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National Surveys

The following is a sampling of surveys that contain questions about HPV vaccination and/or cervical cancer screening. The list below includes information on what populations are surveyed and a website to look for more information on the surveys.

Adult-directed surveys

  • HINTS – Health Informational National Trends Survey

    • hints.cancer.gov/
    • All states sampled
    • State-specific analyses may be limited due to sample size (2007 nationally: phone 4,092; mail 3,582)
  • NHANES – National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm
    • Nationally representative sample, with 15 counties visited per year (approx. 5,000 persons per year in-person)
      • State data are available by application to the Research Data Center (RDC) at www.cdc.gov/rdc/
  • NHIS – National Health Interview Survey

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
    • All states sampled
    • State-specific analyses may be limited due to small state sample size (35,000 households containing about 87,500 persons)
      • Note: selected estimates for most states may be obtained by combining data years
  • NSFG – National Survey of Family Growth

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm
    • A national sample of men and women age 15-44.
    • Continuous survey (48 weeks per year from June 2006 to June 2010) yielding 22,600 interviews
  • BRFSS – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

  • REACH – Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S.

    • www.cdc.gov/reach/risk_factor_survey.htm#1
    • REACH 2010 conducted between 1997-2007
      • AL, CA, TX and NC had surveys conducted in 2001-2006
      • REACH 2010 data not available to public at this time
    • REACH U.S. Risk Factor Survey conducted in 2009 through 2013
      • Communities in NC, CA surveyed
      • REACH U.S. data not publicly available at this time
  • CWHS – California Women’s Health Survey

Adolescent-directed surveys

  • HINTS – Health Information National Trends Survey

    • hints.cancer.gov/
    • State-specific analysis may be limited due to small state sample size from each state
    • 2007 – Mail sample size was 3, 582 (with 3, 473 complete and 109 partial complete) and phone sample size was 4, 092 (with 3, 767 complete and 325 partial
    • complete)
      • Some variables can be analyzed as rural versus. urban MSA or by census region
  • NIS Teen– National Immunization Survey Teen

    • http://www.cdc.gov/nis/Default.htm
    • Estimates possible for estimation area, which include 50 states and 6 urban areas that receive federal Section 317 immunization grants
      • Bexar, TX and Houston, TX are part of 6 urban areas
    • 2008 – Data for 30,681 teens and 17,835 of which had adequate provider data
  • CHAMP – Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program

    • www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/champ/
    • NC specific
      • Not generally recommended for county-level estimates
    • Total sample size not given, but sample size per question is given on website (approximately 2,000 respondents in 2009)
  • NSFG – National Survey of Family Growth

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm
    • Analysis for four major census areas (Northeast, Midwest, South, West) only and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Generally not recommended for state analysis or smaller areas
    • Continuous survey (48 weeks per year from June 2006 to June 2010) yielding 22,600 interviews
    • Number of total sample household with children under 18 not specified in public dataset
  • NHIS – National Health Interview Survey

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
    • All states sampled
    • State-specific analyses may be limited due to small state sample size (35,000 households containing about 87,500 persons)
      • Note: selected estimates for most states may be obtained by combining data years
    • 12,404 of the total sample households had children under 18
  • NSCH – National Survey of Children’s Health

    • www.nschdata.org/Content/#
    • Currently, the public use data file for the NSCH has state identifiers and a binominal variable identifying children living in the metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) with greater than 500,000 persons in each state. This indicator is suppressed whenever the population for the MSA or non-MSA area is less than 500,000 persons.
    • 91,642 surveys were completed nationally for children ages 0-17 years
      • Between 1,725 and 1,932 surveys were collected per state – all states exceeded the goal of 1,700 completed surveys
  • YRBSS

Clinician-based surveys

  • NHAMCS – National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd.htm
    • National sample from 50 states and the District of Columbia
      • geographic region and metropolitan statistical area status are designations on file
  • NAMCS – National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

    • www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd.htm
    • National sample from 50 states and the District of Columbia
      • Geographic region and metropolitan statistical area status are designations on file


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