2003 Diabetes Study (Final, Version 1.0)

August 18, 2006

The HRS 2003 Diabetes Study (Final, Version 1.0) is now available.

The 2003 Diabetes Study is a supplemental study on diabetes conducted in 2003 and 2004. This study was conducted by mail with a sample of persons reporting diabetes in the 2002 wave. The study was administered in two stages: first, a self-administered questionnaire about diabetes care, self-management, and health care utilization, and second, a mail-in kit with a finger-stick dried blood spot sample to measure levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).

Of the 3,194 respondents who reported a diagnosis of diabetes in the 2002 HRS, 2,381 were eligible to participate in the study after exclusions for death or random assignment to another study. Of these eligible cases, 1,901 returned a questionnaire and 1,233 had valid laboratory data.

Please refer to the corresponding data documentation file for more information on the background and file structure of these data, including sample selection and weights.

Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of this data set.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by e-mail to hrsquestions@umich.edu.