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PAINFEELEVL
Level of pain, last time had pain

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Description

Respondents reported whether their level of pain, the last time they felt pain, was "a little," "a lot," or "somewhere in between a little and a lot." This question was only asked of respondents who reported that they had pain at least some days during the past 3 months (PAINFREQ3MO).

In 2010, this item was collected for sample adults who completed the Quality of Life supplement (administered to approximately a quarter of sample adults). In 2011-2017, this item was collected for sample adults who completed the Adult Functioning and Disability supplement (administered to a subset of sample adults). Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire.

Comparability

Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire. Please refer to Weights section for information about sample-specific weights. As always, users should employ the prescribed IPUMS NHIS weights.

Universe

  • 2010: One quarter of sample adults, included in quality of life supplement (and excluded from family disability supplement), who have frequent pain (or for whom this was unknown) or who have had pain some days, most days, every day, or an unknown frequency in the past 3 months.
  • 2011-2017: Sample adults 18+ who were asked the family disability questions (FDB), were randomly selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability questions (AFD), and had pain some days, most days, or every day, or refused to answer or didn't know how often they had pain in the past 3 months.
  • 2018: Sample adults 18+ who had pain some days, most days, or every day, or refused to answer or didn't know how often they had pain in the past 3 months.

Availability

  • 2010-2018

Weights