Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, NEEDCAREYR reports if the respondent has needed any medical care or advice in the past 12 months.
NEEDCAREYR was included as part of the cancer control supplement, first introduced in 1987. For more information please use the search function and IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement).
- 1987 : SAMPWEIGHT