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HINTS Reports and Materials

HINTS How-to Webinar

On May 4, 2016, presenters from the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration came together to provide an overview of HINTS, review optimal ways for analyzing HINTS data, and present case studies that used HINTS data in an interactive workshop and webinar. Videos from this webinar are now available.

Books & Reports

Integrative analytic methods using population-level cross-sectional data
Integrative analytic methods using population-level cross-sectional data

(2013). Moser, R. P., Naveed, S., Cantor, D., Blake, K. D., Rutten, L. J. F., Ramirez, A. S., Liu, B., & Yu, M.

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Cover image: Special Issue of Journal of Health Communication (2006 May):11;Supp1. The Health
                Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): Research from the Baseline
Special Issue of Journal of Health Communication (2006 May):11;Supp1.

The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): Research from the Baseline.

Hesse BW, Moser RP Finney Rutten LJ, Kreps GL (Guest Editors). Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Cover image: Analytic Methods to Examine Changes Across Years Using HINTS 2003 & 2005 Data
Analytic Methods to Examine Changes Across Years Using HINTS 2003 & 2005 Data

A handbook that provides instructions on how to combine the data files, includes sample SAS/SUDAAN and STATA code for carrying out the procedures

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Cover image: Building the Evidence Base in Cancer Communication
Building the Evidence Base in Cancer Communication.

(2011) Rutten, Hesse, Moser & Kreps (Eds.) Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
Cover image: Special Issue of Journal of Health Communication (2010 Dec):15;Supp3. Partners in
                Progress: Informing the Practice of Health Communication Through National Surveillance
Special Issue of Journal of Health Communication (2010 Dec):15;Supp3.

Partners in Progress: Informing the Practice of Health Communication Through National Surveillance.


Finney Rutten LJ, Blake K, Moser RP, Hesse BW (Guest Editors). Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Cover image: Cancer Communication Health Information National Trends Survey 2003 and 2005
Cancer Communication Health Information National Trends Survey 2003 and 2005
Offers a snapshot at two different points in time of how the American public (18 years and older) is responding to changes in the health information environment, as well as a suggestive look at how the public responds within that environment to questions about cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

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HINTS Overview Materials

HINTS Health Information National Trends Survey Brochure
HINTS Health Information National Trends Survey Brochure

Summary brochure describing the survey, its respondents, how the data can be used, and how HINTS helps researchers, planners, and the American public.

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HINTS Factsheet

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English (updated 2/26/2021) PDF

Español (updated 12/2/2009) PDF

Scientific Publications Using HINTS

To see a list of peer-reviewed publications using HINTS data visit Published Articles Using HINTS Data.


HINTS Users Meeting (January 9-10, 2014)

Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the meeting focused on research using HINTS data and the application of HINTS research to public health and clinical care.