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BALTRIGETUP
Balance problem trigger: Get up from sitting or lying

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Description

For sample adults who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem, but do not almost always have unsteadiness, BALTRIGETUP reports whether the balance problem is triggered when the person stands up after sitting or lying down.

The questionnaire text states that if the person is unable to do this activity for reasons other than dizziness or balance, the response is recorded as "No." Examples include persons who are in a wheelchair, are deaf, blind, don't have a driver's license, etc.

This variable was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Comparability

In 2008, this variable corresponds to whether the action triggers the most bothersome dizziness symptom (BALSBOTHER). In 2016, the question refers more generally to whether the action usually triggers dizziness or balance problem(s); otherwise this variable is largely comparable over time.

Universe

  • 2016: Sample adults 18+ who had a dizziness or balance problem in the past 12 months or who identified a most bothersome dizziness or balance symptom or did not know or refused to identify their most bothersome dizziness or balance symptom.

Availability

  • 2008, 2016

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