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Technical Notes:
In 2009 the Oklahoma BRFSS program began administering multiple versions (V1 & V2) of the BRFSS survey to accommodate additional questions. As a result, only questions that are part of the same version can be used together as Row and Column variables in the same query. Please refer to the table below for variable availability.
Definition Table:
Topic Variable Definition Years
Demographics Gender of respondent Indicate sex of respondent: Male, Female 1988 - 2017
       
  What is your age? (3 groups) Three categories recoded from "Age on last birthday" 1988
       
    Three categories recoded from "How old were you on your last birthday?" 1989 - 1992
       
    Three categories recoded from "What is your age?" 1993 - 2017
       
  What is your age? (7 groups) Seven categories of age recoded from "Age on last birthday" 1988
       
    Seven categories of age recoded from "How old were you on your last birthday?" 1989 - 1992
       
    Seven categories of age recoded from "What is your age?" 1993 - 2017
       
  What is your race/ethnicity? White, Black, Hispanic (White, Black, Other), Asian or Pacific Islander, Aleutian or Eskimo or American Indian, Other 1988 - 2000
       
    Race-Ethnicity grouping: White only, Non-Hispanic; Black only, Non-Hispanic; American Indian, Alaska Native only, Non-Hispanic; Other Race only, Non-Hispanic; Multiracial, Non-Hispanic; Hispanic 2001 - 2017
       
  What is the highest level of education completed? Highest grade or year of school completed 1988 - 2017
       
  What is your annual household income? Total Household Income 1988 - 1992
       
    Is your annual household income from all sources: Less than $15,000; $15,000-24,999; $25,000-$49,000; $50,000-$74,999; $75,000 or more 1993 - 2017
       
  What is your marital status? Marital Status: Married, Divorced, Widowed, Separated, Never been married, A member of an unmarried couple 1988 - 2017
       
  Employment status Are you currently: Employed for wages, Self-employed, Out of work for 1 year or more, Out of work for less than 1 year, A homemaker, A student, Retired, Unable to work 2010 - 2017
       
  Veteran status Have you ever served on active duty in the US Armed Forces? 2003 - 2017
       
Geography Residence (County) What county do you live in? 1988 - 2008
       
  Residence (Region) Recoded county into 6 regions: NE, NW, SE, SW, Central and Tulsa 1988 - 2017
       
Year Year Year of interview 1988 - 2017
       
Access to health food Easy to purchase affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhood It is easy to purchase affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in my neighborhood: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral (neither agree nor disagree), Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V1), 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2015(V2), 2016(V2), 2017(V1)
       
  Healthy options for eating out There are lots of healthy options for eating out in my local neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral (neither agree nor disagree), Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V1), 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2015(V2), 2016(V2), 2017(V1)
       
  Large selection of high quality fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhood There is a large selection of high quality fresh fruits and vegetables available in my neighborhood: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral (neither agree nor disagree), Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V1), 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2015(V2), 2016(V2), 2017(V1)
       
  Purchase healthy food It is easy to purchase healthy foods in my neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral (neither agree nor disagree), Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V1), 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2015(V2), 2016(V2), 2017(V1)
       
Adverse Childhood Experiences A adult in your home ever physically hurt you (aged<18) Before age 18, how often did a parent or adult in your home ever hit, beat, kick, or physically hurt you in any way? Do not include spanking. 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Adults in your home ever beat each other up How often did your parents or adults in your home ever slap, hit, kick, punch or beat each other up? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Anyone 5+ years older than you force you to have sex How often did anyone at least 5 years older than you or an adult, force you to have sex? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Anyone 5+ years older than you make you touch them sexually How often did anyone at least 5 years older than you or an adult, try to make you touch them sexually? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Anyone 5+ years older than you touch you sexually How often did anyone at least 5 years older than you or an adult, ever touch you sexually? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Lived with anyone who served time Did you live with anyone who served time or was sentenced to serve time in a prison, jail, or other correctional facility? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Lived with anyone who used illegal drugs Did you live with anyone who used illegal street drugs or who abused prescription medications? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Lived with anyone with alcoholic problem Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Lived with anyone with mental illness Did you live with anyone who was depressed, mentally ill, or suicidal? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Marital status of parents Were your parents separated or divorced? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  Parents swear or insult you How often did a parent or adult in your home ever swear at you, insult you, or put you down? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
  The number of ACEs in your lifetime How many adverse childhood experiences have you had in your lifetime? 2012(V2), 2014(V1), 2016(V2)
       
