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Received cholesterol screening at work

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For sample adults age 18 and over who were employed in the last week in the private or public sector and who worked at a location or facility with 50 or more employees, and who had a cholesterol screening test available at their workplace in the past year (CHOLCHEKWK), CHOLCHEKWKUS reports if the person received a cholesterol screening test at work.

This variable was part of the Adult Prevention in 1998 supplement and the Year 2000 supplement in 1994). For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues. Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who were employed last week in the private sector or for federal, state, or local government, who worked at a location or facility with 50+ employees, and whose employer offered screening tests for cholesterol.
  • 1998: Sample adults age 18+ who last week were working at a job or business or temporarily absent from a job, who were employed for pay in a private company or for state, local, or federal government in a workplace with 50+ employees, and who had a screening test for cholesterol available at their workplace within the past year.


  • 1994, 1998