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DIAPILLS
Now taking diabetic pills

Description

For all persons given the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) and have been told they have diabetes, DIAPILLS indicates whether or not the respondent's diabetes is being treated by medications taken by mouth.

DIAPILLS 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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Comparability

This variable is completely comparable across time.

Universe

  • 2000-2017: 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 they had been told by a doctor or other health professional they have diabetes or sugar diabetes in the DCS (DCSDIABDX).

Availability

  • 2000-2017

Weights

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