Alcohol Consumption Binge Drinking At risk for acute drinking (reported having 5+ drinks at least once on an occasion) 1988 - 1999
       
    At risk for binge drinking (greater than or equal to 5 drinks or more consumed on one or more occasion) 2001 - 2003
       
    How many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion? 2004
       
    Binge drinkers (men having five or more drinks on one occasion, women having four or more drinks on one occasion). 2005 - 2017
       
  Heavy or Chronic drinking At risk for chronic drinking (having 60+ drinks a month) 1988 - 1999
       
    Heavy drinkers (adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day) 2001 - 2017
       
  Times you've drove when you've had too much to drink in the past 30 days During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you´ve had perhaps too much to drink? (Among those who said they have had at least one drink in the past 30 days and ride/drive a car.) 2012, 2014
       
  Driven after too much to drink Reported having driven at least once when perhaps had too much to drink. 2016
       
Arthritis Arthritis diagnois (ever) Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have arthritis? 1999 - 2001
       
    Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia? 2002 - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2017
       
Cancer survivorship Clinical trial as cancer treatment Did you participate in a clinical trial as part of your cancer treatment? (Among those that have ever been told they have skin cancer or any other type of cancer) 2012(V2)
       
  Denied insurance coverage due to cancer Were you EVER denied health insurance or life insurance coverage because of your cancer? (Among those that have ever been told they have skin cancer or any other type of cancer) 2012(V2)
       
  Had ever been told that you had cancer Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you had cancer? 2010(V1)
       
  Number of types of cancer How many different types of cancer have you had? (Among those that have ever been told they have skin cancer or any other type of cancer) 2012(V2)
       
  Other cancer except skin cancer Have you ever told that you had any other types of cancer except skin cancer? 2012 - 2017
       
  Receive treatment for cancer Are you currently receiving treatment for cancer? By treatment, we mean surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or chemotherapy pills. (Among those that have ever been told they have skin cancer or any other type of cancer) 2010(V1), 2012(V2)
       
  Skin cancer Have you ever told that you had skin cancer? 2012 - 2017
       
Cardio Vascular Disease Angina diagnosis (ever) Has a doctor ever told you that you had any of the following? Angina or coronary heart disease 1997, 1999 - 2000
       
    Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had any of the following? Angina or coronary heart disease 2001, 2004 - 2017
       
  Heart attack diagnosis (ever) Has a doctor ever told you that you had any of the following? Heart attack or myocardial infarction 1997, 1999 - 2000
       
    Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had any of the following: A heart attack, also called a myocardial infraction 2001, 2004 - 2017
       
  Stroke diagnosis (ever) Has a doctor ever told you that you had any of the following? Stroke 1997, 1999 - 2000
       
    Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had any of the following? Stroke 2001, 2004 - 2017
       
  Took aspirin (Men age 40+) Do you take aspirin daily or every other day? 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007, 2009
       
  Took aspirin (Women age 50+) Do you take aspirin daily or every other day? 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007, 2009
       
  Told to take aspirin Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to take aspirin daily or every other day to prevent heart attack or stroke? 2007 - 2009(V1), 2012(V1)
       
Cholesterol Cholesterol checked (within last 5 years) Respondents that had their blood cholesterol checked within the past five years 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
       
