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For female persons ages 17 and over in 1982, female sample persons age 18 and over in 1985 and 1990, and female sample persons ages 18 and over who ever had a Pap smear test in 1999, PAPLYR reports the number of years since her most recent Pap test.

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Apart from changes in the universe and question wording, there are no comparability issues.


  • 1982: Female persons age 17+.
  • 1985; 1990: Female sample persons age 18+.
  • 1999: Female sample adults age 18+ who ever had Pap smear test.


  • 1982, 1985, 1990, 1999