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Year time missed from work or school because balance: Time period

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For sample adults ages 18 and older who have ever missed work or school because of dizziness or a balance problem (BALWKLOSEV), BALWKLOSYRTP reports the time period (i.e., days, weeks, or months) referenced for the amount of time missed in the past year. For the number of units referenced, see BALWKLOSYRNO.

The question for this variable was first introduced in 2008 as part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who missed work or school because of dizziness or balance problems.


  • 2008