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BALHPNO5Y
Times saw health professional for balance problem, past 5 years

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Description

For sample adults who have ever seen a health professional for symptoms of dizziness or a balance problem (BALHOSPEV and BALSAWHPEV), BALHPNO5YR reports the number of times the person saw a health professional for the problem in the past 5 years. Please see the Universe tab for information on how the universe changes over time.

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

Comparability

Please see Universe tab for changes in the universe over time. In 2008, this variable corresponds to the most bothersome dizziness symptom BALSBOTHER). Beginning in 2016, the question refers more generally to whether the action usually happens around the same time as dizziness or balance problem(s).

Universe

  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have ever seen a health professional for symptoms of dizziness or a balance problem.
  • 2016: Sample adults 18+ who had a balance or dizziness problem in the past 12 months or who had at least one symptom in the past 12 months AND who ever saw a doctor or other health professional (including ER) about a dizziness or balance problem.

Availability

  • 2008, 2016

Weights