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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Data elements to be provided to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for use in review of initial information collected by the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

TABLE D-1 Data Sources and Items

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Dataset: SAQ_Main.sas7bdat Current File Date: July 2015
Random ID

New variable needed: Random identifier that allows linking of respondents across files

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RANDOM_ID
Q1_3_A

Were you ever close enough to feel the blast from an IED (improvised explosive device) or other explosive device?

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Q1_3_B

In a typical month, how many days were you near heavy smoke from weapons, signal smoke, markers or other combat items?

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Q1_3_C

In a typical month, how many days were you in convoy or other vehicle operations?

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Q1_3_D

In a typical month, how many days did you perform refueling operations?

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Q1_3_E

In a typical month, how many days did you perform aircraft, generator, or other large engine maintenance?

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Q1_3_F

In a typical month, how many days did you perform construction duties?

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Q1_3_G

In a typical month, how many days did you perform pesticide duties for your unit?

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Q1_4_A

Did you do anything differently during your deployment(s), when you thought or were informed air quality was bad (for example, during dust storms or heavy pollution days)?

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Q1_4_B_Mask

What did you do differently? Wore a mask, cravat, or bandana over your mouth or nose

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Q1_4_B_LessOut What did you do differently? Spent less time outdoors images
Q1_4_B_LessAct What did you do differently? Did less strenuous activities (i.e., avoided physical training (PT)) images
Q1_4_B_Meds What did you do differently? Took medication images
Q1_4_B_Windows What did you do differently? Closed windows of your sleeping quarters images
Q1_4_B_Convoy What did you do differently? Spent less time in convoy images
Q1_4_B_CancelOut What did you do differently? Canceled outdoor activities images
Q1_4_B_Indoors What did you do differently? Exercised indoors instead of outdoors images
Q1_4_B_Filter What did you do differently? Use or change air filter/air cleaner images
Q1_4_B_Other What did you do differently? Other images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q1_4_B_Nothing What did you do differently? I did not (or could not) do anything differently images
Q1_4_B_RF What did you do differently? I do not wish to answer images
Q1_4_C In a typical month during your deployment(s), how many days did you experience dust storms? images
Q1_4_D During your deployment(s), did you experience wheezing, difficulty breathing, an itchy or irritated nose, eyes, or throat that you thought was the result of poor air quality? images
Q1_4_E How many days in an average month did you experience wheezing, difficulty breathing, an itchy or irritated eyes, nose, or throat that you thought was the result of poor air quality? images
Q1_4_F During your deployment(s), did you seek medical care for wheezing, difficulty breathing, an itchy or irritated nose, eyes, or throat that you thought was the result of poor air quality? images
Q2_1_A How difficult is it to run or jog 1 mile on a level surface? images
Q2_1_B How difficult is it to walk on a level surface for 1 mile? images
Q2_1_C How difficult is it to walk a 1/4 of a mile—about 3 city blocks? images
Q2_1_D How difficult is it to walk up a hill or incline? images
Q2_1_E How difficult is it to walk up 10 steps or climb a flight of stairs? images
Q2_1_F_Count How many conditions or health problems caused you to have difficulty with these activities? (Derived) images
Q2_1_F_heart What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? (Check all that apply.) — Heart problem [derived: 1 indicates condition selected, 0 indicates condition not selected] images
Q2_1_F_htn What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? — Hypertension/high blood pressure [derived: 1 indicates condition selected, 0 indicates condition not selected] images
Q2_1_F_lung What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? (Check all that apply.) — Lung/breathing problem (for example, asthma and emphysema) [derived: 1 indicates condition selected, 0 indicates condition not selected] images
Q2_1_F_other What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? (Check all that apply.) — Other impairment/problem [derived: 1 indicates condition selected, 0 indicates condition not selected] images
