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Health problem was reason for last Pap test

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For half of female sample persons aged 18 and over who have ever heard of a Pap smear test and have had a Pap smear in the past 3 years, PAPLYHLTH reports whether the reason for her most recent Pap smear was a health problem.

Related variable PAPEVYHLTH reports whether female sample persons aged 18 and over have ever had a Pap smear because of a health problem.

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  • 1987: Half of female sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have ever heard of a pap smear test and have ever had a pap smear test in the past 3 years.


  • 1987