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Times per week check feet for sores

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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), DIAFTEXAMWK reports the number of times per week they checked their own feet for sores or irritations. The question was phrased as, "About how often do you check your feet for sores or irritations?" Interviewers accepted and recorded responses in terms of the number of times per day, week, month, or year that respondents checked their feet. Responses were converted into number of times per week by the National Center for Health Statistics for the original NHIS public use data files.

DIAFTEXAMWK is a recode of data recorded in two complementary variables also available in 2003. The first of these variables, DIAFTEXAMTP, reports the time unit which respondents used when answering the question about how often they checked their feet. The second of these variables, DIAFTEXAMNO, reports the number of such units stated by respondents when answering this question.

The 1999 and 2003 surveys also collected information about the number of times, during the past 12 months, a health care professional had checked the feet of respondents ever diagnosed with diabetes (DIAFTEXAMYR). 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.


  • 2003: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had diabetes (other than during pregnancy).


  • 2003