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Source of health information: Hotline

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For sample adults ages 18 and over, HINFOHOTLINE reports if the respondent mentioned telephone information (either public service or hotline) as a source of health information for preventing illness and improving health.

HINFOHOTLINE is part of the NHIS Cancer Control Supplement. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement).


  • 1987