Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who were ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes (other than during pregnancy) (DIABETICEV), who had heard of hemoglobin A1C (DIA1CKNOW), and who had their hemoglobin A1C checked in the past year (DIA1CEXAMYR), DIA1CSAFE reports what their doctor, nurse, or other health professional said their hemoglobin A1C level should be.
A second variable also only available in 2003, DIA1CLEVEL, reports what such persons' hemoglobin A1C level was, the last time it was tested.
According to the Adult Health Advisor website from the University of Michigan Health System,
The American Diabetes Association guidelines similarly call for a level of hemoglobin A1C of 7 percent or less as desirable for persons with diabetes.
Other diabetes-related questions were periodically included in the survey; see DIABETICEV for a summary of these variables currently in the IPUMS NHIS.
- 2003: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had diabetes (other than during pregnancy), had heard of glycosylated hemoglobin or A1c, and had it checked in the past 12 months.
- 2003 : SAMPWEIGHT