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Times had bladder/urinary tract infection, past 12 months


UTI12M is a 2-digit numeric variable.

00: None
95: 95+ times
97: Not in Universe
98: Unknown - not ascertained
99: Unknown - don't know/refused


For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, UTI12M reports the number of times in the past 12 months the person has had a bladder or urinary tract infection.

This question is complementary to DIAUTI12M, 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