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Time since last digital rectal exam: 3, 5, or more years ago

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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 and the amount of time since their last exam but reported that the test was a year ago or more, DRX35YRE reports whether the exam was one to three years ago, three to five years ago, five or more years ago, or unknown.


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  • 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, and reported last test was 1 year or more ago.


  • 1987