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Time missed from work or school due to fall injury: Number of units


FELWKLOSNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Not in Universe
996: Doesn't go to work or school
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For all sample adults who were injured as a result of a fall during the past 12 months, this variable indicates the number of days, weeks, or months the respondent missed from work or school due to the injury. Earlier in the survey, interviewers told respondents that a fall was defined as, "unexpectedly dropping to the floor or ground from a standing, walking or bending position," and an injury included "a bruise, cut or wound, sprain, dislocation, fracture, broken bones, back pain, head or neck injury."

In 2008, the question for FELWKLOSNO occurred as part of the Sample Adult Balance Supplement.


For a further description of the Supplement as well as a full list of the balance related topics and additional variables, see BALDIZYR

See the related variable FELWKLOSTP for the corresponding time period associated with this value. Other variables related to falls or falling are included in the 2008 Supplement.


These include:

  • any of six symptoms accompanying the fall (e.g., a spinning sensation, FELARSPIN)

  • number of times fell in the past 12 months (e.g., FELTIMESYRTP)


FELWKLOSNO is only available for 2008.


  • 2008: Sample adults 18+ who were injured as a result of a fall during the past 12 months.


  • 2008