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Told by doctor to stop taking aspirin

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For sample adults over 40 years of age ever advised by a doctor or other health professional to take aspirin regularly to prevent or control heart disease who are not taking aspirin, ASPMEDSTOP indicates if the respondent was advised to stop taking aspirin regularly by a doctor or other health professional.

This variable was first introduced in 2012 as part of the Million HeartsĀ® Initiative supplement.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2012; 2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Sample adults age 40+ ever advised to take aspirin for heart disease but not currently taking aspirin.


  • 2012-2018