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Health Information National Trends Survey
Part of NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

What does the public know about preventing cancer? Results from the Health Information National TrendsSurvey (HINTS)., Hawkins NA, Berkowitz Z, Peipins LA., Health Education and Behavior, August 2010

49 Items found.

Legend

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)

H5Cyc3 = HINTS 5 Cycle 3 (2019)

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Breast Cancer
When did you have your most recent mammogram to check for breast cancer?
Cancer Perceptions and Knowledge
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?
Cervical Cancer
Colon Cancer
When did you do your most recent stool blood test using a home kit to check for colon cancer?
When did you have your most recent sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to check for colon cancer?
Health Status
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Risk Perceptions
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
Tobacco Use
On the average, how many cigarettes do you now smoke a day?
On the average, when you smoked during the past 30 days, about how many cigarettes did you smoke a day?
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