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Usually has trouble starting urinating

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes who are not on dialysis, URSTART reports whether, when he or she urinates, the person usually has trouble starting.

This question is complementary to DIAURSTART, which was asked of adults who have confirmed diabetes amd are not on dialysis.

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 and are not on dialysis.


  • 1989