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Had Pap smear test in past 3 years

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For female sample adults aged 18 and over, PAPL3YR reports whether the respondent had a Pap smear within the past year, 1 to 3 years ago, over 3 years ago, or never had a Pap smear.

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Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues. Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1993: Half of female sample adults age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement).
  • 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement).


  • 1993-1994