Food and Drug Administration

12/31/1969

TITLE: 1998 and 2000 National Surveys of Prescription Drug Information Provided to Patients

 

DESCRIPTION: In 1998 and 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a national telephone survey of 1,000 adults in the continental U.S. over 18 who had received a prescription for themselves or a household member within the previous four weeks. The purpose of the survey was to assess the amount and type of prescription drug information being received by consumers from physicians, pharmacists, and other sources.

DATA COLLECTION INCLUDE: Socioeconomic: Age/Gender; and Other Demographic/Sociocultural.

ACRONYM: NSPDIPP

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration

RACE/ETHNICITY: American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, Not of Hispanic Origin; White, Not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Other.

 

STATUS: This intermittent data collection is active.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Upon request, with special agreement with the user.

DATA LIMITATIONS: Not applicable.

CONTACT PERSON: Distributor of Public Use Files
Freedom of Information Office (HFD-205)
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20707
(301) 827-4583

Ellen Tabak
Division of Surveillance, Research, and Communication Support
Office of Drug Safety (HFD-410)
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 827-7843

 


TITLE: Consumer Survey of Cosmetic Usage Patterns

ACRONYM: CSCUP

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Cosmetics and Colors Program, Food and Drug Administration

DESCRIPTION: This study was conducted in 1994 among a national probability sample of households with working telephones. Random digit dialing was used to select the sample. Within each household, one member age 14 or older was randomly selected using the a last birthday@ method of respondent selection. Information was obtained on the consumer usage by general type of product (e.g., shampoo, conditioner, hair dye and color, toothpaste, mouthwash, and body lotion, makeup, deodorant, etc.), the frequency of use, and the incidence of use among various consumer segments (e.g., age, race and gender). Cosmetic products are articles intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will use information from the survey together with data available in the literature on inherent toxicity, penetration, and experimental testing to conduct scientific risk assessment before human injury has occurred.

Data collection include: Age/Gender; Other Demographic/ Sociocultural; and Behavioral.

RACE/ETHNICITY: Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; Native American; White; Other. Hispanic; Not of Hispanic Origin; Refused Specification; Don't Know.

STATUS: This single-time data collection is completed.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: upon request, with special agreement with user.

DATA LIMITATIONS: Limitations include the fact that no health-related questions were asked. Only other questions include educational level, sex, and marital status.

CONTACT PERSON: Brenda Derby
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-727)
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, Maryland 20740
(301) 436-1832

 


TITLE: Food Label Use and Nutrition Education Survey

ACRONYM: FLUNES

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food Labeling, Dietary Guidelines, Food and Drug Administration

DESCRIPTION: This study, conducted in March-September 1994, established baseline information on consumer uses of food labels in order to provide an understanding of label use in the broader context of dietary management. It also provided information necessary to evaluate the impact of the new food labels mandated under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990. The survey was conducted by telephone among a national probability sample of persons age 18 and over in households with telephones in the continental United States. Random digit dialing was used to select telephone numbers. The survey was repeated in 1995 as a replicate of the 1995 Health and Diet Survey.

The sample sizes for 1994 B 1,945; 1995 B 1,001.

Data collection include: Functional/Health Status; Socioeconomic; Age/Gender; Other Demographic/Sociocultural; and Behavioral.

RACE/ETHNICITY: American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; White; Hispanic; Not of Hispanic Origin.

STATUS: This data collection is complete. Selected questions will be included in future Heath and Diet Surveys.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Upon request, with special agreement with the user.

DATA LIMITATIONS: The sample sizes of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander, and Hispanic are too small for analysis.

CONTACT PERSON: Brenda Derby
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-727)
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, Maryland 20740
(301) 436-1832

 


TITLE: Health and Diet Survey

ACRONYM: HDS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration

DESCRIPTION: These periodic telephone surveys are conducted to monitor public awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and reported behavior related to food and nutrition, particularly as they relate to food labels, fats, dietary supplements, and health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure. Data have been used to provide consumer evidence to support CFSAN regulatory initiatives and to evaluate the National Cholesterol Education Program (in conjunction with a physicians survey conducted for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).

National probability samples of persons 18 and older in households with telephones in the United States are interviewed. The samples are selected using random digit dialing.

Sample sizes have been as follows: 1982 B 3,997; 1983-84 B 4,007; 1986 B 4,004; 1988 B 3,202; 1990 B general sample 3,700, Black oversample of 635; 1995 B general sample 4,007, including a Black oversample of 781; 2002 2,743.

Data collection include: Knowledge of diet-health relationships, Knowledge of fats and their health impacts, Use of food labels, Use and knowledge of and attitudes toward dietary supplements and their labels, Functional/Health Status; Socioeconomic; Age/Gender; Other Demographic/Sociocultural.

RACE/ETHNICITY: 1982-88 Surveys - American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, Not of Hispanic Origin; White, Not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Other. 1990, 1995, and 2002 Surveys - American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; White; Hispanic; Not of Hispanic Origin.

STATUS: This intermittent data collection is active; completion of data compilation for the 2002 survey expected in Spring 2003.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Upon request, with special agreement with the user.

DATA LIMITATIONS: Not applicable.

CONTACT PERSON: Chung-Tung Jordan Lin
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-727)
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
(301)436-1831

 


TITLE: Weight Loss Practices Survey

ACRONYM: WLPS

 

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Labeling, Dietary Guidelines, National Institutes of Health, Health Education Activities, Food and Drug Administration

DESCRIPTION: This telephone survey was conducted in 1991 to provide detailed information about types and combinations of weight loss practices being used by individuals trying to lose weight, and to estimate prevalence of specific practices (both appropriate and inappropriate) in the general population. It was also conducted to evaluate the progress toward achieving national health objectives related to healthy weight. Study respondents were adults age 18 and over who were trying to lose weight at the time of the survey. A national probability sample of households with telephones was obtained through random digit dialing methods. The study comprised a general sample of 1,228 individuals, a Black oversample of 203 individuals, a sample of 218 controls.

Data collection include: Functional/Health Status; Socioeconomic; Age/Gender; Behavioral; and Other (Body Mass Index).

RACE/ETHNICITY: American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; White; Other; Hispanic; Not of Hispanic Origin.

STATUS: This data collection is completed.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Upon request, with special agreement with the user.

DATA LIMITATIONS: Sample sizes for American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; and Hispanic are too small for analysis.

CONTACT PERSON: Alan Levy
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-727)
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
Room 2C102
College Park, MD 20740
301-436-1762