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Balance problem: Bump side of doorway

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For all sample adults, BALPBUMPDOR indicates whether the person experienced problems walking through a doorway without bumping into one side in the last 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 was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.


BALPBUMPDOR has no comparability issues.


  • 2008;2016: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2008, 2016