For all persons given the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) and have been told they have diabetes, DIAFTEXAMYR reports the number of times a doctor or other health professional checked the respondent's feet for any sores or irritations in the current calendar year.
Beginning in 2008, MEPS changed the structure of the question about when the respondent had their feet checked for sores or irritations. Instead of asking the number of times the respondent had their feet checked in the current calendar year, MEPS asked for the specific years the respondent had their feet checked. For the full list of variables pertaining to when the respondent had their feet checked, please see DIAFTCKNV.
DIAFTEXAMYR 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.
DIAFTEXAMYR is a 2-digit-numeric variable.
95: 95+ times
98: Unknown-not ascertained
99: Unknown-don't know
- 2000-2007: 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).
- 2000-2007 : DIABWEIGHT