Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable cln_scrn: Colon cancer screening [C]

Literal Question

This variable was created based on PS_5, PS_6, PS_7, PS_9, and PS_10.

Descriptive Text

The variable is calculated to show the percentage of respondents who comply with US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for colon cancer screening. These recommendations include having performed any of the following: -Blood Stool Test (a.k.a. Fecal Occult Blood Test) in the past year -Sigmoidoscopy in the past five years and a blood stool test in the past three years -Colonoscopy in the past 10 years This variable was designed to match the Healthy People 2020 goals which are based on males and females ages 50-74 years. Variable cln_scrn does not match Q14. Ever had sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy because Q14. Ever had sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy includes respondents with screenings outside the recommended time limit for either a blood stool test (1 year); Sigmoidoscopy (5 years); or colonoscopy (10 years).

Values Categories N NW
1 Not meeting recommendations 729 382,552.7
2 Meets recommendations 1549 663,886.5
-8 Not in universe 4932 3,549,602.2

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 2278 1046439.147
Missing cases 4932 3549602.172
Standard deviation 0.467 0.482
This variable is numeric


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