Table of Contents

Component Description

The oral health questionnaire section (variable name prefix OHQ) provides personal interview data on oral health topics. These topic areas include

  • Last visit to dentist or lack dental care;
  • Direct conversation with dental professional about your dental health;
  • Dental health perception;
  • Oral cancer exam;
  • Use of dental floss or dental rinse product; and
  • Periodontal disease self-report.

Eligible Sample

All survey participants aged 1 year and older were eligible for the dental health perception and quality of life related questions.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The Oral Health questionnaire was done, in the home, using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) system.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The CAPI system is programmed with built-in consistency checks to reduce data entry errors. CAPI also uses online help screens to assist interviewers in defining key terms used in the questionnaire.

Data Processing and Editing

Frequency counts were checked, skip patterns were verified, and the reasonableness of responses to the questions was reviewed.

Analytic Notes

Since the OHQ questions were asked during the household interview, the interview sample weights should be used in the analysis. However, if the data is joined with data from the Mobile Exam Center (MEC), the MEC sample weights should be used.

Please refer to the Analytic Guidelines and the on-line NHANES Tutorial on the NHANES website for further details on the use of sample weights and other analytic issues.

Codebook and Frequencies

SEQN - Respondent sequence number

Variable Name:
SEQN
SAS Label:
Respondent sequence number
English Text:
Respondent sequence number.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

OHQ030 - When did you last visit a dentist

Variable Name:
OHQ030
SAS Label:
When did you last visit a dentist
English Text:
The next questions are about {your/SP's} teeth and gums. About how long has it been since {you/SP} last visited a dentist? Include all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 6 months or less 4334 4334
2 More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago 1519 5853
3 More than 1 year, but not more than 2 years ago 958 6811
4 More than 2 years, but not more than 3 years ago 578 7389
5 More than 3 years, but not more than 5 years ago 504 7893
6 More than 5 years ago 979 8872
7 Never have been 672 9544 OHQ550
77 Refused 2 9546
99 Don't know 30 9576
. Missing 395 9971

OHQ033 - Main reason for last dental visit

Variable Name:
OHQ033
SAS Label:
Main reason for last dental visit
English Text:
What was the main reason {you/SP} last visited the dentist?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Went in on own for check-up, examination, or cleaning 5111 5111
2 Was called in by the dentist for check-up, examination, or cleaning 663 5774
3 Something was wrong, bothering or hurting {me/SP} 1940 7714
4 Went for treatment of a condition that dentist discovered at earlier checkup or examination 966 8680
5 Other 194 8874
7 Refused 1 8875
9 Don't know 29 8904
. Missing 1067 9971

OHQ770 - Past yr need dental but couldn't get it

Variable Name:
OHQ770
SAS Label:
Past yr need dental but couldn't get it
English Text:
During the past 12 months was there a time when (you/SP) needed dental care but could not get it at that time?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1469 1469
2 No 7429 8898 OHQ550
7 Refused 2 8900 OHQ550
9 Don't know 4 8904 OHQ550
. Missing 1067 9971

OHQ780A - Could not afford the cost

Variable Name:
OHQ780A
SAS Label:
Could not afford the cost
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
English Instructions:
CODE ALL THAT APPLY HAND CARD OHQ1
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
10 Could not afford the cost 1038 1038
77 Refused 0 1038
99 Don't know 0 1038
. Missing 8933 9971

OHQ780B - Did not want to spend the money

Variable Name:
OHQ780B
SAS Label:
Did not want to spend the money
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
11 Did not want to spend the money 97 97
. Missing 9874 9971

OHQ780C - Insurance did not cover procedures

Variable Name:
OHQ780C
SAS Label:
Insurance did not cover procedures
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
12 Insurance did not cover recommended procedure 334 334
. Missing 9637 9971

OHQ780D - Dental office is too far away

Variable Name:
OHQ780D
SAS Label:
Dental office is too far away
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
13 Dental office is too far away 40 40
. Missing 9931 9971

OHQ780E - Office not open at convenient time

Variable Name:
OHQ780E
SAS Label:
Office not open at convenient time
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
14 Dental office not open at convenient time 63 63
. Missing 9908 9971

