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

HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

Screening practices in cancer survivors., Mayer DK, Terrin NC, Menon U, Kreps GL, McCance K, Parsons SK, Mooney KH., Journal of Cancer Survivorship, March 2007

94 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)

    Response not available

*Select from the green boxes below to view survey responses.

Breast Cancer
When did you have your most recent mammogram to check for breast cancer?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop breast cancer in the future?
Would you say that you plan to get one, you don't plan to get one, or you're undecided?
Compared to the average woman your age, would you say that you are...
A mammogram is an x-ray of each breast to look for breast cancer. During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advise you to get a mammogram?
How long before your most recent mammogram was the last one?
Is there any particular reason why you haven't had a mammogram?
Cancer Perceptions and Knowledge
How likely do you think it is that you will develop colon cancer in the future?
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?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
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.
You are afraid of finding colon cancer if you were checked.
Colon Cancer
How likely do you think it is that you will develop colon cancer in the future?
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?
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?
Is there any particular reason why you haven't done a home stool blood test yet?
Have you thought about doing {a/another} home stool blood test?
Would you say that you plan to do one, you don't plan to do one, or you're undecided?
When do you expect to do your next home stool blood test?
In general, once people start doing home blood stool tests, about how often should they do them?
How long before your most recent {sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy} was your last one?
Is there any particular reason why you haven't gotten a {sigmoidoscopy/(or) colonoscopy} yet?
Have you thought about getting {a/another} {sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?}
Would you say that you plan to get one, you don't plan to get one, or you're undecided?
When do you expect to have {your next/a} {sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy}?
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.
When would you say the risk of colon cancer is the highest, when you're under 40 years old, between 40 and 60 years old, or over 60 years old?
Have you ever heard of a fecal occult or stool blood test?
How long before your most recent stool test was your last one?
You are afraid of finding colon cancer if you were checked.
Demographics
Health Services
Not including psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, is there a particular doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you see most often?
Health Status
How long ago were you diagnosed with cancer? (WhenDiagnosedCancer Age Recode)
Patient-provider Communication
A mammogram is an x-ray of each breast to look for breast cancer. During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advise you to get a mammogram?
Prostate Cancer
Have you ever heard of a PSA or prostate-specific antigen test?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop prostate cancer in the future?
Compared to the average man your age, would you say that you are more likely to get prostate cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advise you to get a PSA test?
How long before your most recent PSA test was the last one?
Risk Perceptions
How likely do you think it is that you will develop breast cancer in the future?
Compared to the average woman your age, would you say that you are...
How likely do you think it is that you will develop colon cancer in the future?
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?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
When would you say the risk of colon cancer is the highest, when you're under 40 years old, between 40 and 60 years old, or over 60 years old?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop prostate cancer in the future?
Compared to the average man your age, would you say that you are more likely to get prostate cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advise you to get a PSA test?
X

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.