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2015-2016 Demographics Variable List

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Variable NameVariable DescriptionData File NameData File DescriptionBegin YearEndYearComponentUse Constraints
AIALANGALanguage of the MEC ACASI Interview InstrumentDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDBORN4In what country {were you/was SP} born?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDCITZN{Are you/Is SP} a citizen of the United States? [Information about citizenship is being collected by the U.S. Public Health Service to perform health related research. Providing this information is voluntary and is collected under the authority of the Public Health Service Act. There will be no effect on pending immigration or citizenship petitions.]DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDEDUC2What is the highest grade or level of school {you have/SP has} completed or the highest degree {you have/s/he has} received?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDEDUC3What is the highest grade or level of school {you have/SP has} completed or the highest degree {you have/s/he has} received?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDFMSIZTotal number of people in the FamilyDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHHSIZTotal number of people in the HouseholdDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHHSZANumber of children aged 5 years or younger in the householdDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHHSZBNumber of children aged 6-17 years old in the householdDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHHSZENumber of adults aged 60 years or older in the householdDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHRAGEHH reference person's age in yearsDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHRBR4HH reference person's country of birthDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHREDUHH reference person's education levelDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHRGNDHH reference person's genderDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHRMARHH reference person's marital statusDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDHSEDUHH reference person's spouse's education levelDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDMARTLMarital statusDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMDYRSUSLength of time the participant has been in the US.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMQADFCDid {you/SP} ever serve in a foreign country during a time of armed conflict or on a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission? (This would include National Guard or reserve or active duty monitoring or conducting peace keeping operations in Bosnia and Kosovo, in the Sinai between Egypt and Israel, or in response to the 2004 tsunami or Haiti in 2010.)DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
DMQMILIZ{Have you/Has SP} ever served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, military Reserves, or National Guard? (Active duty does not include training for the Reserves or National Guard, but does include activation, for service in the U.S. or in a foreign country, in support of military or humanitarian operations.)DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
FIAINTRPWas an interpreter used to conduct the Family interview?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
FIALANGLanguage of the Family Interview InstrumentDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
FIAPROXYWas a Proxy respondent used in conducting the Family Interview?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
INDFMIN2Total family income (reported as a range value in dollars)DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
INDFMPIRA ratio of family income to poverty guidelines.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
INDHHIN2Total household income (reported as a range value in dollars)DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
MIAINTRPWas an interpreter used to conduct the MEC CAPI interview?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
MIALANGLanguage of the MEC CAPI Interview InstrumentDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
MIAPROXYWas a Proxy respondent used in conducting the MEC CAPI Interview?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIAGENDRGender of the participant.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDAGEMNAge in months of the participant at the time of screening. Reported for persons aged 24 months or younger at the time of exam (or screening if not examined).DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDAGEYRAge in years of the participant at the time of screening. Individuals 80 and over are topcoded at 80 years of age.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDEXAGMAge in months of the participant at the time of examination. Reported for persons aged 19 years or younger at the time of examination.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDEXMONSix month time period when the examination was performed - two categories: November 1 through April 30, May 1 through October 31.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDEXPRGPregnancy status for females between 20 and 44 years of age at the time of MEC exam.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDRETH1Recode of reported race and Hispanic origin informationDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDRETH3Recode of reported race and Hispanic origin information, with Non-Hispanic Asian CategoryDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
RIDSTATRInterview and examination status of the participant.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SDDSRVYRData release cycleDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SDMVPSUMasked variance unit pseudo-PSU variable for variance estimationDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SDMVSTRAMasked variance unit pseudo-stratum variable for variance estimationDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SEQNRespondent sequence number.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SIAINTRPWas an interpreter used to conduct the Sample Person (SP) interview?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SIALANGLanguage of the Sample Person Interview InstrumentDEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
