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Time missed from work or school due to fall injury: Time period

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For all sample adults who were injured as a result of a fall during the past 12 months, this variable indicates the time period the respondent reported for time missed for 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, variables on falls or falling were included in the Sample Adult Balance Supplement.


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

Related Variables

See the related variable FELWKLOSNO for the number of units . 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)


FELWKLOSTP is only available for 2008.


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


  • 2008