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Sores or irritations on feet or ankles that did not heal, past 6 months

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, SORE6MO reports whether in the past 6 months the person has had any sores or irritations on his or her feet or ankles that did not heal normally.

This question is complementary to DIASORE6MO, 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