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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS)/Study of Latinos (SOL)

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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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 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: Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS)/Study of Latinos (SOL). Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of currently approved collection. (OMB# 0925-0584). Need and Use of Information Collection: A baseline examination was conducted from March 3, 2008 to June 30, 2011. HCHS will follow-up new participants enrolled in the past year by telephone for dietary data, and continue to conduct annual follow-up of all participants by telephone to ascertain morbidity and mortality. Physicians/health care providers will be contacted to verify reported events for outcomes ascertainment. The Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS)/Study of Latinos (SOL) will identify risk factors for cardiovascular and lung disease in Hispanic populations and determine the role of acculturation in the prevalence and development of these diseases. Frequency of Response: The participants will be contacted annually. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for profit; Small businesses or organizations. Type of Respondents: Individuals or households; physicians/health care providers. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,284; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.3072; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 5,309. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $104,718, assuming respondents time at the rate of $15 per hour and physician time at the rate of $55 per hour. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Estimate of Annual Hour Burden

Type of responseNumber of respondentsFrequency of responsesAverage hours per responseAnnual hour burden
Participant telephone Interviews:
a. Follow-up call, Year 11,33310.751,000
b. Follow-up call, Year 25,33310.251,333
c. Follow-up call, Year 3,4,5,69,33410.252,334
Non Participant Components:
Physician, medical examiner, next of kin or other contact follow-up 11,28410.50642
Total unique respondents17,2845,309
1 Annual burden is placed on doctors and respondent relatives/informants through requests for information which will help in the compilation of the number and nature of new fatal and nonfatal events.
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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 Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa, Project Officer, NIH, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936, Bethesda, MD 20892-7936, or call non-toll-free number 301-435-0450 or e-mail your request, including your address to: AvilessantaL@NHLBI.NIH.GOV.

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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 the date of this publication.

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Dated: August 1, 2011.

Michael S. Lauer,

Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH.

Lynn Susulske,

NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2011-20174 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]