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Ever missed work or school because balance problem

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For sample adults who have a dizziness or balance problem, BALWKLOSEV indicates whether the balance or dizziness problem ever caused them to miss any days from work school.

In 2008, this variable was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.


The supplement 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

Related Variables

Many other variables which indicate changes in participation (or cutting back) in activities due to balance problems are included in the 2008 Supplement.


These include:

  • bathing, dressing, eating, or using the toilet themselves (BALEFADL)
  • standing or being on their feet for 30 minutes or longer (BALEFSTAND)
  • shopping, movies, sporting or other events (BALEFSHOP)
  • riding in a car, bus, airplane, boat or train (BALEFRIDE)


BALWKLOSEV is only available for 2008.


  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have had symptoms of dizziness or at least one balance problem.


  • 2008