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Second biological child with known cancer has any other cancer

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who have at least two biological children who have been diagnosed by a doctor with cancer and reported a valid cancer code for the second child with known cancer, CH2CAN2 reports whether the second child was ever diagnosed with any other type of cancer by a doctor. Please use drop down menus for related variables.

NHIS released versions of this variable for up to five biological children who were ever diagnosed with cancer, but there were no in-universe responses for three, four, or five children with cancer. As such, these variables are not included in IPUMS NHIS.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT) who have at least 2 children (or an unknown number of children), for whom any children have been diagnosed with cancer, and whose second child reported as having known cancer has a valid cancer code for the first cancer.


  • 1987