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Cause balance problem: Neurological or muscular conditions

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For sample adults and sample children (beginning in 2012) who were ever told by a doctor or other health professional of the cause(s) of their dizziness or balance problem (BALHPDIAG), BALCNEUROL indicates whether neurological or muscular conditions were one of the causes.

This variable was part of the Sample Adult and Sample Child Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.


Please see the Universe tab for universe changes to this variable over time. For sample adults, this variable refers to their "most bothersome dizziness or balance problem;" for sample children, this variable refers to more generally to "dizziness or balance problems." Otherwise, this variable is largely comparable over time.


  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who were told cause of symptoms of dizziness or balance problem.
  • 2012; 2016: Sample children 3+ who have ever been told a diagnosis for their balance or dizziness problems


  • 2008, 2012, 2016