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Time since breast exam: Less than 3 or 3+ months ago

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For sample females ages 40 and older who have had a breast physical exam, but did not know the exact month and year of the last exam or the time since the last exam, and who reported that the last breast exam was within the past year, BREX2GT3MO reports whether the last breast physical exam was less than three months ago or more than three months ago.

BREX2GT3MO was first introduced as part of a supplement on cancer control. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1987: Half of female sample persons age 40+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have ever heard of a breast physical exam and have ever had a breast physical exam, but didn't know month/year of last exam and didn't know time since last exam, and reported that last exam was within the past year.


  • 1987