  High cholesterol diagnosis (ever) Ever been told by doctor or other health professional that blood cholesterol is high? 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2000
       
    Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high? 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012(V1), 2013, 2015, 2017
       
Colorectal Cancer Screening Home blood stool test ever (adults age 50+) Home blood stool test ever (adults age 50+) 1997, 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2004, 2006 - 2008, 2009(V2), 2010, 2012, 2013(V1), 2014, 2016
       
  Most recent exam (a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?) Adults aged 50+, was your MOST RECENT exam a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy? (Among adults 50+ and who have ever been tested with a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) 2012, 2013(V1), 2014, 2016
       
  Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy ever (adults age 50+) Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy ever (adults age 50+) 1997, 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2004, 2006 - 2008, 2009(V2), 2010, 2012, 2013(V1), 2014, 2016
       
  Time since last Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: Within the past year (anytime less than 12 months ago), Within the past 2 years (1 year but less than 2 years ago), Within the past 3 years (2 years but less than 3 years ago), Within the past 5 years (3 years but less than 5 years ago), Within the past 10 years (5 years but less than 10 years ago)(Among adults 50+ and who have ever been tested with a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) 2009(V2), 2010, 2012, 2013(V1), 2014
       
Current Asthma Age in years when you were first told you had asthma How old were you when you were first told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that you had asthma? (Among adults 18+ who have ever been diagnosed with asthma) 2010(V1)
       
  Asthma diagnosis (current) Been told a doctor, nurse or health professional that they had, and still have, asthma (Among adults 18+ who have ever been diagnosed with asthma) 2001 - 2017
       
    Been told sometime in their lifetime by a doctor that they had, and still have, asthma (Among adults 18+ who have ever been diagnosed with asthma) 2000
       
  Had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack during the past 12 months During the past 12 months, have you had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack? (Among adults 18+ who report they currently have asthma) 2010(V1)
       
Diabetes Age in years told by doctor you have diabetes How old were you when you were told you have diabetes? 2010(V1), 2012(V1), 2013(V1), 2017
       
  Diabetes diagnosis (ever) - Four Categories Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes? Yes; Yes, but female told only during pregnancy; No; No, pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes 2004 - 2010
       
    Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had diabetes: Yes; Yes, but female told only during pregnancy; No; No, pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes 2011 - 2014, 2016 - 2017
       
    Ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes 1988 - 2003
       
  Ever taken a course in how to manage your diabetes yourself Have you ever taken a course or class in how to manage your diabetes yourself? 2012(V1), 2013(V1), 2015(V2), 2016 - 2017
       
  Ever told that diabetes has affected your eyes / had retinopathy Has a doctor ever told you that diabetes has affected your eyes or that you had retinopathy? 2012(V1), 2013(V1), 2015(V2), 2016 - 2017
       
  Insulin taking status Are you now taking insulin? 2010(V1), 2012(V1), 2013(V1), 2015(V2), 2016 - 2017
       
  The last time had an pupils dilated eye exam When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light. 2012(V1), 2013(V1), 2015(V2), 2016 - 2017
       
Disability Activities limited Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems? 2001 - 2015
       
  Use special equipment for health condition Do you now have any health problems that require you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone? 2001 - 2015
       
  Blind or serious difficulty seeing Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses? 2013 - 2017
       
  Difficulty doing errands alone Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor´s office or shopping? 2013 - 2017
       
  Difficulty dressing / bathing Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing? 2013 - 2017
       
  Serious difficulty concentrating / remembering / making decisions Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions? 2013 - 2017
       
  Serious difficulty walking / climbing stairs Do you have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs? 2013 - 2017
       
Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction Always or usually get support How often do you get the social and emotional support you need? 2005 - 2010
       
  Satisfied or very satisfied with life In general, how satisfied are you with your life? 2005 - 2010
       
Excess Sun Exposure Frequency of having a red OR painful sunburn that lasted a day or more, in the past 12 months In the past 12 months, how many times did you have a red OR painful sunburn that lasted a day or more? 2010(V1), 2012(V2)
       
Falls Number of falls in the past 12 months for adults aged 45+ Adults aged 45+, how many times have you fallen in the past 3 months: None, Once, Twice, Three times, At least four times 2012, 2014, 2016
       
  Number of falls caused an injury in the past 12 months for adults aged 45+ Adults aged 45+, how many of these falls caused an injury? By an injury, we mean the fall caused you to limit your regular activities for at least a day or to go see a doctor: None, Once, Twice, Three times, At least four times 2012, 2014, 2016
       
Fire Arm Loaded firearm in the home Living in home with loaded firearm? 2002, 2004
       
  Loaded and unlocked firearm in the home Living in home with loaded & unlocked firearm? 2002, 2004
       
Fruits and Vegetables Consumed 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day Consumed 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
       
  The percentage consuming <1 fruit daily The percentage consuming <1 fruit daily 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
       
  The percentage consuming <1 vegetable daily The percentage consuming <1 vegetable daily 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
       
Health Care Access Do you have any health care coverage? (age 18+) Have any kind of health care plan? Age 18+ 1991 - 1992
       
    Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare? Age 18+ 1993 - 2010
       
    Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare, or Indian Health Service? Age 18+ 2011 - 2017
       
  Do you have any health care coverage? (age 18-64) Health insurance status for persons aged 18-64. Have any kind of health care plan? 1991 - 1992
       
    Health insurance status for persons aged 18-64. Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare? 1993 - 2010
       
    Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare, or Indian Health Service? 2011 - 2017
       
  Needed a doctor last year but cost was too high In last year, time when you couldn't afford to see doctor? 1991 - 1992
       
  Needed a doctor last year but cost was too high Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost? 1993 - 2000, 2003 - 2017
       
  Have a personal doctor Age 18+ Do you have one person you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider? 2001 - 2017
       
  How long since you last had health care coverage About how long has it been since you last had health care coverage: 6 months or less, More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago, More than 1 year, but not more than 3 years ago, More than 3 years, Never (Among adults 18+ without health insurance) 2013(V2), 2014(V1)
       
  How satisfied you are with the health care you received In general, how satisfied are you with the health care you received: Very satisfied, Somewhat satisfied, Not at all satisfied, Not applicable 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2016
       
  Medicare Care Do you have Medicare? 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2016
       
  The reason for delayed getting needed medical care in the past 12 months Have you delayed getting needed medical care for any of the following reasons in the past 12 months? Select the most important reason: You couldn´t get through on the telephone, You couldn´t get an appointment soon enough, Once you got there, you had to wait too long to see the doctor, The (clinic/doctor´s) office wasn´t open when you got there, You didn´t have transportation, Other, No, I did not delay getting medical care/did not need medical care 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2016
       
  There was any time you did not have any health insurance or coverage in the past 12 months In the PAST 12 MONTHS was there any time when you did NOT have ANY health insurance or coverage? 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2016
       
  A time that you did not take prescribed medication (not OTC) because of cost Was there a time in the past 12 months when you did not take your medication as prescribed because of cost? Do not include over-the-counter (OTC) medication. 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2016
       
  Currently have any medical bills that are being paid off over time Do you currently have any medical bills that are being paid off over time? 2013(V2), 2014(V1), 2016
       
  Types of health insurance or health coverage plans currently covered by Are you CURRENTLY covered by any of the following types of health insurance or health coverage plans: Your employer, Someone else´s employer, A plan that you or someone else buys on your own, Medicaid or Medical Assistance, The military, CHAMPUS, or the VA [or CHAMP-VA], The Indian Health Service [or the Alaska Native Health Service], Some other source, Multiple responses 2013(V2)
       
Health Insurance Coverage Health Insurance Coverage What is the primary source of your health care coverage? 2015(V1, V2), 2016 - 2017
       