Q2_1_F_other_desc What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? (Check all that apply.) — Other impairment/problem (Participant entered free text) images
Q2_1_F_ref What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? (Check all that apply.) — I do not wish to answer [derived: 1 indicates condition selected, 0 indicates condition not selected] images
Q2_1_F_dk What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities? (Check all that apply.) — Don’t know/Not sure [derived: 1 indicates condition selected, 0 indicates condition not selected] images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q2_2_1_A Have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had hay fever or allergies to pollen, dust, or animals? images
Q2_2_1_B Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had asthma? images
Q2_2_1_C Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had emphysema? images
Q2_2_1_D Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had chronic bronchitis? images
Q2_2_1_E Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also called COPD? images
Q2_2_1_F Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had some lung disease or condition other than asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD? images
Q2_2_1_G Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had constrictive bronchiolitis (CB)? images
Q2_2_1_H Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)? images
Q2_2_1_I_Before When you were told you had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or some other lung disease by a doctor or other health care professional, were you told … Before deployment images
Q2_2_1_I_During When you were told you had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or some other lung disease by a doctor or other health care professional, were you told … During deployment images
Q2_2_1_I_After When you were told you had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or some other lung disease by a doctor or other health care professional, were you told … After deployment images
Q2_2_1_I_DK When you were told you had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or some other lung disease by a doctor or other health care professional, were you told … Don’t know images
Q2_2_1_I_RF When you were told you had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or some other lung disease by a doctor or other health care professional, were you told … I do not wish to answer images
Q2_2_1_J Did this lung disease get better, worse, or about the same during deployment? images
Q2_2_1_K_Cough Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Cough for more than 3 weeks images
Q2_2_1_K_Sputum Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Sputum or phlegm production for more than 3 weeks images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q2_2_1_K_Wheeze Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Wheezing or whistling in the chest images
Q2_2_1_K_Breath Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Shortness of breath; breathlessness images
Q2_2_1_K_Exercise Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Decreased ability to exercise images
Q2_2_1_K_Hayfever Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Hay fever or other respiratory allergy images
Q2_2_1_K_Throat Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Sore throat, hoarseness, change in voice images
Q2_2_1_K_Chest Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Chest pain, chest discomfort, or chest tightness images
Q2_2_1_K_Sinus Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? Chronic sinus infection/sinusitis images
Q2_2_1_K_RF Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? I do not wish to answer images
Q2_2_1_K_None Do you currently have any of the following symptoms? I do not have these symptoms images
Q2_2_1_L_Cough In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Cough for more than 3 weeks images
Q2_2_1_L_Sputum In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Sputum or phlegm production for more than 3 weeks images
Q2_2_1_L_Wheeze In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Wheezing or whistling in the chest images
Q2_2_1_L_Breath In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Shortness of breath; breathlessness images
Q2_2_1_L_Exercise In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Decreased ability to exercise images
Q2_2_1_L_Hayfever In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Hay fever or other respiratory allergy images
Q2_2_1_L_Throat In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Sore throat, hoarseness, change in voice images
Q2_2_1_L_Chest In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Chest pain, chest discomfort, or chest tightness images
Q2_2_1_L_Sinus In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? Chronic sinus infection/sinusitis images
Q2_2_1_L_RF In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? I do not wish to answer images
Q2_2_1_L_None In the past 12 months did you have any of the following symptoms? I do not have these symptoms images