SIAPROXYWas a Proxy respondent used in conducting the Sample Person (SP) interview?DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
WTINT2YRFull sample 2 year interview weight.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
WTMEC2YRFull sample 2 year MEC exam weight.DEMO_IDemographic Variables and Sample Weights20152016DemographicsNone
BG2KCensus 2000 Block GroupGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BG2KCensus 2000 Block GroupGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BLOCK2KCensus 2000 Block ID - first character is the Census Block GroupGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BLOCK2KCensus 2000 Block IDGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CBSACore Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Lowest Level CodeGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CBSACBSA Lowest Level Code. Contains the first of: Metropolitan Division; Micropolitan Area; Metropolitan Area; in this orderGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CNTY2KCensus 2000 FIPS County Code (3-digit numeric with leading zeros significant)GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CNTY2KCensus 2000 FIPS County CodeGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LATLatitude (Decimal)GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LATLatitude in decimal format with up to 6 decimal precisionGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LONLongitude in decimal format with up to 6 decimal precisionGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LONLongitude (Decimal) GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LVL2K Census 2000 Geocoder LAT/LONG Geocoding Level Return Code GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LVL2KReference Census 2000 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
RC2KReference Census 2000 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
RC2KCensus 2000 Geocoder General Return CodeGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
SEQNRespondent sequence number.GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
SEQNRespondent sequence number.GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STATE2KCensus 2000 FIPS State Code (2-digit numeric with leading zeros significant)GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STATE2KCensus 2000 FIPS State CodeGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STM2KCensus 2000 Geocoder Street Matcher Return Code GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STM2KReference Census 2000 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
TRACT2KCensus 2000 Tract (contains leader zeros with the decimal point implied)GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
TRACT2KCensus 2000 TractGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
URUrban/Rural IndicatorGEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
URUrban/Rural Indicator (U = Urban, R = Rural, blank = unknown) [TIGER/Line RcdType 'S'; UR value]GEO_2000Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 200019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BG2KXCensus 2010 Block GroupGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BG2KXCensus 2010 Block GroupGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BLOCK2KXCensus 2010 Block ID - first character is the Census Block GroupGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
BLOCK2KXCensus 2010 Block ID - first character is the Census Block GroupGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CBSACBSA Lowest Level Code. Contains the first of: Metropolitan Division; Micropolitan Area; Metropolitan Area; in this orderGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CBSACBSA Lowest Level Code. Contains the first of: Metropolitan Division; Micropolitan Area; Metropolitan Area; in this orderGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CNTY2KXCensus 2010 FIPS County Code (3-digit numeric with leading zeros significant)GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
CNTY2KXCensus 2010 FIPS County Code (3-digit numeric with leading zeros significant)GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LATLatitude in decimal format with up to 6 decimal precisionGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LATLatitude in decimal format with up to 6 decimal precisionGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LON Longitude in decimal format with up to 6 decimal precisionGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LON Longitude in decimal format with up to 6 decimal precisionGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LVL2KXReference Census 2010 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
LVL2KXReference Census 2010 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
RC2KXReference Census 2010 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
RC2KXReference Census 2010 Geocoder RCs (Return Codes) tabGEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
SEQNRespondent sequence number.GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
SEQNRespondent sequence number.GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STATE2KXCensus 2010 FIPS State Code (2-digit numeric with leading zeros significant)GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STATE2KXCensus 2010 FIPS State Code (2-digit numeric with leading zeros significant)GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STM2KXCensus 2010 Geocoder Street Matcher Return Code GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
STM2KXCensus 2010 Geocoder Street Matcher Return Code GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
TRACT2KXCensus 2010 Tract (contains leader zeros with the decimal point implied)GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
TRACT2KXCensus 2010 Tract (contains leader zeros with the decimal point implied)GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
UR2KXUrban/Rural Indicator (U = Urban, R = Rural, blank = unknown) [TIGER/Line RcdType 'S'; UR value]GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
UR2KXUrban/Rural Indicator (U = Urban, R = Rural, blank = unknown)[TIGER/Line RcdType 'S'; UR value]GEO_2010Geocoded Data, NHANES 1999-2016, Census 201019992016DemographicsRDC Only
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