Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who completed a set of questions on bowel functions; who have not had a colostomy; reported having had diarrhea always, most of the time, or some of the time during the past 12 months; and who saw a doctor in the past 12 months about their diarrhea (DIARSAWMDYR), DIARSAWMDX reports the number of times they saw a doctor about diarrhea in the past 12 months.
DIARSAWMDX is part of a supplement on Digestive Disorders initiated in 1989 which had 3 sections. The first asked about specific conditions such as gallstones, ulcers, or colon or bowel conditions (such as BOWELFUNEV, ever had a functional bowel). The second asked about abdominal pain (such asÂ ABPAIN3XYR, had abdominal pain 3 or more times, past 12 months). The third was on normative bowel functions (such asÂ ABGASTRUBYR, had trouble with abdominal gas in the past 12 months). For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus, or see the variables listed above.
- 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who did not refuse to complete bowel function questions and have not had a colostomy and have had diarrhea always, most of the time, or some of the time during the past 12 months and saw a doctor about diarrhea during the past 12 months
- 1989 : SUPP2WT