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Number wheezing attacks, past 12 months

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For sample adults and children who had wheezing or whistling in the chest during the past 12 months (WHEZYR), WHEZATAKNO reports the number of attacks of wheezing or whistling during the past 12 months.

Other variables based on follow-up questions to those who answered affirmatively to WHEZYR include:

  • Times per week wheezing disturbed sleep (WHEZSLEEPNO)
  • Chest sounds wheezy after exercise (WHEZEXER)

  • Number doctor/hospital ER visits for wheezing (WHEZVISITNO)

  • Days missed due to wheezing (WHEZDAYR)


This variable is only available in 1999.


  • 1999: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under age 18 who have had wheezing/whistling in chest during past 12 months.


  • 1999