OHQ780F - Another dentist recommended not doing it

Variable Name:
OHQ780F
SAS Label:
Another dentist recommended not doing it
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
15 Another dentist recommended not doing it 11 11
. Missing 9960 9971

OHQ780G - Afraid or do not like dentists

Variable Name:
OHQ780G
SAS Label:
Afraid or do not like dentists
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
16 Afraid or do not like dentists 81 81
. Missing 9890 9971

OHQ780H - Unable to take time off from work

Variable Name:
OHQ780H
SAS Label:
Unable to take time off from work
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
17 Unable to take time off from work 82 82
. Missing 9889 9971

OHQ780I - Too busy

Variable Name:
OHQ780I
SAS Label:
Too busy
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
18 Too busy 107 107
. Missing 9864 9971

OHQ780J - Expected dental problems to go away

Variable Name:
OHQ780J
SAS Label:
Expected dental problems to go away
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
19 I did not think anything serious was wrong - expected dental problems to go away 83 83
. Missing 9888 9971

OHQ780K - Other reason could not get dental care

Variable Name:
OHQ780K
SAS Label:
Other reason could not get dental care
English Text:
What were the reasons that (you/SP) could not get the dental care (you/she/he) needed?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
20 Other 144 144
. Missing 9827 9971

OHQ550 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
OHQ550
English Instructions:
BOX 0. CHECK ITEM OHQ550: IF SP AGE < 3, GO TO OHQ845. IF SP AGE 3-15, CONTINUE. ELSE IF SP AGE 16+ and OHQ030 = 1 or 2, GO TO OHQ610. ELSE GO TO BOX 2.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

OHQ555G - Age started brushing teeth

Variable Name:
OHQ555G
SAS Label:
Age started brushing teeth
English Text:
We would like you to think of the time when {SP} started brushing {his/her} teeth either with your help or alone. At what age did {SP} start brushing {his/her} teeth?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ555 >SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED BRUSHING TEETH CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.'
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Enter age 2625 2625
2 Has not started brushing teeth 9 2634 OHQ566
7 Refused 0 2634 OHQ566
9 Don't know 30 2664 OHQ566
. Missing 7307 9971

OHQ555Q - Age started brushing teeth

Variable Name:
OHQ555Q
SAS Label:
Age started brushing teeth
English Text:
We would like you to think of the time when {SP} started brushing {his/her} teeth either with your help or alone. At what age did {SP} start brushing {his/her} teeth?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ555 >SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED BRUSHING TEETH CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' ENTER AGE IN MONTHS OR YEARS
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 36 Range of Values 2619 2619
7777 Refused 0 2619 OHQ566
9999 Don't know 6 2625 OHQ566
. Missing 7346 9971

OHQ555U - Age started brushing teeth

Variable Name:
OHQ555U
SAS Label:
Age started brushing teeth
English Text:
We would like you to think of the time when {SP} started brushing {his/her} teeth either with your help or alone. At what age did {SP} start brushing {his/her} teeth?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ555 >SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED BRUSHING TEETH CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' ENTER UNIT
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 738 738
2 Years 1881 2619
. Missing 7352 9971

OHQ560G - Age started using toothpaste

Variable Name:
OHQ560G
SAS Label:
Age started using toothpaste
English Text:
At what age did {SP} start using toothpaste?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ560 >SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED USING TOOTHPASTE CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.'
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Enter age 2596 2596
2 Has not started brushing teeth 18 2614 OHQ566
7 Refused 0 2614 OHQ566
9 Don't know 5 2619 OHQ566
. Missing 7352 9971

OHQ560Q - Age started using toothpaste

Variable Name:
OHQ560Q
SAS Label:
Age started using toothpaste
English Text:
At what age did {SP} start using toothpaste?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ560 >SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED USING TOOTHPASTE CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' ENTER AGE IN MONTHS OR YEARS
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 61 Range of Values 2595 2595
7777 Refused 0 2595 OHQ566
9999 Don't know 1 2596 OHQ566
. Missing 7375 9971

OHQ560U - Age started using toothpaste

Variable Name:
OHQ560U
SAS Label:
Age started using toothpaste
English Text:
At what age did {SP} start using toothpaste?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ560 >SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED USING TOOTHPASTE CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' ENTER UNIT
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 467 467
2 Years 2128 2595
. Missing 7376 9971

OHQ566 - Received Rx fluoride drops or tablets?

