverage for -- )                  
                    499    1     Hospital only (Part A) (HFB6)                  
                    108    2     Medical only (Part B)                          
                   3281    3     Both (HFB6)                                    
                   1354    4     Card not available                             
                   2093    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  12710    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           IF "CARD NOT AVAILABLE" ASK HFB4-HFB5.               
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1264          During the last month was -- covered by  See note    
      HFB4                 the part of Medicare that pays for                   
                           hospital bills?                                      
                   1250    1     Yes                                            
                     25    2     No                                             
                   2059    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     55    9     Don't know                                     
                  16661    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1265          Medicare has an optional feature that    See note    
      HFB5                 costs extra and helps pay for doctor                 
                           bills.  During the last month was --                 
                           covered by the part of Medicare that                 
                           pays for doctor's bills?                             
                   1151    1     Yes                                            
                    106    2     No                                             
                   2062    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     70    9     Don't know                                     
                  16661    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           There is a national program called                   
                           Medicaid which pays for health care for              
                           persons in need.                                     
                           (In this State it is also called --.)                
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1266          During the last month (were/was)         See note    
      HFB6                 (NAME(S) OF ALL SPs IN FAMILY) covered               
                           by Medicaid (or -- )?                                
                   3632    1     Yes                                            
                  13637    2     No (HFB8)                                      
                   2762    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     19    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                           ASK FOR EACH SP:                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1267          During the last month was -- covered by  See note    
      HFB7                 Medicaid?                                            
                   2164    1     Yes                                            
                   1411    2     No                                             
                   2815    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  13656    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1268          During the last month (were/was)         See note    
      HFB8                 (NAME(S) OF ALL SPs IN FAMILY) covered               
                           by CHAMPUS, CHAMPVA, the VA or military              
                           health care?                                         
                                                                                
                           (These programs cover active duty and                
                           retired career military personnel and                
                           their dependents and survivors and also              
                           disabled veterans and their dependents               
                           and survivors.)                                      
                    605    1     Yes                                            
                  16629    2     No (HFB10)                                     
                   2816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
                           ASK FOR EACH SP:                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1269          During the last month was -- covered by  See note    
      HFB9                 CHAMPUS, CHAMPVA, the VA or military                 
                           health care?                                         
                    435    1     Yes                                            
                    144    2     No                                             
                   2841    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  16629    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           We are interested in all kinds of                    
                           health insurance plans except those that             
                           pay only for accidents.                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1270          (Not counting Medicare, Medicaid, or     See note    
      HFB10                Veteran's Payments) During the last                  
                           month (were/was) (NAME(S) OF ALL SPs IN              
                           FAMILY) covered by a health insurance                
                           plan obtained privately or through a                 
                           current or former employer or union that             
                           pays any part of a hospital stay or                  
                           routine doctor's care?                               
                           Include membership in a health                       
                           maintenance organization.                            
                                                                                
                  14005    1     Yes                                            
                   4934    2     No (HFB12)                                     
                   1079    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           ASK HFB11-HFB11D FOR EACH SAMPLE PERSON              
                           BEFORE ASKING HFB12.                                 
                                                                                
             1271          During the last month was -- covered by  See note    
      HFB11                one or more health insurance plans                   
                           obtained privately or through an                     
                           employer or union?                                   
                                                                                
                           FOR EACH SAMPLE PERSON WITH "COVERED"                
                           IN HFB11, ASK HFB11A-HFB11D.                         
                  12655    1     Yes                                            
                   1291    2     No                                             
                   1122    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know                                     
                   4966    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1272          Did any of these plans cover any part of See note    
      HFB11A               hospital expenses?                                   
                  12492    1     Yes                                            
                     43    2     No                                             
                   1137    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     62    9     Don't know                                     
                   6316    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1273          Did any of these plans cover any part    See note    
      HFB11B               of the costs of routine doctor's care?               
                           (Versions 2, 3, and 4)                               
                   5445    1     Yes                                            
                    442    2     No                                             
                     48    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     33    9     Don't know                                     
                  14082    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1274          Did any of these plans cover any part    See note    
      HFB11C               of dental care?  (Versions 3 and 4)                  
                   3714    1     Yes                                            
                   2977    2     No                                             
                    260    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    116    9     Don't know                                     
                  12983    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1275          Are any of these plans from someone's    See note    
      HFB11D               current or former employer or union?                 
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   4767    1     Yes                                            
                   1142    2     No                                             
                     49    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know                                     
                  14082    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1276          Is -- now covered by a plan that pays    See note    
      HFB11E               any part of doctor's or surgeon's bills              
                           for operations?  (Versions 1 and 2)                  
                   6545    1     Yes                                            
                     64    2     No                                             
                   1093    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     64    9     Don't know                                     
                  12284    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           ASK FOR EACH SP:                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1277          Has -- ever been refused health          See note    
      HFB12                insurance or limited in the kind of                  
                           insurance coverage (he/she) could obtain             
                           because of poor health?                              
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    268    1     Yes                                            
                   9596    2     No                                             
                     56    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know                                     
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1278          CHECK ITEM.  REVIEW RESPONSES TO HFB2,               
      HFB13                HFB7, HFB9, AND HFB11 AND MARK BOX FOR               
                           EACH SP.  IF ALL COVERED, GO TO HFC1. IF             
                           NOT CONTINUE.                                        
                                                                                
                  15901    1     Covered in HFB2, HFB7, HFB9,                   
                                 or HFB11 (HFC1)                                
                   3280    2     No                                             
                    840    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     29    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Many people do not carry health                      
                           insurance for various reasons.                       
                           HAND CARD F4.                                        
                                                                                
                           Which of these statements describes why              
                           -- is currently not covered by any                   
                           health insurance?                                    
                                                                                
             1279          Unemployed, or reasons related to        See note    
      HFB14AB              unemployment? (Versions 1 and 2)                     
                    129    1     Yes                                            
                   1093    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1280          Can't obtain insurance because of poor   See note    
      HFB14AC              health, illness, or age?                             
                           (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                     29    1     Yes                                            
                   1193    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1281          Too expensive, can't afford health       See note    
      HFB14AD              insurance? (Versions 1 and 2)                        
                   1004    1     Yes                                            
                    218    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1282          Dissatisfied with previous insurance?    See note    
      HFB14AE              (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                     16    1     Yes                                            
                   1206    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1283          Don't believe in insurance?              See note    
      HFB14AF              (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                     16    1     Yes                                            
                   1206    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1284          Have been healthy, not much sickness in  See note    
      HFB14AG              the family, haven't needed health                    
                           insurance? (Versions 1 and 2)                        
                    121    1     Yes                                            
                   1101    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1285          Some other reason? (Versions 1 and 2)    See note    
      HFB14AI        95    1     Yes                                            
                   1127    2     No                                             
                    816    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1286          Refused insurance for health reasons     See note    
      HFB14BA              (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                     34    1     Yes                                            
                   1982    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1287          Not employed - can't afford insurance    See note    
      HFB14BB              premiums? (Versions 3 and 4)                         
                    721    1     Yes                                            
                   1295    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1288          Not employed - lost job, did not         See note    
      HFB14BC              continue insurance? (Versions 3 and 4)               
                    150    1     Yes                                            
                   1866    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1289          Employed but employer does not offer     See note    
      HFB14BD              insurance? (Versions 3 and 4)                        
                    558    1     Yes                                            
                   1458    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1290          Employed and employer offers insurance,  See note    
      HFB14BE              but -- is not eligible for insurance                 
                           (for example because of working only                 
                           part-time)? (Versions 3 and 4)                       
                    165    1     Yes                                            
                   1851    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1291          Employed, employer offers insurance,     See note    
      HFB14BF              and -- is eligible, but can't afford                 
                           employee part of premium?                            
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    199    1     Yes                                            
                   1817    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1292          Don't believe in, don't think can get,   See note    
      HFB14BG              or haven't needed health insurance?                  
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                     73    1     Yes                                            
                   1943    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1293          Some other reason? (Versions 3 and 4)    See note    
      HFB14BH       250    1     Yes                                            
                   1766    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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               SECTION B. HEALTH INSURANCE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1294-1295          What is the main reason -- is currently  See note    
      HFB16A               not covered by any health insurance?                 
                           (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                     26    02    Unemployment, or reasons related to            
                                 unemployment                                   
                      6    03    Can't obtain insurance because of              
                                 poor health, illness, or age                   
                     93    04    Too expensive, can't afford health             
                                 insurance                                      
                      2    05    Dissatisfied with previous                     
                                 insurance                                      
                      2    06    Don't believe in insurance                     
                     38    07    Have been healthy, not much                    
                                 sickness in the family, haven't                
                                 needed health insurance                        
                     18    09    Some other reason                              
                   1023    55    Only one reason given in HFB14                 
                    830    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     13    99    Don't know                                     
                  17999    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1296-1297          What is the main reason -- is currently  See note    
      HFB16B               not covered by any health insurance?                 
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                      5    02    Refused insurance for health                   
                                 reasons                                        
                     22    03    Not employed - can't afford                    
                                 insurance premiums                             
                      8    04    Not employed - lost job, did not               
                                 continue insurance                             
                     22    05    Employed but employer does not                 
                                 offer insurance                                
                      8    06    Employed and employer offers                   
                                 insurance but -- is not eligible               
                                 for insurance (for example                     
                                 because of only working part-time)             
                      8    07    Employed, employer offers insurance            
                                 and -- is eligible, but can't                  
                                 afford employee part of premium                
                     11    09    Don't believe in, don't think can              
                                 get or haven't needed health                   
                                 insurance                                      
                     21    10    Some other reason                              
                     22    11    Can't afford premiums, employment              
                                 not mentioned                                  
                   1885    55    Only one reason given in HFB14                 
                     62    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     24    99    Don't know                                     
                  17952    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1298          Is -- covered by health insurance that   See note    
      HFB17                pays any part of dental care?                        
                           (Version 1)                                          
                   3284    1     Yes                                            
                   5298    2     No                                             
                     94    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    226    9     Don't know                                     
                  11148    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                          SECTION C. FAMILY BACKGROUND                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1299          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SAMPLE       See note    
      HFC1                 PERSON AND MARK BOX.                                 
                                                                                
                  20050    1     17+ years old (HFD1)                           
                                                                                
                           Now I have some questions about --'s                 
                           biological parents.                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1300          How much (does --'s mother/do you)       See note    
      HFC2S                weigh? (pounds)                                      
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1301          How tall (is --'s mother/are you)?       See note    
      HFC3S                (inches)                                             
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1302          How much (does --'s father/do you)       See note    
      HFC4S                weigh? (pounds)                                      
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1303          How tall (is --'s father/are you)?       See note    
      HFC5S                (inches)                                             
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Has either of --'s biological parents                
                           ever been told by a doctor that he or                
                           she had ...                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1304          High blood pressure or stroke before the             
      HFC6A                age of 50?                                           
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1305          Which, --'s biological parent                        
      HFC6A1      20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Has either of --'s biological parents                
                           ever been told by a doctor that he or                
                           she had ...                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1306          Heart attack or angina before the age                
      HFC6B                of 50?                                               
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1307          Which, --'s biological parent                        
      HFC6B1      20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Has either of --'s biological parents                
                           ever been told by a doctor that he or                
                           she had ...                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1308          High blood cholesterol at any age?                   
      HFC6C       20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1309          Which, --'s biological parent                        
      HFC6C1      20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Has either of --'s biological parents                
                           ever been told by a doctor that he or                
                           she had ...                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1310          Asthma or hay fever at any age?                      
      HFC6D       20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1311          Which, --'s biological parent                        
      HFC6D1      20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Has either of --'s biological parents                
                           ever been told by a doctor that he or                
                           she had ...                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1312          Diabetes at any age?                                 
      HFC6E       20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1313          Which, --'s biological parent                        
      HFC6E1      20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1314          How long has -- lived at this            See note    
      HFC7S                address? (weeks)                                     
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1315          How long has -- lived in this            See note    
      HFC8S                (city/town/area)? (weeks)                            
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1316          How many times has -- moved?                         
      HFC9        20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1317          In what country (was --'s mother/were                
      HFC10                you) born?                                           
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1318          In what country (was --'s father/were                
      HFC11                you) born?                                           
                  20050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1319          CHECK ITEM.                                          
      HFD1        18688    1     Family reference person is a                   
                                 sample person (HFE1)                           
                   1262    2     Family reference person is not                 
                                 a sample person                                
                     28    3     Family reference person is active              
                                 military living at home (HFD10)                
                     72    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             1320          During past 2 weeks, did -- work at any              
      HFD2                 time at a job or business, not counting              
                           work around the house?                               
                                                                                
                           INCLUDE UNPAID WORK IN THE FAMILY FARM               
                           OR BUSINESS.                                         
                    871    1     Yes (HFD9)                                     
                    343    2     No                                             
                    120    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18716    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1321          Even though -- did not work during those             
      HFD3                 2 weeks, did -- have a job or business?              
                     20    1     Yes                                            
                    323    2     No                                             
                    120    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19587    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1322          Was -- looking for work or on layoff                 
      HFD4                 from a job?                                          
                     38    1     Yes                                            
                    305    2     No (HFD6)                                      
                    120    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19587    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1323          Which, looking for work or on layoff                 
      HFD5                 from a job?                                          
                     23    1     Looking (HFD8)                                 
                     11    2     Layoff (HFD9)                                  
                      4    3     Both (HFD9)                                    
                    120    8     Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1324-1325          What kind of business or industry is     See note    
      HFD9R                this?  (For example, TV and radio                    
                           manufacturing, retail shoe store, State              
                           Labor Department, farm.)                             
                     29    01    Agriculture production                         
                      9    02    Agricultural services, forestry,               
                                 and fishing                                    
                     17    03    Mining                                         
                     79    04    Construction                                   
                     26    05    Food and kindred products                      
                      5    06    Textile mill products                          
                      4    07    Apparel and other finished                     
                                 textile products                               
                     18    08    Paper products, printing,                      
                                 publishing, and allied                         
                                 industries                                     
                     14    09    Chemicals, petroleum, and coal                 
                                 products                                       
                     15    10    Rubber, plastics, and leather                  
                                 products                                       
                      7    11    Lumber and wood products,                      
                                 including furniture                            
                     24    12    Metal industries                               
                     15    13    Machinery, except electrical                   
                     12    14    Electrical machinery, equipment,               
                                 and supplies                                   
                     47    15    Transportation equipment                       
                     21    16    Miscellaneous and not specified                
                                 manufacturing industries                       
                     23    17    Trucking service                               
                     29    18    Transportation, except trucking                
                     14    19    Communications                                 
                     22    20    Utilities                                      
                     17    21    Wholesale trade, durable goods                 
                     21    22    Wholesale trade, nondurable and                
                                 not specified goods                            
                      6    23    Department stores                              
                     27    24    Food stores                                    
                     13    25    Vehicle dealers, supply and                    
                                 service stores                                 
                      2    26    Apparel and accessory stores                   
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                     41    27    Eating and drinking places                     
                     24    28    Other retail trade                             
                     14    29    Banking and other finance                      
                     22    30    Insurance and real estate                      
                     37    31    Business services                              
                     11    32    Repair services                                
                      7    33    Private households                             
                     16    34    Lodging places                                 
                      6    35    Personal services, except private              
                                 households and lodging                         
                     12    36    Entertainment and recreation                   
                                 services                                       
                      7    37    Offices of health practitioners                
                     19    38    Hospitals                                      
                     17    39    Health services, n. e. c.                      
                     45    40    Educational services                           
                     10    41    Social services                                
                     29    42    Other professional and related                 
                                 services                                       
                     14    43    Justice, public order, and                     
                                 safety                                         
                     38    44    Public administration, except                  
                                 justice, public order, and                     
                                 safety                                         
                    159    88    Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1326-1327          What kind of work was -- doing?  (For    See note    
      HFD10R               example, electrical engineer, stock                  
                           clerk, typist, farmer.)                              
                     83    01    Executive, administrators, and                 
                                 managers                                       
                     25    02    Management related occupations                 
                     35    03    Engineers and scientists                       
                     12    04    Health diagnosing, assessment,                 
                                 and treating occupations                       
                     16    05    Teachers                                       
                      9    06    Writers, artists, entertainers,                
                                 and athletes                                   
                     22    07    Other professional specialty                   
                                 occupations                                    
                     36    08    Technicians and related support                
                                 occupations                                    
                     30    09    Supervisors and proprietors,                   
                                 sales occupations                              
                     25    10    Sales representatives,                         
                                 finance, business, and,                        
                                 commodities except retail                      
                     24    11    Sales workers, retail and                      
                                 personal services                              
                     14    12    Secretaries, stenographers, and                
                                 typists                                        
                      1    13    Information clerks                             
                     10    14    Records processing occupations                 
                     12    15    Material recording, scheduling,                
                                 and distributing clerks                        
                     37    16    Miscellaneous administrative                   
                                 support occupations                            
                      4    17    Private household occupations                  
                     12    18    Protective service occupations                 
                      5    19    Waiters and waitresses                         
                     23    20    Cooks                                          
                     13    21    Miscellaneous food preparation                 
                                 and service occupations                        
                     17    22    Health service occupations                     
                     23    23    Cleaning and building service                  
                                 occupations                                    
                     10    24    Personal service occupations                   
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                     24    25    Farm operators, managers, and                  
                                 supervisors                                    
                      4    26    Farm and nursery workers                       
                     17    27    Related agricultural, forestry,                
                                 and fishing occupations                        
                     26    28    Vehicle and mobile equipment                   
                                 mechanics and repairers                        
                     44    29    Other mechanics and repairers                  
                     54    30    Construction trades                            
                     33    31    Extractive and precision                       
                                 production occupations                         
                      1    32    Textile, apparel, and                          
                                 furnishings machine operators                  
                     52    33    Machine operators, assorted                    
                                 materials                                      
                     24    34    Fabricators, assemblers,                       
                                 inspectors, and samplers                       
                     46    35    Motor vehicle operators                        
                     21    36    Other transportation and                       
                                 material moving occupations                    
                     15    37    Construction laborers                          
                     24    38    Laborers, except construction                  
                     19    39    Freight, stock, and material                   
                                 movers, hand                                   
                      2    40    Other handlers, equipment                      
                                 cleaners, and handlers                         
                    122    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     46    99    Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           COMPLETE FROM ENTRIES IN QUESTIONS                   
                           HFD7 THRU HFD11.                                     
                           IF NOT CLEAR ASK:                                    
                                                                                
