Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who did completed a set of questions on bowel functions; and who have not had a colostomy; and reported having had diarrhea always, most of the time, or some of the time during the past 12 months, DIARSAWMDYR indicates whether the respondent saw a doctor during the past 12 months about her/his diarrhea. For the number of times the respondent saw a doctor in the past twelve months, see DIARSAWMDX.
DIARSAWMDYR 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 as ABPAIN3XYR, had abdominal pain 3 or more times, past 12 months). The third was on normative bowel functions (such as 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
- 1989 : SUPP2WT