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Self-employed after cancer diagnosis

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For sample adults age 18 and over who were employed after a cancer diagnosis (and were diagnosed in the past 10 years), CANSELFAFT indicates whether the person was self-employed after the cancer diagnosis.

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


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  • 1992: Sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 who were ever diagnosed with one kind of cancer and were diagnosed in the past 10 years OR who were diagnosed with more than one kind of cancer and most recent cancer was diagnosed in the past 10 years AND who were working after cancer diagnosis (or for whom it was unknown whether they were working).


  • 1992