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BXLEST
Time since most recent breast exam: Rough time estimate

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Description

For sample adult women who ever had a breast physical exam (by a doctor or other health professional (BXEV), but did not know or report the date of the last exam, BXLEST reports the estimated time since the most recent breast physical exam. Respondents could indicate less than one, two, three years, or more than five years ago.

Related Variables

  • BXLDYR: year of the most recent breast physical exam
  • BXLDMO: month of the most recent breast physical exam

Comparability

Changes in the universe (particularly with regard to age) limit comparability of samples. Analysts should review the universe tab for such changes across years.

Universe

  • 1999: Female sample adults age 18+ who ever had a breast physical exam and REF/NA/DK date of last exam.
  • 2000; 2005: Female sample adults age 30+ who ever had a clinical breast exam and REF/NA/DK date of last exam.
  • 2010; 2015: Female sample adults 30+ who have had a breast exam and REF/DK date of breast exam or selected years ago for the time period format

Availability

  • 1999-2000, 2005, 2010, 2015

Weights