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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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Risk Perceptions
How likely do you think it is that you will develop breast cancer in the future?
Compared to the average woman your age, would you say that you are...
How often do you worry about getting breast cancer?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop colon cancer in the future?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop lung cancer in the future?
Compared to the average person your age, would you say that you are more likely to get colon cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
Compared to the average person your age, would you say that you are more likely to get lung cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
Compared to the average person your age, would you say that you are more likely to get skin cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
Compared to the average {man/woman} your age, would you say that you are more likely to get colon cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
When would you say the risk of colon cancer is the highest, when you're under 40 years old, between 40 and 60 years old, or over 60 years old?
Overall, how confident are you about your ability to take good care of your health?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop prostate cancer in the future?
Compared to the average man your age, would you say that you are more likely to get prostate cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
How often do you worry about getting prostate cancer?
During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advise you to get a PSA test?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
Do you believe that some types of cigarettes are less harmful than others?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop skin cancer in the future?
... People with skin cancer would have pain or other symptoms prior to being diagnosed.
Compared to other people your age, how likely are you to get cancer in your lifetime?
Select one answer that best represents your opinion about the statement: “I feel like I could easily get cancer in my lifetime.”
How likely are you to get heart disease in your lifetime?
How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: I'd rather not know my chance of getting cancer.
If experts had conflicting opinions about a medical test or treatment, I would still be willing to try it.
Medical tests or exams such as colonoscopies, mammograms, and Pap tests that check for early signs of cancer can definitely tell that a person has cancer.
When medical tests or exams such as colonoscopies, mammograms, and Pap tests that check for early signs of cancer find something abnormal, more tests are needed to know if it is cancer.
When medical tests or exams such as colonoscopies, mammograms, and Pap tests that check for early signs of cancer find something abnormal, it is very likely to be cancer.
The harms of medical tests or exams such as colonoscopies, mammograms, and Pap tests that check for early signs of cancer sometimes outweigh the benefits.
Suppose you have been diagnosed with cancer with a moderate chance of survival and several treatment options, what role would you prefer to take in deciding your cancer treatment?
Suppose you have been diagnosed with cancer with a low chance of survival and limited treatment options, what role would you prefer to take in deciding your cancer treatment?
In the past year, how often have you thought about the chemicals contained in tobacco products?
Where do you think the chemicals in cigarettes and cigarette smoke come from?
How long do you think someone has to smoke cigarettes before it harms their health?
How much do you think people harm themselves when they smoke a few cigarettes every day?
How much do you think people harm themselves when they smoke 10 or more cigarettes every day?
How harmful do you think cigarette smoking is to a person's health?
How harmful do you think cigar smoking is to a person's health?
How harmful do you think smokeless tobacco is to a person's health?
How harmful do you think electronic cigarette use is to a person's health?
How harmful do you think smoking tobacco in a hookah is to a person's health?
How harmful do you think smoking roll your own cigarettes is to a person's health?
How harmful do you think smoking a pipe filled with tobacco is to a person's health?
How much do you think people harm themselves when they use smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or snus, every day?
How much do you think people harm themselves when they use smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or snus, some days but not every day?
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement: Tobacco is safer to use now than it was 5 years ago.
Compared to a typical cigarette, would you think that a cigarette advertised as low nicotine would be…Harmful
Compared to a typical cigarette, would you think that a cigarette advertised as low nicotine would be…Addictive
Compared to a typical cigarette, would you think that a cigarette advertised as low nicotine have a…Lung Cancer
How easy is it for you to imagine yourself developing cancer in the future?
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