Codes and Frequencies
For all sample adults in 2008 who have fallen in the past five years and for sample adults in 2016 who have a balance symptom of unsteadiness and have fallen in the past 5 years, this variable indicates whether the person has fallen at least once a month on average during the past 12 months. Earlier in the survey, interviewers told persons that a fall was defined as, "unexpectedly dropping to the floor or ground from a standing, walking or bending position."
The question for this variable was included as part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
- 2008: Sample adults age 18+ who have fallen during the past 5 years.
- 2016: Sample adults 18+ who have a balance symptom of unsteadiness and have fallen past 5 years
- 2008, 2016
- 2008, 2016 : SAMPWEIGHT