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Ever heard of breast physical exam

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For sample females ages 40 and older, BREXAMHEAR reports whether the respondent has ever heard of a breast physical examination. Respondents were told, "A breast physical exam is when the breast is felt for lumps by a doctor or medical assistant."

BREXAMHEAR 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.


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  • 1987: Half of female sample persons age 40+ (excluded from CAEP supplement).


  • 1987