        1328-1329          Class of worker                          See note    
      HFD12         633    01    Private company                                
                     58    02    Federal government                             
                     46    03    State government                               
                     55    04    Local government                               
                     27    05    Self employed - incorporated                   
                     80    06    Self employed - not incorporated               
                     67    08    Armed forces                                   
                    103    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      3    99    Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1330          When was this (house/structure)          See note    
      HFE1                 originally built?  (Was it ...?)                     
                   4357    1     Before 1946                                    
                   8885    2     1946-1973                                      
                   4585    3     1974 to present                                
                    718    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   1505    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1331-1332          How many rooms are in this home?                     
      HFE2                 Count the kitchen but not the bathroom.              
                  19927    01-18                                                
                    113    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     10    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1333-1335          How long has your family lived at this               
      HFE3                 address? (years)                                     
                  16749    001-098                                              
                   3048    777   Less than one year                             
                    232    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     21    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1336          Is your home drinking water bottled or               
      HFE4                 from the tap (faucet)?                               
                   2443    1     Bottled (HFE7)                                 
                  17518    2     Tap                                            
                     88    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1337          What is the source of your home tap                  
      HFE5                 water?                                               
                  15374    1     Private or public water company                
                   1986    2     Private or public well or cistern              
                     51    3     Spring                                         
                     95    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    101    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1338          Does your home drinking water have a                 
      HFE6                 water softening or conditioning system?              
                           This includes both systems at the (tap/              
                           faucet) and systems for the entire home.             
                   1612    1     Yes                                            
                  15337    2     No                                             
                     94    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    564    9     Don't know                                     
                   2443    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1339          Do any pets live in this home?                       
      HFE7         6495    1     Yes                                            
                  13480    2     No (HFE9)                                      
                     75    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1340          What kind of pet lives here . . .                    
      HFE8A                A dog?                                               
                   4093    1     Yes                                            
                   2395    2     No                                             
                     82    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13480    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1341          A cat?                                               
      HFE8B        2708    1     Yes                                            
                   3780    2     No                                             
                     82    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13480    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1342          A bird?                                              
      HFE8C         825    1     Yes                                            
                   5663    2     No                                             
                     82    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13480    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1343          A fish?                                              
      HFE8D         750    1     Yes                                            
                   5738    2     No                                             
                     82    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13480    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1344          Any other pet?                                       
      HFE8E         191    1     Rodent                                         
                    102    2     Rabbit                                         
                     78    3     Reptile                                        
                     35    4     Farm pet                                       
                     28    5     Other                                          
                     82    8     Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1345          During the past 12 months was a furnace              
      HFE9                 that forces out hot air used to heat                 
                           this place?                                          
                  13603    1     Yes                                            
                   6277    2     No (HFE11)                                     
                     80    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     90    9     Don't know (HFE11)                             
                                                                                
             1346          Was the hot-air furnace fueled by oil,               
      HFE10                by gas, by electricity, or by something              
                           else?                                                
                   1211    1     Oil                                            
                   9153    2     Gas                                            
                   2964    3     Electricity                                    
                     41    4     Other                                          
                     54    5     Propane                                        
                    100    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    160    9     Don't know                                     
                   6367    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1347          During the past 12 months was one or                 
      HFE11                more space heaters used to heat this                 
                           place? We are interested only in heaters             
                           that are not vented to the outside.                  
                   4519    1     Yes                                            
                  15375    2     No (HFE13)                                     
                     92    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     64    9     Don't know (HFE13)                             
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1348-1349          Was the room or space heater fueled by               
      HFE12                electricity, kerosene, propane, or                   
                           by something else?                                   
                   2431    01    Electricity                                    
                    600    02    Kerosene                                       
                    342    03    Propane                                        
                   1086    04    Natural gas                                    
                     30    05    Oil                                            
                     27    06    Gasoline                                       
                     93    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      2    99    Don't know                                     
                  15439    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1350          During the past 12 months was one or                 
      HFE13                more wood stoves used here?                          
                   1238    1     Yes                                            
                  18715    2     No                                             
                     81    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1351          During the past 12 months was one or                 
      HFE14                more fireplaces used here?                           
                   2978    1     Yes                                            
                  16965    2     No                                             
                     93    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1352          Is a gas stove or oven used for cooking              
      HFE15                at this place?                                       
                  11014    1     Yes                                            
                   8950    2     No (HFF1)                                      
                     84    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know (HFF1)                              
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1353          Is there an exhaust fan near this stove              
      HFE16                that sends fumes outside the house?                  
                   5678    1     Yes                                            
                   5332    2     No (HFE18)                                     
                     84    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HFE18)                             
                   8950    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1354          When the stove or oven is being used,                
      HFE17                how often is this exhaust fan used?                  
                           Would you say it is used always,                     
                           sometimes, rarely, or never?                         
                   2334    1     Always                                         
                   2177    2     Sometimes                                      
                    714    3     Rarely                                         
                    434    4     Never                                          
                     84    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     25    9     Don't know                                     
                  14282    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1355          During the past 12 months was the stove              
      HFE18                or oven ever used to heat this place?                
                   1594    1     Yes                                            
                   9337    2     No                                             
                    115    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     54    9     Don't know                                     
                   8950    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1356          Does anyone who lives here smoke                     
      HFF1                 cigarettes in the home?                              
                   7075    1     Yes                                            
                  12886    2     No (HFF4)                                      
                     89    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1357-1358          Total number of persons who smoke        See note    
      HFF2R                cigarettes in the home.                              
                  12886    00    No smokers in the home                         
                   4476    01                                                   
                   2001    02                                                   
                    422    03                                                   
                    100    04                                                   
                     36    05                                                   
                     40    06                                                   
                     89    88    Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1359-1361          How many cigarettes a day does person 1              
      HFF3A                usually smoke in the home?                           
                   6992    001-080                                              
                      3    777   Less than 1 cigarette                          
                     89    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     80    999   Don't know                                     
                  12886    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1362-1364          How many cigarettes a day does person 2              
      HFF3B                usually smoke in the home?                           
                   2559    001-060                                              
                     89    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     40    999   Don't know                                     
                  17362    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1365-1367          How many cigarettes a day does person 3              
      HFF3C                usually smoke in the home?                           
                    585    001-080                                              
                     89    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     13    999   Don't know                                     
                  19363    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1368-1370          How many cigarettes a day does person 4              
      HFF3D                usually smoke in the home?                           
                     21    001                                                  
                     12    002                                                  
                     10    003                                                  
                      5    004                                                  
                     23    005                                                  
                     26    006                                                  
                     46    010                                                  
                      5    015                                                  
                     22    020                                                  
                      1    040                                                  
                     89    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      5    999   Don't know                                     
                  19785    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1371-1373          How many cigarettes a day does person 5              
      HFF3E                usually smoke in the home?                           
                      5    001                                                  
                      6    003                                                  
                      5    005                                                  
                     14    006                                                  
                      5    009                                                  
                     30    010                                                  
                      1    015                                                  
                     10    020                                                  
                     89    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19885    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1374-1376          How many cigarettes a day does person 6              
      HFF3F                usually smoke in the home?                           
                      2    001                                                  
                      2    006                                                  
                     32    010                                                  
                      4    015                                                  
                     89    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19921    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Which one of the following statements                
                           best describes the food eaten by (you/               
                           your family)?                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1377          Do you have enough food to eat,          See note    
      HFF4                 sometimes not enough to eat, or often                
                           not enough to eat?                                   
                  18717    1     Enough food to eat (HFF7)                      
                   1108    2     Sometimes not enough food to eat               
                    134    3     Often not enough to eat                        
                     91    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1378-1379          Thinking about the past month, how many  See note    
      HFF5                 days did (you/your family) have no food              
                           or money to buy food?                                
                    362    00    None (HFF7)                                    
                    849    01-30                                                
                     99    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     23    99    Don't know                                     
                  18717    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Which of the following reasons explains              
                           why (you have/your family has) had this              
                           problem?                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1380          Because of transportation problems?      See note    
      HFF6A          70    1     Yes                                            
                    805    2     No                                             
                     96    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19079    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1381          Because you did not have working         See note    
      HFF6B                appliances for storing or preparing                  
                           foods (such as stove or refrigerator)?               
                     20    1     Yes                                            
                    855    2     No                                             
                     96    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19079    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1382          Because you did not have enough money,   See note    
      HFF6C                food stamps, or WIC vouchers to buy                  
                           food or beverages?                                   
                    851    1     Yes                                            
                     24    2     No                                             
                     96    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19079    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1383          Any other reason?                        See note    
      HFF6D          34    1     Yes                                            
                    840    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19079    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1384          Thinking about the past month, did (you/ See note    
      HFF7                 adult members of your family) ever cut               
                           the size of your meals because there was             
                           not enough money or food?                            
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    867    1     Yes                                            
                   9022    2     No                                             
                     41    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           REFER TO SCREENER. IF CHILDREN LESS THAN             
                           AGE 17 ASK THIS, OTHERWISE SKIP TO F9.               
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1385          Thinking about the past month, did you   See note    
      HFF8                 cut the size of your children's meals                
                           or did they skip meals because there                 
                           was not enough money for food?                       
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    233    1     Yes                                            
                   3984    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  15786    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1386          Did (you/any member of this family)      See note    
      HFF9                 receive benefits from the WIC program,               
                           that is, the Women, Infants, and                     
                           Children program in (NAME OF LAST                    
                           MONTH)?                                              
                   1495    1     Yes                                            
                  18447    2     No                                             
                    107    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1387          Did (you/any member of this family)      See note    
      HFF10                receive food stamps in any of the last               
                           12 months?                                           
                   3017    1     Yes                                            
                  16910    2     No (HFF12A)                                    
                    107    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know (HFF12A)                            
                                                                                
             1388          (Are you/Is your family) receiving food  See note    
      HFF11                stamps at the present time?                          
                   2750    1     Yes                                            
                    263    2     No                                             
                    108    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  16926    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           The following questions are about                    
                           different types of family income.  We                
                           ask them to see if there is a                        
                           relationship between family income and               
                           health.                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1389          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF12A               the family receive income from working               
                           for an employer or from self-employment?             
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   6969    1     Yes                                            
                   2917    2     No (HFF13A)                                    
                     43    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know (HFF13A)                            
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1390          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF12B               income from working for an employer or               
                           from self-employment?                                
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   5141    1     Yes                                            
                   1826    2     No                                             
                     45    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13038    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1391          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF13A               the family receive Social Security or                
                           Railroad Retirement payments?                        
                   6992    1     Yes                                            
                   7168    2     No (HFF14A)                                    
                   5880    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know (HFF14A)                            
                                                                                
             1392          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF13B               Social Security or Railroad Retirement               
                           payments?                                            
                   5641    1     Yes                                            
                   1314    2     No                                             
                   5915    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                   7178    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1393          What is the reason -- is getting Social  See note    
      HFF13DA              Security or Railroad Retirement?  Is it              
                           because -- is retired, disabled,                     
                           widowed, a surviving child, a spouse or              
                           a dependent child?                                   
                           (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                    140    1     Retired                                        
                    173    2     Disabled                                       
                     64    3     Widowed or surviving child                     
                     26    4     Spouse or dependent child                      
                     13    5     Some other reason                              
                   5851    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  13779    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1394-1395          What is the reason -- is getting Social  See note    
      HFF13DB              Security or Railroad Retirement?  Is it              
                           because -- is retired, disabled,                     
                           widowed, a surviving child, a spouse or              
                           a dependent child?                                   
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    170    01    Retired                                        
                    182    02    Disabled                                       
                     37    03    Widowed                                        
                     15    04    Surviving child                                
                     17    05    Spouse                                         
                      6    06    Dependent child                                
                     47    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      2    99    Don't know                                     
                  19574    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1396          Sometimes people get Social Security for See note    
      HFF13E               more than one reason.  Is there another              
                           reason -- receives Social Security?                  
                           (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                     20    1     Retired                                        
                     21    2     Disabled                                       
                      3    3     Widowed or surviving child                     
                      2    4     Spouse or dependent child                      
                    348    5     No other reason                                
                   5872    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  13779    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1397          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF14A               the family receive any SSI (Supplemental             
                           Security Income) payments from the                   
                           Federal Government?                                  
                   1319    1     Yes                                            
                  15662    2     No (HFF15A)                                    
                   3053    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know (HFF15A)                            
                                                                                
             1398          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF14B               any SSI (Supplemental Security Income)               
                           payments from the Federal Government?                
                    833    1     Yes                                            
                    468    2     No                                             
                   3070    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  15678    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1399          Did -- also receive a separate SSI       See note    
      HFF14D               payment from the State or Local welfare              
                           office during the past 4 months?                     
                           (Versions 1 and 2)                                   
                    107    1     Yes                                            
                    265    2     No                                             
                   3164    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     34    9     Don't know                                     
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1400          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF15A               the family receive any pension or                    
                           disability payment other than Social                 
                           Security or Railroad Retirement?                     
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   1616    1     Yes                                            
                   8260    2     No (HFF16A)                                    
                     49    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know (HFF16A)                            
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1401          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF15B               any pension or disability payment other              
                           than Social Security or Railroad                     
                           Retirement?                                          
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   1070    1     Yes                                            
                    544    2     No                                             
                     51    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18385    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1402          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF16A               the family receive Public assistance                 
                           or welfare payments from the State                   
                           or Local welfare office?                             
                           Do not include SSI.                                  
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    878    1     Yes                                            
                   9003    2     No (HFF17A)                                    
                     45    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know (HFF17A)                            
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1403          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF16B               Public assistance or welfare payments                
                           from the State or Local welfare office?              
                           Do not include SSI.                                  
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                    448    1     Yes                                            
                    420    2     No                                             
                     55    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19127    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1404          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF16D               the family receive "Aid to Families with             
                           Dependent Children", sometimes called                
                           AFDC or ADC?                                         
                           (Versions 2, 3, and 4)                               
                    668    1     Yes                                            
                   1415    2     No (HFF17A)                                    
                     52    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HFF17A)                            
                  17909    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1405          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF16E               "Aid to Families with Dependent                      
                           Children", sometimes called AFDC or ADC?             
                           (Versions 2, 3, and 4)                               
                    271    1     Yes                                            
                    394    2     No                                             
                     55    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19330    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1406          During the last month, did anyone in     See note    
      HFF17A               the family receive income from any other             
                           source such as veteran's payments,                   
                           workman's compensation, rental income,               
                           interest and dividend income, or child               
                           support and alimony?                                 
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   2060    1     Yes                                            
                   7815    2     No (HFF18)                                     
                     49    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HFF18)                             
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1407          During the last month, did -- receive    See note    
      HFF17B               income from any other source such as                 
                           veteran's payments, workman's                        
                           compensation, rental income, interest                
                           and dividend income, or child support                
                           and alimony?                                         
                           (Versions 3 and 4)                                   
                   1510    1     Yes                                            
                    550    2     No                                             
                     49    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17941    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1408          Including wages, salaries, self-                     
      HFF18                employment, and any other source of                  
                           income we just talked about, was the                 
                           total combined family income during                  
                           the last 12 months - (that is, yours,                
                           READ THE NAMES OF ALL FAMILY MEMBERS,                
                           INCLUDING ARMED FORCES MEMBERS LIVING                
                           AT HOME) - more or less than $20,000?                
                     55    0     No income (HFF21)                              
                   9709    1     Less than $20,000                              
                   9818    2     $20,000 or more                                
                    306    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    162    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           READ PARENTHETICAL PHRASE IF ARMED                   
                           FORCES MEMBER LIVING AT HOME OR IF                   
                           NECESSARY.                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
        1409-1410          Of those income groups, which letter     See note    
      HFF19R               best represents the total combined                   
                           family income during the last 12 months              
                           (that is yours, READ NAMES, INCLUDING                
                           ARMED FORCES MEMBERS LIVING AT HOME)?                
                           Include all sources of income we just                
                           talked about.                                        
                     55    00    No income                                      
                    166    01    Less than $1000 (including loss)               
                    147    02    $ 1,000 - 1,999                                
                    180    03    $ 2,000 - 2,999                                
                    201    04    $ 3,000 - 3,999                                
                    363    05    $ 4,000 - 4,999                                
                    452    06    $ 5,000 - 5,999                                
                    508    07    $ 6,000 - 6,999                                
                    589    08    $ 7,000 - 7,999                                
                    468    09    $ 8,000 - 8,999                                
                    534    10    $ 9,000 - 9,999                                
                    572    11    $10,000 - 10,999                               
                    376    12    $11,000 - 11,999                               
                    753    13    $12,000 - 12,999                               
                    457    14    $13,000 - 13,999                               
                    471    15    $14,000 - 14,999                               
                    561    16    $15,000 - 15,999                               
                    363    17    $16,000 - 16,999                               
                    443    18    $17,000 - 17,999                               
                    498    19    $18,000 - 18,999                               
                    546    20    $19,000 - 19,999                               
                   1716    21    $20,000 - 24,999                               
                   1342    22    $25,000 - 29,999                               
                   1209    23    $30,000 - 34,999                               
                    903    24    $35,000 - 39,999                               
                    843    25    $40,000 - 44,999                               
                    698    26    $45,000 - 49,999                               
                   2482    27    $50,000 and over                               
                    640    88    Blank but applicable                           
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                   1514    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           HAND CARD F7                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
        1411-1412          Now, please think about your family      See note    
      HFF20R               income during (NAME LAST MONTH).                     
                           Which letter best represents the total               
                           family income during (NAME OF LAST                   
                           MONTH) (that is yours, READ NAMES,                   
                           INCLUDING ARMED FORCES MEMBERS LIVING AT             
                           HOME)?  Again, include all sources of                
                           income we just talked about.                         
                     55    00    No income                                      
                    267    01    Less than $100 (including loss)                
                    217    02    $100 - 199                                     
                    321    03    $200 - 299                                     
                    436    04    $300 - 399                                     
                    675    05    $400 - 499                                     
                    693    06    $500 - 599                                     
                    823    07    $600 - 699                                     
                    836    08    $700 - 799                                     
                    744    09    $800 - 899                                     
                    618    10    $900 - 999                                     
                    978    11    $1000 - 1099                                   
                    592    12    $1100 - 1199                                   
                    885    13    $1200 - 1299                                   
                    459    14    $1300 - 1399                                   
                    550    15    $1400 - 1499                                   
                   1146    16    $1500 - 1799                                   
                   1690    17    $1800 - 2199                                   
                   1979    18    $2200 - 2999                                   
                   1696    19    $3000 - 3999                                   
                   2230    20    $4000 and over                                 
                    679    88    Blank but applicable                           
                   1481    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                        DATA FOR FAMILY REFERENCE PERSON                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1413-1417          Sequence number for family reference     See note    
      HFHSEQN              person                                               
                  18687    00010-53620                                          
                     72    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   1291    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1418-1420          Age of family reference person           See note    
      HFHAGER              (years)                                              
                  19752    017-089                                              
                    164    090   90+                                            
                    134    888   Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             1421          Sex of family reference person           See note    
      HFHSEX      13870    1     Male                                           
                   6056    2     Female                                         
                    124    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             1422          Code for birthplace of family            See note    
      HFHFIPCR             reference person                                     
                  15630    1     50 United States                               
                   2705    2     Mexico                                         
                   1532    3     Other                                          
                    172    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     11    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1423-1424          Highest grade family reference           See note    
      HFHEDUCR             person completed                                     
                    564    00    Never attended or kindergarten only            
                  19208    01-17                                                
                    163    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    115    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                        DATA FOR FAMILY REFERENCE PERSON                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1425          During past 2 weeks did family           See note    
      HFHEMPL              reference person work at any time at                 
                           a job or business, not counting work                 
                           around the house; or, even though                    
                           family reference person did not work                 
                           during those 2 weeks, did family                     
                           reference person have a job or                       
                           business?                                            
                  11741    1     Yes                                            
                   7682    2     No                                             
                    627    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1426-1427          Marital status of family reference                   
      HFHMRST              person                                               
                  11777    01    Married - spouse in household                  
                    352    02    Married - spouse not in household              
                    815    03    Living as married                              
                   2471    04    Widowed                                        
                   1602    05    Divorced                                       
                    789    06    Separated                                      
                   2113    07    Never married                                  
                      5    55    Under 14 years                                 
                    119    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      7    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1428          Military service of family reference                 
      HFHMLSV              person                                               
                   4691    1     Yes, ever served in armed forces               
                  15157    2     No, never served in armed forces               
                      5    3     Under 17 years                                 
                    192    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                  DATA FOR RESPONDENT TO FAMILY QUESTIONNAIRE                   
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1429-1430          Relationship of respondent to            See note    
      HFRELR               family reference person                              
                   2853    01    Family reference person living                 
                                 alone                                          
                    382    02    Unrelated individual                           
                   8437    03    Family reference person living                 
                                 with other family members                      
                   5569    04    Wife (husband non-military)                    
                     38    05    Wife (husband in military)                     
                    285    06    Husband (wife non-military)                    
                   1009    08    Child or spouse of child                       
                     56    09    Grandchild or spouse of grandchild             
                    197    10    Parent or spouse of parent                     
                    447    11    Other relative (i.e. in-law)                   
                    777    88    Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1431-1433          Age in years of respondent to HFQ        See note    
      HFAGERR     19119    017-089                                              
                    137    090   90+                                            
                    794    888   Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1434          Phase and version of household adult                 
      HAVERS               questionnaire                                        
                  10120    1     Phase 1, years 1, 2, & 3                       
                   3392    3     Phase 2, year 4                                
                   6538    4     Phase 2, years 5 & 6                           
                                                                                
