Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, February 1997

The February 1997 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about Government Panel Recommendations on Mammograms, Medicare and Expaning Insurance to Children (CHIP). The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,003 Americans conducted February 21-24, 1997 which measures public knowledge of health stories covered by news media during the previous month. The Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people inthe health field gain a better understanding of which health stories in the news Americans are following and what they understand about those health issues. Every two months Kaiser/Harvard issues a new index report.