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Seeing one doctor for diabetes

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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), DIAONEDR indicates whether they usually saw a particular doctor about their diabetes. Interviewers asked, "Is there one medical doctor that you usually see for your diabetes? Do not include other health professionals such as nurses or dieticians."

Those responding affirmatively to DIAONEDR were asked a follow-up question about how many times they had seen this doctor for diabetes in the past 12 months (DIADRYRNO). Those who did not respond affirmatively to DIAONEDR were instead asked how many times in the past 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)
  • 2003: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had diabetes (other than during pregnancy).


  • 1989, 2003