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HP seen for balance: Other health professional

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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), BALSAWOTHP indicates whether the person ever saw any other health professional for the dizziness or balance problem, besides the 15 types specifically inquired about in the survey. Please see the Comparability Tab for more information on how the comparability of this variable changed over time.

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. Additionally, changes in the list of providers that persons could report seeing for their balance or dizziness problem affect the meaning of the "other" category and limit the comparability of this variable over time.


  • 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