Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults aged 40 years or older 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, COLTDR1YR indicates whether a physician or other health professional recommended that the respondent have their colon or rectum tested for problems in the previous 12 months.
According to the 2010 and forward Field Representative's Manual, this and related questions were asked:
The Manual in 2010 and forward further provided the following definition for cancer:
The Manual in 2010 and forward also provided the following statement regarding how the data from the Cancer Screening questions would be used:
- 2010; 2013; 2015: Sample adults age 40+ 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.
- 2010, 2013, 2015
- 2010, 2013 : SAMPWEIGHT