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Had liver disease or cirrhosis, past year

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This variable indicates if the respondent had liver disease, including cirrhosis, in the past 12 months. Definitions of these terms were not provided to respondents and were respondent-defined.

Related Variables

For 1997 forward, LIVERCONYR identifies sample adults whom a doctor or other health professional had diagnosed with "any kind of liver condition" during the past 12 months. For 2008 and 2009, LIVERCHRON identifies sample adults who ever had any chronic liver condition.


This variable has no comparability issues.


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


  • 1995