Variable Name:
OHQ566
SAS Label:
Received Rx fluoride drops or tablets?
English Text:
Has {SP} ever received prescription fluoride drops or fluoride tablets?
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 283 283
2 No 2364 2647 OHQ592
7 Refused 0 2647 OHQ592
9 Don't know 17 2664 OHQ592
. Missing 7307 9971

OHQ571Q - Age started taking prescription fluoride

Variable Name:
OHQ571Q
SAS Label:
Age started taking prescription fluoride
English Text:
How old in months or years was {SP} when {he/she} started taking prescription fluoride drops or fluoride tablets?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ571 > SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR FLUORIDE TABLETS CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.'
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 30 Range of Values 269 269
7777 Refused 0 269 OHQ592
9999 Don't know 14 283 OHQ592
. Missing 9688 9971

OHQ571U - Age started taking prescription fluoride

Variable Name:
OHQ571U
SAS Label:
Age started taking prescription fluoride
English Text:
How old in months or years was {SP} when {he/she} started taking prescription fluoride drops or fluoride tablets?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ571 > SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STARTED TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR FLUORIDE TABLETS CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' ENTER AGE IN MONTHS OR YEARS
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Month 40 40
2 Years 229 269
. Missing 9702 9971

OHQ576G - Age stopped taking prescription fluoride

Variable Name:
OHQ576G
SAS Label:
Age stopped taking prescription fluoride
English Text:
How old in months or years was {SP} when {he/she} stopped taking prescription fluoride drops or fluoride tablets?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ576 > SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STOPPED TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' IF 'STILL TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS SELECTED, FILL OHQ576 Q/U WITH CURRENT AGE AND GO TO BOX 1.' SOFT EDIT: OHQ576 LESS THAN OHQ571 ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STOPPED TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS CANNOT BE YOUNGER THAN AGE WHEN STARTED.'
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Age 217 217
2 Still taking fluoride drops or tablets 49 266
7 Refused 0 266 OHQ592
9 Don't know 3 269 OHQ592
. Missing 9702 9971

OHQ576Q - Age stopped taking prescription fluoride

Variable Name:
OHQ576Q
SAS Label:
Age stopped taking prescription fluoride
English Text:
How old in months or years was {SP} when {he/she} stopped taking prescription fluoride drops or fluoride tablets?
English Instructions:
ENTER AGE IN MONTHS OR YEARS CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ576 > SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STOPPED TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' IF 'STILL TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS SELECTED, FILL OHQ576 Q/U WITH CURRENT AGE AND GO TO BOX 1.'
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 66 Range of Values 265 265
7777 Refused 0 265 OHQ592
9999 Don't know 1 266 OHQ592
. Missing 9705 9971

OHQ576U - Age stopped taking prescription fluoride

Variable Name:
OHQ576U
SAS Label:
Age stopped taking prescription fluoride
English Text:
How old in months or years was {SP} when {he/she} stopped taking prescription fluoride drops or fluoride tablets?
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT CAPI INSTRUCTION: SOFT EDIT: OHQ576 > SP'S AGE ERROR MESSAGE: 'AGE STOPPED TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS CANNOT BE OLDER THAN SP'S CURRENT AGE.' IF 'STILL TAKING FLUORIDE DROPS OR TABLETS SELECTED, FILL OHQ576 Q/U WITH CURRENT AGE AND GO TO BOX 1.'
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 15 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 29 29
2 Years 236 265
. Missing 9706 9971

OHQ592 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
OHQ592
English Instructions:
BOX 1. CHECK ITEM OHQ592: IF SP AGE 3-15, GO TO OHQ845.
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 150 YEARS

