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Ever told by doctor or health professional to reduce fat or calories in diet, past 12 months

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For sample adults, DIETDYR reports if the person had been told by a doctor or health professional to reduce the amount of fat or calories in their diet, during the past 12 months.

This variable is part of the Sample Adult Diabetes supplement, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).


This variable is comparable over time.


  • 2016 2017: Sample adults 18+


  • 2016-2017