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Ever had photographs taken of retina

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For sample persons aged 18 and older who have been told by a doctor that they have diabetes (in 1989) and for sample persons age 18 and older who ever had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated (in 1991), EYEXAMPHOREV reports whether the respondent ever had photographs taken of his/her retina or the inside of his/her eyes.

This variable is part of the Diabetes Supplement in 1989 and the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Supplement in 1991. For related variables and more information about these supplements, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Apart from the change in universe, there are no comparability issues.


  • 1989: Persons age 18+ who have ever been told by a doctor that they had diabetes.
  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who ever had their pupils dialated.


  • 1989, 1991