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Check-up tests last time: Blood test

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For sample persons aged 65 and over who ever had a routine check-up, CUTBLOOD reports whether the respondent had a blood test to check his or her thyroid function during the last check-up.

CUTBLOOD is part of a series of variables initiated in 1991 dealing with health promotion and disease prevention. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1991: Sample persons age 65+ who have ever had a routine check-up.
  • 1993: Half of sample persons age 65+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement) who have ever had a check-up.


  • 1991, 1993