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GENCOUNT
Number of genetic tests for cancer reported

Description

For sample adults who had ever heard of genetic testing for cancer risk (GENTCANHR), and who had ever had a genetic test to determine the risk of developing cancer in the future (GENTCANEV), GENCOUNT reports the number of genetic tests the respondent reported.

 

GENCOUNT is a summary recode of affirmative responses to the following questions:

  • Was the most recent genetic test for breast cancer risk? (GENTBCAN)
  • Was the most recent genetic test for ovarian cancer risk? (GENTOVCAN)
  • Was the most recent genetic test for colon/rectal cancer risk? (GENTCOLCAN)
  • Was the most recent genetic test for another type of cancer risk? (GENTOTHCAN)

Respondents were coded as "0 - No test specified" to "4 - Four tests specified" based on the number of source variables (GENTBCAN, GENTOVCAN, GENTCOLCAN, GENTOTHCAN) to which they answered "yes."

All of these variables are included in a section of the 2000 Cancer Control Module dedicated to questions on genetic testing. Interviewers began this part of the survey by reading the following statement:

The following questions refer to "genetic testing for cancer risk." That is, testing your blood to see if you carry genes that may predict a greater chance of developing cancer at some point in your life. This does NOT include tests to determine if you have cancer now.

The 2000 Field Representative's Manual defines genetic testing as:

A blood test that assesses if the person has genes that predict a greater chance of developing cancer at some point in the lifespan. It does not include any of the tests that help determine if the person had cancer in the past, or has it now.

Comparability

GENCOUNT only exists in 2000.

Universe

  • 2000: Sample adults age 18+ who have had genetic testing for cancer risk.

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Availability

  • 2000
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