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Ever had breast physical exam: Recode

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For sample females ages 40 and older, BREXAMR is a recoded variable reporting whether the respondent has ever had a breast physical exam. "No" responses include those who have not had a breast physical exam and those who have never heard of a breast physical exam.

BREXAMR 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).


  • 1987