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Had other gallbladder trouble, past 12 months

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For persons age 18 and over, GALOTT12 indicates if the respondent had gallbladder trouble in the past year. The term "trouble" was not defined in this question was respondent defined as a definition was not provided in the survey or Field Representative's Manual.


The Supplement on Digestive Disorders had 3 sections. The first section asked about specific conditions , such as gallstones, ulcers or colon or bowel conditions, as well as treatment of these conditions. The second section in the Digestive Disorder Supplement asked about abdominal pain (such as ABPAIN3XYR, had abdominal pain 3 or more times, past 12 months). The third was on normative bowel functions, which such as ABGASTRUBYR, had trouble with abdominal gas in the past 12 months.

Related Variables

Other variables for gallstones or gallbladder trouble are included in the 1989 survey.


These include:

  • GALBT ever had non-gallstone gallbladder trouble
  • GALS12 had gallstones in the past 12 months
  • GBDIAGTIM time since gallbladder trouble diagnosed
  • GBSURGTIM time since last had gallbladder surgery
  • GBDIAG gallstones or gallbladder trouble medically diagnosed (see this variable for type of diagnostic tests)
  • GALSGBT ever had gallstones or gallbladder trouble: Recode

Variables for these other conditions include:

  • DIVEV ever had diverticulitis
  • OSBCONEV ever had similar bowel condition


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who did not have gallstones in the past 12 months.


  • 1989