Codes and Frequencies
In 2008, for sample adults who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem (BALSYMPTNO), and beginning in 2016, for sample adults who have ever had a balance or dizziness problem (BALDIZEV), or who had at least one symptom in the past 12 months (BALSYMPTNO), BALGOHOSPEV reports whether the person ever went to the hospital or emergency room for their balance problem.
This variable was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Please view the Universe tab for information on universe changes over time for this variable; this may affect comparability. In 2008, this variable corresponds to the most bothersome dizziness symptom (BALSBOTHER). In 2016, the question refers more generally to whether the action usually happens around the same time as the dizziness or balance problem(s).
- 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem.
- 2016: Sample adults 18+ who have ever had a problem with dizziness or balance OR sample adults who have ever reported having a symptom of at least one specific dizziness or balance problem in the past 12 months.
- 2008, 2016
- 2008, 2016 : SAMPWEIGHT