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Ever had breast exam because of health problem

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For sample females ages 40 and older who have ever had a breast exam, BREXEVYPROB reports whether the respondent has ever had a breast exam because of a health problem.

BREXEVYPROB 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.


  • 1987