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Time since hysterectomy: Rough time estimate recode

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For sample female adults age 18 and older who have had a hysterectomy, HYSTESTR1 reports a rough time estimate of how long it has been since the respondent had the hysterectomy, grouped in year-long intervals from less than one year to five years or more.

HYSTESTR1 was first introduced in 2000. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2000; 2010: Female sample adults age 18+ who had a hysterectomy.


  • 2000, 2010