Health Status How is your general health? ( 2 groups) Would you say that in general your health is: Excellent, Very good, Good, Fair, Poor 1993 - 2017
       
  Number of days poor health restrict activity (last month) During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation? 1993 - 2001, 2003 - 2017
       
  Number of mentally unhealthy days (last month) Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good? 1993 - 2001, 2003 - 2017
       
  Number of physically unhealthy days (last month) Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good? 1993 - 2001, 2003 - 2017
       
Hypertension Awareness High blood pressure (ever) Told blood pressure high 1988 - 1992
       
    Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure? 1993 - 1999, 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012(V1), 2013, 2015 - 2017
       
  Taking medicine for high blood pressure Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure? 2011, 2013, 2016 - 2017
       
Immunizations Ever had a tetanus shot since 2005 Since 2005, have you had a tetanus shot? 2013
       
  Flu shot in past 12 months (adults age 65+) Respondents aged 65+ that have had flu shot within the past 12 months. 1993 - 1997, 1999, 2001 - 2017
       
  Flu shot in past 12 months (age 18+) Respondents aged 18+ who have had flu shot within the past 12 months 1993 - 1997, 1999, 2001 - 2010
       
  Flu shot or spray in past 12 months (age 18+) Respondents aged 18+ years who received either the flu shot or flu spray in past 12 months 2005 - 2017
       
  Pneumonia shot ever (adults age 65+) Adults aged 65+ who have ever had a pneumonia vaccination 1993 - 1997, 1999, 2001 - 2017
       
Insufficient Sleep Do you get enough sleep? During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough rest or sleep 2008 - 2010
       
  Hours of sleep per 24-hour period On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period? 2013 - 2014, 2016
       
Intimate Partner Violence IP ever attempted physical violence against you Has an intimate partner EVER ATTEMPTED physical violence against you? 2005 - 2006
       
  IP ever hit, slapped, pushed, kicked, or physically hurt you Has an intimate partner EVER hit, slapped, pushed, kicked, or physically hurt you in any way? 2009(V2), 2012(V1), 2016(V2), 2017(V2)
       
  IP ever threatened you with physical violence Has an intimate partner EVER THREATENED you with physical violence? This includes threatening to hit, slap, push, kick, or physically hurt you in any way. 2005 - 2006
       
  Unwanted sex by intimate partner Have you ever experienced any unwanted sex by a current or former intimate partner? 2005, 2009(V2), 2012(V1), 2016(V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Physical violence or unwanted sex by IP in past 12 months In the past 12 months, have you experienced any physical violence or unwanted sex with an intimate partner? 2009(V2), 2016(V2), 2017(V2)
       
Oral Health Dental visit (within past year) Visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason within the past year? 1999 - 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
       
  Natural teeth extracted-Adult 65+ Adults aged 65+ who have had all their natural teeth extracted 2012, 2014, 2016
       
  Permanent teeth extracted-Adult 18+ Adults aged 18+ that have had permanent teeth extracted 2012, 2014, 2016
       
Other Chronic Health Condition Ever have depressive disorder (Ever told) you that you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression, dysthymia, or minor depression? 2011 - 2017
       
  Ever have kidney disease (Ever told) you have kidney disease? Do NOT include kidney stones, bladder infection or incontinence. 2011 - 2017
       
  Ever have COPD / Emphysema / Chronic bronchitis (Ever told) you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD, emphysema or chronic bronchitis? 2012 - 2017
       
Prescription drug use Prescription drug intake without prescription During your life, how many times have you taken a prescription drug (such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor's prescription? 2012(V1,V2), 2013(V1,V2), 2014(V1,V2), 2015(V1,V2), 2016(V1,V2), 2017(V1,V2)
       
