Domains

Attribute Levels

Description

SYMPTOM/PROBLEM COMPLEX

23

Trouble sleeping; intoxication; problems with sexual interest or performance; or excessive worry.

22

No symptoms or problem.

21

Breathing smog or unpleasant air.

20

Wore glasses or contact lenses.

19

Taking medication or staying on a prescribed diet for health reasons.

18

Pain in ear, tooth, jaw, throat, lips, tongue; several missing or crooked permanent teeth—includes wearing bridges or false teeth; stuffy, runny nose; or any trouble hearing—includes wearing a hearing aid.

17

Overweight for age and height or skin defect of face, body, arms, or legs, such as scars, pimples, warts, bruises, or changes in color.

16

Pain or discomfort in one or both eyes (such as burning or itching) or any trouble seeing after correction.

15

Trouble talking, such as lisp, stuttering, hoarseness, or being unable to speak.

14

Burning or itching rash on large areas of face, body, arms, or legs.

13

Headache, or dizziness, or ringing in ears, or spells of feeling hot, or nervous or shaky.

12

Spells of feeling upset, being depressed, or of crying.

11

Cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath, with or without fever, chills, or aching all over.

10

General tiredness, weakness, or weight loss.

9

Sick or upset stomach, vomiting or loose bowel movement, with or without fever, chills, or aching all over.

8

Pain, burning, bleeding, itching, or other difficulty with rectum, bowel movements, or urination (passing water).

7

Pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, or other discomfort in chest, stomach (including hernia or rupture), side, neck, back, hips, or any joints or hands, feet, arms, or legs.

6

Any combination of one or more hands, feet, arms, or legs either missing, deformed (crooked), paralyzed (unable to move), or broken—includes wearing artificial limbs or braces.

5

Trouble learning, remembering, or thinking clearly.

4

Pain, bleeding, itching, or discharge (drainage) from sexual organs—does not include normal menstrual (monthly) bleeding.

3

Burn over large areas of face, body, arms, or legs.

2

Loss of consciousness such as seizure (fits), fainting, or coma (out cold or knocked out).

1

Death.

Scoring algorithm: See Kaplan and Anderson (1988) or Patrick and Erickson (1993, pp. 389–391).



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