Codes and Frequencies
DITPRACNUT indicates whether the person saw a dietician/nutritionist in the past 12 months. Please see drop Comparability and Universe tabs for changes in universe between samples.
Adults with confirmed diabetes were asked this question in 1989 as part of a list of medical practitioners they could have seen in the past 12 months.
For sample adults in 2007 who had seen a practitioner for a special diet during the past 12 months (DITPRACYR), DITPRACNUT indicates whether the practitioner seen was dietician/nutritionist.
The survey question for DITPRACYR, which immediately preceded the question for DITPRACNUT, asked whether the respondent had seen a practitioner in the past year for the diet he/she had used most (DITMOST). Respondents with a "Yes" response in DITPRACYR were then asked, "What type of practitioner did you see?" Interviewers were instructed, "Enter all that apply."
Other practitioners that respondents could report using, and the associated IPUMS NHIS variables, are:
- DITPRACALT (Alternate provider)
- DITPRACMD (Medical doctor)
- DITPRACRN (Nurse)
- DITPRACOTH (Other practitioner)
Respondents who had seen a practitioner for special diets in the past year (DITPRACYR) were also asked these follow-up questions:
- Number of times saw practitioner for special diet (DITPRACNO)
- Amount paid per visit to practitioner for special diet (dollars) (DITPRACPAY)
For more information on the full range of variables related to special diets, including definitions, see DITATKINYR.
Due to changes in universe, this question is not comparable between samples. In 1989, DITPRACNUT was asked of adults with confirmed diabetes as part of a list of medical practitioners they have seen in the past 12 months. In 2007, sample adults who had seen a practitioner for a special diet during the past 12 months (DITPRACYR) were asked this question to indicates whether the practitioner seen was dietician/nutritionist.
- 1989: Persons age 18+ with confirmed diabetes.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for a special diet during the past 12 months.
- 1989, 2007