Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 18 and over who were employed at a job or business during the past 2 weeks and worked in a private company or government workplace with more than 50 employees, CANSRENWK reports whether a cancer screening test was available at the person's work in the past year.
This variable was introduced as part of the 1998 Sample Adult Prevention supplement and the Year 2000 supplement in 1994. For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
Apart from minor changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues with this variable. In 1994, the category of employment status indicating temporarily absent but employed was not available. In 1994, respondents were only asked if they were employed at a job or business during the past two weeks, not about temporary absence. In 1998, respondents could indicate they had a job, but not at work in the past two weeks. This has minor implications for the comparability of CANSCRENWK.
- 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who were employed at a job or business during the past 2 weeks and worked in a private company or for federal, state, or local government in a workplace with 50+ employees.
- 1998: Sample adults age 18+ who last week were either working at a job or business or temporarily absent from a job, and who were employed for pay in a private company or for federal, state, or local government in a workplace with 50+ employees.
- 1994, 1998