        1435-1438          Interviewer number                                   
      HAINTVR     19508    6030-7106                                            
                    542    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             1439          Language of household adult interview                
      HALANG      16960    1     English                                        
                   2969    2     Spanish                                        
                     71    3     Other                                          
                     50    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                             SECTION A. ORIENTATION                             
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1440          Did you receive an introductory                      
      HAA1                 letter in the mail about our                         
                           survey?                                              
                   9693    1     Yes                                            
                   9489    2     No                                             
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    860    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1441          Did you hear about the survey in                     
      HAA2                 any other way?                                       
                   3384    1     Yes                                            
                  16645    2     No                                             
                     19    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1442-1443          Other way heard about the survey                     
      HAA2A         946    01    Newspaper                                      
                    296    02    Television                                     
                    593    03    Interviewer                                    
                    456    04    Another family member                          
                    508    05    Other                                          
                    585    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  16666    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1444          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO AGE OF SP.                     
      HAA3        13673    1     Under 60 years or proxy respondent             
                                 (HAB1)                                         
                   6377    2     60 + years                                     
                                                                                
             1445          First, I need to verify some             See note    
      HAA4                 information.                                         
                                                                                
                           What is today's date?                                
                   4657    1     Gave correct date                              
                   1140    2     Gave incorrect date                            
                    379    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    201    9     Don't know                                     
                  13673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1446          What is the day of the week?             See note    
      HAA5         5944    1     Correct                                        
                    134    2     Off by one day                                 
                     81    3     Off by more than one day                       
                    188    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     30    9     Don't know                                     
                  13673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           What is your complete street address?                
                                                                                
                           PROBE FOR CITY/TOWN, STATE OR ZIP                    
                           CODE IF MISSING.                                     
                                                                                
                           IF MAILING ADDRESS GIVEN, CODE AS                    
                           CORRECT.                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1447          Street address                           See note    
      HAA6A        2888    1     Correct                                        
                    153    2     Error                                          
                   3334    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  13673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1448          City/Town                                See note    
      HAA6B        2989    1     Correct                                        
                     56    2     Error                                          
                   3331    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  13673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1449          State                                    See note    
      HAA6C        2978    1     Correct                                        
                     64    2     Error                                          
                   3334    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  13673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                             SECTION A. ORIENTATION                             
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1450          Zip Code                                 See note    
      HAA6D        2642    1     Correct                                        
                    396    2     Error                                          
                   3338    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  13673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION B. HEALTH SERVICES                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1451          Would you say your health in                         
      HAB1                 general is excellent, very good,                     
                           good, fair, or poor?                                 
                   3070    1     Excellent                                      
                   4743    2     Very good                                      
                   7191    3     Good                                           
                   3992    4     Fair                                           
                   1041    5     Poor                                           
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1452          Is there a particular clinic,                        
      HAB2                 health center, doctor's office, or                   
                           other place that you usually go to                   
                           if you are sick, need advice about                   
                           your health, or for routine care?                    
                  15517    1     Yes                                            
                   4529    2     No (HAB4)                                      
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1453          Is there one particular doctor or                    
      HAB3                 health professional you usually                      
                           see?                                                 
                  12925    1     Yes                                            
                   2583    2     No                                             
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                   4530    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1454-1455          During the past 12 months, how                       
      HAB4                 many different times did you stay                    
                           in the hospital overnight or                         
                           longer?                                              
                  17097    00    None                                           
                   2893    01-20                                                
                     55    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      5    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION B. HEALTH SERVICES                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1456-1458          During the past 12 months, about                     
      HAB5                 how many times did you see or talk                   
                           to a medical doctor or assistant?                    
                           (Do not count doctors seen while an                  
                           overnight patient in a hospital.)                    
                   4642    000   None                                           
                  15242    001-099                                              
                    111    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     55    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1459-1462          About how long has it been since you     See note    
      HAB6S                last saw or talked to a medical                      
                           doctor or other health professional                  
                           about your health?                                   
                           Include health professionals seen while              
                           a patient in a hospital.  (months)                   
                     62    0000  Never                                          
                  14941    0001-0636                                            
                   4856    7777  Less than 1 month                              
                    103    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                     88    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1463-1464          IF UNDER 60 YEARS OLD, MARK BOX,                     
      HAB7                 OTHERWISE ASK:                                       
                                                                                
                           During the past 12  months, about                    
                           how many times have you been in a                    
                           nursing or convalescent home?                        
                   6459    00    None                                           
                     48    01                                                   
                     34    02                                                   
                  13454    55    Under 60 years                                 
                     54    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      1    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                         SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS                         
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1465          Has a doctor ever told you                           
      HAC1A                that you had ...                                     
                                                                                
                           IF "YES," ASK C2 AND C3 BEFORE GOING TO              
                           NEXT CONDITION.                                      
                                                                                
                           Arthritis?                                           
                   4298    1     Yes (HAC3AR)                                   
                  15748    2     No (HAC1C)                                     
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1466          Which type of arthritis was it?  Was it              
      HAC1B                rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis?              
                    840    1     Rheumatoid arthritis                           
                    825    2     Osteoarthritis                                 
                     59    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   2574    9     Don't know                                     
                  15752    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1467          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1C                had congestive heart failure?                        
                    757    1     Yes (HAC3CR)                                   
                  19265    2     No (HAC1D)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     27    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1468          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1D                had a stroke?                                        
                    649    1     Yes (HAC3DR)                                   
                  19393    2     No (HAC1E)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1469          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1E                had asthma?                                          
                   1376    1     Yes (HAC2E)                                    
                  18672    2     No (HAC1F)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                         SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS                         
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1470          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1F                had chronic bronchitis?                              
                   1134    1     Yes (HAC2F)                                    
                  18914    2     No (HAC1G)                                     
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1471          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1G                had emphysema?                                       
                    430    1     Yes (HAC3GR)                                   
                  19614    2     No (HAC1H)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1472          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1H                had hay fever?                                       
                   1773    1     Yes (HAC2H)                                    
                  18272    2     No (HAC1I)                                     
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1473          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1I                had cataracts?                                       
                   2427    1     Yes (HAC3IR)                                   
                  17610    2     No (HAC1J)                                     
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     11    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1474          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1J                had goiter?                                          
                    285    1     Yes (HAC2J)                                    
                  19759    2     No (HAC1K)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1475          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1K                had other thyroid disease?                           
                    704    1     Yes (HAC2K)                                    
                  19342    2     No (HAC1L)                                     
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                         SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS                         
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1476          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1L                had lupus?                                           
                     40    1     Yes (HAC3LR)                                   
                  20005    2     No (HAC1M)                                     
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1477          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1M                had gout?                                            
                    572    1     Yes (HAC3MR)                                   
                  19475    2     No (HAC1N)                                     
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1478          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1N                had skin cancer?                                     
                    834    1     Yes (HAC3NR)                                   
                  19211    2     No (HAC1O)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1479          Has a doctor ever told you that you                  
      HAC1O                had other cancer?                                    
                    780    1     Yes (HAC3OR)                                   
                  19266    2     No (HAC4A)                                     
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1480          Do you still have asthma?                            
      HAC2E         923    1     Yes                                            
                    419    2     No                                             
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     33    9     Don't know                                     
                  18673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1481          Do you still have bronchitis?                        
      HAC2F         668    1     Yes                                            
                    426    2     No                                             
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     33    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1482          Do you still have hay fever?                         
      HAC2H        1501    1     Yes                                            
                    246    2     No                                             
                     13    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know                                     
                  18274    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1483          Do you still have goiter?                            
      HAC2J          99    1     Yes                                            
                    168    2     No                                             
                      9    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know                                     
                  19764    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1484          Do you still have thyroid disease?                   
      HAC2K         459    1     Yes                                            
                    214    2     No                                             
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     20    9     Don't know                                     
                  19346    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1485-1487          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3AR               told you had arthritis? (years)                      
                   4098    001-089                                              
                     13    090   90 + years                                     
                      2    777   Less than 1 year                               
                    125    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     60    999   Don't know                                     
                  15752    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1488-1490          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3CR               told you had congestive heart failure?               
                           (years)                                              
                    725    001-089                                              
                      3    090   90 + years                                     
                      3    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     10    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                  19292    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                         SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS                         
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1491-1493          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3DR               told you had a stroke? (years)                       
                    615    006-089                                              
                     14    090   90 + years                                     
                      5    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                  19400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1494-1496          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3ER               told you had asthma? (years)                         
                   1267    001-088                                              
                     36    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     47    999   Don't know                                     
                  18673    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1497-1499          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3FR               told you had bronchitis? (years)                     
                   1046    001-088                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                     19    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     51    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                  18916    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1500-1502          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3GR               told you had emphysema? (years)                      
                    410    001-089                                              
                      2    090   90 + years                                     
                     17    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      2    999   Don't know                                     
                  19619    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1503-1505          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3HR               told you had hay fever? (years)                      
                   1676    001-088                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                      3    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     64    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     32    999   Don't know                                     
                  18274    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1506-1508          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3IR               told you had cataracts? (years)                      
                   2333    001-089                                              
                     33    090   90 + years                                     
                      3    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     38    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     22    999   Don't know                                     
                  17621    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1509-1511          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3JR               told you had goiter? (years)                         
                    277    001-084                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                      1    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      7    999   Don't know                                     
                  19764    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1512-1514          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3KR               told you had other thyroid disease?                  
                           (years)                                              
                    688    003-089                                              
                     10    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      6    999   Don't know                                     
                  19346    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1515-1517          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3LR               told you had lupus? (years)                          
                     39    008-066                                              
                      1    999   Don't know                                     
                  20010    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1518-1520          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3MR               told you had gout? (years)                           
                    554    001-086                                              
                      1    777   Less than 1 year                               
                      2    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     15    999   Don't know                                     
                  19478    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1521-1523          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3NR               told you had skin cancer? (years)                    
                    807    012-089                                              
                     12    090   90 + years                                     
                      5    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     11    999   Don't know                                     
                  19215    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1524-1526          How old were you when you were first     See note    
      HAC3OR               told you had other cancer? (years)                   
                    751    004-089                                              
                      8    090   90 + years                                     
                     15    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      7    999   Don't know                                     
                  19269    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1527-1528          HAND CARD HAQ-1.                                     
      HAC3OS                                                                    
                           Where was the cancer located                         
                           when you were first told?                            
                                                                                
                           SPECIFY NUMBER                                       
                     33    01    Bladder                                        
                    157    02    Breast                                         
                     67    03    Cervix                                         
                    102    04    Colon, rectum, large intestine                 
                     95    05    Prostate                                       
                     65    06    Uterus                                         
                      4    07    Bone                                           
                      5    08    Brain, nervous system                          
                     10    09    Esophagus                                      
                      1    10    Gallbladder                                    
                      6    11    Hodgkin's disease                              
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                     18    12    Kidney                                         
                     10    13    Leukemia                                       
                      3    14    Liver                                          
                     28    15    Lung                                           
                     10    16    Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's                        
                     19    17    Mouth, pharynx                                 
                     22    18    Ovary                                          
                      2    19    Pancreas                                       
                     17    20    Stomach                                        
                      5    21    Testicles                                      
                     69    22    Other cancer                                   
                     18    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     15    99    Don't know                                     
                  19269    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           Next, I'd like to ask you a few                      
                           questions about your family's health.                
                                                                                
                           Including living and deceased,                       
                           were any of your blood relatives                     
                           (including grandparents, parents,                    
                           brothers, sisters) ever told by a                    
                           doctor that they had...                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1529          Diabetes?                                            
      HAC4A        8647    1     Yes (HAC5A1)                                   
                  11046    2     No (HAC4B)                                     
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    354    9     Don't know (HAC4B)                             
                                                                                
             1530          A heart attack before the age of 50?                 
      HAC4B        2572    1     Yes (HAC5B1)                                   
                  17065    2     No (HAC6)                                      
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    409    9     Don't know (HAC6)                              
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1531          Did grandmother have diabetes?                       
      HAC5A1       2228    1     Yes                                            
                   6319    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1532          Did grandfather have diabetes?                       
      HAC5A2        994    1     Yes                                            
                   7553    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1533          Did mother have diabetes?                            
      HAC5A3       2657    1     Yes                                            
                   5890    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1534          Did father have diabetes?                            
      HAC5A4       1646    1     Yes                                            
                   6901    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1535          Did sister have diabetes?                            
      HAC5A5       1293    1     Yes                                            
                   7254    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1536          Did brother have diabetes?                           
      HAC5A6       1044    1     Yes                                            
                   7503    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1537          Did aunt have diabetes?                              
      HAC5A7       1790    1     Yes                                            
                   6757    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1538          Did uncle have diabetes?                             
      HAC5A8       1185    1     Yes                                            
                   7362    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1539          Did cousin have diabetes?                            
      HAC5A9        519    1     Yes                                            
                   8028    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  11400    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1540          Did son have diabetes? (Phase 2)         See note    
      HAC5A10        46    1     Yes                                            
                   2951    2     No                                             
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  17050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1541          Did daughter have diabetes? (Phase 2)    See note    
      HAC5A11        54    1     Yes                                            
                   2943    2     No                                             
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  17050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1542          Did other relative have diabetes?        See note    
      HAC5A12              (Phase 2)                                            
                    134    1     Yes                                            
                   2863    2     No                                             
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  17050    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1543          Did grandmother have heart attack?                   
      HAC5B1        205    1     Yes                                            
                   2342    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1544          Did grandfather have heart attack?                   
      HAC5B2        352    1     Yes                                            
                   2195    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1545          Did mother have heart attack?                        
      HAC5B3        364    1     Yes                                            
                   2183    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1546          Did father have heart attack?                        
      HAC5B4        759    1     Yes                                            
                   1788    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1547          Did sister have heart attack?                        
      HAC5B5        181    1     Yes                                            
                   2366    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1548          Did brother have heart attack?                       
      HAC5B6        392    1     Yes                                            
                   2155    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1549          Did aunt have heart attack?                          
      HAC5B7        201    1     Yes                                            
                   2346    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1550          Did uncle have heart attack?                         
      HAC5B8        467    1     Yes                                            
                   2080    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1551          Did cousin have heart attack?                        
      HAC5B9         98    1     Yes                                            
                   2449    2     No                                             
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17474    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1552          Did son have heart attack? (Phase 2)     See note    
      HAC5B10        13    1     Yes                                            
                    795    2     No                                             
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19241    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1553          Did daughter have heart attack?          See note    
      HAC5B11              (Phase 2)                                            
                      2    1     Yes                                            
                    806    2     No                                             
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19241    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1554          Did other relative have heart attack?    See note    
      HAC5B12              (Phase 2)                                            
                     23    1     Yes                                            
                    785    2     No                                             
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19241    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1555          Was your biological mother ever                      
      HAC6                 told by a doctor that she had                        
                           osteoporosis, sometimes called thin                  
                           or brittle bones?                                    
                    487    1     Yes                                            
                  18736    2     No                                             
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    825    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1556          Did your biological mother ever                      
      HAC7                 fracture her hip?                                    
                    795    1     Yes                                            
                  18727    2     No (HAD1)                                      
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    526    9     Don't know (HAD1)                              
                                                                                
             1557          How many times?                                      
      HAC7A         694    1                                                    
                     76    2                                                    
                      6    3                                                    
                      1    4                                                    
                      2    6                                                    
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19253    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1558-1560          Age of mother at first hip fracture                  
      HAC8          708    009-107                                              
                     13    444   Under 50                                       
                     54    555   50 +                                           
                      5    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                  19253    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1561          Have you ever been told by a                         
      HAD1                 doctor that you have diabetes or                     
                           sugar diabetes?                                      
                                                                                
                           IF "BORDERLINE"  OR  "PREDIABETIC",                  
                           CODE 2.                                              
                   1614    1     Yes                                            
                  18410    2     No (HAE1)                                      
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     23    9     Don't know (HAE1)                              
                                                                                