Q2_2_1_M How would you rate your shortness of breath or breathlessness? (check the description/grade that applies to you.) images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q2_2_2_A Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had hypertension, also called high blood pressure? images
Q2_2_2_B Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had coronary artery disease? images
Q2_2_2_C Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had angina pectoris? images
Q2_2_2_D Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction? images
Q2_2_2_E Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that you had a heart condition other than coronary artery disease or angina or myocardial infarction? images
Q2_2_2_F_Before When you were told you had hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, a heart attack, or some other heart condition by a doctor or health care professional, were you told … Before deployment images
Q2_2_2_F_During When you were told you had hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, a heart attack, or some other heart condition by a doctor or health care professional, were you told … During deployment images
Q2_2_2_F_After When you were told you had hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, a heart attack, or some other heart condition by a doctor or health care professional, were you told … After deployment images
Q2_2_2_F_DK When you were told you had hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, a heart attack, or some other heart condition by a doctor or health care professional, were you told … Don’t know images
Q2_2_2_F_RF When you were told you had hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, a heart attack, or some other heart condition by a doctor or health care professional, were you told … I do not wish to answer images
Q2_2_3_A During the past 12 months, have you regularly had insomnia or trouble sleeping? images
Q2_2_3_B During the past 12 months, have you had neurological problems? (Some examples of neurological problems may include numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs or difficulties with thinking or memory.) images
Q2_2_3_C During the past 12 months, have you had problems of the immune system? images
Q2_2_3_D During the past 12 months, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had any kind of liver condition? images
Q2_2_3_E During the past 12 months, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had any chronic multisymptom illness (examples include irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia)? images
Q2_2_3_F_Before Did your, neurological or immune problems, chronic multisymptom illness, or liver condition first occur … Before deployment images
Q2_2_3_F_During Did your, neurological or immune problems, chronic multisymptom illness, or liver condition first occur … During deployment images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q2_2_3_F_After Did your, neurological or immune problems, chronic multisymptom illness, or liver condition first occur … After deployment images
Q2_2_3_F_DK Did your, neurological or immune problems, chronic multisymptom illness, or liver condition first occur … Dont know images
Q2_2_3_F_RF Did your, neurological or immune problems, chronic multisymptom illness, or liver condition first occur … I do not wish to answer images
Q2_2_3_G On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period (round up 30 minutes or more to the next whole hour)? images
Q2_2_3_H Questions H and I are about snoring and breathing during sleep. To answer these questions, please consider both what others have told you and what you know about yourself. How often do you snore? images
Q2_2_3_I How often do you have times when you stop breathing during your sleep? images
Q2_3_A How tall are you without shoes? images
Q2_3_A_specify How tall are you without shoes? images
Q2_3_B How much do you weigh without shoes? (Specify) images
Q2_4_A Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had cancer or a malignancy (tumor) of any kind? images
Q2_4_B What kind of cancer was it? images
Q2_4_C How old were you when this cancer was first diagnosed? images
Q2_4_D If you were diagnosed with a second cancer, what kind of cancer was it? images
Q2_4_E How old were you when this cancer was first diagnosed? images
Q2_4_F If you were diagnosed with a third cancer, what kind of cancer was it? images
Q2_4_G How old were you when this cancer was first diagnosed? images
Q2_5_A Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life? images
Q2_5_B How old were you when you first started to smoke fairly regularly? images
Q2_5_C Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days or not at all? images
Q2_5_D How long has it been since you quit smoking? images
Q2_5_E On the average, how many cigarettes do you now smoke a day? images
Q2_5_F Have you ever smoked tobacco products other than cigarettes even one time? (Such as cigars, pipes, water pipes or hookahs, small cigars that look like cigarettes, bidis, cigarillos, marijuana)? images
Q2_5_G Do you now smoke tobacco products other than cigarettes every day, some days, rarely, or not at all? images
