This is a 3-digit numeric variable.
For all sample adults in 2008 who have fallen at least once a month on average during the past 12 months and for sample adults in 2016 who have fallen at least once a month in last 12 months, this variable indicates the number of times per day, week or month the person fell.
See the related variable FELTIMESYRTP for the time period corresponding to the number of units given. 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 at least once a month on average during the past 12 months.
- 2016: Sample adults 18+ who have fallen at least once a month in last 12 months
- 2008, 2016
- 2008, 2016 : SAMPWEIGHT