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CNBRESAG
Age first diagnosed with breast cancer

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Description

For sample adults who had ever been told that they had breast cancer (CNBRES), CNBRESAG reports how old the person was when breast cancer was first diagnosed.

Related Variables 

CNBRESAG is one of a series of variables reporting age at first diagnosis of specific types of cancer. Other variables in the series report age at diagnosis of the following types of cancer:

  • mouth, lip, or tongue cancer (CNMOTHAG)

  • skin cancer of an unknown type (CNSKDKAG)

  • soft tissue (muscle or fat) cancer (CNSOFTAG)

The age at first diagnosis for any other kind of cancer not previously listed is reported in CNOTHRAG.

Comparability

Prior to 2019, this variable is completely comparable over time. Beginning in 2019, age values were bottom coded to 18 or younger (code = 18) and questionnaire changes were introduced. The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.

Universe

  • 1997-2018: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had breast cancer.
  • 2019-2020: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had breast cancer (CNBRES).

Availability

  • 1997-2020

Weights