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Ever heard of 1-800-4-CANCER hotline

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For sample persons age 18 years and over HEARDCANHOT indicates if the sample person has ever heard of 1-800-4-CANCER hotline.

The field representative's manual defines the 1-800-4-CANCER hotline, The American Cancer Society, The National Cancer Information Service, and The National Cancer Institute as "Private and public agencies concerned with cancer research, treatment, prevention, and/or information dissemination".

Related Variables

In addition to HEARCANHOT sample persons were asked if they have heard of other cancer services. Other cancer services were:

  • (HEARDACS) Ever heard of American Cancer Society
  • (HEARDCINFO) Ever heard of Cancer Information Service
  • (HEARDNCI) Ever heard of National Cancer Institute


There are no comparability problems with HEARDCANHOT.


  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement).


  • 1992