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Little a person can do to reduce chances of cancer

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For sample persons ages 18 and older, CRLITTLE indicates the extent to which the respondent agrees with the statement "[t]here is very little a person can do to reduce his or her chances of getting cancer". Response categories include strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, and no opinion.

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.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement).


  • 1987