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Any foot/ankle sores did not heal normally, past 6 months

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For persons ages 18 and older who have confirmed diabetes, DIASORE6MO reports whether in the past 6 months the person has had any sores or irritations on his or her feet or ankles that did not heal normally.

This question is complementary to SORE6MO, 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