Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Health Information National Trends Survey data available

The latest nationally representative dataset from the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) is now available for public download at This new dataset, as well as all previously released HINTS data, are currently available in SPSS, SAS, and STATA formats. 

Since 2003, HINTS has been monitoring changes in the evolving field of health communication and health information technology - providing comprehensive trend data on how Americans find, use, and understand health information. HINTS also assesses cancer information access and use, cancer risk perceptions, nutrition and physical activity behavior, and tobacco use. For the first time with this release, modules have been included on genetics and cancer and attitudes about medial research.

Not interested in analyzing the data? HINTS also provides a quick snapshot of each survey item in an easy-to-digest format that affords rapid insight into important changes in health communication and information sharing and effective communication channels and strategies with the aim to reduce the burden of cancer.

HINTS data has been used by survey researchers, public health practitioners, program planners, social scientists, and graduate students to gain insights into changing patterns, needs, and information opportunities in health communication. HINTS has also been designated as a data source for tracking several Healthy People 2020 objectives related to health communication and health information technology. HINTS also assesses progress related to other strategic public initiatives such as those related to patient-centered outcomes research, health care reform and accountability, and a greater interest in learning about or participating in clinical trials.

HINTS Widgets

Visit to access all HINTS widgets.

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Simply copy and paste the HTML code by selecting "Embed Code" in the "Share This" drop down into your web page.
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