Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons ages 40 and over who have heard of a digital rectal exam and who have had a digital rectal exam in the past three years because of a health problem, DRXLYDIV reports if the health problem was diverticulitis.
Aside from a minor change in universe, there are no comparability issues with this variable. 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 IPUMS NHIS weights.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 40+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have heard of a digital rectal exam and have had exam in the past 3 years due to a health problem.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 40+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have heard of a digital rectal exam, who have had a digital rectal exam, whose most recent exam was in the past 3 years, and whose reason for last exam was because of a specific health problem.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT