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Check-up tests last time: Hearing

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For sample persons aged 65 and over who have had a routine check-up, CUTHEAR reports whether the person had a hearing test during the last check-up.

CUTHEAR 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.
  • 1994: Half of sample persons age 65+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who had a general physical checkup less than 3 years ago.


  • 1991, 1993-1994