  Prescription drug intake without prescription in the past 30 days Among those that have ever taken a prescription during without a doctor's prescription: In the past 30 days, how many times have you taken a prescription drug (such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor's prescription? (Among adults 18+ that have ever taken prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription) 2013(V1,V2), 2014(V1,V2), 2015(V1,V2), 2016(V1,V2), 2017(V1,V2)
       
Prostate Cancer Screening Have had a PSA test in the past 2 years (men age 40+) Have had a PSA test in the past 2 years (men age 40+) 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
       
Protective Factors My family talk about problems In my family, we talk about problems. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  My family listens to Both sides of the story. When we argue, my family listens to Both sides of the story. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  We take time to listen to each other In my family, we take time to listen to each other. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  My family pulls together when things are stressful My family pulls together when things are stressful. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  My family is able to solve our problems My family is able to solve our problems. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Do not know what to do as a parent "There are many times when I don’t know what to do as a parent. Would you say... Strongly Disagree, Mostly Disagree, Slightly Disagree, Neutral, Slightly Agree, Mostly Agree, Strongly Agree" 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Know how to help my child learn "I know how to help my child learn. Would you say... Strongly Disagree, Mostly Disagree, Slightly Disagree, Neutral, Slightly Agree, Mostly Agree, Strongly Agree" 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Happy being with my child I am happy being with my child. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  My child and I are very close to each other My child and I are very close to each other. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Soothe my child when he or she is upset I am able to soothe my child when he/she is upset. Would you say: Never, Very Rarely, Rarely, About Half the Time, Frequently, Very Frequently, or Always 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Spend time with my child doing what he or she likes to do I spend time with my child doing what he/she likes to do. 2015(V1, V2), 2017(V2)
       
Seat Belt Use Always wears seat belt Calculated Variable: Always wears seat belts 2006, 2008, 2013 - 2017
       
  Seat belt usage (2 groups) Calculated Variable: Always or nearly always wears seat belt 2011 - 2017
       
  Seat belt usage (5 groups) How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car: Always, Nearly Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never 2011 - 2017
       
Sexual Violence Ever had sex without your consent Has anyone EVER had sex with you after you said or showed that you did not want them to or without your consent? 2005 - 2006, 2008, 2009(V2), 2010(V2), 2012(V1), 2016(V2), 2017(V2)
       
  Ever had sex without your consent in past 12 months In the past 12 month, has anyone EVER had sex with you after you said or showed that you did not want them to or without your consent? (Among adults 18+ who have ever had sex without your consent) 2005 - 2006, 2008, 2009(V2), 2010(V2), 2012(V1), 2016(V2), 2017(V2)
       
Social context Way of payment At your main job or business, how are you generally paid for the work you do: Paid by salary, paid by the hour, paid by the task, paid some other way (Among adults 18+ employed or self-employed) 2012(V1)
       
  Worried about money to buy food How often in the past 12 months would you say you were worried or stressed about having enough money to buy nutritious meals? 2012(V1)
       
Sodium or salt-related behavior Ever advised by doctor to reduce sodium / salt intake Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to reduce sodium or salt intake? 2012(V1)-2013(V1)
       
  Watch salt intake Are you currently watching or reducing your salt intake? 2012(V1)-2013(V1)
       
Sugar sweetened beverages and menu labeling Calorie information When calorie information is available in the restaurant, how often does this information help you decide what to order: Always, Most of the time, About half the time, Sometimes, Never, Never noticed or never looked for calorie information, Usually cannot find calorie information, Do not eat at fast food or chain restaurants 2012(V1)
       
  Frequency of drinking soda containing sugar (not include diet soda or pop) During the past 30 days, how often did you drink regular soda or pop that contains sugar? Do not include diet soda or diet pop. 2012
       
  Frequency of drinking soda containing sugar (not include diet soda or pop) How often did you drink regular soda or pop that contains sugar during the past 30 days? 2013(V2)
       
