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Age when most recent cancer diagnosed (gt 1 kind)

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For sample persons age 18 and over who were ever diagnosed with more than one kind of cancer, CANRECDIAGE reports the age the person was diagnosed with their most recent cancer.

This question was also asked of persons for whom the number of kinds of cancer was unknown.

CANRECDIAGE was first introduced as part of the 1992 Cancer Supplement. For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1992: Sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 who were ever diagnosed with cancer, had 2+ kinds of cancer or for whom the number of kinds of cancer was unknown and for whom the year of most recent cancer diagnosis was unknown.


  • 1992