             1562          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO SEX OF SP.                     
      HAD2          661    1     Male                                           
                    956    2     Female                                         
                  18433    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1563          Were you pregnant when you were                      
      HAD3                 told that you had diabetes?                          
                    152    1     Yes                                            
                    796    2     No (HAD5)                                      
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  19094    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1564          Other than during pregnancy, has a                   
      HAD4                 doctor ever told you that you have                   
                           diabetes or sugar diabetes?                          
                     47    1     Yes                                            
                    105    2     No (HAE1)                                      
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1565-1567          How old were you when a doctor           See note    
      HAD5R                first told you that you had                          
                           diabetes (not including during                       
                           pregnancy)? (years)                                  
                   1466    001-087                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                     17    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     28    999   Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1568          Are you now taking insulin?                          
      HAD6          483    1     Yes                                            
                   1023    2     No (HAD10)                                     
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1569-1570          About how often do you take insulin?     See note    
      HAD7S                (per week)                                           
                      2    01                                                   
                      1    03                                                   
                    261    07                                                   
                    201    14                                                   
                     12    21                                                   
                      2    28                                                   
                      2    49                                                   
                      8    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  19561    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1571-1573          On the average, how many units per                   
      HAD8                 day do you take?                                     
                    469    001-240                                              
                     11    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      9    999   Don't know                                     
                  19561    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1574-1577          For how long have you been taking        See note    
      HAD9S                insulin? (months)                                    
                    468    0001-0672                                            
                      7    7777  Less than 1 month                              
                     11    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9999  Don't know                                     
                  19561    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1578          Are you now taking diabetes                          
      HAD10                pills to lower your blood sugar?                     
                           These are sometimes called oral                      
                           agents or oral hypoglycemic agents.                  
                    730    1     Yes                                            
                    771    2     No                                             
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1579-1581          On your own, how often do you            See note    
      HAD11AS              check yourself for glucose or                        
                           sugar in your urine? (per month)                     
                   1149    000   Never                                          
                    347    001-122                                              
                     14    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      2    999   Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1582-1584          On your own, how often do you            See note    
      HAD11BS              check yourself for glucose or                        
                           sugar in your blood?                                 
                           (per month)                                          
                   1003    000   Never                                          
                    484    001-122                                              
                     21    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      4    999   Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1585-1589          How long ago was the last time you       See note    
      HAD12S               had your eyes examined by a doctor?                  
                           (days)                                               
                     47    00000 Never had exam                                 
                   1269    00001-24455                                          
                    166    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                     30    99999 Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1590-1594          How long has it been since you had       See note    
      HAD13S               an eye exam in which your pupils were                
                           dialated?  (This would have made you                 
                           temporarily sensitive to bright light.)              
                           (days)                                               
                    168    00000 Never                                          
                    976    00001-24455                                          
                    188    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    103    99999 Don't know                                     
                  18615    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1595          Have you ever had photographs                        
      HAD14                taken of the retina of your eyes?                    
                    431    1     Yes                                            
                    906    2     No                                             
                      9    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    166    9     Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1596          Has a  doctor ever  told  you                        
      HAD15                that diabetes has affected your                      
                           eyes or that you had retinopathy?                    
                    287    1     Yes                                            
                   1168    2     No                                             
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     49    9     Don't know                                     
                  18538    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1597          About how long has it been since                     
      HAE1                 you last had your blood  pressure                    
                           taken by a doctor or other health                    
                           professional?                                        
                  12814    1     Less than 6 months                             
                   3088    2     6 months, less than 1 year                     
                   3264    3     1 year, less than 5 years                      
                    647    4     More than 5 years                              
                    168    5     Never (HAE6)                                   
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     68    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1598          Have you ever been told by a                         
      HAE2                 doctor or other health professional                  
                           that you had hypertension, also                      
                           called high blood pressure?                          
                   5438    1     Yes                                            
                  14401    2     No (HAE6)                                      
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     42    9     Don't know (HAE6)                              
                    168    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1599          Were you told on 2 or more                           
      HAE3                 different visits that you had                        
                           hypertension, also called high                       
                           blood pressure?                                      
                   4313    1     Yes                                            
                   1109    2     No                                             
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                  14611    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           ASK TREATMENTS IN HAE4A-D, THEN GO TO                
                           HAE5A-D FOR EACH TREATMENT WITH "YES"                
                           IN HAE4.                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1600          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4A                pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to take                          
                           prescribed medicine?                                 
                   4103    1     Yes                                            
                   1316    2     No                                             
                     16    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  14611    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1601          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4B                pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to control your                  
                           weight or lose weight?                               
                   2653    1     Yes                                            
                   2768    2     No                                             
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  14611    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1602          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4C                pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to cut down on                   
                           salt or sodium in your diet?                         
                   3755    1     Yes                                            
                   1665    2     No                                             
                     16    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  14611    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1603          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D                pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to do anything                   
                           else?                                                
                   1521    1     Yes                                            
                   3912    2     No                                             
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  14611    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1604          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D1               pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to exercise                      
                           more?                                                
                   1069    1     Yes                                            
                    451    2     No                                             
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18529    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1605          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D2               pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to restrict                      
                           alcohol?                                             
                    196    1     Yes                                            
                   1324    2     No                                             
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18529    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1606          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D3               pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to stop smoking?                 
                    127    1     Yes                                            
                   1393    2     No                                             
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18529    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1607          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D4               pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to reduce                        
                           tension?                                             
                     89    1     Yes                                            
                   1431    2     No                                             
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18529    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1608          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D5               pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to change your                   
                           diet?                                                
                    231    1     Yes                                            
                   1289    2     No                                             
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18529    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1609          Because of your (high blood                          
      HAE4D6               pressure/hypertension), have you                     
                           ever been told by a doctor or other                  
                           health professional to make other                    
                           changes?                                             
                     43    1     Yes                                            
                   1477    2     No                                             
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18529    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1610          Are you now taking prescribed                        
      HAE5A                medicine?                                            
                   3204    1     Yes                                            
                    889    2     No                                             
                     26    8     Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1611          Are you now controlling or losing                    
      HAE5B                weight?                                              
                   2011    1     Yes                                            
                    633    2     No                                             
                     26    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17380    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1612          Are you now using less salt or                       
      HAE5C                sodium in your diet?                                 
                   3333    1     Yes                                            
                    401    2     No                                             
                     37    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  16279    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1613          Are you now exercising?                              
      HAE5D1        731    1     Yes                                            
                    297    2     No                                             
                     41    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18981    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1614          Are you now restricting alcohol?                     
      HAE5D2        154    1     Yes                                            
                     37    2     No                                             
                      5    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19854    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1615          Are you now quitting smoking?                        
      HAE5D3         46    1     Yes                                            
                     77    2     No                                             
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19923    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1616          Are you now reducing tension?                        
      HAE5D4         52    1     Yes                                            
                     30    2     No                                             
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19961    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                   SECTION E. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/CHOLESTEROL                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1617          Are you now making diet changes?                     
      HAE5D5        197    1     Yes                                            
                     22    2     No                                             
                     12    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19819    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1618          Are you now making other changes?                    
      HAE5D6         32    1     Yes                                            
                     10    2     No                                             
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  20007    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1619          Have you ever had your blood                         
      HAE6                 cholesterol checked?                                 
                   9923    1     Yes                                            
                   9412    2     No (HAE10)                                     
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    712    9     Don't know (HAE10)                             
                                                                                
             1620          Have you ever been told by a                         
      HAE7                 doctor or other health professional                  
                           that your blood cholesterol level                    
                           was high?                                            
                   3243    1     Yes                                            
                   6655    2     No (HAE10)                                     
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     25    9     Don't know                                     
                  10124    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                   SECTION E. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/CHOLESTEROL                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
                           ASK TREATMENTS IN HAE8A-D.  THEN GO                  
                           TO HAE9A-D FOR EACH TREATMENT WITH                   
                           "YES" IN HAE8.                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1621          Because of your high blood                           
      HAE8A                cholesterol, have you ever been                      
                           told by a doctor or other health                     
                           professional to eat fewer high                       
                           fat or high cholesterol foods?                       
                   2776    1     Yes                                            
                    462    2     No                                             
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  16804    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1622          Because of your high blood                           
      HAE8B                cholesterol, have you ever been                      
                           told by a doctor or other health                     
                           professional to control your                         
                           weight or lose weight?                               
                   1697    1     Yes                                            
                   1541    2     No                                             
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  16804    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1623          Because of your high blood                           
      HAE8C                cholesterol, have you ever been                      
                           told by a doctor or other health                     
                           professional to exercise?                            
                   1830    1     Yes                                            
                   1407    2     No                                             
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  16804    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                   SECTION E. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/CHOLESTEROL                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1624          Because of your high blood                           
      HAE8D                cholesterol, have you ever been                      
                           told by a doctor or other health                     
                           professional to take prescribed                      
                           medicine?                                            
                    793    1     Yes                                            
                   2439    2     No                                             
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  16804    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1625          To lower your blood cholesterol, are                 
      HAE9A                you now following this advice to                     
                           eat fewer high fat or high                           
                           cholesterol foods?                                   
                   2444    1     Yes                                            
                    317    2     No                                             
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  17267    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1626          To lower your blood cholesterol, are                 
      HAE9B                you now following this advice to                     
                           control your weight or lose weight?                  
                   1394    1     Yes                                            
                    295    2     No                                             
                     15    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18346    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1627          To lower your blood cholesterol, are                 
      HAE9C                you now following this advice to                     
                           exercise?                                            
                   1355    1     Yes                                            
                    467    2     No                                             
                     16    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18212    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1628          To lower your blood cholesterol, are                 
      HAE9D                you now following this advice to                     
                           take prescribed medicine?                            
                    566    1     Yes                                            
                    221    2     No                                             
                     14    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  19246    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1629          CHECK ITEM.  MARK FIRST APPLICABLE BOX.              
      HAE10       16791    1     No or DK in HAE6 or HAE7                       
                   1949    2     No in HAE8A, HAE8B, HAE8C                      
                   1310    3     Otherwise (HAF1)                               
                                                                                
                           To lower your blood cholesterol, have                
                           you made any lasting and major changes               
                           on your own?  Specifically...                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1630          Do you eat fewer high fat or                         
      HAE11A               high cholesterol foods?                              
                   7356    1     Yes                                            
                   9806    2     No                                             
                     86    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                   2797    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1631          Have you controlled your weight                      
      HAE11B               or lost weight?                                      
                   5239    1     Yes                                            
                  12949    2     No                                             
                    144    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   1718    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1632          Do you exercise more?                                
      HAE11C       4317    1     Yes                                            
                  13745    2     No                                             
                    136    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                   1851    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1633          Have you ever had any pain or                        
      HAF1                 discomfort in your chest?                            
                   5655    1     Yes                                            
                  14388    2     No (HAF10)                                     
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1634          Do you get it when you walk uphill                   
      HAF2                 or hurry?                                            
                   1611    1     Yes                                            
                   3739    2     No (HAF9)                                      
                    298    3     Never walks uphill or hurries                  
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  14392    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1635          Do you get it when you walk at an                    
      HAF3                 ordinary pace on level ground?                       
                    823    1     Yes                                            
                   1072    2     No                                             
                     15    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18134    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1636          What do you do if you get it while                   
      HAF4                 you are  walking?   Do you stop or                   
                           slow down, or continue at the same                   
                           pace?                                                
                                                                                
                           CHECK "STOP OR SLOW DOWN" IF SP                      
                           CARRIES ON AFTER TAKING                              
                           NITROGLYCERINE.                                      
                   1573    1     Stop or slow down                              
                    179    2     Continue at the same pace (HAF9)               
                    107    3     Does not get it while walking                  
                     49    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      8    9     Don't know                                     
                  18134    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1637          If you stand still, what happens                     
      HAF5                 to it?  Is the pain or discomfort                    
                           relieved or not relieved?                            
                   1372    1     Relieved                                       
                    194    2     Not relieved (HAF9)                            
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18420    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1638          How soon is the pain relieved?                       
      HAF6         1154    1     10 minutes or less                             
                    221    2     More than 10 minutes (HAF9)                    
                     57    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  18614    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           Where is the pain or discomfort                      
                           located?                                             
                                                                                
                           PROBE IF NECESSARY:                                  
                                                                                
                           Please show me where it is located.                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1639          Area 1                                   See note    
      HAF7A          99    1     Yes                                            
                   1064    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1640          Area 2                                   See note    
      HAF7B         203    1     Yes                                            
                    960    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1641          Area 3                                   See note    
      HAF7C         134    1     Yes                                            
                   1029    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1642          Area 4                                   See note    
      HAF7D         769    1     Yes                                            
                    394    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1643          Area 5                                   See note    
      HAF7E         166    1     Yes                                            
                    997    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1644          Area 6                                   See note    
      HAF7F         394    1     Yes                                            
                    769    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1645          Area 7                                   See note    
      HAF7G         143    1     Yes                                            
                   1020    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1646          Area 8                                   See note    
      HAF7H          27    1     Yes                                            
                   1136    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18835    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1647          Have you ever had a severe pain                      
      HAF9                 across the front of your chest                       
                           lasting for half an hour or more?                    
                   1218    1     Yes                                            
                   4419    2     No                                             
                      9    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     12    9     Don't know                                     
                  14392    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1648          Has a doctor ever told you                           
      HAF10                that you had a heart attack?                         
                    938    1     Yes                                            
                  18823    2     No (HAF14)                                     
                    286    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1649-1650          How many heart attacks have                          
      HAF11                you had?                                             
                    633    01                                                   
                    178    02                                                   
                     65    03                                                   
                     18    04                                                   
                      6    05                                                   
                      6    06                                                   
                      2    09                                                   
                      2    10                                                   
                      1    20                                                   
                      1    25                                                   
                    291    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     21    99    Don't know                                     
                  18826    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1651-1653          How old were you when you had            See note    
      HAF12R               your (first) attack? (years)                         
                    881    001-088                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                    292    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     50    999   Don't know                                     
                  18826    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           IF ONLY ONE ATTACK IN F11, GO TO                     
                           F14.  OTHERWISE, ASK:                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
        1654-1656          How old were you when you had            See note    
      HAF13R               your last attack? (years)                            
                    276    001-089                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                    305    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      9    999   Don't know                                     
                  19459    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1657          Do you get pain in either leg                        
      HAF14                while you are walking?                               
                   4775    1     Yes                                            
                  15252    2     No (HAF23)                                     
                     19    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1658          Does this pain ever begin                            
      HAF15                while you are standing still or                      
                           sitting?                                             
                   3074    1     Yes (HAF23)                                    
                   1695    2     No                                             
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  15256    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1659          In what part of your leg do                          
      HAF16                you feel it?                                         
                                                                                
                           IF CALVES NOT MENTIONED,  PROBE:                     
                           Anywhere else?                                       
                    756    1     Pain includes calf/calves                      
                    940    2     Pain does not include calf/calves              
                                 (HAF23)                                        
                     24    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18330    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1660          Do you get it if you walk                            
      HAF17                uphill or hurry?                                     
                    453    1     Yes                                            
                    208    2     No (HAF23)                                     
                     98    3     Never walks uphill or hurries                  
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19270    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1661          Do you get it if you walk at                         
      HAF18                an ordinary pace on level ground?                    
                    325    1     Yes                                            
                    221    2     No                                             
                     23    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  19479    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1662          Does this pain ever disappear                        
      HAF19                while you are walking?                               
                    264    1     Yes (HAF23)                                    
                    278    2     No                                             
                     25    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  19479    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1663          What do you do if you get it                         
      HAF20                while you are walking?  Do you stop                  
                           or slow down or continue at the                      
                           same pace?                                           
                    243    1     Stop or slow down                              
                     36    2     Continue at the same pace (HAF23)              
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19768    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1664          What happens to it if you                            
      HAF21                stand still?   Is the pain relieved                  
                           or not relieved?                                     
                    194    1     Relieved                                       
                     46    2     Not relieved (HAF23)                           
                      3    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  19804    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1665          How soon is it relieved?                             
      HAF22         152    1     10 minutes or less                             
                     41    2     More than 10 minutes                           
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19850    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1666          Have you ever had weakness or                        
      HAF23                paralysis in one side of your face,                  
                           an arm, or a leg lasting more than                   
                           5 minutes?                                           
                   1360    1     Yes                                            
                  18679    2     No                                             
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION F. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE                        
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1667          Have you ever had pronounced                         
      HAF24                numbness, tingling, or loss of                       
                           sensation involving one side of                      
                           your face or body and lasting more                   
                           than 5 minutes?                                      
                   2060    1     Yes                                            
                  17970    2     No                                             
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1668          Have you ever had a spell of                         
      HAF25                marked loss of vision in one eye or                  
                           pronounced blurring of vision in                     
                           both eyes lasting more than 5                        
                           minutes?                                             
                   1923    1     Yes                                            
                  18108    2     No                                             
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     11    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1669          Have you ever had a spell of                         
      HAF26                severe dizziness lasting more than                   
                           5 minutes?                                           
                   2383    1     Yes                                            
                  17650    2     No                                             
                      5    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     12    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1670          Have you ever had a spell                            
      HAF27                during which you experienced a                       
                           problem with your ability to speak,                  
                           or to understand what someone was                    
                           saying to you?                                       
                    962    1     Yes                                            
                  19076    2     No                                             
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                     SECTION G. MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1671          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO AGE OF SP.                     
      HAG1         1225    1     Under 20 years (HAH1)                          
                  18825    2     20 + years                                     
                                                                                
             1672          Have you ever had pain in your                       
      HAG2                 back on most days for at least one                   
                           month?                                               
                   4608    1     Yes                                            
                  14184    2     No (HAG5A)                                     
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know (HAG5A)                             
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1673          Have you had this pain within the                    
      HAG3                 past 12 months?                                      
                   3654    1     Yes                                            
                    945    2     No                                             
                     24    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  15425    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           HAND CARD HAQ-2.                                     
                                                                                
