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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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Cancer Perceptions and Knowledge
How likely do you think it is that you will develop colon 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?
What are some things that people can do to reduce their chances of getting colon cancer?
What are some things that people can do to reduce their chances of getting lung cancer?
What are some things that people can do to reduce their chances of getting skin 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 skin cancer.
... Colon cancer develops over a period of several years.
... Lung cancer develops over a period of several years.
... Skin cancer develops over a period of several years.
... There are ways to slow down or disrupt the development of colon cancer.
... There are ways to slow down or disrupt the development of lung cancer.
... There are ways to slow down or disrupt the development of skin cancer.
... Colon cancer is most often caused by a person's behavior or lifestyle.
... Lung cancer is most often caused by a person's behavior or lifestyle.
... Skin cancer is most often caused by a person's behavior or lifestyle.
... It seems like almost everything causes colon cancer.
... It seems like almost everything causes lung cancer.
... It seems like almost everything causes skin cancer.
... You are reluctant to get checked for colon cancer because you fear you may have it.
... You are reluctant to get checked for lung cancer because you fear you may have it.
... People with lung cancer would have pain or other symptoms prior to being diagnosed.
... People with colon cancer would have pain or other symptoms prior to being diagnosed.
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?
What specific changes should you make in your eating habits to reduce your chances of getting cancer?
You said you should get tested for cancer. What kinds of tests do you have in mind?
Do you think that eating a high fat diet 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 pesticides or food additives increase 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 not eating much fiber 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 not eating many fruits and vegetables 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 stress 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 drinking a lot of alcoholic beverages 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 being hit in the breast 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 having many sexual partners 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 having a family history of cancer 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 being a particular race or ethnicity 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 not getting much exercise 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 pollution 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?
Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree with the following statements or do you have no opinion: It seems like everything causes cancer.
Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree with the following statements or do you have no opinion: There are so many recommendations about preventing cancer, it's hard to know which ones to follow.
What specific changes should people make in their eating habits to reduce their chances of getting cancer?
You said people should get tested for cancer. What kinds of tests do you have in mind?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? When I think of cancer, I automatically think of death.
How much do you agree or disagree that Cancer is most often caused by a person's behavior or lifestyle?
...Getting checked regularly for cancer helps find cancer when it's easy to treat.
...People can tell they might have cancer before being diagnosed.
...Cancer is an illness that when detected early can typically be cured.
...Overall, how many people who develop cancer do you think survive at least 5 years?
When you hear the word cancer, what type of cancer comes to mind first?
Do you think you can get HPV through sexual contact?
Do you think that HPV can affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?
... You are reluctant to get checked for skin cancer because you fear you may have it.
In general, once people start doing home blood stool tests, about how often should they do them?
In general, once people start having sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exams, about how often should they have them?
Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree, or do you have no opinion with the following statements: Arranging to get checked for colon cancer would be easy for you.
...Getting checked for colon cancer is too expensive.
Do you believe these tests are about equally effective in finding colon cancer, or are some more effective than others?
Which test (or tests) do you believe is more effective in finding colon cancer?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Overall, how many people who develop lung cancer do you think are cured?
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.
...Whether a person gets lung cancer depends more on genes than anything else.
Compared to the average person your age, would you say that for colon/lung/skin cancer you are:
There¿s not much you can do to lower your chances of getting colon/lung/skin cancer.
There are ways to slow down or disrupt the development of colon/lung/skin cancer.
Colon/Lung/Skin cancer is most often caused by a person¿s behavior or lifestyle.
It seems like almost everything causes colon/lung/skin cancer.
You are reluctant to get checked for colon/lung/skin cancer because you fear you may have it.
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.
You are afraid of finding colon cancer if you were checked.
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? In adults, cancer is more common than heart disease?
As far as you know, who has a greater chance of getting cancer - a person with a 1 in 1,000 chance of getting cancer, or a person with a 1 in 100 chance?
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statement: In women, breast cancer is more common than lung cancer.
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Some cancers are slow growing and need no treatment.
Which of the following is closest to your opinion about how cancers can be cured?
Which of the following is closest to your opinion about people's ability to avoid cancers through what they eat or drink?
Which of the following is closest to your opinion about how dietary supplements affect people's ability to avoid cancer?
Which of the following is closest to your opinion about treating cancer with dietary supplements instead of drugs or surgery?
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