Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who have ever seen a health professional for symptoms of dizziness or a balance problem (not including health professionals seen in the emergency room) (BALSAWHPEV), BALSAWEARMD indicates whether the person ever saw an ear, nose, or throat doctor for the dizziness or balance problem.
This variable was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Please see Universe tab for changes in the universe over time. In 2008, this variable corresponds to the most bothersome dizziness symptom BALSBOTHER) and asked about seeing a doctor or health professional generally, with no specific recall period. In 2016, the question refers more generally to dizziness or balance problem(s) with a recall period of seeing a health professional or doctor during the last five years.
- 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 visited the hospital (including ER) about a dizziness or balance problem.
- 2008, 2016
- 2008, 2016 : SAMPWEIGHT