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Had chronic kidney disease, past 12 months

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This variable indicates if the respondent had any kind of chronic kidney disease in the past 12 months. Definitions of these terms were not provided to respondents and were respondent-defined.

Related Variables

For 1997 forward, KIDNEYWKYR identifies sample adults diagnosed during the past 12 months with weak or failing kidneys (excluding kidney stones, frequent or slow urination, or infections). See this variable description for a list of heart-condition related variables.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement).


  • 1995