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Diabetic's parent(s) diabetic

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For persons ages 18 and older who have confirmed diabetes, DIAPARENTDB reports whether the person's biological parent(s) were ever told that they had diabetes, excluding pre, potential or borderline diabetes.

This question is complementary to PARENTDB, which was asked of sample adults who do not have confirmed diabetes.

This variable is included in the 1989 Diabetes supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1989: Persons age 18+ with confirmed diabetes.


  • 1989