For persons ages 18 and older who have ever been diagnosed as having cancer or a malignancy of any kind (CANCEREV), CNTHYR indicates if the type of cancer diagnosed was cancer of the thyroid. CNTHYRAG and CNTHYRRMS indicate the age the individual was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and whether the cancer is in remission, respectively.
For related variables and more information about the cancer variables included in MEPS, please see CNBLAD.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2008-2012: All persons ages 18+ who have ever been told they had cancer (CANCEREV).
- 2008-2012 : PERWEIGHT