For persons ages 18 and older who have ever been diagnosed with soft tissue (muscle or fat) cancer (CNSOFT), CNSOFTRMS indicates whether the cancer is in remission. CNSOFTAG indicates the age at which the individual was first diagnosed with the cancer.
CNSOFTRMS is part of a series of cancer variables included in MEPS beginning in 2008. From 2013 forward, AHRQ removed the variables indicating age of diagnosis and remission status for each reported cancer from the public file for confidentiality reasons. For related variables and more information about the cancer variables included in MEPS, please see CNBLAD.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2008-2011: All persons ages 18+ who have ever been told they had soft tissue (muscle or fat) cancer (CNSOFT).
- 2008-2011 : PERWEIGHT