Q2_5_H Have you ever used smokeless tobacco products even one time? (Such as chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus, or dissolvable tobacco)? images
Q2_5_I Do you now use smokeless tobacco products every day, some days, rarely, or not at all? images
Q2_5_J Are you exposed to secondhand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke every day, some days, rarely, or not at all? images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q2_6_A Did you start smoking for the first time while being deployed? images
Q2_6_B How did deployment(s) change how much you smoked? images
Q2_7_A In the PAST YEAR, how often did you drink any type of alcoholic beverage. (Included are liquor such as whiskey or gin, beer, wine, wine coolers, and any other type of alcoholic beverage)? On average, how many days per week did you drink? images
Q3_1_A Compared to pre-deployment, would you say your overall health is better, worse, or about the same? images
Q3_1_B During your deployment(s), do you believe you were sick because of something you breathed? images
Q3_1_C Do you currently have a sickness or condition you think began or got worse because of something you breathed during deployment(s)? images
Q3_1_D When did the problem start? images
Q3_1_E Please rate your concern that something you breathed during deployment has already affected your health? images
Q3_1_F Please identify your biggest health concern that something you breathed during deployment has already affected your health. images
Q3_1_G Have you discussed this concern with your health care provider, medical professional, or team? images
Q3_1_H Are you concerned that in the future that your health will be affected by something you breathed during deployment(s)? images
Q3_1_I Please rate your concern that something you breathed during deployment will affect your future health. images
Q3_1_J Please identify your biggest health concern that something you breathed during deployment will affect your future health. images
Q3_1_K Which exposure do you think has the biggest overall effect on your health? images
Q5_1_A Which of the following were you doing last week? images
Q5_1_B What is the main reason you did not work last week/have a job or business last week? images
Q5_2_A Select the occupational category that best describes your main occupation (the civilian job you’ve held the longest). Do not include your occupation during military service. If your occupation is not included, select other occupation: images
Q5_2_A_specify Select the occupational category that best describes your main occupation (the civilian job you’ve held the longest). Do not include your occupation during military service. If your occupation is not included, select other occupation: (Specify) images
Q5_2_B Total years in this non-military job {0 . . . 99} years (enter 0 if less than 1 year). images
Q5_3_A Have you ever worked for a year or more in any dusty job outside the military? images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Requested Item Description De-Identified Files to Be Included in CD-ROM File Transfer NI = Not Included images = Included
Q5_3_B_1 For the job with the biggest dust exposure: Select the occupation category that best describes the job with the longest dust exposure. If your occupation is not included, select other occupation: images
Q5_3_B_1_specify For the job with the biggest dust exposure: Select the occupation category that best describes the job with the longest dust exposure. If your occupation is not included, select other occupation: (Specify) images
Q5_3_B_2_Dander In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Animal dander images
Q5_3_B_2_Dust In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Wood or sawdust images
Q5_3_B_2_Metal In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Metal (aluminum, copper, iron, steel, or other types) images
Q5_3_B_2_Textile In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Cotton, wool, or other cloth or textile images
Q5_3_B_2_Asbestos In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Asbestos images
Q5_3_B_2_Plaster In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Plaster images
Q5_3_B_2_Flour In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Flour images
Q5_3_B_2_Cement In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Cement images
Q5_3_B_2_Sand In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Sand or silica images
Q5_3_B_2_Grain In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Grain images
Q5_3_B_2_Coal In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Coal images
Q5_3_B_2_Talc In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Talc images
Q5_3_B_2_Hay In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Hay images
Q5_3_B_2_Fiberglass In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Fiberglass images
Q5_3_B_2_Lime In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Lime images
Q5_3_B_2_Paper In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Paper or cardboard images
