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Title of Collaborative Activity:

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), carried out by the CDC, is a national survey that annually monitors the Nation’s health through personal interviews of a representative sample of the civilian, non-institutionalized U.S. population. The National Cancer Institute periodically sponsors a Cancer Control Supplement (CCS) which is administered to a randomly selected sample of 39,000 adults. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases provides support for the development of the diabetes interview components and funding for collection of data. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) related questions are posed to about 30,000 randomly selected NHIS participants every 5 years. The data from the survey provides many fascinating insights into the types of CAM people use, the reasons for which they turn to CAM, and changes that have occurred since the last time CAM questions were included in the survey.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Health Survey

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