  Frequency of drinking sweetened fruit drinks (include fruit drinks and added sugar to) During the past 30 days, how often did you drink sweetened fruit drinks, such as Kool-aid, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemonade? Include fruit drinks you made at home and added sugar to. 2012
       
  Frequency of drinking sweetened fruit drinks (not include fruit drinks and added sugar to) How often did you drink sweetened fruit drinks, such as Kool-aid, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemonade during the past 30 days? 2013(V2)
       
Tobacco Use Current smoker Respondents who reported having smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke everyday or some days 1988 - 2017
       
  Smoker status (4 groups) This variable combines results from two questions: Ever smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lifetime and smokes now some days or every day. There are four categories: Everyday current smoker - Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke every day, Former smoker - Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now not smoking, Never smoked - Never smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime, Irregular smoker - Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime 1988 - 1993
       
    This variable combines results from two questions: Ever smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lifetime and smokes now some days or every day. There are four categories: Everyday current smoker - Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke every day (smoked all of past 30 days), Some day current smoker - Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke some days, Former smoker - Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently do not smoke , Never smoked - Not smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime 1994 - 2017
       
  Quit smoking for at least 1 day during the past 12 months During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking? (Among those who have at least smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime, and currently smoke) 2011 - 2013(V2), 2014 - 2017
       
  Apartment and condominium complexes should provide the option of smoke-free buildings Apartment and condominium complexes should provide the option of 100 percent smoke free buildings: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Chewing Tobacco Use Have you ever used chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus or a dissolvable tobacco product instead of smoking a cigarette because you were in a place where smoking was not allowed? (Among some day or every day smokers and recent former smokers who have quit in the past year) 2013(V2)
       
  E-cigarette Use Have you ever used an electronic or e-cigarette because you were in a place where smoking was not allowed? (Among some day or every day smokers and recent former smokers who have quit in the past year) 2013(V2)
       
  Fully enclosed, separately ventilated smoking room in your workplace Does your workplace have a fully-enclosed, separately ventilated smoking room? 2010(V2)
       
  Indoors most of the time at your job While working at your job, are you indoors most of the time? (Among adults 18+ employed or self-employed) 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Official smoking policy for your workplace Which of the following best describes your place of work´s official smoking policy for work areas: Not allowed anywhere including a self-contained smoking room, Allowed only in a fully enclosed and directly exhausted smoking room, Allowed in some work and/or public areas, Allowed in any area, There is no policy (Among adults 18+ employed or self-employed) 2010(V2), 2012(V2), 2013, 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Prohibit tobacco advertising Advertising of tobacco products should be prohibited: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2)
       
    Tobacco companies should be prohibited from giving free samples of tobacco products.: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2)
       
  Cities and towns: Smoke-free policies for all workplaces City and towns should have the right to adopt smoke-free policies for all workplaces: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Smoking policy at home Not counting decks, porches, or garages, inside your home, is smoking: Always allowed, Allowed only at some times or in some places, Never allowed 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Smoking policy in the vehicles Not counting motorcycles, in the vehicles that you or family members who live with you own or lease, is smoking: Always allowed in all vehicles, Sometimes allowed in at least one vehicle, Never allowed in any vehicle, Family does not have a vehicle smoking policy 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Smoking should not be allowed in bars Smoking should not be allowed in bars: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Smoking should not be allowed in casinos Smoking should not be allowed in casinos: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2012(V2), 2013(V2), 2014(V2), 2015(V1), 2016(V1), 2017(V1)
       
  Smoking should not be allowed in restaurants Smoking should not be allowed in restaurants: Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree 2013(V2), 2014(V2)
       
  Time since you last smoked a cigarette How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs: Within the past month (less than 1 month ago), Within the past 3 months (1 month but less than 3 months ago), Within the past 6 months (3 months but less than 6 months ago), Within the past year (6 months but less than 1 year ago), Within the past 5 years (1 year but less than 5 years ago), Within the past 10 years (5 years but less than 10 years ago), 10 years or more, Never smoked regularly (Among those who have at least smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime, but currently don't smoke) 2011 - 2013(V2), 2014, 2015
       
