Codes and Frequencies
FACEPAIN3MO identifies sample adults who had "facial ache or pain in the jaw muscles or joint in front of the ear" during the past 3 months.
The interviewer preceded this question by reading the statement, "Please refer to pain that lasted a whole day or more. Do not report aches and pains that are fleeting or minor." The Field Representative's Manual for 1997-2000 reinforced this point by stating, "'Pain' is respondent-defined, but must have lasted a whole day or more or have occurred several (more than 3) times during the past 3 months." This latter directive was not, however, routinely shared with respondents during the interview.
This inquiry was part of a set that inquired about five specific pains for sample adults during the past 3 months. Along with asking about facial ache or pain in jaw muscles or joint in front of ear, interviewers asked about neck pain (NECKPAIN3MO), low back pain (LBPAIN3MO), low back pain that "spread down either leg to areas below the knees" (LEGPAIN3MO); and severe headache or migraine (MIGRAIN3MO). An additional question included in 2002 identified sample adults who had "recurring pain" during the past 12 months (PAINYR).
- 1997-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Sample adults age 18+.
- 1997-2018 : SAMPWEIGHT