Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem, and for sample children (beginning in 2012) who have had episodes of balance in the past 12 months, BALTRET reports whether the person had ever taken or tried anything to treat the problem. For sample adults, the question wording specifies treatments, such as physical therapy, certain exercises, avoiding certain foods, taking medicines, surgery, or wearing magnets or wristbands. For sample children, this includes methods recommended by a doctor, physical or occupational therapist, or other health care professional for treating dizziness or balance problems.
The questions associated with this variable were part of the Sample Adult and Sample Child Balance Supplements, 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). In 2012 and 2016, the question refers more generally to whether the action usually happens around the same time as dizziness or balance problem(s).
- 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem.
- 2012: Sample children 3+ who have had episodes of balance the past 12 months
- 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 sample children 3+ who have had episodes of balance the past 12 months.
- 2008, 2012, 2016
- 2008, 2012, 2016 : SAMPWEIGHT