DIATEST12M is a 2-digit numeric variable.
95: 95+ times
97: Not in Universe
98: Unknown - not ascertained
99: Unknown - don't know/refused
For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, DIATEST12M reports the number of times in the past 12 months a doctor or other health professional has checked the person for diabetes, excluding times while an overnight patient in a hospital.
This variable is included in the 1989 Diabetes supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who do not have confirmed diabetes.
- 1989 : PERWEIGHT