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Parent(s) diabetic

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, PARENTDB reports whether the person's biological parent(s) were ever told that they had diabetes, excluding pre, potential or borderline diabetes.

This question is complementary to DIAPARENTDB, which was asked of adults who have confirmed diabetes.

This variable is included in the 1989 Diabetes supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who do not have confirmed diabetes.


  • 1989