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Ever had cancer: Blood


For persons ages 18 and older who have ever been diagnosed as having cancer or a malignancy of any kind (CANCEREV), CNBLOD indicates if the type of cancer diagnosed was cancer of the blood. CNBLODAG and CNBLODRMS indicate the age the individual was diagnosed with blood cancer and whether the cancer is in remission, respectively.

This variable is only available in 2008 and 2011 because MEPS suppressed any cancer types with too low of frequency counts from the public use file. For related variables and more information about the cancer variables included in MEPS, please see CNBLAD.

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This variable is completely comparable over time.


  • 2008 2011: All persons ages 18+ who have ever been told they had cancer (CANCEREV).


  • 2008, 2011



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