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Time since last digital rectal exam: Within past year or longer

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For sample persons ages 40 and over who have heard of and had a digital rectal exam, but don't know the month and/or year of their last exam or the amount of time since their last exam, DRX1YR reports whether the exam was within the past year, one or more years ago, or unknown.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 40+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have heard of a digital rectal exam and have had exam but don't know month/year of last exam, and don't know time since last exam.


  • 1987