Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who discussed genetic testing with a physician or other health professional (GENTCANDISC), GENTCANDREC indicates whether the respondent had received a recommendation for a genetic test for cancer from a physican or other health professional.
GENTCANDREC was included in a section of the Cancer Control Module dedicated to questions on genetic testing introduced in 2000. Interviewers began this part of the survey by reading the following statement:
The 2000 and 2005 Field Representative's Manual defines genetic testing as:
The 2010 Field Representative's Manual states that, "Genetic testing for cancer risk means testing the blood to determine if an individual carries genes which may predict a greater chance of developing cancer at some point in their lifetime."
Changes in universe limit the comparability of the 2015 sample with previous years. Prior to 2015, this question was only asked of respondents who indicated that they had heard of genetic testing (GENTCANHR) and that they had discussed the possibility of genetic testing for cancer with a health professional. Beginning in 2015, this question was asked of respondents who said they had discussed the possibility of genetic testing for cancer with a health professional.
- 2000; 2005; 2010; 2015: Sample adults age 18+ who discussed getting a genetic test with a doctor or other health professional
- 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
- 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 : SAMPWEIGHT