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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

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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)

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H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

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Nutrition and Physical Activity
During the past 30 days, how often did you eat fruit?
During the past 30 days, how often did you eat vegetables other than potatoes?
How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you think the average adult should eat each day for good health?
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In a typical week, how many days do you do any physical activity or exercise of at least moderate intensity, such as brisk walking, bicycling at a regular pace, swimming at a regular pace, and heavy gardening?
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Multifactorial beliefs about the role of genetics and behavior in common health conditions: prevalence and associations with participant characteristics and engagement in health behaviors. View questions related to this article

Perceptions of the roles of behaviour and genetics in disease risk: are they associated with behaviour change attempts. View questions related to this article

How Accurate Are Americans’ Perceptions of Their Own Weight? View questions related to this article

Population Estimates of Meeting Strength Training and Aerobic Guidelines, by Gender and Cancer Survivorship Status: Findings From the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Engaging the community to improve nutrition and physical activity among houses of worship. View questions related to this article

TV viewing and BMI by Race/Ethnicity and socio-economic status. View questions related to this article

Is there such a thing as an online health lifestyle? Examining the relationship between social status, internet access, and health behaviors. View questions related to this article

Relationship between physical activity and general mental health. View questions related to this article

Recency of pap testing and future testing plans among women aged 18-64: Analysis of the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Health disparities in awareness of physical activity and cancer prevention: findings from the National Cancer Institute's 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Causal beliefs about obesity and associated health behaviors: Results from a population-based survey. View questions related to this article

Awareness of national physical activity recommendations for health promotion among US adults. View questions related to this article

Awareness of the role of physical activity in colon cancer prevention. View questions related to this article



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As far as you know, does physical activity or exercise increase the chances of getting some types of cancer, decrease the chances of getting some types of cancer, or does it not make much difference?
Think about the last time you heard a new recommendation about nutrition. Which of the following things did you do in response to the new recommendation? I changed what I do; I did not change what I do; or I waited to get more information.
People who are overweight can lose a significant amount of weight by doing 30 minutes of moderate activities such as brisk walking on most days of the week. Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer on television?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer on television?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer in newspapers?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer in newspapers?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer in magazines?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer in magazines?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer on the Internet?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer on the Internet?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer from a doctor or other health care professional?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer from a doctor or other health care professional?
During the past month, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, yoga, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?
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Physical activity in young adults: a signal detection analysis of Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 2007 data. View questions related to this article

How Accurate Are Americans’ Perceptions of Their Own Weight? View questions related to this article

Analyzing factors associated with women's attitudes and behaviors toward screening mammography using design-based logistic regression. View questions related to this article

Weight Management Information Overload Challenges in 2007 HINTS: Socioeconomic, Health Status and Behaviors Correlates. View questions related to this article

Factors influencing the willingness of US women to vaccinate their daughters against the human papillomavirus to prevent cervical cancer. View questions related to this article

Socioeconomic Status, Attitudes on Use of Health Information, Preventive Behaviors, and Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies: Using A U.S. National Representative Sample. View questions related to this article

The influence of physicians on colorectal cancer screening behavior. View questions related to this article

Determinants of consumer-driven healthcare: Self-confidence in information search, health literacy, and trust in information sources. View questions related to this article

Knowledge of and adherence to fruit and vegetable recommendations and intakes: Results of the 2003 health information national trends survey. View questions related to this article

Differences between RDD telephone and ABS mail survey design: coverage, unit nonresponse, and measurement error. View questions related to this article

What does the public know about preventing cancer? Results from the Health Information National TrendsSurvey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Behavioral correlates of HPV vaccine acceptability in the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Nutrition-related cancer prevention cognitions and behavioral intentions: testing the risk perception attitude framework. View questions related to this article



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At least once a week, do you engage in regular activity such as brisk walking, jogging, bicycling, or another activity long enough to work up a sweat?
How many servings of fruits do you usually eat or drink each day?
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How many servings of vegetables do you usually eat or drink each day?
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The association between fruit and vegetable intake, knowledge of the recommendations, and health information seeking within adults in the U.S. mainland and in Puerto Rico. View questions related to this article

Physical activity in young adults: a signal detection analysis of Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 2007 data. View questions related to this article

Media complementarity and health information seeking in Puerto Rico. View questions related to this article