OHQ610 - Told benefits of giving up cigarettes

Variable Name:
OHQ610
SAS Label:
Told benefits of giving up cigarettes
English Text:
In the past 12 months, did a dentist, hygienist or other dental professional have a direct conversation with {you/SP} about... ...the benefits of giving up cigarettes or other types of tobacco to improve {your/SP's} dental health?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 398 398
2 No 3081 3479
7 Refused 0 3479
9 Don't know 2 3481
. Missing 6490 9971

OHQ612 - Told benefits of checking blood sugar

Variable Name:
OHQ612
SAS Label:
Told benefits of checking blood sugar
English Text:
(In the past 12 months, did a dentist, hygienist or other dental professional have a direct conversation with {you/SP} about...) ... the dental health benefits of checking {your/his/her} blood sugar?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 308 308
2 No 3165 3473
7 Refused 0 3473
9 Don't know 8 3481
. Missing 6490 9971

OHQ614 - Told importance of checking for cancer

Variable Name:
OHQ614
SAS Label:
Told importance of checking for cancer
English Text:
(In the past 12 months, did a dentist, hygienist or other dental professional have a direct conversation with {you/SP} about...) ...the importance of examining {your/his/her} mouth for oral cancer?
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 801 801
2 No 2672 3473
7 Refused 0 3473
9 Don't know 8 3481
. Missing 6490 9971

OHQ616 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
OHQ616
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM OHQ616: IF SP AGE 16-29, GO TO OHQ845. IF SP AGE 30+, CONTINUE.
Target:
Both males and females 16 YEARS - 150 YEARS

OHQ620 - How often last yr had aching in mouth?

Variable Name:
OHQ620
SAS Label:
How often last yr had aching in mouth?
English Text:
How often during the last year (have you/ has SP) had painful aching anywhere in (your/his/her) mouth? Would you say....
English Instructions:
HAND CARD OHQ2
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Very often 178 178
2 Fairly often 210 388
3 Occasionally 784 1172
4 Hardly ever, or 1313 2485
5 Never? 2253 4738
7 Refused 1 4739
9 Don't know 4 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ640 - Last yr had diff w/ job because of mouth

Variable Name:
OHQ640
SAS Label:
Last yr had diff w/ job because of mouth
English Text:
How often during the last year {have you/has SP} had difficulty doing {your/his/her} usual jobs or attending school because of problems with {your/his/her} teeth, mouth or dentures? Would you say . . .
English Instructions:
HAND CARD OHQ2
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Very often 66 66
2 Fairly often 57 123
3 Occasionally 141 264
4 Hardly ever, or 385 649
5 Never? 4091 4740
7 Refused 0 4740
9 Don't know 3 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ680 - Last yr embarrassed because of mouth

Variable Name:
OHQ680
SAS Label:
Last yr embarrassed because of mouth
English Text:
How often during the last year {have you/has SP} been self-conscious or embarrassed because of {your/his/her} teeth, mouth or dentures? Would you say . ..
English Instructions:
HAND CARD OHQ2
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Very often 359 359
2 Fairly often 189 548
3 Occasionally 395 943
4 Hardly ever, or 505 1448
5 Never? 3293 4741
7 Refused 1 4742
9 Don't know 1 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ835 - Do you think you might have gum disease?

Variable Name:
OHQ835
SAS Label:
Do you think you might have gum disease?
English Text:
The next questions will ask about the condition of {your/SP's} teeth and some factors related to gum health. Gum disease is a common problem with the mouth. People with gum disease might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth. {Do you/Does SP} think {you/s/he} might have gum disease?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 904 904
2 No 3751 4655
7 Refused 0 4655
9 Don't know 88 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ845 - Rate the health of your teeth and gums

Variable Name:
OHQ845
SAS Label:
Rate the health of your teeth and gums
English Text:
Overall, how would {you/SP} rate the health of {your/his/her} teeth and gums?
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Excellent 1923 1923
2 Very good 2221 4144
3 Good 2993 7137
4 Fair 1736 8873
5 Poor 695 9568
7 Refused 1 9569
9 Don't know 7 9576
. Missing 395 9971

OHQ846 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
OHQ846
English Instructions:
BOX 3. CHECK ITEM OHQ846: IF SP AGE 3-19, CONTINUE.IF SP AGE >= 30, GO TO OHQ850. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

OHQ848G - # times you brush your teeth in 1 day?

