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Doctor recommended exercise, last physical exam

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For sample persons aged 18 and over, MDEXERECPH reports whether, during the last physical exam, the doctor recommended the respondent begin or continue to do any type of exercise or physical activity.

MDEXERECPH is one of a series of variables dealing with doctor advice. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplment) who have had a medical check-up in the past year or don't know how long it has been since last check-up.


  • 1995