Codes and Frequencies
For all sample adults who have felt off-balance or unsteady AND had fallen during the past 5 years, FELARDIZZY indicates if any of the falls occurred just before or around the time the person was having a general feeling of being unsteady or off-balance. A fall was defined as "unexpectedly dropping to the floor or ground from a standing, walking or bending position."
This variable was part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
- 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who did not say that they had not fallen in the past 12 months.
- 2016: Sample adults age 18+ who have had felt off-balance or unsteady and have fallen during the past 5 years.
- 1984, 2016
- 1984, 2016 : SAMPWEIGHT