HINTS Knowledge Maps

GIS isopleth maps visually represent a large number of data points in a “weather map” fashion. GIS maps using HINTS data provide a visual representation of possible geographic relationships in HINTS cancer-related knowledge variables. Because of instability in some state values from relatively small sample sizes, the maps are not intended to provide specific state-level estimates of HINTS variables; instead, they are meant to illustrate regional differences.

Do you believe that some smokeless tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco and snuff, are less harmful than cigarettes?

Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of telephone quit lines such as a toll-free number to call for help in quitting smoking?

Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of telephone quit lines such as a toll-free number to call for help in quitting smoking?

Do you think HPV can cause cervical cancer?

Do you think HPV can cause cervical cancer?

Have you ever heard of a fecal occult or stool blood test?

At what age are people supposed to start doing home stool blood tests?

At what age are people supposed to start doing home stool blood tests?

Have you ever heard of a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?

At what age are people supposed to start having sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exams?

At what age are people supposed to start having sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exams?

Do you think that smoking increases a person's chances of getting cancer a lot, a little, or not at all or do you have no opinion?

Do you think that exposure to the sun increases a person's chances of getting cancer a lot, a little, or not at all or do you have no opinion?

Do you think that radon increases a person's chances of getting cancer a lot, a little, or not at all or do you have no opinion?

Which type of cancer do you think will cause the most deaths in {women/men} this year in the U.S.?

Have you ever heard of HPV? HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus. It is not HIV, HSV, or herpes.

Do you think HPV can cause cervical cancer?

Do you think HPV can cause cervical cancer?

Would you say you agree or disagree with the following statements? There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting colon cancer.

Would you say you agree or disagree with the following statements? There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting colon cancer.

... There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting lung cancer.

... There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting lung cancer.

... There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting skin cancer.

... There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting skin cancer.

Have you ever heard of a PSA or prostate-specific antigen test?

Have you ever heard of a PSA or prostate-specific antigen test?

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HINTS Data Terms of Use

It is of utmost importance to ensure the confidentiality of survey participants. Every effort has been made to exclude identifying information on individual respondents from the computer files. Some demographic information such as sex, race, etc., has been included for research purposes. NCI expects that users of the data set will adhere to the strictest standards of ethical conduct for the analysis and reporting of nationally collected survey data. It is mandatory that all research results be presented/published in a manner that protects the integrity of the data and ensures the confidentiality of participants.

In order for the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to provide a public-use or another version of data to you, it is necessary that you agree to the following provisions.

  1. You will not present/publish data in which an individual can be identified. Publication of small cell sizes should be avoided.
  2. You will not attempt to link nor permit others to link the data with individually identified records in another database.
  3. You will not attempt to learn the identity of any person whose data are contained in the supplied file(s).
  4. If the identity of any person is discovered inadvertently, then the following should be done;
    1. no use will be made of this knowledge,
    2. the HINTS Program staff will be notified of the incident,
    3. no one else will be informed of the discovered identity.
  5. You will not release nor permit others to release the data in full or in part to any person except with the written approval of the HINTS Program staff.
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  7. For all software provided by the HINTS Program, you will not copy, distribute, reverse engineer, profit from its sale or use, or incorporate it in any other software system.
  8. The source of information should be cited in all publications. The appropriate citation is associated with the data file used. Please see Suggested Citations in the Download HINTS Data section of this Web site, or the Readme.txt associated with the ASCII text version of the HINTS data.
  9. Analyses of large HINTS domains usually produce reliable estimates, but analyses of small domains may yield unreliable estimates, as indicated by their large variances. The analyst should pay particular attention to the standard error and coefficient of variation (relative standard error) for estimates of means, proportions, and totals, and the analyst should report these when writing up results. It is important that the analyst realizes that small sample sizes for particular analyses will tend to result in unstable estimates.
  10. You may receive periodic e-mail updates from the HINTS administrators.