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COLCANCOLCT
Doctor recommended CT colonoscopy to check for colon cancer

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Description

For sample adults aged 40 years or older who had been recommended to have a particular test to look for problems in the colon or rectum in the previous 12 months (COLTSPECDR1YR) and who had not had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years, sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years, CT colonography in the past 5 years, or home blood stool test in the last year, COLCANCOLCT indicates whether a physician or other health professional recommended that the respondent have a CT colonography to check for colon cancer.

Related Variables

After this question, interviewers asked which tests were recommended to the respondent.

 

Interviewers gave respondents a list of possible tests including:

(1) stool blood or fecal occult blood test (COLCANBST),
(2) sigmoidoscopy (COLCANSIG),
(3) colonoscopy (COLCANCOL),
(4) CT colonography or virtual colonoscopy (COLCANCOLCT) or
(5) other (COLCANOTH).

The survey form directed interviewers to, "Enter all that apply, separate with commas."

For more information, please see COLTSPECDR1YR and COLTDR1YR.

Comparability

There are no comparability issues.

Universe

  • 2010: Sample adults age 40+ who have had particular tests recommended to look for problems in the colon and who have not had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years, Sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years, CT colonography in the past 5 years, or home blood stool test in the last year.
  • 2015: Sample adults 40+ who have had tests recommended to look for problems in the colon and who have NOT had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years, sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years, CT colonography in the past 5 years, or home blood stool test in the last year and who had another type of test recommended

Availability

  • 2010, 2015

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