                           In what  part of your back (is/was)                  
                           the pain usually located?                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1674          Area 1                                   See note    
      HAG4A        1179    1     Yes                                            
                   3356    2     No                                             
                     87    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  15425    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1675          Area 2                                   See note    
      HAG4B        1525    1     Yes                                            
                   3010    2     No                                             
                     87    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  15425    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                     SECTION G. MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1676          Area 3                                   See note    
      HAG4C        3322    1     Yes                                            
                   1213    2     No                                             
                     87    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  15425    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           Has a doctor ever told you that                      
                           you had broken or fractured your...                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1677          Hip?                                                 
      HAG5A         340    1     Yes (HAG6A)                                    
                  18471    2     No (HAG5B)                                     
                     14    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1678          Wrist?  (Not forearm or hand)                        
      HAG5B        1332    1     Yes (HAG6B)                                    
                  17477    2     No (HAG5C)                                     
                     15    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1679          Spine?                                               
      HAG5C         281    1     Yes (HAG6C)                                    
                  18529    2     No (HAG7)                                      
                     14    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1680-1681          Number of times you fractured your hip   See note    
      HAG6A         340    01-04                                                
                     14    88    Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1682-1683          Number of times you fractured your wrist See note    
      HAG6B        1331    01-07                                                
                     16    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      1    99    Don't know                                     
                  18702    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1684-1685          Number of times you fractured your spine See note    
      HAG6C         280    01-09                                                
                     16    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  19754    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1686          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO HAG5.                          
      HAG7        16995    1     All No in HAG5 (HAG11)                         
                   1821    2     At least one Yes in HAG5 (HAG8)                
                      9    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           REFER TO HAG5. FOR EACH FRACTURE                     
                           REPORTED, RECORD SITE AND THEN ASK HAG9.             
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1687          Site of fracture 1                                   
      HAG8A         337    1     Hip                                            
                   1268    2     Wrist                                          
                    215    3     Spine                                          
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  18229    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1688          Site of fracture 2                                   
      HAG8B          32    1     Hip                                            
                    239    2     Wrist                                          
                     69    3     Spine                                          
                  19710    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1689          Site of fracture 3                                   
      HAG8C           4    1     Hip                                            
                     55    2     Wrist                                          
                     24    3     Spine                                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1690          Site of fracture 4                                   
      HAG8D           2    1     Hip                                            
                     14    2     Wrist                                          
                     11    3     Spine                                          
                  20023    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1691          Site of fracture 5                                   
      HAG8E           6    2     Wrist                                          
                      7    3     Spine                                          
                  20037    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1692          Site of fracture 6                                   
      HAG8F           2    2     Wrist                                          
                      4    3     Spine                                          
                  20044    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           About how old were you when you                      
                           fractured your  ...                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
        1693-1695          Site of fracture 1? (years)              See note    
      HAG9AR       1697    001-089                                              
                      9    090   90 + years                                     
                     32    444   Under 50                                       
                     31    555   50 + years                                     
                     37    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     15    999   Don't know                                     
                  18229    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1696-1698          Site of fracture 2? (years)              See note    
      HAG9BR        296    005-089                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                      6    444   Under 50                                       
                     13    555   50 + years                                     
                     20    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      4    999   Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1699-1701          Site of fracture 3? (years)              See note    
      HAG9CR         68    006-081                                              
                      3    444   Under 50                                       
                      5    555   50 + years                                     
                      7    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19967    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1702-1704          Site of fracture 4? (years)              See note    
      HAG9DR         18    010-084                                              
                      1    444   Under 50                                       
                      4    555   50 + years                                     
                      4    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  20023    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1705-1707          Site of fracture 5? (years)              See note    
      HAG9ER          2    018                                                  
                      1    023                                                  
                      1    024                                                  
                      1    034                                                  
                      1    076                                                  
                      1    085                                                  
                      3    555   50 + years                                     
                      2    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      1    999   Don't know                                     
                  20037    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1708-1710          Site of fracture 6? (years)              See note    
      HAG9FR          1    021                                                  
                      1    030                                                  
                      1    074                                                  
                      1    555   50 + years                                     
                      1    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      1    999   Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           IF AGE 50 OR OLDER IN HAG9, ASK:                     
                                                                                
                           Did that fracture occur as                           
                           a result of a fall from                              
                           standing height or less,                             
                           or did it occur because of                           
                           a harder fall, or did it                             
                           occur from a car accident                            
                           or other severe trauma?                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1711          Fracture 1                                           
      HAG10A        384    1     Standing height or less                        
                    144    2     Harder fall                                    
                     65    3     Severe trauma                                  
                     37    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19419    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1712          Fracture 2                                           
      HAG10B         90    1     Standing height or less                        
                     32    2     Harder fall                                    
                     12    3     Severe trauma                                  
                     18    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  19895    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1713          Fracture 3                                           
      HAG10C         17    1     Standing height or less                        
                      6    2     Harder fall                                    
                      5    3     Severe trauma                                  
                      5    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1714          Fracture 4                                           
      HAG10D          7    1     Standing height or less                        
                      2    2     Harder fall                                    
                      2    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  20038    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1715          Fracture 5                                           
      HAG10E          5    1     Standing height or less                        
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  20044    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1716          Fracture 6                                           
      HAG10F          2    1     Standing height or less                        
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  20047    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1717          Has a doctor ever told you                           
      HAG11                that you had osteoporosis, sometimes                 
                           called thin or brittle bones?                        
                    418    1     Yes                                            
                  18336    2     No (HAG13)                                     
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     49    9     No (HAG13)                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1718          Were you treated for osteoporosis?                   
      HAG12         231    1     Yes                                            
                    181    2     No                                             
                     24    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  19610    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1719          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SP.                      
      HAG13       12229    1     20-59 years (HAG32)                            
                   6596    2     60 + years                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1720-1721          About how many times have you                        
      HAG14                fallen in the past 12 months and                     
                           landed on the floor or hit an                        
                           object?                                              
                   4921    00    None/never (HAG16)                             
                   1628    01-50                                                
                     33    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     14    99    Don't know                                     
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1722          Did (that fall/any of those                          
      HAG15                falls) cause a broken bone, a                        
                           serious injury like a head injury,                   
                           or cause you to seek medical care?                   
                    370    1     Yes                                            
                   1279    2     No                                             
                     25    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  18375    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1723          Have you ever had pain in                            
      HAG16                your hands on most days for at                       
                           least 6 weeks?  This also includes                   
                           aching and stiffness.                                
                   1247    1     Yes                                            
                   5315    2     No (HAG18)                                     
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9     Don't know (HAG18)                             
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Please show me which joints have                     
                           been painful or stiff in either your                 
                           right hand, left hand, or both hands.                
                                                                                
                           SP SHOULD INDICATE JOINTS ON THEIR                   
                           OWN HANDS.                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1724          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 1          See note    
      HAG17A        418    1     Yes                                            
                    801    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1725          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 2          See note    
      HAG17B        557    1     Yes                                            
                    662    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1726          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 3          See note    
      HAG17C        567    1     Yes                                            
                    652    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1727          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 4          See note    
      HAG17D        585    1     Yes                                            
                    634    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1728          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 5          See note    
      HAG17E        594    1     Yes                                            
                    625    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1729          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 6          See note    
      HAG17F        601    1     Yes                                            
                    618    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1730          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 7          See note    
      HAG17G        591    1     Yes                                            
                    628    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1731          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 8          See note    
      HAG17H        630    1     Yes                                            
                    589    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1732          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 9          See note    
      HAG17I        663    1     Yes                                            
                    556    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1733          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 10         See note    
      HAG17J        643    1     Yes                                            
                    576    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1734          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 11         See note    
      HAG17K        531    1     Yes                                            
                    688    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1735          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 12         See note    
      HAG17L        476    1     Yes                                            
                    743    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1736          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 13         See note    
      HAG17M        489    1     Yes                                            
                    730    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1737          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 14         See note    
      HAG17N        504    1     Yes                                            
                    715    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1738          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 15         See note    
      HAG17O        510    1     Yes                                            
                    709    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1739          Pain, stiff right hand, joint 32         See note    
      HAG17FF              (Phase 2)                                            
                    236    1     Yes                                            
                    326    2     No                                             
                     12    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  19472    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1740          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 16          See note    
      HAG17P        397    1     Yes                                            
                    821    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1741          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 17          See note    
      HAG17Q        559    1     Yes                                            
                    659    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1742          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 18          See note    
      HAG17R        531    1     Yes                                            
                    688    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1743          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 19          See note    
      HAG17S        514    1     Yes                                            
                    705    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1744          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 20          See note    
      HAG17T        504    1     Yes                                            
                    715    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1745          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 21          See note    
      HAG17U        499    1     Yes                                            
                    720    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1746          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 22          See note    
      HAG17V        493    1     Yes                                            
                    725    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1747          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 23          See note    
      HAG17W        594    1     Yes                                            
                    625    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1748          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 24          See note    
      HAG17X        593    1     Yes                                            
                    626    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1749          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 25          See note    
      HAG17Y        561    1     Yes                                            
                    658    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1750          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 26          See note    
      HAG17Z        542    1     Yes                                            
                    677    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1751          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 27          See note    
      HAG17AA       471    1     Yes                                            
                    748    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1752          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 28          See note    
      HAG17BB       465    1     Yes                                            
                    754    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1753          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 29          See note    
      HAG17CC       450    1     Yes                                            
                    769    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1754          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 30          See note    
      HAG17DD       442    1     Yes                                            
                    777    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  18783    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1755          Pain, stiff left hand, joint 31          See note    
      HAG17EE              (Phase 2)                                            
                    221    1     Yes                                            
                    340    2     No                                             
                     12    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  19472    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1756          Have you ever had swelling in                        
      HAG18                your hands that hurt when the joint                  
                           was touched on most days for at                      
                           least 6 weeks?                                       
                    625    1     Yes                                            
                   5935    2     No (HAG20)                                     
                     26    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know (HAG20)                             
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                     SECTION G. MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS                      
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Please show me which joints have been                
                           swollen in either your right hand,                   
                           left hand, or both hands.                            
                                                                                
                           SP SHOULD INDICATE JOINTS ON THEIR                   
                           OWN HANDS.                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1757          Swelling in right hand, joint 1          See note    
      HAG19A        238    1     Yes                                            
                    385    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1758          Swelling in right hand, joint 2          See note    
      HAG19B        308    1     Yes                                            
                    315    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1759          Swelling in right hand, joint 3          See note    
      HAG19C        312    1     Yes                                            
                    311    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1760          Swelling in right hand, joint 4          See note    
      HAG19D        327    1     Yes                                            
                    296    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1761          Swelling in right hand, joint 5          See note    
      HAG19E        327    1     Yes                                            
                    296    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1762          Swelling in right hand, joint 6          See note    
      HAG19F        321    1     Yes                                            
                    302    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1763          Swelling in right hand, joint 7          See note    
      HAG19G        313    1     Yes                                            
                    310    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1764          Swelling in right hand, joint 8          See note    
      HAG19H        333    1     Yes                                            
                    290    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1765          Swelling in right hand, joint 9          See note    
      HAG19I        351    1     Yes                                            
                    272    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1766          Swelling in right hand, joint 10         See note    
      HAG19J        330    1     Yes                                            
                    293    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1767          Swelling in right hand, joint 11         See note    
      HAG19K        298    1     Yes                                            
                    325    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1768          Swelling in right hand, joint 12         See note    
      HAG19L        258    1     Yes                                            
                    365    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1769          Swelling in right hand, joint 13         See note    
      HAG19M        260    1     Yes                                            
                    363    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1770          Swelling in right hand, joint 14         See note    
      HAG19N        272    1     Yes                                            
                    351    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1771          Swelling in right hand, joint 15         See note    
      HAG19O        277    1     Yes                                            
                    346    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1772          Swelling in right hand, joint 32         See note    
      HAG19FF              (Phase 2)                                            
                    136    1     Yes                                            
                    158    2     No                                             
                     10    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19745    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1773          Swelling in left hand, joint 16          See note    
      HAG19P        221    1     Yes                                            
                    402    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1774          Swelling in left hand, joint 17          See note    
      HAG19Q        312    1     Yes                                            
                    311    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1775          Swelling in left hand, joint 18          See note    
      HAG19R        298    1     Yes                                            
                    325    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1776          Swelling in left hand, joint 19          See note    
      HAG19S        303    1     Yes                                            
                    320    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1777          Swelling in left hand, joint 20          See note    
      HAG19T        292    1     Yes                                            
                    331    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1778          Swelling in left hand, joint 21          See note    
      HAG19U        285    1     Yes                                            
                    338    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1779          Swelling in left hand, joint 22          See note    
      HAG19V        279    1     Yes                                            
                    344    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1780          Swelling in left hand, joint 23          See note    
      HAG19W        313    1     Yes                                            
                    310    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1781          Swelling in left hand, joint 24          See note    
      HAG19X        311    1     Yes                                            
                    312    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1782          Swelling in left hand, joint 25          See note    
      HAG19Y        314    1     Yes                                            
                    309    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1783          Swelling in left hand, joint 26          See note    
      HAG19Z        290    1     Yes                                            
                    333    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1784          Swelling in left hand, joint 27          See note    
      HAG19AA       248    1     Yes                                            
                    375    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1785          Swelling in left hand, joint 28          See note    
      HAG19BB       247    1     Yes                                            
                    376    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1786          Swelling in left hand, joint 29          See note    
      HAG19CC       240    1     Yes                                            
                    383    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1787          Swelling in left hand, joint 30          See note    
      HAG19DD       233    1     Yes                                            
                    390    2     No                                             
                     27    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19399    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1788          Swelling in left hand, joint 31          See note    
      HAG19EE              (Phase 2)                                            
                    125    1     Yes                                            
                    169    2     No                                             
                     10    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19745    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1789          Have you ever had stiffness                          
      HAG20                in your hands when first getting                     
                           out of bed in the morning on most                    
                           days for at least 6 weeks?                           
                   1052    1     Yes                                            
                   5492    2     No (HAG22)                                     
                     18    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     34    9     Don't know (HAG22)                             
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1790          How long after getting up and moving                 
      HAG21                around does the morning stiffness last?              
                    650    1     Less than 30 minutes                           
                    175    2     30 min - 1 hour                                
                     89    3     1-3 hours                                      
                    129    4     More than 3 hours                              
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  18980    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1791          Have you ever had pain in your knees                 
      HAG22                on most days for at least 6 weeks?                   
                           This also includes aching and                        
                           stiffness.                                           
                   1547    1     Yes                                            
                   5013    2     No (HAG25)                                     
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know (HAG25)                             
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1792          Did you have the pain in your                        
      HAG23                right knee, left knee, or both knees?                
                    374    1     Right knee                                     
                    302    2     Left knee                                      
                    868    3     Both knees                                     
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  18483    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1793          When the knee pain is present, does                  
      HAG24                it hurt at rest as well as when moving?              
                    994    1     Yes                                            
                    521    2     No                                             
                     23    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     29    9     Don't know                                     
                  18483    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1794          Have you ever had swelling in                        
      HAG25                your knees that hurt when the joint                  
                           was touched on most days for at                      
                           least 6 weeks?                                       
                    716    1     Yes                                            
                   5836    2     No (HAG27)                                     
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     22    9     Don't know (HAG27)                             
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1795          Did you have the swelling in                         
      HAG26                your right knee, left knee, or both                  
                           knees?                                               
                    204    1     Right knee                                     
                    140    2     Left knee                                      
                    369    3     Both knees                                     
                     24    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19312    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1796          Have you ever had stiffness in your                  
      HAG27                knees when first getting out of bed                  
                           in the morning on most days for at                   
                           least 6 weeks?                                       
                   1277    1     Yes                                            
                   5273    2     No (HAG30)                                     
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     24    9     Don't know (HAG30)                             
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1797          Did you have the stiffness in                        
      HAG28                your right knee, left knee, or both                  
                           knees?                                               
                    233    1     Right knee                                     
                    156    2     Left knee                                      
                    885    3     Both knees                                     
                     23    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  18751    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1798          How long after getting up and                        
      HAG29                moving around does the morning                       
                           stiffness last?                                      
                    733    1     Less than 30 minutes                           
                    246    2     30 min - 1 hour                                
                     84    3     1-3 hours                                      
                    186    4     More than 3 hours                              
                     36    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9     Don't know                                     
                  18751    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1799          Have you ever had pain in your hips                  
      HAG30                on most days for at least 6 weeks?                   
                    925    1     Yes                                            
                   5635    2     No (HAG32)                                     
                     23    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know (HAG32)                             
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1800          Did you have the pain in your                        
      HAG31                right hip, left hip, or both hips?                   
                    328    1     Right hip                                      
                    214    2     Left hip                                       
                    339    3     Both hips                                      
                     23    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     44    9     Don't know                                     
                  19102    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1801          Has a doctor ever told you                           
      HAG32                that you had hip dysplasia?                          
                     83    1     Yes                                            
                  18649    2     No                                             
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     73    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1802          Has a doctor ever told you                           
      HAG33                that you had scoliosis?                              
                    420    1     Yes                                            
                  18327    2     No                                             
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     61    9     Don't know                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1803          Do you have a chronic limp (a limp                   
      HAG34                that has lasted more than 3 months)?                 
                   1112    1     Yes                                            
                  17672    2     No                                             
                     31    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           HAND CARD HAQ-3.                                     
                                                                                
                           Now I am going to read a list of                     
                           activities with which some people                    
                           have difficulty because of a health                  
                           or physical reason.  Using the                       
                           categories on this card, please tell                 
                           me if you have no difficulty, some                   
                           difficulty, much difficulty or are                   
                           unable to do these activities at all                 
                           when you are by yourself and without                 
                           the use of aids.                                     
                                                                                
