WTMOST is a 3-digit numeric variable.
501: 501+ pounds
997: Not in Universe
998: Unknown - not ascertained
999: Unknown - don't know/refused
For sample persons ages 26 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, WTMOST reports the person's highest-ever weight, excluding during pregnancy.
This question is complementary to DIAWTMOST, which was asked of adults ages 26 and older 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.
- 1989: Sample persons age 26+ who do not have confirmed diabetes.
- 1989 : PERWEIGHT