For sample adults, GENTCANHR indicates whether repondents had ever heard of genetic testing for cancer risk.
GENTCANHR was the first question 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 2005 Field Representative's Manual adds:
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: Sample adults age 18+.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2000, 2005, 2010
- 2000, 2005, 2010 : SAMPWEIGHT