                           DO NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS                  
                           LIKE PREGNANCY OR BROKEN LIMBS.                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1804          Walking for a quarter of a mile                      
      HAH1                 (that is about 2 or 3 blocks)?                       
                  10363    1     No difficulty                                  
                   1313    2     Some difficulty                                
                    523    3     Much difficulty                                
                    922    4     Unable to do                                   
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    243    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1805          Walking up 10 steps without resting?                 
      HAH2        10412    1     No difficulty                                  
                   1474    2     Some difficulty                                
                    550    3     Much difficulty                                
                    683    4     Unable to do                                   
                     44    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    235    9     Don't know                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1806          Stooping, crouching, or kneeling?                    
      HAH3         9130    1     No difficulty                                  
                   2354    2     Some difficulty                                
                    935    3     Much difficulty                                
                    878    4     Unable to do                                   
                     24    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     77    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1807          Lifting or carrying something as                     
      HAH4                 heavy as 10 pounds (like a sack of                   
                           potatoes or rice)?                                   
                  10714    1     No difficulty                                  
                   1272    2     Some difficulty                                
                    448    3     Much difficulty                                
                    761    4     Unable to do                                   
                     26    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    177    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1808          Doing chores around the house                        
      HAH5                 (like vacuuming, sweeping, dusting,                  
                           or straightening up)?                                
                  10745    1     No difficulty                                  
                   1329    2     Some difficulty                                
                    368    3     Much difficulty                                
                    538    4     Unable to do                                   
                     50    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    368    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1809          Preparing your own meals?                            
      HAH6        11798    1     No difficulty                                  
                    635    2     Some difficulty                                
                    133    3     Much difficulty                                
                    338    4     Unable to do                                   
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    436    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1810          Managing your money (such as                         
      HAH7                 keeping track of your expenses or                    
                           paying bills)?                                       
                  12249    1     No difficulty                                  
                    495    2     Some difficulty                                
                     98    3     Much difficulty                                
                    286    4     Unable to do                                   
                     32    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    238    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1811          Walking from one room to another                     
      HAH8                 on the same level?                                   
                  12401    1     No difficulty                                  
                    643    2     Some difficulty                                
                    164    3     Much difficulty                                
                    154    4     Unable to do                                   
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1812          Standing up from an armless                          
      HAH9                 straight chair?                                      
                  11297    1     No difficulty                                  
                   1345    2     Some difficulty                                
                    417    3     Much difficulty                                
                    292    4     Unable to do                                   
                     19    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     28    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1813          Getting in or out of bed?                            
      HAH10       11772    1     No difficulty                                  
                   1206    2     Some difficulty                                
                    293    3     Much difficulty                                
                     94    4     Unable to do                                   
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     11    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1814          Eating, like holding a fork,                         
      HAH11                cutting food or drinking from a                      
                           glass?                                               
                  12772    1     No difficulty                                  
                    473    2     Some difficulty                                
                     83    3     Much difficulty                                
                     47    4     Unable to do                                   
                     18    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1815          Dressing yourself, including                         
      HAH12                tying shoes, working zippers, and                    
                           doing buttons?                                       
                  12329    1     No difficulty                                  
                    723    2     Some difficulty                                
                    180    3     Much difficulty                                
                    126    4     Unable to do                                   
                     28    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     12    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1816          Because of any impairment or                         
      HAH13                health problem, do you need the                      
                           help of other persons with personal                  
                           care needs such as eating, bathing,                  
                           dressing or getting around this                      
                           home?                                                
                    681    1     Yes (HAH15)                                    
                  12681    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1817          Because of any impairment or                         
      HAH14                health problem, do you need the                      
                           help of other persons in handling                    
                           routine needs, such as everyday                      
                           household chores, doing necessary                    
                           business, shopping or getting                        
                           around for other purposes?                           
                    745    1     Yes                                            
                  11950    2     No                                             
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                   7333    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1818          Do you usually use any device                        
      HAH15                to help you get around such as a                     
                           cane, wheelchair, crutches or                        
                           walker?                                              
                   1168    1     Yes                                            
                  12211    2     No                                             
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1819          Do you usually use any special                       
      HAH16                eating utensils?                                     
                     50    1     Yes                                            
                  13331    2     No                                             
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1820          Do you usually use any aids                          
      HAH17                or devices to help you dress (such                   
                           as button hooks, zipper pulls,                       
                           long-handled shoe horn, etc.)?                       
                    144    1     Yes                                            
                  13234    2     No                                             
                     20    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   6652    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1821          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO AGE OF SP.                     
      HAJ0        17340    1     17-74 years old (HAJ1)                         
                   2710    2     75 years and older (HAJ16)                     
                                                                                
             1822          Please look at this diagram.             See note    
      HAJ1                                                                      
                           During the  past 12 months have you                  
                           had pain in the area shaded on the                   
                           diagram?                                             
                                                                                
                           FOR FEMALES DO NOT INCLUDE                           
                           MENSTRUAL PAIN.                                      
                   3391    1     Yes                                            
                  13930    2     No (HAJ9)                                      
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     11    9     Don't know (HAJ9)                              
                   2710    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           Sometimes people have more than                      
                           one type of pain.  I am going to                     
                           ask you a few questions about the                    
                           pain that has been the most                          
                           uncomfortable in the past 12                         
                           months.                                              
                                                                                
                           For the pain that was most                           
                           uncomfortable please show me where                   
                           the pain was located.                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1823          AREA 1                                   See note    
      HAJ2A         994    1     Yes                                            
                   2394    2     No                                             
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1824          AREA 2                                   See note    
      HAJ2B        2451    1     Yes                                            
                    937    2     No                                             
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1825          AREA 3                                   See note    
      HAJ2C         909    1     Yes                                            
                   2479    2     No                                             
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1826-1831          During the past 12 months, what is the   See note    
      HAJ3S                longest time that one episode of this                
                           pain has lasted? (in minutes)                        
                   3238    000001-525600                                        
                     15    777777  Less than 1 minute                           
                    118    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                     28    999999  Don't know                                   
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1832-1834          On how many days in the past 12                      
      HAJ4                 months have you had this pain?                       
                      8    000   None, never                                    
                   3182    001-365                                              
                    108    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    101    999   Don't know                                     
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1835          When you had this pain, was it                       
      HAJ5                 continuous, or did it tend to come                   
                           and go?                                              
                   1162    1     Continuous                                     
                   2113    2     Comes and goes                                 
                    110    3     Both                                           
                     10    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1836          When you had the pain, if you                        
      HAJ6                 moved around, did you hurt more,                     
                           less, or was there no difference?                    
                    829    1     More                                           
                    348    2     Less                                           
                   2174    3     No difference                                  
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     37    9     Don't know                                     
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1837          Have you ever seen a doctor about                    
      HAJ7                 this pain?                                           
                   1859    1     Yes                                            
                   1529    2     No (HAJ9)                                      
                     10    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  16651    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1838-1839          What did the doctor say caused the       See note    
      HAJ8                 pain?                                                
                    130    01    Gallstones, gallbladder problems               
                    327    02    Ulcer                                          
                     12    03    Appendicitis, appendix problems                
                     50    04    Spastic colon, irritable bowel                 
                     20    05    Diverticulitis, diverticulosis                 
                    119    06    Other                                          
                     43    10    Esophageal                                     
                    118    11    Gastritis, other stomach disorders             
                     36    12    Indigestion                                    
                     78    13    Gas                                            
                     40    14    Diet or food related                           
                      7    15    Abdominal wall hernia                          
                     85    16    Hiatial hernia                                 
                     40    17    Lower gastrointestinal disorder                
                     20    18    Liver disorder                                 
                     12    19    Pancreatic disorder                            
                     38    20    Stress/tension/other mental                    
                                 disorder                                       
                     33    21    Cardiovascular disorder                        
                     20    22    Respiratory disorder                           
                     43    23    Kidney, urinary disorder                       
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                     64    24    Musculoskeletal - not due to                   
                                 injury                                         
                     57    25    Female reproductive                            
                     52    26    Injury                                         
                     60    27    Nonspecific, unclear                           
                     52    28    Unspecified hernia                             
                     19    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    295    99    Don't know                                     
                  18180    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1840          Has a doctor ever told you that                      
      HAJ9                 you had gallstones?                                  
                   1082    1     Yes                                            
                  16106    2     No (HAJ12)                                     
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     17    9     Don't know (HAJ12)                             
                   2838    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1841-1842          What was the reason you visited the      See note    
      HAJ10                doctor the time that he told you                     
                           that you had gallstones?                             
                    905    01    Pain                                           
                     25    02    Other specify                                  
                     63    04    Evaluation/treatment for non-                  
                                 gallbladder condition                          
                     31    05    General, routine checkup                       
                     13    06    Symptoms gallbladder related/                  
                                 not abdominal pain                             
                     36    07    Symptoms unrelated to                          
                                 gallbladder                                    
                     11    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      5    99    Don't know                                     
                  18961    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                         SECTION J. GALLBLADDER DISEASE                         
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1843          Have you ever had medical                            
      HAJ11                treatment to dissolve or remove                      
                           gallstones?  Do not include                          
                           surgery.  (Phase 2)                                  
                    109    1     Yes                                            
                    516    2     No                                             
                      7    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19418    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1844          Have you ever had gallbladder                        
      HAJ12                surgery?                                             
                    988    1     Yes                                            
                  16337    2     No (HAJ14)                                     
                      9    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HAJ14)                             
                   2710    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1845-1847          How old were you when you had                        
      HAJ13                your gallbladder surgery?                            
                    997    011-992                                              
                  19053    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1848          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO HAJ8, HAJ10, AND                
      HAJ14                HAJ12.                                               
                    787    1     (HAJ8=1 or HAJ10=1) & HAJ12=1                  
                                 (HAJ15)                                        
                  16543    2     Other (HAK1)                                   
                     10    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   2710    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1849          Did the pain that caused you                         
      HAJ15                to visit the doctor continue after                   
                           your gallbladder surgery?                            
                    122    1     Yes (HAK1)                                     
                    630    2     No (HAK1)                                      
                     43    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know (HAK1)                              
                  19253    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1850          Has a doctor ever told you                           
      HAJ16                that you had gallstones?                             
                    482    1     Yes                                            
                   2162    2     No                                             
                     62    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     17    9     Don't know                                     
                  17327    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1851          Have you ever had gallbladder                        
      HAJ17                surgery?                                             
                    443    1     Yes                                            
                   2212    2     No (HAK1)                                      
                     62    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HAK1)                              
                  17327    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1852-1854          How old were you when you had            See note    
      HAJ18R               your gallbladder surgery? (years)                    
                    426    020-087                                              
                      2    090   90 + years                                     
                     64    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     13    999   Don't know                                     
                  19545    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                          SECTION K. KIDNEY CONDITIONS                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1855          Have you ever had kidney stones?                     
      HAK1          919    1     Yes                                            
                  19110    2     No (HAK4)                                      
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1856-1857          How many times have you passed a                     
      HAK2                 kidney stone?                                        
                    218    00    Never                                          
                    672    01-48                                                
                     13    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     24    99    Don't know                                     
                  19123    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1858          Have you ever had any of the                         
      HAK3A                following kinds of treatment for                     
                           kidney stones...                                     
                                                                                
                           Medication?                                          
                    414    1     Yes                                            
                    500    2     No (HAK3B)                                     
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know (HAK3B)                             
                  19123    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1859-1861          How old were you when you had your                   
      HAK3A1               first treatment of medication?                       
                    388    003-085                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      9    999   Don't know                                     
                  19625    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                          SECTION K. KIDNEY CONDITIONS                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1862          Have you ever had any of the                         
      HAK3B                following kinds of treatment for                     
                           kidney stones...                                     
                                                                                
                           A treatment used to crush kidney                     
                           stones called lithotripsy?                           
                     74    1     Yes                                            
                    832    2     No (HAK3C)                                     
                     15    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HAK3C)                             
                  19123    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1863-1865          How old were you when you had your       See note    
      HAK3B1R              first treatment used to crush kidney                 
                           stones called lithotripsy?                           
                     67    016-083                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                     18    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      3    999   Don't know                                     
                  19961    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1866          Have you ever had any of the                         
      HAK3C                following kinds of treatment for                     
                           kidney stones...                                     
                                                                                
                           Surgery for removing kidney stones?                  
                    210    1     Yes                                            
                    698    2     No (HAK4)                                      
                     13    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know (HAK4)                              
                  19123    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1867-1869          How old were you when you had your       See note    
      HAK3C1R              first treatment of surgery for                       
                           removing kidney stones?                              
                    199    016-082                                              
                      1    090   90 + years                                     
                     17    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      6    999   Don't know                                     
                  19827    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                          SECTION K. KIDNEY CONDITIONS                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1870          How many times have you had a                        
      HAK4                 bladder infection, also called                       
                           urinary tract infection, UTI, or                     
                           cystitis?                                            
                   3597    1     1-2 times                                      
                   2446    2     3 or more times                                
                  13951    3     Never (HAK6)                                   
                     16    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     40    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1871-1872          How many of these infections did                     
      HAK5                 you have during the past 12 months?                  
                   4387    00    None/never                                     
                   1625    01-24                                                
                     60    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     27    99    Don't know                                     
                  13951    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1873          Have you ever had symptoms of a                      
      HAK6                 bladder infection (such as pain in                   
                           your bladder and frequent                            
                           urination) that lasted more than 3                   
                           months?                                              
                    897    1     Yes                                            
                  19068    2     No (HAK9)                                      
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     64    9     Don't know (HAK9)                              
                                                                                
             1874          When you had this condition, were                    
      HAK7                 you told that you had interstitial                   
                           cystitis or painful bladder                          
                           syndrome?                                            
                     93    1     Yes                                            
                    727    2     No (HAK9)                                      
                     18    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     80    9     Don't know (HAK9)                              
                  19132    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                          SECTION K. KIDNEY CONDITIONS                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1875-1877          How old were you when you were                       
      HAK8                 first told that you had                              
                           interstitial cystitis or painful                     
                           bladder syndrome?                                    
                     89    006-082                                              
                     19    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      3    999   Don't know                                     
                  19939    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1878          (Not including during pregnancy)                     
      HAK9                 how many times a night do you                        
                           usually get up to urinate (pass                      
                           water)?                                              
                   8208    1     None                                           
                   6581    2     Once                                           
                   3060    3     Twice                                          
                   2149    4     3 or more times                                
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     18    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1879          When you urinate (pass water)                        
      HAK10                do you usually feel like you have                    
                           not completely emptied your                          
                           bladder?                                             
                   2741    1     Yes                                            
                  17234    2     No                                             
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     53    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1880          Do you usually have trouble                          
      HAK11                starting to urinate (pass water)?                    
                    977    1     Yes                                            
                  19012    2     No                                             
                     23    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     38    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1881          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO SEX AND AGE OF SP.              
      HAK12       10649    1     Females (HAL1)                                 
                   6284    2     Males under 60 years (HAL1)                    
                   3117    3     Males 60 years and older                       
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1882          Has the force of your urinary                        
      HAK13                stream or water decreased over the                   
                           years?                                               
                   1519    1     Yes                                            
                   1532    2     No                                             
                     22    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     44    9     Don't know                                     
                  16933    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1883          Have you ever had surgery for                        
      HAK14                your prostate not related to                         
                           cancer?                                              
                    522    1     Yes                                            
                   2568    2     No                                             
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  16933    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION L. RESPIRATORY AND ALLERGY                       
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1884          Do you usually cough on most days                    
      HAL1                 for 3 consecutive months or more                     
                           during the year?                                     
                   1582    1     Yes                                            
                  18461    2     No (HAL3)                                      
                      6    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1885-1887          For how many years have you had                      
      HAL2                 this cough?                                          
                   1301    001-080                                              
                    218    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     33    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     36    999   Don't know                                     
                  18462    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1888          Do you bring up phlegm on most                       
      HAL3                 days for 3 consecutive months or                     
                           more during the year?                                
                   1705    1     Yes                                            
                  18330    2     No (HAL5)                                      
                     12    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1889-1891          For how many years have you had                      
      HAL4                 trouble with phlegm?                                 
                   1415    001-080                                              
                    224    777   Less than 1 year                               
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     50    999   Don't know                                     
                  18333    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1892          Are you troubled by shortness of                     
      HAL5                 breath when hurrying on level                        
                           ground or walking up a slight hill?                  
                   5030    1     Yes                                            
                  14910    2     No                                             
                     64    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     46    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1893          Have you had wheezing or whistling                   
      HAL6                 in your chest at any time in the                     
                           past 12 months?                                      
                   2942    1     Yes                                            
                  17097    2     No (HAL10)                                     
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1894-1896          How many episodes of wheezing or                     
      HAL7                 whistling have you had in the past                   
                           12 months?                                           
                   2467    001-365                                              
                    206    555   Constantly, continuously                       
                    161    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    116    999   Don't know                                     
                  17100    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1897-1899          How many times in the past 12                        
      HAL8                 months were you hospitalized                         
                           overnight or longer for these                        
                           episodes of wheezing or whistling?                   
                   2774    000   None, never                                    
                     93    001                                                  
                     39    002                                                  
                     14    003                                                  
                      4    004                                                  
                      2    005                                                  
                      4    006                                                  
                      1    012                                                  
                      1    030                                                  
                      1    050                                                  
                     15    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      2    999   Don't know                                     
                  17100    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1900-1902          During the past 12 months, how                       
      HAL9                 many times have you gone to a                        
                           doctor's office or a hospital                        
                           emergency room for one of these                      
                           episodes of wheezing or whistling?                   
                   2059    000   None, never                                    
                    874    001-048                                              
                     12    888   Blank but applicable                           
                      5    999   Don't know                                     
                  17100    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1903          Apart from when you have a                           
      HAL10                cold, does your chest ever sound                     
                           wheezy or whistling?                                 
                   2072    1     Yes                                            
                  17958    2     No                                             
                     14    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                           During the past 12 months, have you                  
                           had any episodes of ...                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1904          Stuffy, itchy, or runny nose?                        
      HAL11A       9245    1     Yes                                            
                  10772    2     No                                             
                     32    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1905          Watery, itchy eyes?                                  
      HAL11B       7229    1     Yes                                            
                  12778    2     No                                             
                     41    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1906-1908          IF NO IN BOTH HAL11A AND HAL11B,                     
      HAL12                CODE NONE.                                           
                                                                                
                           During the  past  12  months,                        
                           how many episodes of stuffy, itchy,                  
                           or runny  nose, or watery, itchy                     
                           eyes, have you had?                                  
                   9487    000   None, never                                    
                   8283    001-365                                              
                   1984    555   Constantly/continuously                        
                    122    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    174    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1909          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO HAL6 - HAL11.                  
      HAL13       11371    1     Yes in at least 1 of HAL6,                     
                                 HAL10/HAL11A-B                                 
                   8679    2     No in all of HAL6, HAL10, and                  
                                 HAL11A-B (HAL16)                               
                                                                                
                           Are any of the symptoms we have                      
                           just talked about brought on by...                   
                                                                                
                           IF NECESSARY STATE SYMPTOMS:                         
                           "Wheezing, whistling, stuffy,                        
                           itchy, or runny nose, watery, itchy                  
                           eyes."                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1910          Exercise or cold air?                                
      HAL14A       4218    1     Yes                                            
                   6652    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    399    9     Don't know                                     
                   8679    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1911          Animals?                                             
      HAL14B        934    1     Yes                                            
                  10048    2     No                                             
                    102    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    287    9     Don't know                                     
                   8679    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1912          House dust?                                          
      HAL14C       2553    1     Yes                                            
                   8249    2     No                                             
                    109    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    460    9     Don't know                                     
                   8679    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1913          Work environment (PROBE:  Do you                     
      HAL14D               feel better on days off)?                            
                   1626    1     Yes                                            
                   5698    2     No                                             
                   3813    3     Doesn't work                                   
                    108    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    126    9     Don't know                                     
                   8679    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1914          Pollen?                                              
      HAL14E       4480    1     Yes                                            
                   6203    2     No (HAL16)                                     
                    104    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    584    9     Don't know (HAL16)                             
                   8679    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           During which months of the year does                 
                           pollen make your symptoms worse?                     
                                                                                
