Codes and Frequencies
For sample females who know how to examine their own breasts for lumps, BREXSELFTP reports the time period for the frequency with which the respondent examines her breasts (e.g., day, week, month, or year). BREXSELFTP should be used in conjunction with BREXSELFNO, which reports the associated number of units.
BREXSELFTP 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.
- 1987: Half of female sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who know how to examine breasts for lumps.
- 1992: Half of female sample persons age 30+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who know how to examine breasts for lumps.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT