Codes and Frequencies
For sample children age 7 to 17 (in 1991) or 7 to 15 (in 1998) who played field or ice hockey as part of an organized sport during the past 12 months (PLAYHOCKEY), MGHOCKEY reports responses to the question, "During the past 12 months, when playing field or ice hockey, how often did [sample child] wear a mouth guard to protect [his/her] mouth and teeth-- all or most of the time, some of the time, once in awhile, or never?"
The 1991 Field Representative's Manual defines "organized sports" as any sport that has a sponsor, including school-related activities (such as school varsity or junior varsity teams, intramural or club sports, and physical education classes) or sports played through community organizations, Little League, recreation centers, or Scouts, as well as private lessons.
The similar variable HGHOCKEY reports how often children wore protective headgear while playing hockey.
Information was also collected on how often children wore a mouthguard when playing the following sports during the past 12 months:
- Football (MGFOOTB)
- Baseball (MGBASEB)
- Rugby (MGRUGBY)
- Soccer (MGSOCCER)
- Lacrosse (MGLACROS)
- Wrestling (MGWREST)
- Boxing (MGBOX)
- Karate or Judo (MGJUDO)
This series of questions was designed to obtain baseline data on child safety and to monitor progress in that area for the "Year 200 Objectives of the Nation," a series of specific and quantifiable health objectives set forward by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1990.
- 1991: Sample persons age 7 to 17 who played field or ice hockey as an organized sport during the past 12 months.
- 1998: Sample children age 7 to 15 who played field or ice hockey as an organized sport during the past 12 months.
- 1991, 1998
- 1991, 1998 : SAMPWEIGHT