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INSULIN
Now taking insulin

Description

For all persons given the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) and have been told they have diabetes, INSULIN reports whether the respondent's diabetes is being treated with insulin injections.

INSULIN 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 over 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 in the DCS that they had been told by a doctor or other health professional they have diabetes or sugar diabetes (DCSDIABDX).

Availability

  • 2000-2017

Weights

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