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Balance problem: Fear of heights

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For sample adults, BALPACROPHOB reports whether the person had a fear of heights during the past 12 months. The questionnaire included the instructions, "Do not include times when drinking alcohol," and instructed the interviewer to mark "No" if the person experienced this problem"... for reasons OTHER than dizziness or balance...Examples include persons who are in a wheelchair, are deaf, blind, don't have a driver's license, etc."

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


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2008;2016: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2008, 2016