Years Available
2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
Biennial 2003-2007, then Annual 2011-2014, 2017-2020
Mode of Collection
Sample survey; since 2011, the survey has been a mailed, self-administered questionnaire.
The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) is an annual cross-sectional survey of a nationally-representative sample of American adults that assess the impact of the health information environment. Created to monitor changes in the rapidly evolving field of health communication, HINTS measures how people access and use health information; how people use information technology to manage health and health information; and the degree to which people are engaged in healthy behaviors. Several items in HINTS have a specific focus on cancer prevention and control.
Population Covered
Noninstitutionalized adults ages 18 and older in the United States