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Protocol - Maximum Adult Height

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Description:

Self-reported maximum height

Protocol:

This protocol is part of a computer-assisted personal interview. The PhenX Anthropometrics Working Group recommended that this could also be used as a paper-and-pencil personal interview and may be a self-administered interview.

The following are the two questions for this protocol:

How tall {are you/is [participant]*} without shoes?

ENTER HEIGHT IN FEET AND INCHES OR METERS AND CENTIMETERS

|___|___| ENTER NUMBER OF FEET

AND

|___|___| ENTER NUMBER OF INCHES

OR

|___|___| ENTER NUMBER OF METERS

AND

|___|___|___| ENTER NUMBER OF CENTIMETERS

OR

[ ] 7777 REFUSED

[ ] 9999 DON'T KNOW

[If the respondent is 50 years and older, also ask:]
How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.]

ENTER HEIGHT IN FEET AND INCHES OR METERS AND CENTIMETERS
|___|___|
ENTER NUMBER OF FEET
CAPI INSTRUCTION: HARD EDIT 2-8
AND

ENTER NUMBER OF INCHES
CAPI INSTRUCTION: HARD EDIT 0-11

OR
|___|___|
ENTER NUMBER OF METERS
CAPI INSTRUCTION: HARD EDIT 0-3
AND
|___|___|___|
ENTER NUMBER OF CENTIMETERS
CAPI INSTRUCTION: HARD EDIT 0-99

OR

[ ] 7777 REFUSED

[ ] 9999 DON'T KNOW

*When the question is being asked of a proxy respondent, insert the participant's name here.

Protocol Name from Source:

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Weight History Questionnaire

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The trained interviewer should be able to administer a questionnaire and be able to probe for information as necessary.

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult, Senior

Participants:

Participant aged 25 years or older

Specific Instructions:

This protocol includes two questions. All participants aged 25 years or older are asked their current height (i.e., the first question). Participants 50 years of age or older are also asked their height at 25 years of age (i.e., the second question). If measured height is taken, it should be AFTER self-reported maximum adult height has been recorded.

Selection Rationale

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008 protocols were selected as best practice methodology and are the most widely used protocols to assess height.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Maximum Adult Height Value 2793264 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) PhenX - max adult ht protocol 62410-6 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #1 reviewed the measures in the Anthropometrics, Diabetes, Physical Activity and Physical Fitness, and Nutrition and Dietary Supplements domains.

Guidance from the ERP includes:

• Revised descriptions of measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive (link)

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. (2007). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008 Questionnaire. WEIGHT HISTORY - WHQ. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Questions #010 and #130.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

20901

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX020901_Age25_Height_Centimeters PX020901020200 How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.] 4 Variable Mapping
PX020901_Age25_Height_Coded PX020901020500 How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.] 4 N/A
PX020901_Age25_Height_Feet PX020901020300 How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.] 4 Variable Mapping
PX020901_Age25_Height_Inches PX020901020400 How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.] 4 Variable Mapping
PX020901_Age25_Height_Meters PX020901020100 How tall {were you/was SP} at age 25? [If you don't know {your/his/her} exact height, please make your best guess.] 4 Variable Mapping
PX020901_Age25_Height_Proxy_Name PX020901030000 When the question is being asked of a proxy respondent, insert the participant's name here 4 N/A
PX020901_Current_Height_Centimeters PX020901010200 How tall {are you/is [participant]} without shoes? 4 N/A
PX020901_Current_Height_Coded PX020901010500 How tall {are you/is [participant]} without shoes? 4 N/A
PX020901_Current_Height_Feet PX020901010300 How tall {are you/is [participant]} without shoes? 4 N/A
PX020901_Current_Height_Inches PX020901010400 How tall {are you/is [participant]} without shoes? 4 N/A
PX020901_Current_Height_Meters PX020901010100 How tall {are you/is [participant]} without shoes? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Maximum Adult Height

Release Date:

October 1, 2015

Definition

Height is the distance from the top of the participant’s head to the heels of his or her feet (i.e., the vertical length). This self-reported measure asks about height at 25 years of age.

Purpose

Stature is an indicator of general body size and bone length. This measure can also serve as a proxy for nutritional status during development. It is used to assess stature and estimate height loss in older adults (aged 50 years or older).

Keywords

Anthropometrics, body mass index, BMI, NHANES