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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

H2 = HINTS 2 (2005)

H3 = HINTS 3 (2008)

H4Cyc1 = HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)

H4Cyc2 = HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)

H4Cyc3 = HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)

H4Cyc4 = HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)

FDA = HINTS FDA (2015)

FDACyc2 = HINTS FDA Cycle 2 (2017)

H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

H5Cyc2 = HINTS 5 Cycle 2 (2018)

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During the past 12 months, not counting times you went to an emergency room, how many times did you go to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional to get care for yourself?
Not including psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, is there a particular doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you see most often?
What kind of health professional do you see most often? Do you see a doctor, nurse, or some other health professional?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did they spend enough time with you?
During the past 12 months, did you use any complementary, alternative, or uncoventional therapies such as herbal supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, or Tai Chi?
Did you discuss your use of unconventional therapies with any of your doctors?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months... How often did doctors, nurses, or other health professionals give you the chance to ask all the health-relate
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did doctors, nurses, or other health professionals give the attention you needed to your feelings and emotions?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did they make sure you understood the things you needed to do to take care of your health?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did they help you deal with feelings of uncertainty about your health or health care?
Overall, how would you rate the quality of health care you received in the past 12 months?
Some people avoid visiting their doctor even when they suspect they should. Would you say this is true for you, or not true for you?
I avoid seeing my doctor because I feel uncomfortable when my body is being examined.
I avoid seeing my doctor because I fear I may have a serious illness.
I avoid seeing my doctor because it makes me think about dying.
Are there any other reasons why you avoid seeing your doctor?
In general, I think that the information I give doctors is safely guarded.
Genetic tests that analyze your DNA, diet, and lifestyle for potential health risks are currently being marketed by companies directly to consumers. Have you heard or read about these genetic tests?
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: Insurance through a current or former employer or union (of you or another family member)
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: Insurance purchased directly from an insurance company (by you or another family member)
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: Medicare
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: Medicaid, Medical Assistance, or any kind of government-assistance plan for those with low incomes or a disability
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: TRICARE or other military health care
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: VA (including those who have ever used or enrolled for VA health care)
Do you have any of the following health insurance or health coverage plans: Indian Health Service
About how long has it been since you last visited a doctor for a routine checkup? A routine checkup is a general physical exam, not an exam for a specific injury, illness, or condition.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Outdoor air pollution.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Indoor air pollution.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Man-made chemicals in the water.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Pesticides and other chemicals on food.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Radiation from cell phones.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Radiation from medical imaging tests such as x-rays, mammography, radioactive dyes, etc.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Chemicals in household items such as plastic containers, furniture, paint, etc.
How much do you worry that each of the following will harm your health? Chemicals in personal care products such as make-up, fragrances, hair products, etc.
Have you ever had one of these tests to check for colon cancer?
Has a doctor ever discussed with you whether or not you should have the PSA test?
In that discussion, did the doctor ask you whether or not you wanted to have the PSA test?
Did a doctor ever tell you that some experts disagree about whether men should have PSA tests?
Has a doctor or other health care professional ever told you that...The PSA test is not always accurate?
Has a doctor or other health care professional ever told you that...Some types of prostate cancer are slow-growing and need no treatment?
Has a doctor or other health care professional ever told you that...Treating any type of prostate cancer can lead to serious side-effects, such as problems with urination or having sex?
Do you have any other health care coverage plan for yourself (please do not include dental or vision plans)?
From which of the following sources did you read or hear anything about genetic tests? Mark all that apply.
Have you ever had any of the following type(s) of genetic tests? Mark all that apply.
If you had a genetic test, with whom did you personally share the results?
How important is it to know your family's health history for your own health?
Since October of 2013, have you tried to get health insurance for yourself through the new federal health care law (e.g., from healthcare.gov or a state website)?
In the past 12 months, when getting care for a medical problem, was there a time when you had to bring an X-ray, MRI, or other type of test result with you to the appointment?
In the past 12 months, when getting care for a medical problem, was there a time when you had to wait for test results longer than you thought reasonable?
In the past 12 months, when getting care for a medical problem, was there a time when you had to redo a test or procedure because the earlier test results were not available?
In the past 12 months, when getting care for a medical problem, was there a time when you had to provide your medical history again because your chart could not be found?
Are you currently covered by insurance through a current or former employer or union?
Are you currently covered by insurance purchased directly from an insurance company?
Are you currently covered by Medicare, for people 65 and older, or people with certain disabilities?
Are you currently covered by Medicaid, Medical Assistance, or any kind of government-assistance plan for those with low incomes or a disability
Are you currently covered by TRICARE or other military health care
Are you currently covered by VA (including those who have ever used or enrolled for VA health care)
Are you currently covered by any other type of health insurance or health coverage plan?
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