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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 498-1210. Send written comments to CDC, Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project: Joint Canadian U.S. Survey of Health (CUJHS)—New—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CUJHS is a one-time collaborative effort of Statistics Canada and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics to conduct a telephone survey in both countries using the same questionnaire. Approximately 3,000 adults will be interviewed in Canada and 5,000 adults in the U.S. The questionnaire will cover chronic health conditions, functional status and limitations, smoking, height and weight, cancer screening, access to health care, and demographics. The project will be jointly funded with each agency Start Printed Page 52725covering the costs of data collection of their own sample and the sharing of all other costs.

The purpose of the survey is to move the national health surveys of both countries toward closer comparability so the health status among residents of countries can be compared in a more concrete manner. This will allow researchers to study the effect of variations in health systems on health care, health status and functional status. This effort can also serve as a model for improving comparability among national health studies generally. A need for such comparability has been noted by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who is funding the study in part.

The specific data from the CUJHS may well contribute toward meeting some of the research needs directly. Its longer term impact will be to demonstrate best practices for use in bi-national and multi-national health surveys. The annual burden for this data collection is 2,292 hours.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/respondentAvg. burden/response (in hours)
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Dated: August 6, 2002.

Nancy E. Cheal,

Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 02-20427 Filed 8-12-02; 8:45 am]