Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults age 40 years and older, CAT1YR indicates whether the respondent had a CAT or CT scan in the last twelve months. Interviewers explained, "During this test, you are lying down and moved through a donut shaped x-ray machine while holding your breath."
Those with an affirmative response in CAT1YR were asked whether the CAT scan had been done of their chest area (CCAT1YR) and, if so, whether the purpose of the test was to check for lung cancer (CCAT1YRYCAN).
CAT1YR was first included in the NHIS in 2010 as part of the Sample Adult Cancer Screening section.
According to the 2010 Field Representative's Manual, this and related questions about cancer screening were asked:
The Manual also provided the following statement regarding how the data from the Cancer Screening questions would be used:
- 2010: Sample adults age 40+.
- 2010 : SAMPWEIGHT