Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who reported having "pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint" during the past 12 months (JNTYR), JNTDAILY1MO reports responses to the question, "Were these symptoms present on most days for at least one month?"
The Field Representative's Manuals for 1997-2000 elaborated on this question as follows:
As the Manuals for 1997-2000 point out, unlike many other conditions asked about in the NHIS, "joint problems do not have to have been diagnosed by a doctor. Simply having the symptoms is enough."
- 1997-2001: Sample adults age 18+ with pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint in the past 12 months.
- 1997-2001 : SAMPWEIGHT