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Had Pap smear in past 12 months

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For female sample adults aged 18 and over years, PAPHAD1YR indicates if the respondent had a Pap smear or Pap test in the past 12 months.

A Pap smear or Pap test is a routine test for women in which the doctor examines the cervix, takes a cell sample from the cervix with a small stick or brush, and sends it to the lab.

In the past 12 months, other tests mentioned are:

  • Fasting test for high blood sugar/diabetes

This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1991: Female sample persons age 18+.
  • 2011-2017: Female sample adults age 18+.


  • 1991, 2011-2017