Study VariableAssociated 2003 NSCH Question(s)
Demographic characteristics
• Gender• Is [CHILD] male or female?
• Age• Many of my questions are for children of certain ages. So, I’ll know which questions to ask, please tell me the [age/ages] of the [child/children] less than 18 years old living in this household.
• Race and ethnicity• Is [CHILD] of Hispanic or Latino origin?
• Now, I'm going to read a list of categories. Please choose one or more of the following categories to describe [CHILD]’s race. Is [CHILD] white, Black or African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander?
• Household income• Now I am going to ask you a few questions about your income. Please think about your total combined FAMILY income during (CATI: FILL LAST CALENDAR YEAR) for all members of the family. Include money from jobs, social security, retirement income, unemployment payments, public assistance, and so forth. Also, include income from interest, dividends, net income from business, farm, or rent, and any other money income received. Can you tell me that amount before taxes?
• Highest attained parental education• What is the highest level of education attained by anyone in your household?
• Primary language spoken in the home• What is the primary language spoken in your home?
• Current health insurance coverage• Does [CHILD] have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicaid?
• Family structure• Earlier you told me you are [CHILD]’s [mother/father]. Are you [CHILD]’s biological, adoptive, step, or foster [mother/father]?
• Earlier you told me you are [CHILD]’s [ANSWER TO S1Q02)]. [Other than yourself does/Does] [S.C]. have any (other) parents, or people who act as [his/her] parents, living here?
• Presence of PDN• A personal doctor or nurse is a health professional who knows your child well and is familiar with your child’s health history. This can be a general doctor, a pediatrician, a specialist doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. Do you have one or more persons you think of as [CHILD]’s personal doctor or nurse?
• Child with special health care needs status• Does [CHILD] currently need or use medicine prescribed by a doctor, other than vitamins?
• Is [his/her] need for prescription medicine because of ANY medical, behavioral, or other health condition?
• Is this a condition that has lasted or is expected to last 12 mo or longer?
• Does [CHILD] need or use more medical care, mental health, or educational services than is usual for most children of the same age?
• Is [his/her] need for medical care, mental health or educational services because of ANY medical, behavioral, or other health condition?
• Is this a condition that has lasted oris expected to last 12 months or longer?
• Is [CHILD] limited or prevented in any way in [his/her] ability to do the things most children of the same age can do?
• Is [his/her] limitation in abilities because of ANY medical, behavioral, or other health condition?
• Is this a condition that has lasted or is expected to last 12 mo or longer?
• Does [CHILD] need or get special therapy, such as physical, occupational, or speech therapy? [SPECIAL THERAPY INCLUDES PHYSICAL, OCCUPATIONAL, OR SPEECH THERAPY. DO NOT INCLUDE PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY.]
• Is [his/her] need for special therapy because of ANY medical, behavioral, or other health condition?
• Is this a condition that has lasted or is expected to last 12 mo or longer?
• Does [CHILD] have any kind of emotional, developmental, or behavioral problem for which [he/she] needs treatment or counseling?
• Has [his/her] emotional, developmental or behavioral problem lasted or is it expected to last 12 mo or longer?
Health care utilization outcomes
• Preventive visits• [During the past 12 mo/Since [his/her] birth], how many times did [CHILD] see a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional for preventive medical care such as a physical exam or well-child check-up?
• Outpatient sick visits• Excluding emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and well-child care, how many times [during the past 12 mo/Since [his/her] birth], did [he/she] see a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional for sick-child care?
• ED sick visits• [During the past 12 mo/Since [his/her] birth], how many times did [CHILD] go to a hospital emergency department about [his/her] health? This includes emergency department visits that resulted in a hospital admission.
• How many emergency department visits were because of an accident, injury, or poisoning?
Child health outcomes
• Parental assessment of global health• In general, how would you describe [CHILD] ’s health? Would you say [his/her] health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?
• Missed days of school• During the past 12 mo that is, since [FILL: CURRENT MONTH, 1 YEAR AGO] about how many days did [CHILD] miss school because of illness or injury?
Health-promoting behaviors
• Frequency of being read to daily• During the past week, how many days did you or other family members read stories to [CHILD]?
• Frequency of obtaining sufficient sleep nightly• During the past week, on how many nights did [CHILD] get enough sleep for a child [his/her] age?
• Helmet usage• How often does [he/she] wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter, skateboard, roller skates, or rollerblades? Would you say never, sometimes, usually or always?
• Screen time• On an average school day, about how many hours does [CHILD] use a computer for purposes other than schoolwork?
• On an average school day, about how many hours does [CHILD] usually watch TV, watch videos, or play video games?
• History of ever being breastfed• Was [CHILD] ever breastfed or fed breast milk?