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Child played hockey, past 12 months

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For sample children age 7 to 15 who played any of nine organized sports during the past 12 months (PLAYSPORTYR), PLAYHOCKEY indicates whether the child played field or ice hockey during the past 12 months. Respondents were handed a card listing nine sports, including hockey, and asked, "Which ones did [sample child] play?"

Related Variables 

Related dichotomous variables indicate whether the child played eight other organized sports, as follows:

For sample children who played hockey during the past 12 months, interviewers asked follow-up questions about the frequency with which the child wore protective headgear (HGHOCKEY) and a mouthguard (MGHOCKEY) while playing hockey. Similar follow-up questions gauged the frequency with which children wore protective headgear and mouthguards while playing the eight other organized sports listed above.

These questions were all part of the "Injury Prevention" section of 1998 sample child "Prevention Module Supplement." The 1998 Field Representative's Manual explains the purpose of this line of questioning as follows:

Children between the ages of 7 and 15 are asked about the use of mouthguards and protective headgear while playing organized sports. The emphasis is not on how many sports they play, but whether they are protected while they are playing.


This variable is only available in 1998.


  • 1991: Sample persons age 7 to 17 who played an organized sport in the past 12 months.
  • 1998: Sample children age 7 to 15 who played an organized sport in the past 12 months.


  • 1991, 1998