Q5_3_B_2_Granite In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Granite or other rock images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q5_3_B_2_Plastic In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Plastic or rubber images
Q5_3_B_2_Soil In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Soil or dirt images
Q5_3_B_2_Other In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Other dust images
Q5_3_B_2_RF In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? I do not wish to answer images
Q5_3_B_3 Total years in this job {0 ... 99} years (enter 0 if less than 1 year). images
Q5_3_B_4 Are you working in this dusty job now? images
Q5_4_A Have you ever been exposed to gas, smoke, chemical vapors, or fumes in your work outside the military? images
Q5_4_B_1 For the job with the biggest gas, smoke, vapor, or fume exposure: Select the occupational category that best describes the job with the longest gas, smoke, chemical vapor, or fume exposures. If your occupation is not included, select other occupation: images
Q5_4_B_1_specify For the job with the biggest gas, smoke, vapor or fume exposure: Select the occupational category that best describes the job with the longest gas, smoke, chemical vapor, or fume exposures. If your occupation is not included, select other occupation: (Specify) images
Q5_4_B_2_Oils In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Cutting oils or mists images
Q5_4_B_2_DieselExhaust In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Exhaust: primarily diesel engine images
Q5_4_B_2_GasExhaust In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Exhaust: primarily gasoline engine images
Q5_4_B_2_BothExhaust In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Exhaust: both diesel and gasoline engine images
Q5_4_B_2_AnotherExhaust In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Exhaust: primarily another kind images
Q5_4_B_2_Fumes In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Fumes from chemicals images
Q5_4_B_2_Gas In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Gasoline or other fuel fumes images
Q5_4_B_2_Paint In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Paint or lacquers images
Q5_4_B_2_Pesticides In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Pesticides or insecticides images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q5_4_B_2_Smoke In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Smoke from burning buildings, fuel oil, refuse, or wood images
Q5_4_B_2_Solvents In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Solvents images
Q5_4_B_2_Welding In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Welding images
Q5_4_B_2_Other In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Other gas, smoke, or chemical vapor or fume (indicate kind) images
Q5_4_B_2_DK In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? Don’t know images
Q5_4_B_2_RF In this job, what were the most common kinds of gas, smoke, or chemical vapors or fumes to which you were exposed? I do not wish to answer images
Q5_4_B_3 Total years in this job {0 ... 99} years (enter 0 if less than 1 year). images
Q5_4_B_4 Are you working in this job with gas, smoke, chemical vapors, or fumes now? images
Q5_5_A Have you ever worked in a job with asbestos exposure, including military service? images
Q5_5_B Select the type(s) of asbestos exposure that describe(s) how you were exposed images
Q5_5_C How many years did you work in a job with asbestos exposure? (enter 0 if less than 1 year) images
Q5_5_D Are you working in a job with asbestos exposure now? images
Q6_1_A Are there any traditional farm animals that live on your land or that you visit on a regular basis? images
Q6_1_B Have you ever removed mold in your home because of its effect on your health? images
Q6_1_C Have you ever lived in a home that had elevated radon levels? images
Q6_1_D_Wood Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Woodworking, including sanding? images
Q6_1_D_Weld Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Welding, brazing, or soldering? images
Q6_1_D_Metal Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Metal working, including machining, grinding? images
Q6_1_D_Glass Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Stained glass work? images
Q6_1_D_Epoxy Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Hobbies utilizing epoxy resin adhesives? images
Q6_1_D_Pottery Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Pottery work, including glazing? images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Requested Item Description De-Identified Files to Be Included in CD-ROM File Transfer NI = Not Included images = Included
Q6_1_D_Indoor Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. Indoor swimming and/or indoor ice-skating? images
Q6_1_D_None Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. None? images
Q6_1_D_RF Please select from the list below any hobbies you participate in. I do not wish to answer? images
Q6_1_E How many total hours a week, on average, do you participate in all the above hobbies combined? images
Q7_1_A About how long has it been since you last saw or talked to a doctor or other health care professional about your own health? Include doctors seen while a patient in a hospital. images
