Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons ages 18 and older, CRGENE indicates if the person thinks inherited make-up or heredity increases a person's chances of getting cancer.
This variable is part of the attitudes and knowledge section of the Cancer Control supplement introduced in the 1987 survey. For more information on the variables included in this section, please see CRSTRES, or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1987: Half of sample adults age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement).
- 1987 : SAMPWEIGHT