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How often used telephone call check service

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For sample adults age 60 and older who used a telephone call-check service during the past 12 months, or for whom it was unknown whether they used a call-check service during the past 12 months, PHONCHEKFREQ reports how often the person used a service in the past 12 months that makes routine telephone calls to check on the health of elderly people.

PHONCHEKFREQ was introduced in 1984 as part of a Study on Aging supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 60+ who used telephone call-check service in past 12 months or for whom this was unknown.


  • 1984