Variable Name:
OHQ848G
SAS Label:
# times you brush your teeth in 1 day?
English Text:
How many times {do you/does SP} brush (your/his/her} teeth in one day?
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Enter number 3208 3208
2 Child does not brush yet 20 3228
3 Does not brush every day 43 3271 OHQ849
7 Refused 0 3271
9 Don't know 0 3271
. Missing 6700 9971

OHQ848Q - # times you brush your teeth in 1 day?

Variable Name:
OHQ848Q
SAS Label:
# times you brush your teeth in 1 day?
English Text:
How many times {do you/does SP} brush (your/his/her} teeth in one day?
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 1 time 952 952
2 2 times 2023 2975
3 3 times 205 3180
4 4 times 23 3203
5 5 times 4 3207
6 6 times 1 3208
7 7 times 0 3208
8 8 times 0 3208
9 9 or more times 0 3208
77 Refused 0 3208
99 Don't know 0 3208
. Missing 6763 9971

OHQ849 - How much toothpaste do you use?

Variable Name:
OHQ849
SAS Label:
How much toothpaste do you use?
English Text:
On average, how much toothpaste {do you/does SP} use when brushing {your/his/her} teeth?
English Instructions:
HAND CARD OHQ3
Target:
Both males and females 3 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Full load 1171 1171
2 Half load 910 2081
3 Pea size 989 3070
4 Smear 172 3242
7 Refused 0 3242
9 Don't know 9 3251
. Missing 6720 9971

OHQ850 - Ever had treatment for gum disease?

Variable Name:
OHQ850
SAS Label:
Ever had treatment for gum disease?
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had treatment for gum disease such as scaling and root planing, sometimes called "deep cleaning"?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1227 1227
2 No 3487 4714
7 Refused 2 4716
9 Don't know 27 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ860 - Ever been told of bone loss around teeth

Variable Name:
OHQ860
SAS Label:
Ever been told of bone loss around teeth
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever been told by a dental professional that {you/s/he} lost bone around [your/his/her} teeth?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 764 764
2 No 3934 4698
7 Refused 1 4699
9 Don't know 44 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ870 - How many days use dental floss/device

Variable Name:
OHQ870
SAS Label:
How many days use dental floss/device
English Text:
Aside from brushing {your/his/her} teeth with a toothbrush, in the last seven days, how many days did {you/SP} use dental floss or any other device to clean between {your/his/her} teeth?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 7 Range of Values 4735 4735
77 Refused 0 4735
99 Don't know 8 4743
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ880 - Oral cancer exam where Dr pulls tonge

Variable Name:
OHQ880
SAS Label:
Oral cancer exam where Dr pulls tonge
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had an exam for oral cancer in which the doctor or dentist pulls on {your/his/her} tongue, sometimes with gauze wrapped around it, and feels under the tongue and inside the cheeks?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 843 843
2 No 3871 4714 End of Section
7 Refused 2 4716 End of Section
9 Don't know 27 4743 End of Section
. Missing 5228 9971

OHQ895 - When did you have oral/mouth cancer exam

Variable Name:
OHQ895
SAS Label:
When did you have oral/mouth cancer exam
English Text:
When did {you/SP} have {your/his/her} most recent oral or mouth cancer exam? Was it within the past year, between 1 and 3 years ago, or over 3 years ago?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Within past year 501 501
2 Between 1 and 3 years ago 182 683
3 Over 3 years ago 155 838
7 Refused 0 838
9 Don't know 5 843
. Missing 9128 9971

OHQ900 - What type of prof performed oral exam

Variable Name:
OHQ900
SAS Label:
What type of prof performed oral exam
English Text:
What type of health care professional performed {your/SP's} most recent oral cancer exam?
Target:
Both males and females 30 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Doctor/physician 42 42
2 Nurse/nurse practitioner 4 46
3 Dentist (include oral surgeons) 527 573
4 Dental Hygienist 101 674
5 Other 6 680
7 Refused 0 680
9 Don't know 3 683
. Missing 9288 9971