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Proposed Data Collection; Comment Request; California Health Interview Survey 2005

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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 National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) will public periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Proposed Collection: Title: California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2005 Cancer Control Module (CCM). Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: The NCI has sponsored two Cancer Control Modules to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), and will be sponsoring a third to be administered in 2005.

The CHIS is a telephone survey designed to provide population-based, standardized health-related data to assess California's progress in meeting Healthy People 2010 objectives for the nation and the state. The CHIS sample is designed to provide statistically reliable estimates statewide, for California counties, and for California's ethnically and racially diverse population. Initiated by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the California Department of Health Services, and the California Public Health Institutes, the survey is funded by a number of public and private sources. It was first administered in 2001 to 55,428 adults and subsequently in 2003 to 42,043 adults. These adults are a representative sample of California's non-institutional population living in households.

CHIS 2005, the third bi-annual survey, is planned for administration to 55,000 adult Californians. The cancer control module, which is similar to that administered in CHIS 2001 and CHIS 2003, will allow NCI to examine trends in breast cancer screening and diagnosis, as well as to study other cancer-related topics, such as, diet, physical activity and obesity.

Because California is the most populous and the most racially and ethnically diverse state in the nation, the CHIS 2005 sample will yield adequate numbers of respondents in key ethnic and racial groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and American Indian/Alaska Natives. The Latino group will include large numbers of Mexican-origin, Central Americans, South Americans, and other Latino subgroups; the Asian group will include large numbers of respondents in the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean subgroups. NCI will compare the CHIS and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data in order to conduct comparative analyses and better estimate cancer risk factors and screening among racial/ethnic minority populations. The CHIS sample size also permits NCI to create estimates for ethnic subdomains of the population, for which NHIS has insufficient numbers for analysis.

Frequency of Response: One-time. Affected public: Individuals or households. Types of Respondents: U.S. adults (persons 18 years of age and older). The annual reporting burden is as follows.

Table A.—Annualized Burden Estimates for CHIS 2005 Data Collection

Data collectionEstimated number of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
Adult Core55,0001.4223,100
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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 performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 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 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.

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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 20852-7344, or call non-toll free number (301) 496-8500 or FAX your request, including your address to

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Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of this publication.

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Dated: July 21, 2004.

Rachelle Ragland-Greene,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison.

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[FR Doc. 04-17958 Filed 8-3-04; 1:53 pm]