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Number times saw doctor for diabetes, past 12 months

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For sample adults who were ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes (other than during pregnancy) (DIABETICEV), and who usually saw one doctor for their diabetes (DIAONEDR), DIADRYRNO reports the number of times they saw this medical doctor for their diabetes in the past 12 months. In such cases, interviewers instructed respondents to not include other health professionals, such as nurses or dieticians.

If sample adults who had ever been diagnosed with diabetes did not report usually seeing one doctor for their diabetes, interviewers instead asked how many times in the last 12 months they had seen a nurse or dietician for their diabetes (DIANURSYRNO).

Other diabetes-related questions were periodically included in the survey; see DIABETICEV for a summary of these variables currently in the IPUMS NHIS.


This variable is only available in 2003.


  • 1989: Persons age 18+ who have ever been told by a doctor they had diabetes other than during pregnancy and who have one doctor they usually see for diabetes.
  • 2003: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had diabetes (other than during pregnancy) and usually see one doctor for diabetes.


  • 1989, 2003