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Times blood pressure checked, past 12 months


BPCHECK12M is a 3-digit numeric variable.

000: None
995: 995+ times
997: Not in Universe
998: Unknown - not ascertained
999: Unknown - don't know/refused


For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, BPCHECK12M reports the number of times in the past 12 months the person's blood pressure has been checked by a health professional, not counting overnight hospital stays.

This question is complementary to DIABP12M, which was asked of adults who have confirmed diabetes.

This variable is included in the 1989 Diabetes supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who do not have confirmed diabetes.


  • 1989