Q7_1_B Do you wish to see a DoD or VA health care provider to discuss your health concerns related to airborne hazards during deployment? images
Q8_1_A How do you prefer to receive updated information on burn pits and other airborne exposures? images
Q8_1_B Do you use the internet? images
Q8_1_C Do you send or receive emails? images
SAQ Deployment Current File Date: July 2015
Random ID New variable needed: Random identifier that allows linking of respondents across files images
RANDOM_ID
deploymentId Deployment segment ID images
Q1_2_A Were you exposed to soot, ash, smoke, or fumes from the Gulf War oil fires? images
Q1_2_B Where did you spend most of your time during these dates? images
Q1_2_B_SPECIFY Where did you spend most of your time during these dates? (Specify from list or user) NI (base name)
Q1_2_C If you were at more than one base, where did you spend the second most amount of time during these dates? images
Q1_2_C_SPECIFY If you were at more than one base, where did you spend the second most amount of time during these dates? (Specify from list or user) NI (base name)
Q1_2_D Were you near a burn pit during these dates (on the base or close enough to the base for you to see the smoke)? images
Q1_2_E_CF Who ran this burn pit? Coalition forces images
Q1_2_E_Host Who ran this burn pit? Host nation images
Q1_2_E_US Who ran this burn pit? U.S. forces or contractor images
Q1_2_E_DK Who ran this burn pit? Dont know images
Q1_2_E_RF Who ran this burn pit? I do not wish to answer images
Q1_2_F Did your duties during these dates include the burn pit (examples include trash burning, hauling trash to the burn pit, burn pit security, trash sorting at the burn pit)? images
Q1_2_G On a typical day, how many hours did smoke or fumes from the burn pit enter your work site or housing? images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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Q1_2_H On a typical day, how many hours were you outside or in an open tent or shelter? (for example, a single wall tent with open seams or drafty B hut) images
Q1_2_I On a typical day, how many hours were you near (for, example you could smell or see it) sewage ponds? images
Branch Branch of service images
deploymentBase Deployment base NI (base name)
deploymentCountry Deployment country images
deploymentEndDate Deployment segment end date Year ONLY deploymentEndDate_ yr
deploymentStartDate Deployment segment start date Year ONLY deploymentStartDate_ yr
userEntered Deployment segment entered by user images
userVerified Deployment segment verified by user as correct images
NumDays Number of days deployed in segment (derived) images
SAQ Participant Data Current File Date: July 2015
Random ID New variable needed: Random identifier that allows linking of respondents across files images
RANDOM_ID
bpr_form_id Version of the web survey images
questionnaireStartedDate DateTime started questionnaire images
questionnaireCompletedDate DateTime completed questionnaire images
CompletedDate Date completed images
Age Age at questionnaire start (derived) images
AgeCO Age at questionnaire completion (derived) images
YearDOB Year of birth images
serviceStatus ServiceStatus from BPR_USER table (told not to use in analyses) images
CTS Extract (Provided by DMDC) Current File Date: April 2015
Random ID New variable needed: Random identifier that allows linking of respondents across files images
RANDOM_ID
AGE New variable needed: Current age in years (Age as of 4/30/2015) AGE_20150430 images
BIRYR New variable needed: Year of birth images
VITAL STATUS (death flag; date) DTHFLAG New variable needed: Death date NI Element Not Available
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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SEX GENDER images
PN_SEX_CD Provided at time of segment, as available
MARITAL MARITAL STATUS (latest) MRTL_STAT_CD Provided at time of segment, as available
EDUC EDUCATION LEVEL (latest) EDU_LVL_CD images
RACE RACE RACE_CD images
ETHNIC ETHNICITY ETH_AFF_CD NI
SERVICE BRANCH OF SERVICE (Current) Element Not Available NI
SERVICE BRANCH OF SERVICE (Upon first login) Element Not Available NI
SERVICE BRANCH OF SERVICE (For every deployment segment) SVC NI
COMPON UNIT COMPONENT (current) Element Not Available NI
COMPON UNIT COMPONENT (upon first login) Element Not Available NI
COMPON UNIT COMPONENT (For every deployment segment) images
COMP
SEGBEGIN SEGEND ALL DEPLOYMENT SEGMENTS (start date, end date) Year ONLY DEP_BGN_CDT_yr DEP_END_CDT_yr LOC_BEGIN_ DATE_yr LOC_END_DATE_yr images
Country Deployment country (for each deployment segment) LOC_CTRY_CD
DUTYMOS MOS (during each deployment segment) DTY_DOD_OCC_ CD images
RANK (E1–E9; O1–O10; W1–W4) RANK (during each deployment segment) GRADE NI
ISCTYPE SEPARATION TYPE--ISC (most recent date) New variable needed: Separation Date Element Not Available NI
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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ISCTYPE SEPARATION TYPE--ISC (upon first login) New variable needed: Separation Date Element Not Available
NI

