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), GENTBCAN indicates whether the respondent had a genetic test for breast cancer risk.
Other choices asked about include:
GENTCOLCAN- Respondent's most recent genetic test was for colon/rectal cancer risk
GENTOVCAN- Respondent's most recent genetic test was for ovary cancer risk
GENTBCAN was included in a section of the 2000, 2005 and 2010 Cancer Control Module dedicated to questions on genetic testing. Interviewers began this part of the survey by reading the following statement:
The 2000 and 2005 Field Representative's Manual defines genetic testing as:
The 2010 Field Representative's Manual states that, "Genetic testing for cancer risk means testing the blood to determine if an individual carries genes which may predict a greater chance of developing cancer at some point in their lifetime."
- 2000; 2005; 2010: Female sample adults age 18+ who have had genetic testing for cancer risk.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2000, 2005, 2010
- 2000, 2005, 2010 : SAMPWEIGHT