Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons ages 18 and older who have checked their own blood glucose in the past 6 months and/or had their blood glucose checked by a health professional, friend, or family member, DIAGLUCHI6M reports how often the respondent's blood sugar level has been too high. Response categories include always, most of the time, some of the time, rarely, never, or don't know.
For related variables, please see DIABETICEVor use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
In 1989 the question that corresponds with DIAGLUCHI6M was only asked of respondents who had checked their blood glucose themselves, or had it checked by a friend, family member, or health professional in the past 6 months. In 1991, respondents who responded that they or a friend, family member, or health professional had not checked their blood glucose in the past 6 months were automatically given a value of 0. Users may choose to add these respondents to the NIU category, making the variables completely comparable.
- 1989; 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who were ever told had diabetes (other than during pregnancy) and who have checked their own blood sugar level in the past 6 months, or have had it checked by a health professional, family member, or friend.
- 1989, 1991