  Have ever used an electronic cigarette or vapor device Have you ever used an electronic cigarette or vapor device, even one or two times? 2015(V1)
       
  Use an electronic cigarette or vapor device now Do you now use an electronic cigarette or vapor device every day, some days, or not at all? 2015(V1), 2016, 2017(V1,V2)
       
  Prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes or vapor devices in indoor places and workplaces Please indicate whether or not you support the following: Prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes or vapor devices in indoor places and workplaces, like restrictions on tobacco smoking 2015(V1), 2016, 2017(V1,V2)
       
  Electronic cigarettes or vapor devices are safer to use To what extent do you agree with the following statement: Electronic cigarettes or vapor devices are safer for people to use than traditional cigarettes? 2015(V1)
       
  Use an electronic cigarette or vapor device if offered If one of your best friends were to offer you an electronic cigarette or vapor device, would you use it? 2015(V1)
       
  Reason for using electronic cigarettes or vapor devices What is your main reason for using electronic cigarettes or vapor devices? 2015(V1), 2016, 2017(V1,V2)
       
Tornado Shelter The type of dwelling you live in Which best describes the type of dwelling you live in: Single family home; Multi-family home such as an apartment, condominium, townhouse, or duplex; Mobile home on a single lot; Mobile home in a mobile home park; Other 2014(V2)
       
  Place to go in the event of an approaching tornado Where would you and other people living with you go to in the event of an approaching tornado if you were at home with time to shelter: Storm shelter at my house; Private storm shelter at another person's home; Public storm shelter near my home such as a shelter in a mobile home park or apartment complex; Public building near my home such as a school, hospital, or church; Area within my home; Drive away from the tornado; Other 2014(V2)
       
Weight Control Leisure time physical activity Participate in activities such as run, walk, gardening, golf or calisthenics? 1988 - 1992
       
    During the past month, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise? 1994 - 2000
       
    During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercise such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise? 2001 - 2017
       
  Physical activity: (5 groups) Adults that meet recommendations for moderate and/or vigorous activity 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
       
  Recommended physical activity level Adults reported in either moderate physical act: 30+ min/day for 5+ days/week, or vigorous act: 20+ min/ day on 3+ days 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
       
  Weight (3 groups) Calculated variable: Normal = Respondents for whom _BMI < 25.00. Overweight = Respondents for whom 25.00 <= _BMI < 30.00. Obese = Respondents for whom 30.00 <= _BMI < 99.102 1988 - 2017
       
  Weight (4 groups) Calculated Variable: Underweight =Respondents for whom _BMI<18.5. Normal = Respondents for whom 18.5<=_BMI < 25.00. Overweight = Respondents for whom 25.00 <= _BMI < 30.00. Obese = Respondents for whom 30.00 <= _BMI < 99.111 2011 - 2017
       
Womens Health Pap test in past 3 years (women age 18+) Female respondents aged 18 and older, with intact cervix, that have not had a pap smear within the past three years. (Among women 18+ who have ever had a pap test.) 1988 - 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012 - 2013(V1), 2014, 2016
       
  Mammogram in past 2 years (women age 40+) Women aged 40 and older that have not had a mammogram within the past two years. (Among women 40+ who have ever had a mammogram.) 1988 - 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
       
    How long has it been since you had your last mammogram? 2012, 2013(V1), 2014, 2016
       
  Ever had a hysterectomy Have you had a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus (womb). 2012, 2013(V1), 2014, 2016


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Central Cleveland, Oklahoma
Northeast Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Lincoln, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner, Washington
Northwest Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Canadian, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Logan, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Woods, Woodward
Southeast Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Seminole
Southwest Beckham, Caddo, Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Love, McClain, Stephens, Tillman, Washita
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