Gulf War Oil Well Fire Smoke Registry File

Random ID New variable needed: Random identifier that allows linking of respondents across files images
RANDOM_ID
AAE Age at Entry images
AAS Age at As-of-File Date images
ADSTD Active Duty Start Date Day NI
ADSTM Active Duty Start Date Month NI
ADSTY Active Duty Start Date Year images
AFQT AFQT Percentile images
BASDD Basic Active Service Date Day NI
BASDM Basic Active Service Date Month NI
BASDY Basic Active Service Date Year images
BRANCH Branch of the Military (Code) images
COMMIS Source of Commission images
COMP images
COUNTRY_NAME Name of Country Veteran was located; some located in water images
CSVC Character of Service images
DATE_IN_JUL_DAY Julian Day of Date In of Theatre NI
DATE_OUT_JUL_DAY Julian Day of Date Out of Theatre NI
DATE_IN_CAL_DAY Calendar Day of Date In of Theatre images
(Year Only)
DATE_OUT_CAL_DAY Calendar Day of Date Out of Theatre images
(Year Only)
DDOC Duty DoD Occupation Code images
DEPENDENTS Number of Dependents images
DLEY Date of Latest Enlistment Year images
DLEM Date of Latest Enlistment Month NI
DLOC Duty Location State/Country images
DMOS Duty Service Occupation images
DOGY Date of Grade Year images
DOGM Date of Grade Month NI
DOSY Date of Separation Year images
DOSM Date of Separation Month NI
DOSD Date of Separation Day NI
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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DPOC Primary DoD Occupation Code images
EDCERT Education Certification images
EDUC Education Level images
ETHNIC Ethnicity (Code) images
ETSY ETS Date Year images
ETSM ETS Date Month NI
HMRD Home of Record State/Country images
HYE Highest Year of Education Completed images
INENY In Theater End Date Year images
INENM In Theater End Date Month NI
INEND In Theater End Date Day NI
INSTY In Theater Start Date Year images
INSTM In Theater Start Date Month NI
INSTD In Theater Start Date Day NI
ISC Interservice Separation Code images
MARITAL Marital Status (Code) images
MCAT Mental Category at Entry images
MIG Months in Grade images
PEBDY Pay Entry Base Date Year images
PEBDM Pay Entry Base Date Month NI
PEBDD Pay Entry Base Date Day NI
PMOS Primary MOS (Code) images
PYGR Pay Grade images
RACE Race (Code) images
RACEETH Race Ethnic Code images
RE Reenlistment Eligibility images
SDCC Secondary DoD Occupation images
SERV_COMP_CODE Component images
SEX Sex/Gender (Code images
SPD Separation Program Designator images
TAFMS Total Active Federal Military Service Months images
UIC_DATE_IN Unit Date In of Theatre (in Julian Day) NI
UIC_DATE_OUT Unit Date Out of Theatre (in Julian Day) NI
YCS Year of Commissioned Service images
YOS Years of Service images
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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OEF/OIF/OND Roster file—Unavailable

Random ID New variable needed: Random identifier that allows linking of respondents across files NI
ACTTYPE Processing variable indicating the file from which the record was extracted. This can change from month to month; COMPON is later set to equal this value (ACT or RES) NI
BASD For AD personnel only, this is the date that they first reported for service (base date) NI
BEGDATE Original variable; first date of a deployment NI
BRANCH Branch of Service NI
CNTRY Country—At time of military discharge NI
COMPON Unit component NI
COUNTRY Deployment country NI
BIRYR New variable needed: Year of birth NI
DTHFLAG Death flag — from any source, DoD, Birls, SSA NI
DUTYMOS Duty military occupational specialty NI
EDLEVEL Education level NI
EDUC Education code NI
EDUCR Education code recoded NI
ENDDATE Original variable; last date of a deployment NI
ETHNIC Ethnicity NI
INDATE [OPH] Processing variable; first date of a deployment NI
ISCTYPE Separation type NI
LOSSDATE Date of separation — associated to Type of separation NI
MARITAL Marital status NI
OUTDATE [OPH] Processing variable; last date of a deployment NI
PRIMOS Primary military occupational specialty NI
RACE Race code NI
RACER Race code recoded NI
RANK Rank NI
RANKD Detailed listing of rank NI
RESTYPE [OPH] Processing variable indicating the file from which the record was extracted. This can change from month to month; COMPON is later set to equal this value (ACT or RES) NI
SEGBEGIN First date of a segment of a deployment NI
SEGEND End date of a segment of a deployment NI
SERVICE Service branch NI
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Data Requested." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23677.
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SEX Sex code NI
STATE State — At time of military discharge NI
UNITTYPE Unit type NI
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Military operations produce a great deal of trash in an environment where standard waste management practices may be subordinated to more pressing concerns. As a result, ground forces have long relied on incineration in open-air pits as a means of getting rid of refuse. Concerns over possible adverse effects of exposure to smoke from trash burning in the theater were first expressed in the wake of the 1990–1991 Gulf War and stimulated a series of studies that indicated that exposures to smoke from oil-well fires and from other combustion sources, including waste burning, were stressors for troops. In January 2013, Congress directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a registry for service members who may have been exposed to toxic airborne chemicals and fumes generated by open burn pits.

Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry analyzes the initial months of data collected by the registry and offers recommendations on ways to improve the instrument and best use the information it collects. This report assesses the effectiveness of the VA’s information gathering efforts and provides recommendations for addressing the future medical needs of the affected groups, and provides recommendations on collecting, maintaining, and monitoring information collected by the VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

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