Osteoporosis
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
Osteoporosis (os-tee-oh-por-o-sis) is a condition where bones become brittle and break (fracture) more easily. It is not the same condition as osteoarthritis, a joint disease.

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have osteoporosis?
 
Outdoor Air Quailty and Activity
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
Please think of the past 12 months. How many times did you reduce or change your outdoor activity level because you thought the air quality was bad or was affecting how well you felt? For example, avoiding outdoor exercise or strenuous outdoor activity. Please do not include times when you made changes because of high pollen levels.
 
The government routinely collects information on air quality that may be distributed by local radio, TV and newspapers to help inform the public about air pollution levels. Have you ever heard or read about the air quality index or air quality alerts where you live? Please do not include times when you may have heard or read about high pollen counts.
 
Please think of the past 12 months. How many times did you reduce or change your outdoor activity level based on the air quality index or air quality alerts? For example, avoiding outdoor exercise or strenuous outdoor activity. Please do not include times when you may have heard or read about high pollen counts.
 
Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you to reduce your outdoor activity level when the air quality is bad?
 
Overweight/Obesity
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
NOTE: The questions used to produce the data for this section are from the Demographics Section asking for self-reported height and weight. The weight categories are based on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Guidelines.
Another section to review for information on weight is Weight Control.
 
Occupation and Absenteeism
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
How many hours per week do you work at a job or business?
 
Not including physical illness or stress, depression, or problems with emotions, how many days, during the past 12 months, did you miss work for any other reason? This excludes vacation days, maternity or paternity leave, or other planned days off.
 
Previously, you indicated you were (a) [insert response from core, Q#]. On the average, how many hours per week, if any, do you work at a job or business?
 
The next 4 questions are about days you may have missed from work. During the past 12 months, excluding vacation days, maternity or paternity leave, or other planned days off...
...how many days did you miss work due to a physical illness of another person?
 
The next 4 questions are about days you may have missed from work. During the past 12 months, excluding vacation days, maternity or paternity leave, or other planned days off...
...how many days did you miss work due to a physical illness that you had?
 
The next 4 questions are about days you may have missed from work. During the past 12 months, excluding vacation days, maternity or paternity leave, or other planned days off...
...how many days did you miss work due to another person's stress, depression, or problems with emotions?
 
The next 4 questions are about days you may have missed from work. During the past 12 months, excluding vacation days, maternity or paternity leave, or other planned days off...
..how many days did you miss work due to your own stress, depression or problems with emotions?
 
What kind of business or industry is this? (For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto repair shop, bank)
 
What kind of business or industry is this? (What was made, sold, or service provided)
1999s
 
What kind of work do you do now?
1999s
 
What kind of work do you do now? (For example: registered nurse, personnel manager, supervisor of order department, auto mechanic, accountant)
 
When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do?
Would you say:
  • Mostly sitting or standing
  • Mostly walking
  • Mostly heavy labor or physically demanding work
 
When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do?
[NOTE: If respondent has multiple jobs, include all jobs.]
Would you say:
  • Mostly sitting or standing
  • Mostly walking
  • Mostly heavy labor or physically demanding work
 
Oral Health, Adult
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
Are you currently in need of any dental services such as fillings, dentures, partials, teeth pulled, caps, crowns, or root canals?
 
During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?
2001sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2004sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2006sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2008sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2009sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2010sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2011sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?, 2012sfor During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care but did not get it?
 
Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?
1996o, 2001sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2002sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2004sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2006sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2008sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2009sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2010sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2011sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?, 2012sfor Do you have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of your routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?
 
How long has it been since you had your teeth "cleaned" by a dentist or dental hygienist?
 
How long has it been since you last visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason?
 
How long has it been since you last visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason?
Include visits to dental specialists, such as orthodontists.
 
How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.
 
How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.
 
The last time you saw your dentist for dental care, did he or she examine all surfaces of the inside of your mouth, including the back of the throat and under the tongue?
 
What was the main reason you did not receive the dental care you needed?
 
What is the main reason you have not visited the dentist in the last year?
1996o
 
Oral Health, Child
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?
2001sfor Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?, 2002sfor Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?, 2004sfor Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?, 2006sfor Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?, 2007sfor Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?
 

Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings, caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. How many of the children aged 7 to 17 living in your household, ever had dental sealants placed on their teeth?

 
Does the [randomly selected child] have any kind of insurance coverage that pays for some or all of [his/her] routine dental care, including dental insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?
 
During the past 12 months, was there any time when the [randomly selected child] needed dental care but did not get it?
 
Has the [randomly selected child] ever had any cavities or tooth decay?
 
Have all the cavities that the [randomly selected child] been filled or repaired?
 
How long has it been since the [randomly selected child] last visited a dentist or dental clinic for any reason?
 
How many of the children in your household are aged 7 to 17?
 
What is the gender of this child?
 
What was the main reason the [randomly selected child] did not receive the dental care [he/she] needed?
 
Origin and Language
c = CDC Core Question, o = CDC Optional Question, s = State-Added Question
Do you consider English to be your primary or "first" language?
 
How long have you lived in the United States?
 
In what country were you born?
 
What language do you consider to be your primary or "first" language?