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Time since most recent breast exam: Grouped year recode (2005 method)

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For sample females aged 30 and older who have ever had a breast exam by a doctor, BREXLGYRR reports how long it has been since their most recent breast exam in grouped categories of less than one year, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 5-5 years, or more than 5 years.

BREXLGYRR was first introduced in 1998 as part of a supplement on adult cancer.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1998; 2010; 2015: Female sample adults age 30+ who have had a breast physical exam by a doctor.


  • 1998, 2010, 2015