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Balance medication: Took medicine for anxiety

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BALMEDANX indicates whether the person took medicines for anxiety for any health condition or problem. Please see the Comparability and Universe Tabs for changes in the universe and comparability for this variable.

The questions for this variable were part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.


Please see the Universe tab for universe changes over time for this variable; this may affect comparability.


  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+.
  • 2016: Sample adults 18+ who have ever had a problem with dizziness or balance and have had a problem with dizziness or balance in the past 12 months 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