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How often had dizziness or balance problem

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For sample adults who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem, BALDIZOFTEN reports how often in the last 12 months the respondent had the dizziness or balance problem which bothered them the most (BALSBOTHER). respondents were asked to pick from one of eight response categories. The Field Representative's Manual included the instructions, "For all of the
questions asking about time frames, instruct respondents to estimate as best as he/she can if they are unsure."

In 2008, the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.


The supplement consisted of a total 205 questions (some of which were only asked based on a previous response). Many of the questions in the supplement concern detailed information about a specific dizziness or balance problem, or the one the respondent identified if more than one was mentioned. For a full list of related variables, see BALDIZYR


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem.


  • 2008