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Number of PSA tests, last 5 years


PSANO5YR is a 2-digit numeric variable measured on a continuous scale of 0 to 95. In 2000 only, responses were top coded at 11. Special value codes are as follows:

96: Not in Universe
97: Unknown - Refused
98: Unknown - Not ascertained
99: Unknown - Don't know


For male sample adults aged 40 years and older who ever had a PSA test (PSAEV), PSANO5YR reports the number of PSA tests that the respondent had had in the previous 5 years.

For more information on variables covering PSA testing, please see PSAEV.


Aside from a top code present in 2000 only, there are no comparability issues. In 2000, the number of PSA tests was top coded at 11 or more PSA tests. There is no top code imposed for other years.


  • 2000; 2005; 2010; 2015; 2018: Male sample adults age 40+ who ever had PSA test.


  • 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2018