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MEPS Topics: Women's Health
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Women's Health
Description: The MEPS-HC collects some questions specific to women related to preventive care (had a hysterectomy, time since last pap smear test, time since last breast exam, time since last mammogram). The type of medical conditions associated with events are collected, enabling identification of conditions specific to women. In addition to the publications listed below, many of the statistical briefs and other analytical reports using MEPS-HC data include breakouts and analysis by gender.
Data tables: Although none of the women-specific questions are available through MEPS-HC Summary Data Tables at this time, most tables provide breakdowns of data by sex. In addition, many tables can be customized so that women can be selected as the population of interest.
Analytic tools: None of the women specific variables are available with the MEPSnet query tools at this time. However, all tables can be customizable by sex.
Audioicon AHRQ Podcasts: Healthcare 411 Series: Most Costly Conditions - Women 01:00 (MM:SS)
Healthcare 411 Series: Report on the Cost of Having a Baby 00:51 (MM:SS)
Healthcare 411 Series: Women and Cardiovascular Disease 01:13 (MM:SS)
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Use of Mammography as a Cancer Screening Tool, 2001 
Statistical Brief #22 
Women in the Health Care System: Health Status, Insurance, and Access to Care 
Research Findings #17 
Disparities and Gender Gaps in Women's Health, 1996 
Chartbook #8 
Health Insurance Profile: Race/Ethnicity and Sex--1996 
Highlights #6 
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