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Health Communication
When you hear or read a new recommendation about nutrition, are you more likely to pay attention to it or to ignore it?
On a typical weekday, about how many hours do you watch television?
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On a typical weekday, about how many hours do you listen to the radio?
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In the past seven days, how many days did you read a newspaper?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from a doctor or other healthcare professional?
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Information-seeking in cancer survivors: application of the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking to HINTS 2007 data. View questions related to this article

Parental cancer beliefs and trust in health information from medical authorities as predictors of HPV vaccine acceptability. View questions related to this article

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The association of understanding of medical statistics with health information seeking and health provider interaction in a national sample of young adults. View questions related to this article

Isolated and skeptical: Social engagement and trust in information sources among smokers. View questions related to this article

Realizing the promise of Web 2.0: Engaging community intelligence. View questions related to this article

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HealthyME HealthyU(©2010UCPGB): a collaborative project to enhance access to health information and services for individuals with disabilities. View questions related to this article

Awareness and use of tobacco quitlines: evidence from the Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Clinical trial awareness among racial/ethnic minorities in HINTS 2007: sociodemographic, attitudinal, and knowledge correlates. 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

Health and cancer information seeking practices and preferences in Puerto Rico: creating an evidence base for cancer communication efforts. View questions related to this article

Cancer information disparities between U.S.- and foreign-born populations. View questions related to this article

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In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from family or friends?
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Cancer information disparities between U.S.- and foreign-born populations. View questions related to this article

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In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics on the radio?
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Information-seeking in cancer survivors: application of the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking to HINTS 2007 data. View questions related to this article

Effects of Race/Ethnicity and socioeconomic status on health information-seeking, confidence, and trust. View questions related to this article

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The association of understanding of medical statistics with health information seeking and health provider interaction in a national sample of young adults. View questions related to this article

Isolated and skeptical: Social engagement and trust in information sources among smokers. View questions related to this article

Correlates of consumer trust in online health information: Findings from the health information national trends survey. View questions related to this article

Providing health messages to Hispanics/Latinos: understanding the importance of language, trust in health information sources, and media use. View questions related to this article

HealthyME HealthyU(©2010UCPGB): a collaborative project to enhance access to health information and services for individuals with disabilities. View questions related to this article

Clinical trial awareness among racial/ethnic minorities in HINTS 2007: sociodemographic, attitudinal, and knowledge correlates. 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

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Correlates of consumer trust in online health information: Findings from the health information national trends survey. View questions related to this article

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HealthyME HealthyU(©2010UCPGB): a collaborative project to enhance access to health information and services for individuals with disabilities. View questions related to this article

The role of provider-patient communication and trust in online sources in Internet use for health-related activities. View questions related to this article

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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

Health and cancer information seeking practices and preferences in Puerto Rico: creating an evidence base for cancer communication efforts. View questions related to this article

A path analysis on correlates of consumer trust in online health information: evidence from the health information national trends survey. View questions related to this article

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In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics on television?
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Information-seeking in cancer survivors: application of the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking to HINTS 2007 data. 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

Effects of Race/Ethnicity and socioeconomic status on health information-seeking, confidence, and trust. View questions related to this article

Trends in patient information preferences and acquisition. View questions related to this article

The association of understanding of medical statistics with health information seeking and health provider interaction in a national sample of young adults. View questions related to this article

Isolated and skeptical: Social engagement and trust in information sources among smokers. View questions related to this article

Correlates of consumer trust in online health information: Findings from the health information national trends survey. View questions related to this article

Providing health messages to Hispanics/Latinos: understanding the importance of language, trust in health information sources, and media use. View questions related to this article

HealthyME HealthyU(©2010UCPGB): a collaborative project to enhance access to health information and services for individuals with disabilities. View questions related to this article

Clinical trial awareness among racial/ethnic minorities in HINTS 2007: sociodemographic, attitudinal, and knowledge correlates. 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

Health and cancer information seeking practices and preferences in Puerto Rico: creating an evidence base for cancer communication efforts. View questions related to this article

Cancer information disparities between U.S.- and foreign-born populations. View questions related to this article

Profile of e-patients: analysis of their cancer information-seeking from a national survey. View questions related to this article

Health information seeking and media exposure among smokers: A comparison of light and intermittent tobacco users with heavy users View questions related to this article

The Influence of Media Trust and Internet Trust on Privacy-Risking Uses of E-Health. View questions related to this article

What do women in the U.S. know about human papillomavirus and cervical cancer? View questions related to this article



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How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on TV?
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Media use and health information seeking: An empirical test of complementarity theory. View questions related to this article

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Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003). View questions related to this article

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How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on the radio?
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Health information-seeking on behalf of others: characteristics of "surrogate seekers". 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

Intention to quit smoking: Role of personal and family member cancer diagnosis. View questions related to this article

Information processing and negative affect: evidence from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Cancer news coverage and information seeking. View questions related to this article

Media use and health information seeking: An empirical test of complementarity theory. 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

Understanding health inequalities for uninsured Americans: a population-wide survey. View questions related to this article

Identifying sedentary subgroups: the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey. 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

Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003). 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

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Factors associated with men's use of prostate-specific antigen screening: evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article



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How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics in newspapers?
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Intention to quit smoking: Role of personal and family member cancer diagnosis. View questions related to this article

