Public Use Dataset
HINTS data are available for public use. Learn about mode, trends and more in the HINTS FAQ.
HINTS 4 (Cycle 1) dataset, updated August 2012
Total respondents: 3,959
Complete responses: 3,907
Partial responses**: 52
**Note: A questionnaire was considered to be complete if at least 80% of Sections A and B were answered. A questionnaire was considered to be partially complete if 50% to 79% of the questions were answered in Sections A and B.
HINTS Puerto Rico 2009
The University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Puerto Rico Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System, and the U.S. National Cancer Institute, implemented HINTS in Puerto Rico in 2009. A total of 639 (603 complete and 36 partially complete) interviews were conducted. Documentation is available to assist with analyzing the HINTS Puerto Rico data, including instructions on how to combine the dataset with HINTS 2007 for comparisons.
HINTS 2007 Dataset, updated February 2009
CATI (Phone) completes: 3,767
CATI (Phone) partial completes: 325
Total CATI (Phone): 4,092
Partial completes were defined as cases where the respondent completed the first section (Health Communications) of the interview, but did not reach the end of the survey instrument.
Mail completes: 3,473
Mail partial completes: 109
Total Mail: 3,582
A questionnaire was considered to be complete if at least 80% of sections A, B, and C were filled in. To be considered partially complete, a questionnaire had to have between 50% and 79% of these sections filled.
HINTS 2005 Dataset, updated June 2006
The full dataset (n=5586) includes respondents who completed the entire interview (Completes: n=5394) plus those who completed the Health Communication and General Cancer Questions only (Partial Completes: n=192).
HINTS 2003 Dataset, updated June 2006
The full dataset (n=6369) includes respondents who completed the entire interview (Completes: n=6149) plus those who completed the Health Communication and General Cancer Questions only (Partial Completes: n=220).
You may also download the Codebook for interpreting data values along with unweighted and weighted frequencies.
For additional information about using HINTS data contact Richard Moser, Ph.D. (HINTS Data Coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org