Codes and Frequencies
EYEXAMOP12MO reports whether the respondent saw an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye care) in the past 12 months. Please see comparability and universe tabs for information on the universe for each sample.
This variable is part of the 1989 Diabetes supplement and the 1991 Health Promotion Disease Prevention Supplement. For related variables and more information about these supplements, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
Due to changes in the universe, this variable is not comparable between samples. In 1989, this question was asked of persons ages 18 and older who have confirmed diabetes. In 1991, this question was asked of sample persons ages 18 and older who had an eye exam by a medical doctor in the past 2 years.
- 1989: Persons age 18+ with confirmed diabetes.
- 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who had an eye exam by an M.D. in the past 2 years.
- 1989, 1991