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Respondent learned how to treat their diabetes from a referral to a specialist


For all persons given the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) and have been told they have diabetes, DIALRNRFR indicates whether the respondent received a referral to a specialist in the last six months to learn how to take care of their diabetes.

DIALRNRFR 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.

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This variable is completely comparable across time.


  • 2005-2007: 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).


  • 2005-2007



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