Monitoring Risk & Health Behaviors
- National Health Interview Survey Cancer Control Supplement (NHIS CCS)
- What is the NHIS Cancer Control Supplement?
- How are NHIS CCS data used?
- What are NCI's plans for CCS?
- NHIS CCS Fact Sheet (PDF, 115 KB)
- NHIS Bibliography
- Dietary Screener in 2010 NHIS Cancer Control Supplement
- Five-Factor Screener in 2005 NHIS Cancer Control Supplement
- Multifactor Screener in the 2000 NHIS Cancer Control Supplement
Five-Factor Screener in the 2005 NHIS Cancer Control Supplement
The Five-Factor Screener may be useful to assess approximate intakes of fruits and vegetables, fiber, added sugar, calcium, and dairy foods. A single question about red meat is also asked. The screener asks respondents to report how frequently they consume foods in 18 categories. The screener also asks one question about the type of cereal consumed. No portion size questions are asked. This screener does not attempt to assess total diet.
The questions for the Five-Factor Screener were in-person interviewer-administered in the 2005 NHIS. PDF files of the cancer part of 2005 NHIS questionnaire, which includes the food questions (NAC.010 - NAC.138), are available in English and Spanish.
The process of scoring the individual response data is described in Scoring Procedures. A description and guidelines for the appropriate uses of the screener-estimated dietary intakes is found in Uses of Screener Estimates. Validation data for the NHIS 2005 screener are presented in Validity Results. Finally, the various dietary intake variables are found in Computed Variables.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013