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Locator Record

Title: Diabetes (DIQ )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999 - 2000
First Published: June, 2002
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Diabetes
Record Source: NHANES 1999 - 2000
Survey Methodology: NHANES 1999 - 2000 is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files

Component Description

The Diabetes section (prefix DIQ) provides personal interview data on diabetes, use of medications, and symptoms associated with diabetes such as vision problems, foot ulcers and sensations in the extremities.

Eligible Sample

 All participants 1 years of age and older are eligible for the lead-in question pertaining to history of diabetes.

Follow-up questions:

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

The DIQ section is administered in the home by a trained household interviewer. This information may be linked to data obtained during the health examination component. An assessment of lower extremity disease (LED) and peripheral neuropathy is performed in adults 40+ years of age. Please refer to the notes for the LED component.

Analytic Notes

 Question DIQ.090: "… ever had an ulcer or sore on (your/his/her) leg or foot that took more than 4 weeks to heal?

In the Spanish language version, the duration period was initially written as "2 weeks," but was corrected to "4 weeks" to match with the English language version. Data users should consider the possibility that the responses to DIQ090 reflect different time periods in the Spanish language version only.

DIQ010: “… ever been told by a doctor or health professional that {you have/{he/she/survey participant} has} diabetes or sugar diabetes?”

The questionnaire skip destination for responses “2,” “3,” “7,” and “9” were corrected from DIQ085 to DIQ050. Because of the correction in the skip patterns, there will be many missing values for DIQ050. All participants 1+ years were asked if they are “… now taking insulin.”

References

Codebook and Frequencies

SEQN - Respondent sequence number

Variable Name:
SEQN
SAS Label:
Respondent sequence number
English Text:
Respondent sequence number.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS

DIQ010 - Doctor told you have diabetes

Variable Name:
DIQ010
SAS Label:
Doctor told you have diabetes
English Text:
The next questions are about specific medical conditions. {Other than during pregnancy, {have you/has SP}/{Have you/Has SP}} ever been told by a doctor or health professional that {you have/{he/she/SP} has} diabetes or sugar diabetes?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP AGE < 12, DISPLAY "HAVE YOU" FOR THE FIRST DISPLAY AND "SP HAS" FOR THE SECOND DISPLAY. IF SP IS FEMALE AND AGE >= 20, DISPLAY "OTHER THAN DURING PREGNANCY, {HAVE YOU/HAS SP}".
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 489 489
2 No 8936 9425 DIQ050
3 Borderline 58 9483 DIQ050
7 Refused 1 9484 DIQ050
9 Don't know 4 9488 DIQ050
. Missing 5 9493

DIQ040G - Age when first told you had diabetes

Variable Name:
DIQ040G
SAS Label:
Age when first told you had diabetes
English Text:
How old {was SP/were you} when a doctor or other health professional first told {you/him/her} that {you/he/she} had diabetes or sugar diabetes?
English Instructions:
GATE QUESTION
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Enter number 475 475
2 Less than 1 year 13 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 1 489
. Missing 9004 9493

DIQ040Q - Number of years of age

Variable Name:
DIQ040Q
SAS Label:
Number of years of age
English Text:
How old {was SP/were you} when a doctor or other health professional first told {you/him/her} that {you/he/she} had diabetes or sugar diabetes?
English Instructions:
CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SP AGE < 12, DISPLAY "YOU" FOR THE SECOND DISPLAY. ENTER AGE IN YEARS.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 120
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 84 Range of Values 472 472
77777 Refused 0 472
99999 Don't know 3 475
. Missing 9018 9493

DIQ050 - Taking insulin now

Variable Name:
DIQ050
SAS Label:
Taking insulin now
English Text:
{Is SP/Are you} now taking insulin
English Instructions:
{Is SP/Are you} now taking insulin
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 138 138
2 No 6509 6647 DIQ065
7 Refused 1 6648 DIQ065
9 Don't know 1 6649 DIQ065
. Missing 2844 9493

DIQ060G - How long taking insulin

Variable Name:
DIQ060G
SAS Label:
How long taking insulin
English Text:
For how long {have you/has SP} been taking insulin?
English Instructions:
GATE QUESTION
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Enter number (of months or years) 135 135
2 Less than 1 month 3 138
7 Refused 0 138
9 Don't know 0 138
. Missing 9355 9493

DIQ060Q - Number of mos/yrs taking insulin

Variable Name:
DIQ060Q
SAS Label:
Number of mos/yrs taking insulin
English Text:
For how long {have you/has SP} been taking insulin?
English Instructions:
ENTER NUMBER (OF MONTHS OR YEARS)
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 100
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 64 Range of Values 134 134
77777 Refused 0 134
99999 Don't know 1 135
. Missing 9358 9493

