Codes and Frequencies
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 dichotomous variables indicate whether the child played eight other organized sports, as follows:
- Football (PLAYFOOTB)
- Baseball or Softball (PLAYBASEB)
- Soccer (PLAYSOCCER)
- Rugby (PLAYRUGBY)
- Lacrosse (PLAYLACROS)
- Wrestling (PLAYWREST)
- Boxing (PLAYBOX)
- Karate or Judo (PLAYJUDO)
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:
- 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
- 1991, 1998 : SAMPWEIGHT