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Main reason for last sigmoidoscopy

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For sample adults aged 40 years and older who ever had a sigmoidoscopy (SIGEV), SIGLY reports the main reason that the respondent underwent sigmoidoscopy.


The Field Representative's Manual advises that:

For any of the questions that asks, "What is the main reason you had this exam?". . . if the respondent had a problem, but was not sure which reason to pick, then record the first one she gives, as her initial thought is probably the best option.

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For more information, please see SIGEV.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2010; 2013; 2015: Sample adults age 40+ who have had a Sigmoidoscopy.


  • 2010, 2013, 2015