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Time since most recent breast exam: Time category recode

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For sample adult women aged 30 and over who ever had a breast exam (by a doctor or other health professional, BXEV), but did not know or report the date of the last exam, BXLTPR is a recoded variable that reports the estimated time period the most recent breast exam. Respondents could indicate less than one, two, or three years ago or more than five years ago.

Related Variables

  • BXLNO: number of time units since the person's last breast exam
  • BREXAMTP: time period (e.g., days, weeks, months, or years) since the person's last breast exam


This variable is comparable over time.


  • 2000: Female sample adults age 30+ who ever had a clinical breast exam.
  • 2010; 2015: Female sample adults 30+ who have had a breast exam


  • 2000, 2010, 2015