                           CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY.                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1915          All months                                           
      HAL15A        278    1     Yes                                            
                   4161    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15466    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1916          January                                              
      HAL15B        235    1     Yes                                            
                   3920    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     38    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1917          February                                             
      HAL15C        349    1     Yes                                            
                   3812    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1918          March                                                
      HAL15D       1171    1     Yes                                            
                   2990    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1919          April                                                
      HAL15E       2050    1     Yes                                            
                   2111    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1920          May                                                  
      HAL15F       1951    1     Yes                                            
                   2210    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1921          June                                                 
      HAL15G       1224    1     Yes                                            
                   2937    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1922          July                                                 
      HAL15H        905    1     Yes                                            
                   3256    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1923          August                                               
      HAL15I       1096    1     Yes                                            
                   3065    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1924          September                                            
      HAL15J       1350    1     Yes                                            
                   2811    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1925          October                                              
      HAL15K       1082    1     Yes                                            
                   3079    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1926          November                                             
      HAL15L        470    1     Yes                                            
                   3691    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1927          December                                             
      HAL15M        272    1     Yes                                            
                   3889    2     No                                             
                    113    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  15744    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1928          Have you ever had a severe reaction,                 
      HAL16A               such as itching all over, trouble                    
                           breathing, flushing, hives, or                       
                           swelling of the face or hands or feet                
                           within an hour after being stung by an               
                           insect?  (Phase 1)                                   
                    887    1     Yes                                            
                   9207    2     No                                             
                     13    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     13    9     Don't know                                     
                   9930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1929          Within an hour after eating something,               
      HAL16B               have you ever had a severe reaction,                 
                           such as itching all over, trouble                    
                           breathing, flushing, hives, or                       
                           swelling of the face or hands or feet?               
                           (Phase 2)                                            
                    654    1     Yes                                            
                   9264    2     No                                             
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      8    9     Don't know                                     
                  10120    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1930          Within an hour after receiving allergy               
      HAL17                shots or allergy tests, have you ever                
                           had a severe reaction, such as itching               
                           all over, trouble breathing, flushing,               
                           hives, or swelling of the face or hands              
                           or feet?                                             
                    345    1     Yes                                            
                   9849    2     No                                             
                   9759    3     Never received allergy shots or                
                                 tests                                          
                     12    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     85    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1931          Have you ever given up or had to avoid               
      HAL18                a pet because of allergies?                          
                    665    1     Yes                                            
                  19334    2     No                                             
                     47    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           During the past 12 months, have you                  
                           had any of the following conditions?                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1932          Cold or flu?                                         
      HAL19A      12855    1     Yes (HAL20A)                                   
                   7180    2     No (HAL19B)                                    
                      9    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1933          Sinusitis or sinus problems?                         
      HAL19B       5848    1     Yes (HAL20B)                                   
                  14163    2     No (HAL19C)                                    
                      8    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     31    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1934          Pneumonia?                                           
      HAL19C        411    1     Yes (HAL20B)                                   
                  19624    2     No (HAM1)                                      
                     11    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                           How many episodes of ... have you                    
                           had in the past 12 months?                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
        1935-1937          Cold or flu?                                         
      HAL20A      12777    001-050                                              
                     37    555   Constantly, continuously                       
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     21    999   Don't know                                     
                   7186    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1938-1940          Sinusitis or sinus problems?                         
      HAL20B       4526    001-099                                              
                    580    555   Continuously, constantly                       
                    614    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    136    999   Don't know                                     
                  14194    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1941-1943          Pneumonia?                                           
      HAL20C        362    001                                                  
                     30    002                                                  
                     14    003                                                  
                      3    004                                                  
                     13    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19628    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1944          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO AGE OF SP.                     
      HAM1        13454    1     Under 60 years old (HAM4)                      
                   6596    2     60 + years (HAM2)                              
                                                                                
             1945          Some cities, churches, and other                     
      HAM2                 organizations provide meals for                      
                           senior citizens.   Do you receive                    
                           meals from any such programs?                        
                    359    1     Yes                                            
                   6218    2     No (HAM4)                                      
                     19    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1946          Are these meals ever delivered to                    
      HAM3                 your home, such as Meals on Wheels?                  
                    184    1     Yes                                            
                    172    2     No                                             
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  19672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1947          How often do you eat breakfast -                     
      HAM4                 every day, on some days, rarely,                     
                           never, or on weekends only?                          
                  11263    1     Every day                                      
                   4284    2     Some days                                      
                   2399    3     Rarely                                         
                   1069    4     Never                                          
                   1006    5     Weekends only                                  
                     26    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1948-1950          How tall are you without shoes? (inches) See note    
      HAM5S       19129    041-092                                              
                     53    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    868    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                SECTION M. DIET                                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1951-1953          How much do you weigh without            See note    
      HAM6S                clothes or shoes? (pounds)                           
                                                                                
                           (FEMALES:   IF  CURRENTLY  PREGNANT,                 
                           ASK:  About how much did you weigh                   
                           before your pregnancy?)                              
                  19270    065-450                                              
                    187    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    593    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1954          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO AGE OF SP.                     
      HAM7         3524    1     25 years old or less (HAM10)                   
                   3733    2     26 through 35 years old (HAM9)                 
                  12793    3     36 years and older                             
                                                                                
        1955-1957          How much did you weigh 10 years ago?     See note    
      HAM8S                (pounds)                                             
                  12030    060-389                                              
                    130    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    633    999   Don't know                                     
                   7257    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1958-1960          How much did you weigh when you          See note    
      HAM9S                were 25 years old? (pounds)                          
                  15148    040-500                                              
                    222    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   1156    999   Don't know                                     
                   3524    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1961-1963          Up to the present time, what             See note    
      HAM10S               is the most you have ever weighed?                   
                           (FEMALES):  Do not include any                       
                           times when you were pregnant.                        
                           (pounds)                                             
                  19464    065-500                                              
                    183    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    403    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1964          Do you consider yourself now                         
      HAM11                to be overweight, underweight, or                    
                           about the right weight?                              
                   9570    1     Overweight                                     
                   1431    2     Underweight                                    
                   9021    3     About the right weight                         
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     11    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1965          Would you like to weigh more,                        
      HAM12                less, or stay about the same?                        
                   1783    1     More                                           
                  10691    2     Less                                           
                   7550    3     Stay about the same                            
                     18    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      8    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1966          During the past 12 months,                           
      HAM13                have you tried to lose weight?                       
                   7038    1     Yes                                            
                  12995    2     No                                             
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             1967          During the past 12 months,                           
      HAM14                have you changed what you eat                        
                           because of any medical reason or                     
                           health condition?                                    
                   3305    1     Yes                                            
                  16732    2     No (HAN1)                                      
                     13    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           What was the medical reason                          
                           or health condition that caused you                  
                           to change what you eat?                              
                                                                                
                           MARK ALL THAT APPLY.                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
             1968          Overweight/obesity                                   
      HAM15A        693    1     Yes                                            
                   2524    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1969          High blood pressure/hypertension                     
      HAM15B        906    1     Yes                                            
                   2311    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1970          High blood cholesterol                               
      HAM15C       1153    1     Yes                                            
                   2064    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1971          Diabetes                                             
      HAM15D        525    1     Yes                                            
                   2692    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1972          Heart disease                                        
      HAM15E        227    1     Yes                                            
                   2990    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1973          Allergy                                              
      HAM15F         53    1     Yes                                            
                   3164    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1974          Ulcer                                                
      HAM15G        119    1     Yes                                            
                   3098    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1975          Other reason                                         
      HAM15H         77    1     Yes                                            
                   3140    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1976          Pregnancy                                            
      HAM15K         99    1     Yes                                            
                   3118    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1977          Arthritis                                            
      HAM15L         23    1     Yes                                            
                   3194    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1978          Back pain                                            
      HAM15M         15    1     Yes                                            
                   3202    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1979          Esophagus/stomach/gastric                            
      HAM15N        115    1     Yes                                            
                   3102    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1980          Cancer/tumors                                        
      HAM15O         35    1     Yes                                            
                   3182    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1981          Dental/oral problems                                 
      HAM15P         20    1     Yes                                            
                   3197    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1982          Constipation                                         
      HAM15Q          9    1     Yes                                            
                   3208    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1983          Gallstones/gallbladder                               
      HAM15R         36    1     Yes                                            
                   3181    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1984          Intestinal problems                                  
      HAM15S         56    1     Yes                                            
                   3161    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1985          Hernia                                               
      HAM15T         28    1     Yes                                            
                   3189    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1986          Anemia                                               
      HAM15U         10    1     Yes                                            
                   3207    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1987          Stroke                                               
      HAM15V         19    1     Yes                                            
                   3198    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1988          Psychologically related                              
      HAM15W         15    1     Yes                                            
                   3202    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1989          Infections/viruses                                   
      HAM15X         23    1     Yes                                            
                   3194    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1990          Dietary related                                      
      HAM15Y         62    1     Yes                                            
                   3155    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1991          General health                                       
      HAM15Z         54    1     Yes                                            
                   3163    2     No                                             
                     97    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      4    9     Don't know                                     
                  16732    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           HAND CARD HAQ-5.                                     
                                                                                
                           Now I'm going to ask you how often                   
                           you usually eat certain foods.  When                 
                           answering think about your usual diet                
                           over the past month.  Tell me how                    
                           often you usually ate or drank these                 
                           foods per day, per week, per month,                  
                           or not at all.                                       
                                                                                
                           MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS                               
                                                                                
                           First are milk and milk products.  Do                
                           not include their use in cooking.                    
                                                                                
        1992-1994          How often did you have chocolate milk    See note    
      HAN1AS               and hot cocoa? (per month)                           
                  14249    000   Never                                          
                   5755    001-213                                              
                     30    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        1995-1998          How often did you have milk to drink     See note    
      HAN1BS               or on cereal?  Do not count small                    
                           amounts of milk added to coffee or tea.              
                           (per month)                                          
                   3241    0000  None/never                                     
                  16745    0001-0608                                            
                     50    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             1999          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO RESPONSES IN                    
      HAN1C                HAN1A AND HAN1B.                                     
                   2748    1     Never has milk (HAN1A & HAN1B)                 
                  17302    2     Other                                          
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2000-2001          What type of milk was it?  Was it        See note    
      HAN1D                usually whole, 2%, 1%, skim, nonfat,                 
                           or some other type?                                  
                   8730    01    Whole/regular                                  
                   5377    02    2% /low fat                                    
                    830    03    1%                                             
                   2080    04    Skim/nonfat                                    
                     68    05    Buttermilk                                     
                     52    06    Evaporated                                     
                     12    07    Other                                          
                     38    09    Half and half                                  
                     77    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     38    99    Don't know                                     
                   2748    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2002-2004          Yogurt and frozen yogurt? (per month)    See note    
      HAN1ES      14114    000   Never                                          
                   5900    001-122                                              
                     23    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     13    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2005-2007          Ice cream, ice milk, and milkshakes?     See note    
      HAN1FS               (per month)                                          
                   5929    000   Never                                          
                  14073    001-456                                              
                     31    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2008-2010          Cheese, all types including American,    See note    
      HAN1GS               Swiss, cheddar, and cottage cheese?                  
                           (per month)                                          
                   2606    000   Never                                          
                  17396    001-182                                              
                     32    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2011-2013          Pizza, calzone, and lasagna? (per month) See note    
      HAN1HS       7701    000   Never                                          
                  12310    001-182                                              
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     10    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2014-2016          Cheese dishes such as macaroni and       See note    
      HAN1IS               cheese, cheese nachos, cheese                        
                           enchiladas, and quesadillas?                         
                           (per month)                                          
                   6090    000   Never                                          
                  13912    001-213                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     20    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           MAIN DISHES, MEAT, FISH, CHICKEN, AND                
                           EGGS                                                 
                                                                                
                           Next are main dishes, meat, fish,                    
                           chicken, and eggs.                                   
                                                                                
        2017-2019          How often did you eat any type of stew   See note    
      HAN2AS               or soup containing vegetables, including             
                           minestrone, tomato, and split pea?                   
                           (per month)                                          
                   4117    000   Never                                          
                  15879    001-152                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     27    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2020-2022          Spaghetti and pasta with tomato sauce?   See note    
      HAN2BS               (per month)                                          
                   5884    000   Never                                          
                  14124    001-091                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     15    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2023-2026          Bacon, sausage (chorizo) and luncheon    See note    
      HAN2CS               meats such as hot dogs, salami, and                  
                           bologna? (per month)                                 
                   4074    0000  Never                                          
                  15939    0001-0608                                            
                     28    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                      9    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2027-2029          Liver and other organ meats such as      See note    
      HAN2DS               heart, kidney, tongue, and tripe                     
                           (menudo)? (per month)                                
                  13926    000   Never                                          
                   6084    001-061                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2030-2032          Beef, including hamburger, steaks,       See note    
      HAN2ES               roast beef, and meatloaf?                            
                           (per month)                                          
                   1127    000   Never                                          
                  18882    001-213                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     13    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2033-2035          Pork and ham, including roast pork,      See note    
      HAN2FS               pork chops, and spare ribs?                          
                           (per month)                                          
                   5643    000   Never                                          
                  14373    001-122                                              
                     22    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2036-2038          Shrimp, clams, oysters, crab, and        See note    
      HAN2GS               lobster? (per month)                                 
                  10478    000   Never                                          
                   9529    001-122                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     15    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2039-2041          Fish including fillets, fish sticks,     See note    
      HAN2HS               fish sandwiches, and tuna fish?                      
                           (per month)                                          
                   3575    000   Never                                          
                  16436    001-213                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2042-2044          Chicken, all types, including baked,     See note    
      HAN2IS               fried, chicken nuggets, and chicken                  
                           salad?  Include turkey. (per month)                  
                    741    000   Never                                          
                  19271    001-243                                              
                     24    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     14    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2045-2047          How often did you have eggs              See note    
      HAN2JS               including scrambled, fried, omelettes,               
                           hard-boiled eggs, and egg salad?                     
                           (per month)                                          
                   3430    000   Never                                          
                  16579    001-213                                              
                     30    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     11    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
                           FRUIT AND FRUIT JUICES                               
                                                                                
                           Next are fruit juices and fruit.                     
                           Include all forms - fresh, frozen,                   
                           canned, and dried.                                   
                                                                                
        2048-2050          How often did you have orange juice,     See note    
      HAN3AS               grapefruit juice and tangerine juice?                
                           (per month)                                          
                   4446    000   Never                                          
                  15566    001-304                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     10    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2051-2053          Other fruit juices such as grape juice,  See note    
      HAN3BS               apple juice, cranberry juice, and fruit              
                           nectars?  (per month)                                
                   9288    000   Never                                          
                  10710    001-304                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     25    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2054-2056          Citrus fruits including oranges,         See note    
      HAN3CS               grapefruits, and  tangerines?                        
                           (per month)                                          
                   7761    000   Never                                          
                  12244    001-365                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     18    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2057-2059          Melons including cantaloupe, honeydew,   See note    
      HAN3DS               and watermelon? (per month)                          
                  11185    000   Never                                          
                   8822    001-182                                              
                     26    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2060-2062          Peaches, nectarines, apricots, guava,    See note    
      HAN3ES               mango, and papaya? (per month)                       
                  10527    000   Never                                          
                   9469    001-152                                              
                     33    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     21    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2063-2065          How often did you have any other fruits  See note    
      HAN3FS               such as apples, bananas, pears, berries              
                           cherries, grapes, plums, and                         
                           strawberries?  (Include plantains.)                  
                           (per month)                                          
                   1725    000   Never                                          
                  18275    001-182                                              
                     33    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
                           VEGETABLES                                           
                                                                                
                           These next questions are about                       
                           vegetables.  Please remember to include              
                           fresh, raw, frozen, canned, and cooked               
                           vegetables.                                          
                                                                                
        2066-2068          How often did you have carrots and       See note    
      HAN4AS               vegetable mixtures containing carrots?               
                           (per month)                                          
                   4206    000   Never                                          
                  15788    001-152                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     28    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2069-2071          Broccoli?  (per month)                   See note    
      HAN4BS       6981    000   Never                                          
                  13025    001-091                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2072-2074          Brussels sprouts and cauliflower?        See note    
      HAN4CS               (per month)                                          
                  11607    000   Never                                          
                   8398    001-091                                              
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2075-2077          White potatoes, including baked, mashed, See note    
      HAN4DS               boiled, french-fries, and potato salad?              
                           (per month)                                          
                    789    000   Never                                          
                  19212    001-213                                              
                     35    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     14    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2078-2080          Sweet potatoes, yams, and orange squash  See note    
      HAN4ES               including acorn, butternut, hubbard,                 
                           and pumpkin?  (per month)                            
                  10977    000   Never                                          
                   9029    001-122                                              
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     15    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2081-2083          Tomatoes including fresh and stewed      See note    
      HAN4FS               tomatoes, tomato juice, and salsa?                   
                           (per month)                                          
                   2902    000   Never                                          
                  17102    001-182                                              
                     32    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     14    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2084-2086          Spinach, greens, collards, and kale?     See note    
      HAN4GS               (per month)                                          
                   9033    000   Never                                          
                  10960    001-213                                              
                     32    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     25    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2087-2089          Tossed salad? (per month)                See note    
      HAN4HS       4085    000   Never                                          
                  15917    001-152                                              
                     31    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2090-2092          Cabbage, cole slaw, and sauerkraut?      See note    
      HAN4IS               (per month)                                          
                   6917    000   Never                                          
                  13079    001-091                                              
                     32    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     22    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2093-2095          Hot red chili peppers.  Do not count     See note    
      HAN4JS               ground red chili peppers? (per month)                
                  15066    000   Never                                          
                   4942    001-243                                              
                     30    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2096-2098          Peppers including green, red, and        See note    
      HAN4KS               yellow peppers? (per month)                          
                   9397    000   Never                                          
                  10594    001-122                                              
                     31    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     28    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2099-2101          Any other vegetables such as green       See note    
      HAN4LS               beans, corn, peas, mushrooms, and                    
                           zucchini?  (per month)                               
                   1284    000   Never                                          
                  18714    001-243                                              
                     36    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
                           BEANS, NUTS, CEREALS, AND GRAIN                      
                           PRODUCTS                                             
                                                                                
        2102-2104          How often did you have beans, lentils,   See note    
      HAN5AS               and (chickpeas/garbanzos)?  Include                  
                           kidney, pinto, refried, black, and                   
                           baked beans.  (per month)                            
                   3586    000   Never                                          
                  16414    001-182                                              
                     34    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2105-2107          Peanuts, peanut butter, other types of   See note    
      HAN5BS               nuts, and seeds?  (per month)                        
                   7092    000   Never                                          
                  12909    001-182                                              
                     36    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     13    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2108-2110          How about All-Bran, All-Bran Extra       See note    
      HAN5CS               Fiber, 100% Bran, and Fiber One?                     
                           (per month)                                          
                  17289    000   Never                                          
                   2712    001-152                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     21    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2111-2113          Total, Product 19, Most, and Just Right? See note    
      HAN5DS               (per month)                                          
                  17789    000   Never                                          
                   2213    001-152                                              
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     19    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2114-2116          All other cold cereals like corn flakes, See note    
      HAN5ES               Cheerios, Rice Krispies, and                         
                           presweetened cereals? (per month)                    
                   7408    000   Never                                          
                  12598    001-334                                              
                     28    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2117-2119          Cooked, hot cereals like oatmeal, cream  See note    
      HAN5FS               of wheat, cream of rice, and grits?                  
                           (per month)                                          
                  10015    000   Never                                          
                   9988    001-182                                              
                     31    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     16    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2120-2122          How often did you have white bread,      See note    
      HAN5GS               rolls, bagels, biscuits, English                     
                           muffins, and crackers?  Include those                
                           used for sandwiches.  (per month)                    
                   2656    000   Never                                          
                  17348    001-304                                              
                     31    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     15    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2123-2125          Dark breads and rolls, including whole   See note    
      HAN5HS               wheat, rye, and pumpernickel?                        
                           (per month)                                          
                   8594    000   Never                                          
                  11409    001-274                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     20    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2126-2128          Corn bread, corn muffins, and corn       See note    
      HAN5IS               tortillas? (per month)                               
                   6728    000   Never                                          
                  13265    001-456                                              
                     37    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     20    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2129-2131          Flour tortillas? (per month)             See note    
      HAN5JS      12966    000   Never                                          
                   7040    001-182                                              
                     33    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     11    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2132-2134          Rice?  (per month)                       See note    
      HAN5KS       3381    000   Never                                          
                  16616    001-213                                              
                     41    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2135-2137          Salted snacks such as potato chips,      See note    
      HAN5LS               taco chips, corn chips, and salted                   
                           pretzels and popcorn? (per month)                    
                   6226    000   Never                                          
                  13762    001-365                                              
                     50    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
                           DESSERTS, SWEETS, AND BEVERAGES                      
                                                                                
        2138-2141          How often did you have cakes, cookies,   See note    
      HAN6AS               brownies, pies, doughnuts, and pastries?             
                           (per month)                                          
                   3426    0000  Never                                          
                  16583    0001-0608                                            
                     24    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                     17    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2142-2144          Chocolate candy and fudge? (per month)   See note    
      HAN6BS      10419    000   Never                                          
                   9590    001-182                                              
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     12    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2145-2148          How often did you have Hi-C, Tang,       See note    
      HAN6CS               Hawaiian Punch, Koolaid, and other                   
                           drinks with added vitamin C?  (per month)            
                  11427    0000  Never                                          
                   8582    0001-0608                                            
                     27    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2149-2151          Diet colas, diet sodas, and diet drinks  See note    
      HAN6DS               such as Crystal Light?  (per month)                  
                  13879    000   Never                                          
                   6128    001-547                                              
                     30    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     13    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2152-2155          Regular colas and sodas, not diet?       See note    
      HAN6ES               (per month)                                          
                   7515    0000  Never                                          
                  12498    0001-0608                                            
                     28    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                      9    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2156-2159          Regular coffee with caffeine?            See note    
      HAN6FS               (per month)                                          
                   7799    0000  Never                                          
                  12195    0001-0608                                            
                     47    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                      9    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2160-2163          Regular tea with caffeine? (per month)   See note    
      HAN6GS      11043    0000  Never                                          
                   8961    0001-0608                                            
                     34    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                     12    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2164-2166          Beer and lite beer? (per month)          See note    
      HAN6HS      13109    000   Never                                          
                   6898    001-365                                              
                     33    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     10    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2167-2169          Wine, wine coolers, sangria, and         See note    
      HAN6IS               champagne? (per month)                               
                  16167    000   Never                                          
                   3842    001-091                                              
                     27    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     14    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2170-2172          Hard liquor such as tequila, gin, vodka, See note    
      HAN6JS               scotch, rum, whiskey and liqueurs,                   
                           either alone or mixed? (per month)                   
                  15810    000   Never                                          
                   4194    001-486                                              
                     29    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     17    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
                           FATS                                                 
                                                                                
                           How often were these items added to your             
                           food after preparation?  For example,                
                           this would include on top of vegetables              
                           or baked potatoes, or as a spread on                 
                           bread.                                               
                                                                                
        2173-2175          Margarine?  (per month)                  See note    
      HAN7AS       6287    000   Never                                          
                  13680    001-213                                              
                     44    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     39    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2176-2178          Butter?  (per month)                     See note    
      HAN7BS      13576    000   Never                                          
                   6393    001-365                                              
                     40    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     41    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2179-2181          Oil and vinegar, mayonnaise and salad    See note    
      HAN7CS               dressings such as Italian and Thousand               
                           Island, including those added to                     
                           salads and sandwiches? (per month)                   
                   3321    000   Never                                          
                  16650    001-304                                              
                     51    888   Blank but applicable                           
                     28    999   Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                           SECTION N. FOOD FREQUENCY                            
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             2182          Have I missed any other foods or                     
      HAN8                 beverages that you had at least once                 
                           per week in the past month?                          
                   2303    1     Yes                                            
                  17658    2     No                                             
                     88    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
        2183-2184          Codes for first missed food/beverage     See note    
      HAN8ACD        80    01    Egg substitutes                                
                    612    02    Decaffeinated coffee                           
                    207    03    Decaffeinated/herb tea                         
                    188    04    Fruit drinks, popsicles                        
                    682    05    Water (tap, mineral, sprg, sltzr               
                                 & soda)                                        
                     40    06    Soy products-tofu, soy milk, tvp               
                     26    07    Non-alcoholic beer/wine                        
                    468    08    Other, nos or nec                              
                     88    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  17659    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2185-2188          How often did you eat... in the          See note    
      HAN8AS               past month?  (per month)                             
                   2189    0004-0912                                            
                    201    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9999  Don't know                                     
                  17659    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2189-2190          Codes for second missed food/beverage    See note    
      HAN8BCD      1945    00    No other                                       
                      2    01    Egg substitutes                                
                     36    02    Decaffeinated coffee                           
                    107    03    Decaffeinated/herb tea                         
                     21    04    Fruit drinks, popsicles                        
                    161    05    Water (tap, mineral, sprg, sltzr               
                                 & soda)                                        
                      5    06    Soy products-tofu, soy milk, tvp               
                     25    08    Other, nos or nec                              
                     89    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  17659    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2191-2194          How often did you eat... in the          See note    
      HAN8BS               past month?  (per month)                             
                    339    0004-0608                                            
                    107    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  19604    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2195-2196          Codes for third missed food/beverage     See note    
      HAN8CCD       302    00    No other                                       
                      1    01    Egg substitutes                                
                      6    02    Decaffeinated coffee                           
                      8    03    Decaffeinated/herb tea                         
                      5    04    Fruit drinks, popsicles                        
                     28    05    Water (tap, mineral, sprg, sltzr               
                                 & soda)                                        
                      1    06    Soy products-tofu, soy milk, tvp               
                      1    07    Non-alcoholic beer/wine                        
                      5    08    Other, nos or nec                              
                     89    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  19604    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2197-2199          How often did you eat... in the          See note    
      HAN8CS               past month?  (per month)                             
                     54    004-304                                              
                     90    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19906    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2200-2201          Codes for fourth missed food/beverage    See note    
      HAN8DCD        38    00    No other                                       
                      1    02    Decaffeinated coffee                           
                      2    03    Decaffeinated/herb tea                         
                      1    04    Fruit drinks, popsicles                        
                     11    05    Water (tap, mineral, sprg, sltzr               
                                 & soda)                                        
                      2    08    Other, nos or nec                              
                     89    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  19906    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2202-2204          How often did you eat... in the          See note    
      HAN8DS               past month?  (per month)                             
                      3    004                                                  
                      2    009                                                  
                      2    013                                                  
                      1    017                                                  
                      1    025                                                  
                      4    030                                                  
                      1    061                                                  
                      2    091                                                  
                      2    152                                                  
                     88    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19944    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2205-2206          Codes for fifth missed food/beverage     See note    
      HAN8ECD        13    00    No other                                       
                      3    03    Decaffeinated/herb tea                         
                      2    05    Water (tap, mineral, sprg, sltzr               
                                 & soda)                                        
                     88    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  19944    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2207-2209          How often did you eat... in the          See note    
      HAN8ES               past month?  (per month)                             
                      1    004                                                  
                      2    009                                                  
                      1    030                                                  
                      1    061                                                  
                     88    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19957    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2210-2211          Codes for sixth missed food/beverage     See note    
      HAN8FCD         3    00    No other                                       
                      1    03    Decaffeinated/herb tea                         
                      1    08    Other, nos or nec                              
                     88    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  19957    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2212-2214          How often did you eat... in the          See note    
      HAN8FS               past month?  (per month)                             
                      1    004                                                  
                      1    122                                                  
                     88    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  19960    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2215          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SP.                      
      HAN9         1225    1     Under 20 years old (HAP1)                      
                  18825    2     20 years and older                             
                                                                                
                           REFER TO AGE OF SP.  HAND CARD HAQ-6.                
                           READ RESPONSE CATEGORIES TO SP IF                    
                           NECESSARY.                                           
                                                                                
                           Now I am going to ask how often you                  
                           drank milk over your lifetime.  Try                  
                           to remember whether you were a milk                  
                           drinker or a non-milk drinker during                 
                           different times in your life.  Then                  
                           think of certain events that might                   
                           have occurred during that time period;               
                           for example, were you in school, at                  
                           home with children, of a farm, or in                 
                           the service.                                         
                                                                                
                           How often did you drink any type of                  
                           milk, including milk added to cereal,                
                           when you were a -- ?  Do not count                   
                           small amounts added to coffee or tea.                
                                                                                
             2216          Child (5-12)                                         
      HAN10A        786    0     Never                                          
                   9306    1     More than once per day                         
                   5604    2     Once per day                                   
                   1562    3     < once per day but > once per week             
                    494    4     Once per week                                  
                    512    5     Less than once per week                        
                     29    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    532    9     Don't know                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2217          Teenager (13-17)                                     
      HAN10B       1217    0     Never                                          
                   6933    1     More than once per day                         
                   6085    2     Once per day                                   
                   2678    3     < once per day but > once per week             
                    814    4     Once per week                                  
                    751    5     Less than once per week                        
                     25    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    322    9     Don't know                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2218          Young adult (18-35)                                  
      HAN10C       1675    0     Never                                          
                   3914    1     More than once per day                         
                   5557    2     Once per day                                   
                   4517    3     < once per day but > once per week             
                   1331    4     Once per week                                  
                   1618    5     Less than once per week                        
                     31    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    182    9     Don't know                                     
                   1225    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2219          Middle-aged adult (36-65)                            
      HAN10D       1510    0     Never                                          
                   1904    1     More than once per day                         
                   3714    2     Once per day                                   
                   3161    3     < once per day but > once per week             
                    955    4     Once per week                                  
                   1361    5     Less than once per week                        
                     73    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    114    9     Don't know                                     
                   7258    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2220          Older adult (over 65)                                
      HAN10E        553    0     Never                                          
                    904    1     More than once per day                         
                   1919    2     Once per day                                   
                    959    3     < once per day but > once per week             
                    232    4     Once per week                                  
                    329    5     Less than once per week                        
                     56    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     25    9     Don't know                                     
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                         SECTION P. VISION AND HEARING                          
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2221          Do you have total blindness in one                   
      HAP1                 or both eyes?                                        
                    358    1     Yes                                            
                  19668    2     No                                             
                     17    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             2222          Do you have total blindness...                       
      HAP1A                IF YES, ASK:  Which, one or both eyes?               
                    308    1     One                                            
                     33    2     Both                                           
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19675    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2223          Do you use eyeglasses, contact lenses                
      HAP2                 or both?                                             
                                                                                
                           INCLUDE EYEGLASSES THAT JUST MAGNIFY.                
                  11383    1     Eyeglasses                                     
                    365    2     Contact lenses                                 
                    794    3     Both                                           
                   7487    4     Neither                                        
                     21    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             2224          Do you have trouble seeing with                      
      HAP3                 one or both eyes (even when wearing                  
                           glasses or contact lenses)?                          
                   2946    1     Yes                                            
                  17040    2     No                                             
                     54    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     10    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             2225          (When wearing your eyeglasses/contact                
      HAP4                 lenses) can you see well enough to                   
                           recognize a friend across the street?                
                  19132    1     Yes (HAP8)                                     
                    812    2     No                                             
                     63    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     43    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2226          (When wearing your eyeglasses/contact                
      HAP5                 lenses) can you see well enough to                   
                           recognize a friend across a room?                    
                    675    1     Yes (HAP8)                                     
                    189    2     No                                             
                     38    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     16    9     Don't know                                     
                  19132    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2227          (When wearing your eyeglasses/contact                
      HAP6                 lenses) can you see well enough to                   
                           recognize a friend who is at arm's                   
                           length away?                                         
                    123    1     Yes (HAP8)                                     
                     80    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  19807    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2228          (When wearing your eyeglasses/contact                
      HAP7                 lenses) can you see well enough to                   
                           recognize a friend if you get close                  
                           to his/her face?                                     
                     32    1     Yes                                            
                     49    2     No                                             
                     32    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      7    9     Don't know                                     
                  19930    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2229          (When wearing your eyeglasses/contact                
      HAP8                 lenses) can you see well enough to                   
                           read ordinary newspaper print?                       
                  19019    1     Yes (HAP10)                                    
                    962    2     No                                             
                     25    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     44    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2230          (When wearing your eyeglasses/contact                
      HAP9                 lenses) can you see well enough to                   
                           read large print such as newspaper                   
                           headlines?                                           
                    769    1     Yes                                            
                    184    2     No                                             
                     42    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     36    9     Don't know                                     
                  19019    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2231          Do you now have total deafness in                    
      HAP10                one or both ears?                                    
                    491    1     Yes                                            
                  19525    2     No                                             
                     15    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     19    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             2232          Do you have total deafness...                        
      HAP10A               IF YES, ASK:  Which, one or both ears?               
                    390    1     One                                            
                     85    2     Both                                           
                     31    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  19544    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2233          Do you use a hearing aid?                            
      HAP11         650    1     Yes                                            
                  19357    2     No                                             
                     43    8     Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
             2234          Let's be more specific.                              
      HAP12                                                                     
                           Do you have trouble hearing                          
                           (even when wearing your hearing                      
                           aid)?                                                
                   2760    1     Yes                                            
                  17247    2     No                                             
                     40    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2235          (With a  hearing aid) can you                        
      HAP13                hear most of the things people say?                  
                  19442    1     Yes (HAP15)                                    
                    540    2     No                                             
                     50    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     18    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             2236          (With a  hearing aid) can you                        
      HAP14                hear only a few words people say or                  
                           loud noises?                                         
                    420    1     Yes                                            
                    111    2     No                                             
                     58    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     19    9     Don't know                                     
                  19442    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2237          Do you have difficulty using                         
      HAP15                a telephone because of hearing                       
                           problems?                                            
                    987    1     Yes                                            
                  18407    2     No                                             
                    610    3     No telephone                                   
                     26    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     20    9     Don't know                                     
                                                                                
             2238          CHECK ITEM.  REFER TO AGE OF SP.                     
      HAP16       13672    1     Under 60 years or proxy respondent             
                                 (HAQ1)                                         
                   6378    2     60 + years                                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           I am going to name 3 objects.                        
                           After I have said them, I want you                   
                           to repeat them.  Remember what they                  
                           are because I am going to ask you                    
                           to name them again in a few                          
                           minutes.                                             
                                                                                
                           "Apple"    "Table"    "Penny"                        
                                                                                
                           Could you repeat the 3 items for me?                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
             2239          Apple                                                
      HAP17A1      5965    1     Correct                                        
                     67    2     Error                                          
                    345    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2240          Table                                                
      HAP17A2      5797    1     Correct                                        
                    234    2     Error                                          
                    346    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2241          Penny                                                
      HAP17A3      5797    1     Correct                                        
                    233    2     Error                                          
                    347    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             2242          REPEAT OBJECTS UNTIL ALL 3 ARE                       
      HAP17B               LEARNED OR UNTIL YOU HAVE                            
                           REPEATED THESE 3 TIMES.  RECORD                      
                           NUMBER OF TRIALS UNTIL OBJECTS                       
                           ARE LEARNED.                                         
                   5606    1     Trial                                          
                    224    2     Trials                                         
                    120    3     3 or more trials                               
                    428    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           If you have $20 and you take                         
                           away $3, how many dollars do you                     
                           have left?                                           
                                                                                
                           Keep subtracting $3 from the answer                  
                           until I tell you to stop.                            
                                                                                
                           RECORD ANSWERS, WHETHER CORRECT OR                   
                           NOT.                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
        2243-2244          ($17)                                                
      HAP18A       6035    01-27                                                
                    217    55    Says can't do                                  
                    120    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      6    99    Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2245-2246          ($14)                                                
      HAP18B          1    00                                                   
                   5897    01-24                                                
                    348    55    Says can't do                                  
                    120    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     12    99    Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        2247-2248          ($11)                                                
      HAP18C          3    00                                                   
                   5822    01-27                                                
                    414    55    Says can't do                                  
                    122    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     17    99    Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2249-2250          ($8)                                                 
      HAP18D         14    00                                                   
                   5746    01-30                                                
                    468    55    Says can't do                                  
                    130    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     20    99    Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2251-2252          ($5)                                                 
      HAP18E         25    00                                                   
                   5694    01-33                                                
                    490    55    Says can't do                                  
                    145    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     24    99    Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Now what were the 3 objects I                        
                           asked you to remember?                               
                                                                                
                           Could you repeat the 3 items for me?                 
                                                                                
                           SCORE FIRST TRIAL.                                   
                                                                                
                           DO NOT REPEAT ITEM TO RESPONDENT.                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
             2253          Apple                                                
      HAP19A       5477    1     Correct                                        
                    757    2     Error                                          
                    142    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2254          Table                                                
      HAP19B       4824    1     Correct                                        
                   1406    2     Error                                          
                    145    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             2255          Penny                                                
      HAP19C       4526    1     Correct                                        
                   1704    2     Error                                          
                    146    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      2    9     Don't know                                     
                  13672    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                       SECTION Q. DENTAL CARE AND STATUS                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2256-2257          How would you describe the                           
      HAQ1                 condition of your natural teeth:                     
                           excellent, very good, good, fair or                  
                           poor?                                                
                   1448    01    Excellent                                      
                   2433    02    Very good                                      
                   5666    03    Good                                           
                   4891    04    Fair                                           
                   2861    05    Poor                                           
                   2734    06    Has no natural teeth                           
                     16    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      1    99    Don't know                                     
                                                                                
                           What type of dental care do you                      
                           need now?                                            
                                                                                
                           HAND CARD HAQ-7.