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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Cancer Control Module (CCM)

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Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2002, pages 62067 and 62068 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection: Title: 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Cancer Control module (CCM). Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: NCI sponsored a Cancer Control Modules to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) administered in 2000. While the NHIS data have proven extremely useful in monitoring risk factors and screening related to cancer control, the national sample does not provide adequate numbers of racial-ethnic minorities to analyze particular domains within them, such as age by gender and income or education. The CHIS telephone survey, administered for the first time in 2000-2001, is designed to provide population-based, standardized health-related data for California counties. Initiated by the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) Center for Health Statistics, the Public Health Institute (PHI), and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (UCLA), the survey is largely funded by California sources. The 2000 CHIS CCM is similar in content to the 2000 NHIS CCM, and met its target of one sample adult in 55,000 households. California, the most populous state in the Nation, is also the most racially and ethnically diverse. Specific populations of interest include Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaska Native. The CHIS data was released in July 2002. NCI is using the CHIS and NHIS data from 2000/2001 to better estimate health-related behaviors and cancer risk factors for smaller racial/ethnic minority populations. Preliminary analyses suggest that the CHIS will provide improved estimates for cancer risk factors and screening Start Printed Page 17054among racial/ethnic minority populations. NCI will sponsor questions on cancer screening in the 2003 NHIS and to provide better estimates for smaller racial-ethnic minority populations, anticipates also sponsoring cancer screening questions on the 2003 CHIS. NCI will also take advantage of the Housing and Environment Module to be included in the 2003 CHIS to ask respondents questions about environmental tobacco smoke and physical activity.

Frequency of response: One-time. Affected public: Individuals. Types of Respondents: U.S. adults. The annual reporting burden is as follows:

A.12-1 Estimates of Hour Burden—2003 CHIS Cancer Control Module

Type of respondentNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
Adult Individuals—Pilot1501.0913.50
Adult Individuals—Survey55,0001.094,950.00
Total Annual Hour Burden4,963.50

There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20530, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Nancy Breen, Ph.D., Project Officer, National Cancer Institute, EPN 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard MSC 7344, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7344, or call non-toll-free number (301) 496-8500, or FAX your request to (301) 435-3710, or E-mail your request, including your address, to

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: March 28, 2003.

Reesa L. Nichols,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison.

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[FR Doc. 03-8425 Filed 4-7-03; 8:45 am]