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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Proposed Collection; Comment Request Exam 2-The Jackson Heart Study, Annual Follow-Up Component

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Summary: Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 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 September 9, 2003, pages 53177-53178, 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: The Jackson Heart Study: Annual Follow-up with Third Party Respondents. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection (OMB 0925-0491). Need and Use of Information Collection: This project involves follow-up by telephone of participants in the JHS study, review of their medical records, and interviews with doctors and family to identify disease occurrence. Interviewers will contact doctors and hospitals to ascertain participants' cardiovascular events. Information gathered will be used to further describe the risk factors, occurrence rates, and consequences of cardiovascular disease in African American men and women. The continuation of the study will allow continued assessment of subclinical coronary disease, left ventricular dysfunction, progression of carotid atherosclerosis and left ventricular hypertrophy, and responses to stress, racism, and discrimination as well as new components such as renal disease, body fat distribution and body composition, and metabolic consequences of obesity. Frequency of Response: One-time. Affected Public: Individuals or families; businesses or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions. Affected Public: Third party respondents (next-of-kin decedents and physicians). Type of Respondents: Middle aged and elderly adults; doctors and staff of hospitals and nursing homes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.50; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 300. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $6,500. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.Start Printed Page 5554

Estimate of Annual Hour Burden

Type of responseNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
Morbidity & Mortality AFU 3rd party next-of-kin30010.5150
Morbidity & Mortality AFU 3rd party Physicians30010.5150

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate 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) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 20503, 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: Ms. Cheryl Nelson, NIH, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD 20892-7934, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0707 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: January 30, 2004.

Peter Savage,

Director, DECA, NH.

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[FR Doc. 04-2388 Filed 2-4-04; 8:45 am]