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Download as PDF 64196 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices and will be posted on the Web site for the Office of Minority Health (OMH), www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov. Information about ACMH activities can be found on the OMH Web site under the heading About OMH. Dated: October 20, 2014. Rashida Dorsey, Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conference call will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:00– 4:00 p.m. ET BILLING CODE 4150–29–P DATES: Instructions regarding participating in the call will be given at the time of preregistration. ADDRESSES: Dr. Rashida Dorsey, Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Phone: 240–453–8222; fax: 240–453–8223; email: OMHACMH@hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with Public Law 105–392, the ACMH was established to provide advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on improving the health of each racial and ethnic minority group and on the development of goals and specific program activities of the Office of Minority Health. Topics to be discussed during this conference call will include data issues discussed in the ACMH meeting on July 8–9, 2014: Access, utilization, linking datasets to inform policy, as well as other related issues. This call will be limited to 125 participants. The OMH will make every effort to accommodate persons with special needs. Individuals who have special needs for which special accommodations may be required should contact Professional and Scientific Associates at (703) 234–1700 and reference this meeting. Requests for special accommodations should be made at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comments will be limited to two minutes per speaker during the time allotted. Individuals who would like to submit written statements should email, mail, or fax their comments to the designated contact at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. Any members of the public who wish to have electronic or printed material distributed to ACMH members should email to OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov or mail their materials to the Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852, prior to close of business on November 7, 2014. asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–25582 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–0950] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (OMB No. 0920–0950, expires 11/30/2015)— revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the extent and nature of illness and disability; environmental, social and other health hazards; and determinants of health of the population of the United States. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) have been conducted periodically between 1970 and 1994, and continuously since 1999 by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. Annually, approximately 14,410 respondents participate in some aspect of the full survey. About 9,200 complete the screener for the survey. About 210 complete the household interview only. About 5,000 complete both the household interview and the Mobile Exam Center (MEC) examination. Up to 2,500 additional persons might participate in tests of procedures, special studies, or methodological studies. Participation in NHANES is completely voluntary and confidential. A three-year approval is requested. NHANES programs produce descriptive statistics which measure the health and nutrition status of the general population. Through the use of physical examinations, laboratory tests, and interviews NHANES studies the relationship between diet, nutrition and health in a representative sample of the United States. NHANES monitors the prevalence of chronic conditions and risk factors. NHANES data are used to produce national reference data on height, weight, and nutrient levels in the blood. Results from more recent NHANES can be compared to findings reported from previous surveys to monitor changes in the health of the U.S. population over time. NCHS collects personal identification information. Participant level data items will include basic demographic information, name, address, social security number, Medicare number and participant health information to allow for linkages to other data sources such as the National Death Index and data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64197 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices A variety of agencies sponsor datacollection components on NHANES. To keep burden down, NCHS cycles in and out various components. The 2015–2016 NHANES physical examination includes the following components: Oral glucose tolerance test (ages 12 and older), anthropometry (all ages), 24-hour dietary recall (all ages), physician’s examination (all ages, blood pressure is collected here), oral health examination (ages 1 and older), hearing (ages 20–59), dual X-ray absorptiometry (total body composition ages 6–59 and osteoporosis, vertebral fractures and aortic calcification ages 40 and older). The oral health examination includes the collection of an oral human papilloma virus (HPV) specimen on those ages 14–69. While at the examination center additional interview questions are asked (6 and older), and a second 24-hour dietary recall (all ages) is scheduled to be conducted by phone 3–10 days later. Beginning in 2015, collection of four additional oral HPV specimens will occur in the home at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after the first collection. Specimens will be returned via mail. The bio-specimens collected for laboratory tests include urine, blood, vaginal and penile swabs, oral rinses (HPV) and household water collection. Serum, plasma and urine specimens are stored for future testing if the participant consents. The following major examination or laboratory items, that had been included in the 2013–2014 NHANES, were cycled out for NHANES 2015–2016: Physical activity monitor, taste and smell component and upper body muscle strength (grip test). Most sections of the NHANES interviews provide self-reported information to be used either in concert with specific examination or laboratory content, as independent prevalence estimates, or as covariates in statistical analysis (e.g., socio-demographic characteristics). Some examples include alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, sexual behavior, prescription and aspirin use, and indicators of oral, bone, reproductive, and mental health. Several interview components support the nutrition monitoring objective of NHANES, including questions about food security and nutrition program participation, dietary supplement use, and weight history/self-image/related behavior. NHANES data users include the U.S. Congress; numerous Federal agencies such as other branches of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture; private groups such as the American Heart Association; schools of public health; and private businesses. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 43,525. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Individuals in households ............................... Individuals in households ............................... NHANES Questionnaire ................................ Special Studies ............................................. Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–25560 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–15–15CF] asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hrs) 1 1 2.5 3 14,410 2,500 personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Health Insurance Plans Research Study—New—Office of Health System Collaboration, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Health Insurance Plans Research Study will uniquely examine the prevalence, characteristics, and differences of prevention and wellness programs offered by health insurance plans in this critical era of healthcare reform. There are no known studies that have addressed the prevalence of prevention and wellness programs across health plans or explored the granular details of these programs as this study is intended to do. Not conducting this study would be one less step toward increasing healthy years of life. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-15-0950]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and 
(e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be 
directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written 
comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (OMB 
No. 0920-0950, expires 11/30/2015)--revision--National Center for 
Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 
242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the 
extent and nature of illness and disability; environmental, social and 
other health hazards; and determinants of health of the population of 
the United States.
