Codes and Frequencies
GENCOUNS indicates whether the sample adult respondent received genetic counseling for cancer risk.
The survey form directed interviewers to read if necessary, "By genetic counseling, I mean a thorough discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of testing that includes an explanation of what the test can and cannot tell you."
GENCOUNS was initially 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:
- 2000: Sample adults age 18+ who have had genetic testing for cancer risk.
- 2015: Sample adults age 18+.
- 2000, 2015
- 2000, 2015 : SAMPWEIGHT