Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem, but do not almost always have the problem, BALTRIGTURN reports whether the balance problem was triggered when the respondent turn his/her head side to side.
Respondents were first asked to identify the most bothersome dizziness symptom (BALSBOTHER). Interviewers then proceeded to ask, "Do any of the following usually cause or trigger your (Fill: most bothersome or only feeling)" and asked about a total of 13 possible triggers. The other 12 are listed below (all available for 2008 only):
- Looking up or down (BALTRIGLOOK
- Rolling over in bed (BALTRIGBED)
- Getting up after sitting or lying down (BALTRIGETUP)
- Standing or being on your feet for a long time (BALTRIGSTAND)
- Riding in a car, bus, airplane, boat, or train (BALTRIGTRANS)
- Walking down a grocery store aisle (BALTRIGROC)
- Hearing loud sounds (BALTRIGLOUD)
- Blowing your nose (BALTRIGBLOW)
- Prescription medicine or drugs (BALTRIGDRUG)
- Over the counter medicine (BALTRIGOTC)
- Eating too much salt (BALTRIGSALT)
- Certain foods or drink (BALTRIGFOOD)
In 2008, this variable was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, which consisted of a total 205 questions (some of which were only asked based on a previous response).
For a further description of the Supplement and a list of topics included in it, see BALDIZYR.
- 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem and do not almost always have unsteadiness.
- 2008 : SAMPWEIGHT