Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

lower_extremity

Categories

Neck, Low Back and Joint Pain

Lower extremity joint pain
Pain in joints of the lower extermities

Lower extremity pain is based on presence of pain in the hips, knees, or feet. Participants are first asked if they have experienced pain or aching in any joints on most days for at least one month in the past year. Those who answer affirmatively are then asked about location of pain. Reports of hip pain, knee pain, or foot pain are coded as presence of lower extremity pain.

Value Coding
0 No lower extremity pain
1 Presence of lower extremity pain