Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who had ever heard of genetic testing for cancer risk (GENTCANHR), and who had ever had a genetic test to determine the risk of developing cancer in the future (GENTCANEV), GENMDTYP reports the type of physician who ordered the genetic test.
Before reading the question, the survey document directed interviewers to show a card.
The card listed the following choices:
5. Medical Geneticist
6. Internal medicine or family practice physician
7. Genetic counselor
10. Some other doctor
GENMDTYP 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:
- 2000: Sample adults age 18+ who have had genetic testing for cancer risk.
- 2000 : SAMPWEIGHT