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Had physical breast exam in past 2 years

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For sample females ages 30 and older, BREX24MO reports how long it has been since the respondent's last breast physical exam. Options include "never had a breast physical exam", "within the past year", "1-2 years ago", and "over 2 years ago".

BREX24MO was first introduced as part of the Year 2000 supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. Data users are reminded to use the prescribed IHIS weights in their analyses. Otherwise, there are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1993: Half of female sample persons age 30+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement).
  • 1994: Half of female sample persons age 30+ (excluded from AIDS supplement).


  • 1993-1994