Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who had heard of genetic testing for cancer risk (GENTCANHR), and who had had a genetic test to determine the risk of developing cancer in the future (GENTCANEV), and who had received the results of that test (GENRESUL), GENACCUR reports respondent confidence in the accuracy of the test.
GENACCUR was included in a section of the 2000 Cancer Control Module dedicated to questions on genetic testing. Interviewers began this part of the survey by reading the following statement:
The 2000 Field Representative's Manual defines genetic testing as:
According to the 2000 Manual, the purpose of the genetic testing questions is to provide information about "the level of knowledge and experience of genetic tests for cancer risk among the general population."
The 2000 Survey Description cautions that while "all sample adults were to be asked the questions in the Cancer Control Module, some persons did not complete the supplement." Respondents who answered less than 50 percent of the questions in the supplement had a value of "not ascertained" automatically inserted in the appropriate fields of all of the questions in the Cancer Control Module file. These observations are coded as (insert completion code here). In 2000, 3.6% of sample adults were in this category.
- 2000: Sample adults age 18+ who have had genetic testing for cancer risk and have received the results.
- 2000 : SAMPWEIGHT