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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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Colon Cancer
How likely do you think it is that you will develop colon cancer in the future?
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"I Don't Know" My Cancer Risk: Exploring Deficits in Cancer Knowledge and Information-Seeking Skills to Explain an Often-Overlooked Participant Response. View questions related to this article

Can the inpatient hospital setting be a golden opportunity to improve colon cancer screening rates in the United States? View questions related to this article

An evaluation of healthcare information on the Internet: the case of colorectal cancer prevention. View questions related to this article

"Don't know" responses to risk perception measures: implications for underserved populations. View questions related to this article

Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. View questions related to this article

An evaluation of colonoscopy use: Implications for health education. View questions related to this article

Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. View questions related to this article

Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data. View questions related to this article

Risk perceptions and worry about cancer: does gender make a difference? View questions related to this article

Perceived ambiguity about cancer prevention recommendations: associations with cancer-related perceptions and behaviours in a US population survey. View questions related to this article

Screening practices in cancer survivors. View questions related to this article

Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates? View questions related to this article

Lack of acknowledgment of fruit and vegetable recommendations among nonadherent individuals: associations with information processing and cancer cognitions. View questions related to this article

Predictors of perceived risk for colon cancer in a national probability sample in the United States. View questions related to this article

Cancer information seeking preferences and experiences: disparities between Asian Americans and Whites in the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Absolute and comparative risk perceptions as predictors of cancer worry: moderating effects of gender and psychological distress. View questions related to this article



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How often do you worry about getting colon cancer?
... You are reluctant to get checked for colon cancer because you fear you may have it.
... People with colon cancer would have pain or other symptoms prior to being diagnosed.
Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever advised you to get a test to check for colon cancer?
Have you ever done a stool blood test using a home kit?
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Avoiding cancer risk information View questions related to this article

Asian and Hispanic Americans’ cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening. View questions related to this article

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer screening behaviors: Implications for African American men. View questions related to this article

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

The association of perceived provider-patient communication and relationship quality with Colorectal Cancer screening. View questions related to this article

Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. 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

Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. View questions related to this article

Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data. View questions related to this article

Perceived ambiguity about cancer prevention recommendations: associations with cancer-related perceptions and behaviours in a US population survey. View questions related to this article

Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Screening practices in cancer survivors. View questions related to this article

Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States). View questions related to this article

Relationship of communication and information measures to colorectal cancer screening utilization: results from HINTS. View questions related to this article

Knowledge of colon cancer screening in a national probability sample in the United States. View questions related to this article



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When did you do your most recent stool blood test using a home kit to check for colon cancer?
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Asian and Hispanic Americans’ cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening. View questions related to this article

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

Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. 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

An evaluation of colonoscopy use: Implications for health education. View questions related to this article

The association between social networks and colorectal cancer screening in American males and females: data from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. View questions related to this article

Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data. View questions related to this article

Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Screening practices in cancer survivors. View questions related to this article

Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States). View questions related to this article

Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates? View questions related to this article

Relationship of communication and information measures to colorectal cancer screening utilization: results from HINTS. View questions related to this article



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When did you have your most recent sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to check for colon cancer?
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Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Large-Scale Surveys in Public Health Research: A Comparison of the Assessment of Cancer Screening Behaviors. View questions related to this article

Influence of provider discussion and specific recommendation on colorectal cancer screening uptake among U.S. adults. View questions related to this article

Asian and Hispanic Americans’ cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening. 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

An evaluation of colonoscopy use: Implications for health education. View questions related to this article

The association between social networks and colorectal cancer screening in American males and females: data from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. View questions related to this article

Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data. View questions related to this article

Risk perceptions and worry about cancer: does gender make a difference? View questions related to this article

Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Screening practices in cancer survivors. View questions related to this article

Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States). View questions related to this article

Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates? View questions related to this article

Relationship of communication and information measures to colorectal cancer screening utilization: results from HINTS. View questions related to this article



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Have you ever had a sigmoidoscopy?
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Disparities in Colorectal Cancer screening behaviors: Implications for African American men. View questions related to this article

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

The association of perceived provider-patient communication and relationship quality with Colorectal Cancer screening. View questions related to this article

Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. 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

Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. View questions related to this article

Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data. View questions related to this article

Risk perceptions and worry about cancer: does gender make a difference? View questions related to this article

Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Screening practices in cancer survivors. View questions related to this article

Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States). View questions related to this article

Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates? View questions related to this article

Relationship of communication and information measures to colorectal cancer screening utilization: results from HINTS. View questions related to this article

Knowledge of colon cancer screening in a national probability sample in the United States. View questions related to this article



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Have you ever had a colonoscopy?
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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

Can the inpatient hospital setting be a golden opportunity to improve colon cancer screening rates in the United States? View questions related to this article

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer screening behaviors: Implications for African American men. View questions related to this article

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

The association of perceived provider-patient communication and relationship quality with Colorectal Cancer screening. View questions related to this article

Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. 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

Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. View questions related to this article

Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data. View questions related to this article

Risk perceptions and worry about cancer: does gender make a difference? View questions related to this article

Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Screening practices in cancer survivors. View questions related to this article

Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). View questions related to this article

Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates? View questions related to this article

Relationship of communication and information measures to colorectal cancer screening utilization: results from HINTS. View questions related to this article

Cancer information scanning and seeking behavior is associated with knowledge, lifestyle choices, and screening. View questions related to this article

Knowledge of colon cancer screening in a national probability sample in the United States. View questions related to this article



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Think about the last time a doctor, nurse or other health professional told you that you should get a test to check for colon cancer. Was it within the last five years?
Who talked to you about getting a test to check for colon cancer?
Who talked to you about getting a test to check for colon cancer?
The last time you were told you should be tested for colon cancer, which of the following tests did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} describe?
Did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} describe any other test?
The last time you were told you should be tested for colon cancer, did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} recommend to you any particular test?
What was the main reason you did your most recent stool blood test using a home kit?
Do you believe these tests are about equally effective in finding colon cancer, or are some more effective than others?
Did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} describe colonoscopy?
Did the {the doctor, nurse, or other health professional} describe sigmoidoscopy?
Has a doctor ever told you that you could choose whether or not to have a test for colon cancer?
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