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Amount of weight gained or lost past year


WTAMTYR is a 3-digit numeric variable.

000: None
301: 301+ pounds
997: Not in Universe
998: Unknown - not ascertained
999: Unknown - don't know/refused


For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes and now weigh more or less than a year ago (WTCHGYR), WTAMTYR reports the number of pounds the person gained or lost in the past year.

This question is complementary to DIAWTAMTYR, which was asked of adults who have confirmed diabetes who now weigh more or less than a year ago.

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