Effects of newspaper coverage on public knowledge about modifiable cancer risks. View questions related to this article

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Media use and health information seeking: An empirical test of complementarity theory. View questions related to this article

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

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Understanding health inequalities for uninsured Americans: a population-wide survey. View questions related to this article

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

Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003). 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

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

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Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age. View questions related to this article

Factors associated with men's use of prostate-specific antigen screening: evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article



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How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics in magazines?
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Health information-seeking on behalf of others: characteristics of "surrogate seekers". 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

Intention to quit smoking: Role of personal and family member cancer diagnosis. View questions related to this article

Information processing and negative affect: evidence from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Cancer news coverage and information seeking. View questions related to this article

Media use and health information seeking: An empirical test of complementarity theory. 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

Understanding health inequalities for uninsured Americans: a population-wide survey. View questions related to this article

Identifying sedentary subgroups: the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey. 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

Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003). View questions related to this article

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

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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

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Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age. View questions related to this article

Factors associated with men's use of prostate-specific antigen screening: evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article



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How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on the Internet?
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Health information-seeking on behalf of others: characteristics of "surrogate seekers". 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

Information processing and negative affect: evidence from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. View questions related to this article

Cancer news coverage and information seeking. View questions related to this article

Media use and health information seeking: An empirical test of complementarity theory. 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

Understanding health inequalities for uninsured Americans: a population-wide survey. View questions related to this article

Identifying sedentary subgroups: the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey. 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

Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003). 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

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

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Have you ever looked for information about health or medical topics from any source?
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Media complementarity and health information seeking in Puerto Rico. View questions related to this article

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The most recent time you looked for information about health or medical topics, where did you go first?
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In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from government health agencies?
When was the last time you used the Internet to look for information about health or medical care?
The last time you used the Internet to look for information about health or medical care, was this from. . . home, from work, or from someplace else?
Did you get to this web site by doing an Internet search, or did you find out about it some other way?
Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of telephone quit lines such as a toll-free number to call for help in quitting smoking?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics in online newspapers?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics in special health or medical magazines or newsletters?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on local television news programs?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on national or cable news programs?
Imagine that you had a strong need to get information about health or medical topics. Where would you go first?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from health organizations or groups?
Have you ever looked for information on electronic cigarettes from any source?
What kinds of information on electronic cigarettes have you ever looked for from any source?
What information did you look for the most recent time you looked for information about electronic cigarettes?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from a doctor/pharmacist/health care provider?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from family or friends?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from health organizations or groups?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from religious organizations and leaders?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from tobacco companies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from electronic cigarette companies?
Have you ever looked for any of the following information about tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco) from any source?
If you have looked for information about tobacco products, what information did you look for the most recent time you looked?
Overall, how confident are you that you could get health information about tobacco products if you needed it?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from a doctor/pharmacist/health care provider?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from family or friends?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from health organizations or groups?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from religious organizations and leaders?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from tobacco companies?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from television?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from news websites?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from health websites?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from government websites?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from social media?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from magazines?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from newspapers?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from the radio?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from billboards?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from public transportation?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from mailings?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from a community event?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from a point of sale?
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HINTS Data Terms of Use

It is of utmost importance to ensure the confidentiality of survey participants. Every effort has been made to exclude identifying information on individual respondents from the computer files. Some demographic information such as sex, race, etc., has been included for research purposes. NCI expects that users of the data set will adhere to the strictest standards of ethical conduct for the analysis and reporting of nationally collected survey data. It is mandatory that all research results be presented/published in a manner that protects the integrity of the data and ensures the confidentiality of participants.

In order for the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to provide a public-use or another version of data to you, it is necessary that you agree to the following provisions.

  1. You will not present/publish data in which an individual can be identified. Publication of small cell sizes should be avoided.
  2. You will not attempt to link nor permit others to link the data with individually identified records in another database.
  3. You will not attempt to learn the identity of any person whose data are contained in the supplied file(s).
  4. If the identity of any person is discovered inadvertently, then the following should be done;
    1. no use will be made of this knowledge,
    2. the HINTS Program staff will be notified of the incident,
    3. no one else will be informed of the discovered identity.
  5. You will not release nor permit others to release the data in full or in part to any person except with the written approval of the HINTS Program staff.
  6. If accessing the data from a centralized location on a time sharing computer system or LAN, you will not share your logon name and password with any other individuals. You will also not allow any other individuals to use your computer account after you have logged on with your logon name and password.
  7. For all software provided by the HINTS Program, you will not copy, distribute, reverse engineer, profit from its sale or use, or incorporate it in any other software system.
  8. The source of information should be cited in all publications. The appropriate citation is associated with the data file used. Please see Suggested Citations in the Download HINTS Data section of this Web site, or the Readme.txt associated with the ASCII text version of the HINTS data.
  9. Analyses of large HINTS domains usually produce reliable estimates, but analyses of small domains may yield unreliable estimates, as indicated by their large variances. The analyst should pay particular attention to the standard error and coefficient of variation (relative standard error) for estimates of means, proportions, and totals, and the analyst should report these when writing up results. It is important that the analyst realizes that small sample sizes for particular analyses will tend to result in unstable estimates.
  10. You may receive periodic e-mail updates from the HINTS administrators.