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Adult has diabetes

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DIABETES indicates whether the respondent has diabetes.

The related variable DIABETESDIAG indicates whether the respondent has ever been diagnosed with diabetes.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DIABETES is largely comparable across samples. Samples with distinctive question wording are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DIABETES is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Niger [top]

The 2012 Niger survey asks, "In the past 12 months, have you suffered from ... diabetes?"


  • Burundi 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • India 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • India 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Morocco 2003: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Niger 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Burundi: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W
  • India: 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W
  • Morocco: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-W
  • Niger: 2012-W, 2012-B, 2012-C, 2012-W
  • Senegal: 2010-W, 2010-W, 2010-B, 2010-C