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Time since gallbladder trouble first diagnosed

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For sample persons age 18 and older who ever had gallstones or any other gallbladder trouble, GBDIAGTIM indicates, in pre-specified time intervals, how long ago a doctor first told her/him that she/he had gallstone/gallbladder trouble. Please see the Codes tab for additional information about the time intervals used for the response categories.

This variable is part of the 1989 Digestive Disorders supplement, fielded to provide data on the nature and prevalence of symptoms attributed to disorders of the lower digestive tract in the adult population. The data provide prevalence estimates on certain common digestive disorders and complaints. Please use the IPUMS NHIS search functions or drop-down menus for additional variables that are part of this supplement.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who ever had gallstones or any other gallbladder trouble.


  • 1989