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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Short Follow-Up Questionnaire for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-AARP Diet and Health Study (NCI)

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

Proposed Collection: Title: Short Follow-Up Questionnaire for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-AARP Diet and Health Study (NCI). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension. Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this short 2-page questionnaire is to obtain information on 18 different medical conditions, several medical procedures, and lifestyle characteristics from 485,909 participants of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. The questionnaire will support the ongoing examination between cancer and nutritional exposures. A pilot mailing to 1,600 randomly selected NIH-AARP Diet and Health study participants confirmed the feasibility of the methodology and willingness of respondents to participate in this data collection effort. This questionnaire adheres to The Public Health Service Act, Section 412 (42 U.S.C. 285a-1) and Section 413 (42 U.S.C. 285a-2), which authorizes the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish and support programs for the detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer; and to collect, identify, analyze and disseminate information on cancer research, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: U.S. adults (persons aged 50-85). The annual reporting burden is displayed in the table below. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report.

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per response (Minutes/Hour)Annual hour burden
Senior Adults485,90914/60 (0.067)32,394

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.

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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 Yikyung Park, Sc.D., Staff Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, 6120 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852 or call non-toll-free number 301-594-6394 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 60 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: January 28, 2011.

Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2011-2540 Filed 2-3-11; 8:45 am]