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Duration foot problem 1: Months


PODDUR1M is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Less than 1 month
995: 995+
996: Not in Universe
997: Whole life
999: Unknown


For persons with at least one reported foot problem during the past 12 months, PODDUR1M indicates the duration of the first foot problem, in months.

PODDUR1M is part of the NHIS Podiatry Supplement, introduced in 1990. The purpose of this supplement is to obtain current data concerning problems with the feet, access to foot care, and the amount, frequency, and type of foot care obtained. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1990: Persons with at least 1 reported foot problem during the past 12 months.


  • 1990