Codes and Frequencies
For female sample adults aged 18 and over, PAPEV reports whether the respondent has ever had a Pap smear/Pap test.
PAPEV is one of a series of periodically-collected variables covering Pap smear receipt. Other variables in this series include:
- PAPHAD1YR: Had Pap smear in past 12 months
- PAPDR1YR: Doctor recommended Pap test in past 12 months
- PAPYNOEV3YR: Reason why no Pap test ever/in the last 3 years
- PAPNEXT: When next Pap test will be done
- PAP6YRNO: Number of Pap tests, last 6 years
- PAPLY: Reason for most recent Pap test
- PAP1STAGE: Age at first Pap test
- PAPAB3YR: Had abnormal Pap results in past 3 years
- HPVPAP: Had HPV test with Pap test
- PAPLNO: Time since most recent Pap test: Number of units
- PAPLTP: Time since most recent Pap test: Time period
- PAPLDMO: Month date of most recent Pap test
- PAPLDYR: Year date of most recent Pap test
- PAPLEST: Time since most recent Pap test: Rough time estimate
- PAPLGYRR1: Time since last Pap test: Grouped year recode 1 (2000 method)
- PAPLGYRR2: Time since last Pap test: Grouped year recode 2 (2005 method)
Slight differences in universe may affect comparability over time. When first offered in 1987, this question was only asked of female sample adults who had ever heard of a Pap smear test. In subsequent years after 1992 it was asked of all female sample adults. Additional respondent effects may be due to changes in the time of year when the survey was administered. The universe is completely comparable for 1998 and forward.
- 1987: Half of female sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have ever heard of Pap smear test.
- 1992: Half of female sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement)
- 1998-2000; 2003; 2005; 2008; 2010; 2013; 2015; 2018: Female sample adults age 18+.
- 1987, 1992, 1998-2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018
- 1987, 1992, 1998-2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018 : SAMPWEIGHT