    The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) have 
been conducted periodically between 1970 and 1994, and continuously 
since 1999 by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. Annually, 
approximately 14,410 respondents participate in some aspect of the full 
survey. About 9,200 complete the screener for the survey. About 210 
complete the household interview only. About 5,000 complete both the 
household interview and the Mobile Exam Center (MEC) examination. Up to 
2,500 additional persons might participate in tests of procedures, 
special studies, or methodological studies. Participation in NHANES is 
completely voluntary and confidential. A three-year approval is 
requested.
    NHANES programs produce descriptive statistics which measure the 
health and nutrition status of the general population. Through the use 
of physical examinations, laboratory tests, and interviews NHANES 
studies the relationship between diet, nutrition and health in a 
representative sample of the United States. NHANES monitors the 
prevalence of chronic conditions and risk factors. NHANES data are used 
to produce national reference data on height, weight, and nutrient 
levels in the blood. Results from more recent NHANES can be compared to 
findings reported from previous surveys to monitor changes in the 
health of the U.S. population over time. NCHS collects personal 
identification information. Participant level data items will include 
basic demographic information, name, address, social security number, 
Medicare number and participant health information to allow for 
linkages to other data sources such as the National Death Index and 
data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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    A variety of agencies sponsor data-collection components on NHANES. 
To keep burden down, NCHS cycles in and out various components. The 
2015-2016 NHANES physical examination includes the following 
components: Oral glucose tolerance test (ages 12 and older), 
anthropometry (all ages), 24-hour dietary recall (all ages), 
physician's examination (all ages, blood pressure is collected here), 
oral health examination (ages 1 and older), hearing (ages 20-59), dual 
X-ray absorptiometry (total body composition ages 6-59 and 
osteoporosis, vertebral fractures and aortic calcification ages 40 and 
older). The oral health examination includes the collection of an oral 
human papilloma virus (HPV) specimen on those ages 14-69.
    While at the examination center additional interview questions are 
asked (6 and older), and a second 24-hour dietary recall (all ages) is 
scheduled to be conducted by phone 3-10 days later. Beginning in 2015, 
collection of four additional oral HPV specimens will occur in the home 
at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after the first collection. Specimens will 
be returned via mail.
    The bio-specimens collected for laboratory tests include urine, 
blood, vaginal and penile swabs, oral rinses (HPV) and household water 
collection. Serum, plasma and urine specimens are stored for future 
testing if the participant consents.
    The following major examination or laboratory items, that had been 
included in the 2013-2014 NHANES, were cycled out for NHANES 2015-2016: 
Physical activity monitor, taste and smell component and upper body 
muscle strength (grip test).
    Most sections of the NHANES interviews provide self-reported 
information to be used either in concert with specific examination or 
laboratory content, as independent prevalence estimates, or as 
covariates in statistical analysis (e.g., socio-demographic 
characteristics). Some examples include alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, 
sexual behavior, prescription and aspirin use, and indicators of oral, 
bone, reproductive, and mental health. Several interview components 
support the nutrition monitoring objective of NHANES, including 
questions about food security and nutrition program participation, 
dietary supplement use, and weight history/self-image/related behavior.
    NHANES data users include the U.S. Congress; numerous Federal 
agencies such as other branches of the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States 
Department of Agriculture; private groups such as the American Heart 
Association; schools of public health; and private businesses. There is 
no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated 
annualized burden hours are 43,525.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                    Number of     Average burden
         Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per    per response
                                                                   respondents     respondent        (in hrs)
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Individuals in households............  NHANES Questionnaire....          14,410               1              2.5
Individuals in households............  Special Studies.........           2,500               1              3
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Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2014-25560 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P