Table 2.

Similarities in cancer screening constructs across the NHIS, HINTS, BRFSS, and CHIS, 2005

ConstructNHISHINTSBRFSSCHISWording same?Response options same?Universe same?
CBE
 CBE ever hadaNoYesNo
 CBE most recentaNoNoNo
 CBE past 12 months
Mam
 Mam ever hadaYesYesNo. NHIS and CHIS the same
 Mam most recentaNo. All similar; may be possible to mergeNo. BRFSS and CHIS similar; NHIS could be coded to be similar to othersNo. NHIS and CHIS the same
 Mam frequencySame question, CHIS has extra languageYesYes
 Mam age at first
 Mam main reason did not haveYesYesNo
 Mam main reason did haveNoNoNo
 Mam abnormalNoYesYes
 Mam abnormal: cancer
 Mam abnormal: follow-up test or surgery
 Mam abnormal: follow-up type
 Mam provider recommendation (if screening off schedule)NoNoYes
 Mam provider recommendation (if screening on schedule)NoNoYes
Pap test
 Pap ever hadaNoYesYes, if NHIS and CHIS skip cervical cancer survivors
 Pap most recentaNo. NHIS and HINTS very similarNo. CHIS and BRFSS similar; NHIS could be coded to be similar to othersNo
 Pap frequencyNo, but similarYesYes
 Pap penultimate
 Pap main reason did not haveNo, but similarYesNo
 Pap main reason did haveNo, but similarNo, but similarYes, if NHIS skips cervical cancer survivors
 Pap abnormal
 Pap abnormal: follow-up test
 Pap abnormal: follow-up surgery
 Pap provider recommendation (if screening off schedule)No, but similarYesNo
 Pap provider recommendation (if screening on schedule)
 Pap intention
 Pap guideline knowledge (2 items)
 Pap willingness to extend interval
FOBT
 Home FOBT ever hadbNoYesNo; CHIS and NHIS the same
 Home FOBT most recentbNoNo. CHIS and BRFSS similar; NHIS could be coded to be similar to othersNo; CHIS and NHIS the same
 Home FOBT frequency
 Home FOBT main reason did not haveYesYesNo
 Home FOBT main reason did have
 Home FOBT abnormal
 Home FOBT abnormal: timing
 Home FOBT abnormal: follow-up type
 Home FOBT provider recommendation (if screening off schedule)NoYesYes
 Home FOBT provider recommendation (if screening on schedule)
 Office FOBT ever had
 Office FOBT most recent
Endo
 Endo ever hadbNoYesNo. CHIS and NHIS the same
 Endo most recentbNoNo, may be possible to mergeNo. CHIS and NHIS the same
 Endo frequency
 Endo typeNoNoNo
 Endo main reason did not haveNoYesNo
 Endo main reason did have
 Endo provider recommendation (if screening off schedule)NoYesNo
 Endo provider recommendation (if screening on schedule)
CRC screening
 CRC screening fear
 CRC screening benefit
 CRC risk reduction
 CRC screening test knowledge
 CRC screening provider recommendation
PSA test
 PSA ever heardSame question, CHIS has extra languageYesNo
 PSA ever hadcYesNo; CHIS, BRFSS, and NHIS the sameNo; CHIS, BRFSS, and NHIS the same
 PSA most recentcNo; NHIS and HINTS the sameNo. CHIS and BRFSS similar; NHIS could be coded to be similar to othersNo; CHIS, BRFSS, and NHIS the same
 PSA frequency
 PSA age at first
 PSA main reason did have
 PSA provider discussion
 PSA provider recommendation (for or against)
 PSA provider encourage questions
DRE
 DRE ever hadc
 DRE most recentc

NOTE: For complete information about the items used to assess each construct, organized by survey, please refer to Supplementary Table S1.

Abbreviations: CBE, clinical breast examination; CRC, colorectal cancer; DRE, digital rectal examination; Endo, endoscopy; FOBT, fecal occult blood test; Mam, mammography; PSA, prostate-specific antigen.

  • aConstruct only assessed in 11 states (AR, GA, IA, ME, MS, NV, NJ, TN, VT, VA, WY).

  • bConstruct only assessed in 7 states (AZ, FL, GA, IN, IA, ME, VA).

  • cConstruct assessed by 0 states (i.e., item proposed but not adopted for use in any state surveys).