Variable Details

Available Studies

MAP, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

falls_yn

Categories

Medical Conditions

Falls in past year
Falls over the past year, self-reported

This variable is only available in MAP and LATC.

Presence of falls is based on self-report using the following question:

How many times would you say you have fallen over the past year? That is, how many times have you unintentionally come to rest on the ground or floor?

Responses are coded into falls present = 1 and absent = 0.

Value Response
0 0 falls
1 ≥1 falls

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