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Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-7090.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D24, Atlanta, GA 30333. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project: Issues Related to the Use of Mass Media in African-American Women: Phase I—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Women's health programs, including the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), offer low-cost or free breast cancer screening to uninsured, low-income women. In 1991, CDC established the NBCCEDP to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among uninsured, underserved, low-income women. To date, over 1.5 million women have received services from NBCCEDP-sponsored programs. Yet NBCCEDP-sponsored programs are estimated to reach only 18% of women 50 years old and older who are eligible for screening services. A research priority for the NBCCEDP is to identify effective strategies to increase enrollment among eligible women who have never received breast or cervical cancer screening. Why women do not participate in this screening is not well understood.

The purpose of this task is to conduct formative research to better understand how low-income African-American women might use TV/radio as sources of health information and identify the particular formats, programs, stations, and hours the targeted woman listen. This task will examine how African-American women get information on community issues, services, and events and determine if these can be used as viable means to disseminate information on health services. The only cost to respondent is their time.

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RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/ respondentAverage burden/response (in hours)Total burden (in hours)
Black women ages 40-64 (Georgia Residence)18011.5270
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Dated: August 28, 2003.

Nancy E. Cheal,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-22615 Filed 9-4-03; 8:45 am]