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Reason for most recent colorectal exam

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For sample adults age 40 and older who ever had a colorectal screening exam, CREWHY reports the main reason the person had her/his most recent colorectal exam. Please see Codes tab for details on possible responses.


Response categories changed slightly between years. In 2005 and 2008, possible responses included: part of a routine exam, because of a problem, or other reason. In 2000 and 2003, possible responses included: part of a routine physical exam/screening test, because of a specific problem, follow-up test of an earlier test or screening exam, family history, or, other.


  • 2000; 2003; 2005; 2008: Sample adults age 40+ who have had colorectal screening exam.


  • 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008