For all persons given the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) and have been told they have diabetes, DIAFTCKNV reports whether a doctor or other health professional has never checked the respondent's feet for any sores or irritations. If the respondent answers "yes," the respondent is indicating that they have never had their feet checked for sores or irritations.
Prior to 2008, information about the number of times a respondent has had their feet checked was recorded in DIAFTEXAMYR, which reports the number of times the respondent had their feet checked in the current calendar year. Beginning in 2008, MEPS changed the structure of the question about when the respondent had their feet checked. DIAFTCKNV and the following variables contain information about the length of time since the respondent last had their feet checked for sores or irritations:
- DIAFTCKNXYR: respondent had their feet checked in the subsequent calendar year
- DIAFTCKCALYR: respondent had their feet checked in the current calendar year
- DIAFTCKPVYR: respondent had their feet checked in the previous calendar year
- DIAFTBFPVYR: respondent had their feet checked before the previous calendar year
DIAFTCKNV is one of a set of variables comprising the DCS, a supplemental, self-administered pencil-and-paper survey about how respondents treat their diabetes. For related variables and more information, please see DIACONF.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2008-2018: All persons ages 18+ who reported a diabetes diagnosis in the priority conditions section of the MEPS survey (DIABETICEV), and were given the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS), and reported in the DCS that they had been told by a doctor or other health professional they have diabetes or sugar diabetes (DCSDIABDX).
- 2008-2018 : DIABWEIGHT