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Took steroid medication for joint problem, past 12 months

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For sample adults who had "pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint" during the past 12 months (JNTYR), JNTSTEROIDYR reports responses to the question, "During the past 12 months have you taken any prescribed medication containing steroids, like Prednisone? Do not include use of steroid cremes."

Persons with an affirmative response in JNTSTEROIDYR were asked the follow-up question, "Did you take this medicine daily more than 30 days?" (JNTSTEROID30).


This variable is only available in 1999.


  • 1999: Sample adults age 18+ with pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint in the past 12 months.


  • 1999