[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 1997)]
[Pages 45258-45259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-22614]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
the CDC Reports Clearance Office on (404) 639-7090. Send written 
comments to CDC, Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Written 
comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Projects

     1998 National Health Interview Survey, Basic Module (0920-0214)--
Revision--The annual National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a basic 
source of general statistics on the health of the U.S. population. Due 
to the integration of health surveys in the Department of Health and 
Human Services, the NHIS also has become the sampling frame and first 
stage of data collection for other major surveys, including the Medical 
Expenditure Panel Survey, the National Survey of Family Growth, and the 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. By linking to the 
NHIS, the analysis potential of these surveys increases. The NHIS has 
long been used by government, university, and private researchers to 
evaluate both general health and specific issues, such as cancer, AIDS, 
and childhood immunizations. Journalists use its data to inform the 
general public. It will continue to be a leading source of data for the 
Congressionally-mandated ``Health US'' and related publications, as 
well as the single most important source of statistics to track 
progress toward the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 
Objectives, ``Healthy People 2000.''
    Because of survey integration and changes in the health and health 
care of the U.S. population, demands on the NHIS have changed and 
increased, leading to a major redesign of the annual core 
questionnaire, or Basic Module, and a redesign of the data collection 
system from paper questionnaires to computer assisted personal 
interviews (CAPI). Those redesigned elements were partially implemented 
in 1996 and fully implemented in 1997. This clearance is for the second 
full year of data collection using the Basic Module on CAPI, and for 
implementation of the first ``Topical Module'' (or supplement), which 
is on Health People 2000 Objectives. Ad hoc Topical Modules on various 
health issues are provided for in the redesigned NHIS. This data 
collection, planned for January-December 1998, will result in 
publication of new national estimates of health statistics, release of 
public use micro data files, and a sampling frame for other integrated 
surveys. In

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particular, the topical module will provide end-point estimates for 
many of the Healthy People 2000 Objectives. The Basic Module of the new 
data system is expected to be in the field at least until 2006. The 
total annual burden hours are 57,000.

                                         No. of      No. of     burden/ 
             Respondents              respondents  responses/   response
                                                   respondent  (in hrs.)
Family Core (adult family member)...      42,000           1        0.5 
Adult Core (sample adult)...........      42,000           1        0.5 
Child Core (sample child)...........      18,000           1        0.25
Prevention Module (sample adult)....      42,000           1        0.25

    Dated: August 20, 1997.
Wilma G. Johnson,
Acting Associate Director for Policy Planning and Evaluation, Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
[FR Doc. 97-22614 Filed 8-25-97; 8:45 am]