DIQ060U - Unit of measure (month/year)

Variable Name:
DIQ060U
SAS Label:
Unit of measure (month/year)
English Text:
UNIT OF MEASURE
English Instructions:
ENTER UNIT
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Months 10 10
2 Years 124 134
7 Refused 0 134
9 Don't know 0 134
. Missing 9359 9493

DIQ065 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
DIQ065
English Instructions:
BOX 0. CHECK ITEM DIQ.065: IF 'YES' (CODE 1) IN DIQ.010, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO BOX 2.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS

DIQ070 - Take diabetic pills to lower blood sugar

Variable Name:
DIQ070
SAS Label:
Take diabetic pills to lower blood sugar
English Text:
{Is SP/Are you} now taking diabetic pills to lower {{his/her}/your} blood sugar? These are sometimes called oral agents or oral hypoglycemic agents.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 334 334
2 No 153 487
7 Refused 0 487
9 Don't know 2 489
. Missing 9004 9493

DIQ075 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
DIQ075
English Instructions:
BOX 1. CHECK ITEM DIQ.075: IF SP AGE >= 20, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 1 YEARS - 120 YEARS

DIQ080 - Diabetes affected eyes/had retinopathy

Variable Name:
DIQ080
SAS Label:
Diabetes affected eyes/had retinopathy
English Text:
Has a doctor ever told {you/SP} that diabetes has affected {your/his/her} eyes or that {you/s/he} had retinopathy?
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 155 155
2 No 316 471
7 Refused 0 471
9 Don't know 9 480
. Missing 9013 9493

DIQ085 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
DIQ085
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM DIQ.085: IF SP AGE >= 40, CONTINUE. OTHERWISE, GO TO END OF SECTION.
Target:
Both males and females 20 YEARS - 120 YEARS

DIQ090 - Ulcer/sore not healed within 4 weeks

Variable Name:
DIQ090
SAS Label:
Ulcer/sore not healed within 4 weeks
English Text:
{Have you/Has SP} ever had an ulcer or sore on {your/his/her} leg or foot that took more than 4 weeks to heal?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 112 112
2 No 3067 3179
7 Refused 1 3180
9 Don't know 4 3184
. Missing 6309 9493

DIQ100 - Numbness in hands/feet-past 3 mos

Variable Name:
DIQ100
SAS Label:
Numbness in hands/feet-past 3 mos
English Text:
During the past 3 months, {have you/has SP} had numbness or loss of feeling in {your/his/her} hands or feet, other than from {your/his/her} hands or feet falling asleep?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 621 621
2 No 2558 3179 DIQ120
7 Refused 1 3180 DIQ120
9 Don't know 4 3184 DIQ120
. Missing 6309 9493

DIQ110 - Numbness in hands, feet or both

Variable Name:
DIQ110
SAS Label:
Numbness in hands, feet or both
English Text:
Has the numbness or loss of feeling been in {your/SP's} hands, feet, or both?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Hands 273 273
2 Feet 150 423
3 Both 198 621
7 Refused 0 621
9 Don't know 0 621
. Missing 8872 9493

DIQ120 - Pain/tingling in hands/feet - past 3 mos

Variable Name:
DIQ120
SAS Label:
Pain/tingling in hands/feet - past 3 mos
English Text:
During the past 3 months, {have you/has SP} had a painful sensation or tingling in {your/his/her} hands or feet? Do not include normal foot aches from standing or walking for long periods.
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 607 607
2 No 2565 3172 DIQ140
7 Refused 1 3173 DIQ140
9 Don't know 11 3184 DIQ140
. Missing 6309 9493

DIQ130 - Pain/tingling in hands,feet or both

Variable Name:
DIQ130
SAS Label:
Pain/tingling in hands,feet or both
English Text:
Has the painful sensation or tingling been in {your/his/her} hands, feet, or both?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Hands 251 251
2 Feet 151 402
3 Both 205 607
7 Refused 0 607
9 Don't know 0 607
. Missing 8886 9493

DIQ140 - Pain in either leg while walking

Variable Name:
DIQ140
SAS Label:
Pain in either leg while walking
English Text:
{Do you/Does SP} ever get pain in either leg while {you are/s/he is} walking?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 894 894
2 No 2284 3178 End of Section
7 Refused 2 3180 End of Section
9 Don't know 4 3184 End of Section
. Missing 6309 9493

DIQ150 - Pain in calf or calves

Variable Name:
DIQ150
SAS Label:
Pain in calf or calves
English Text:
Does this pain include pain in {your/SP's} calf or calves?
Target:
Both males and females 40 YEARS - 120 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 498 498
2 No 394 892
7 Refused 0 892
9 Don't know 2 894
. Missing 8599 9493