Multifactorial beliefs about the role of genetics and behavior in common health conditions: prevalence and associations with participant characteristics and engagement in health behaviors. View questions related to this article

Engaging the community to improve nutrition and physical activity among houses of worship. View questions related to this article

Analyzing factors associated with women's attitudes and behaviors toward screening mammography using design-based logistic regression. View questions related to this article

Is there such a thing as an online health lifestyle? Examining the relationship between social status, internet access, and health behaviors. View questions related to this article

Using the internet to help with diet, weight, and physical activity: Results from the health information national trends survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Awareness of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and use of genetic tests among Puerto Rican adults, 2009. View questions related to this article

Race/ethnicity, psychological distress, and fruit/vegetable consumption. The nature of the distress-behavior relation differs by race/ethnicity. View questions related to this article

Fruit and vegetable intake of US adults: comparing intake by mode of survey administration. View questions related to this article

Causal beliefs about obesity and associated health behaviors: Results from a population-based survey. View questions related to this article



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Sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D naturally. Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree?
How often in the past 12 months would you say you were worried or stressed about having enough money to buy nutritious meals?
How much sugar-sweetened soda or pop do you usually drink each day? Do not include diet sodas or diet pop.
In a typical week, outside of your job or work around the house, how many days do you do leisure-time physical activities specifically designed to strengthen your muscles such as lifting weights or circuit training (do not include cardio exercise such as walking, biking, or swimming)?
During the past 30 days, how many days per week did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?
How much do you think health behaviors like diet, exercise, and smoking determine whether or not a person will develop high blood pressure/hypertension?
How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: "Body weight is something basic about a person that they can't change very much."
How much does pressure from others reflect why you would start or continue exercising regularly?
How much does concern over the way you look reflect why you would start or continue exercising regularly?
How much does feeling guilty when you skip exercising reflect why you would start or continue exercising regularly?
How much does getting enjoyment from exercise reflect why you would start or continue exercising regularly?
The food label above can be found on the back of a container of a pint of ice cream. We would like to know how easy it is to use this information. Use the food label above to answer questions N1-N4. If you eat the entire container, how many calories will
If you are allowed to eat 60g of carbohydrates as a snack, how much ice cream could you have? Write a number on one line below.
Your doctor advises you to reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet. You usually have 42g of saturated fat each day, which includes 1 serving of ice cream. If you stop eating ice cream, how many grams of saturated fat would you be consuming each da
If you usually eat 2,500 calories in a day, what percentage of your daily value of calories will you be eating if you eat one serving?
Which of the following health conditions do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol? Cancer.
Which of the following health conditions do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol? Heart Disease.
Which of the following health conditions do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol? Diabetes.
Which of the following health conditions do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol? High cholesterol.
Which of the following health conditions do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol? Liver disease.
Which of the following health conditions do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol? Being overweight or obese.
How much do you agree or disagree that alcohol increases your risk of cancer?
How much do you agree or disagree that drinking alcohol in moderation reduces your risk of heart disease?
How much do you think that being overweight or obese can influence whether or not a person will develop cancer?
How much do you think that eating healthy food can influence whether or not a person will develop cancer?
How much do you think that exercising regularly can influence whether or not a person will develop cancer?
Think about the last time you ordered food in a fast food or sit down restaurant, did you notice calorie information listed next to the food on the menu or menu board?
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how easy or difficult to understand was the calorie information?
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how did the calorie information change what you were thinking of ordering? I ordered something with fewer calories.
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how did the calorie information change what you were thinking of ordering? I ordered something with more calories.
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how did the calorie information change what you were thinking of ordering? I ordered fewer items.
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how did the calorie information change what you were thinking of ordering? I ordered smaller sizes.
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how did the calorie information change what you were thinking of ordering? I ordered more items.
Thinking about the last time you noticed calorie information on the menu or menu board, how did the calorie information change what you were thinking of ordering? I ordered larger sizes.
During the past 7 days, how much time did you spend sitting on a typical day at home or at work? This may include time spent sitting at a desk, visiting friends, reading, driving or riding in a car, or sitting or lying down to watch television.
Weekly Minutes of Moderate Exercise (Composite of TimesModerateExercise and HowLongModerateExerciseMinutes)
Average Number of Alcoholic Drinks Per Week (Composite of DrinkDaysPerWeek and DrinksPerDay)
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