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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

Physical activity in young adults: a signal detection analysis of Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 2007 data., Valle C, Tate D, Mayer D, Allicock M, Cai J, Campbell MK., Journal of Health Communication, January 2015

55 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)

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Cancer Communication
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? Online Newspapers:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? Print Newspapers:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? In special health or medical magazines or newspapers:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? Local Television:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? National or cable television news programs:
Cancer Perceptions and Knowledge
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? When I think of cancer, I automatically think of death.
Demographics
Health Communication
Have you ever looked for information about health or medical topics from any source?
The most recent time you looked for information about health or medical topics, where did you go first?
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? It took a lot of effort to get the information you needed.
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? You felt frustrated during your search for the information.
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? You were concerned about the quality of the information.
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? The information you found was hard to understand.
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics in newspapers or magazines?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from charitable organizations?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from religious organizations and leaders?
Overall, how confident are you that you could get advice or information about health or medical topics if you needed it?
Health Status
Internet Use
In the past 12 months, have you done the following things while using the Internet? Looked for health or medical information for yourself?
In the past 12 months, have you done the following things while using the Internet? Looked for health or medical information for someone else?
In the last 12 months, have you used the Internet for any of the following reasons? Bought medicine or vitamins on-line
In the last 12 months, have you used the Internet for any of the following reasons? Participated in an on-line support group for people with a similar health or medical issue?
... Looked for information about physical activity or exercise?
... Looked for information about diet or nutrition?
... Looked for information about protecting yourself from the sun?
In the last 12 months, have you used the Internet for any of the following reasons? Looked for information about quitting smoking?
Nutrition and Physical Activity
On those days, how long should the average adult be physically active to stay healthy?
How many servings of fruits do you usually eat or drink each day?
How many servings of vegetables do you usually eat or drink each day?
About how many cups of fruit (including 100% pure fruit juice) do you eat or drink each day?
About how many cups of vegetables (including 100% pure vegetable juice) do you eat or drink each day?
... Looked for information about physical activity or exercise?
... Looked for information about diet or nutrition?
Risk Perceptions
Skin Protection
... Looked for information about protecting yourself from the sun?
Tobacco Use
Smoking Status (Composite of Smoke100 and SmokeNow Recode)
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