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Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index March/April 1999


The March/April 1999 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about Social Security, Medicare and Medical Uses of Marijauana. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,200 Americans conducted April 10-22, 1999 which measures public knowledge about health stories covered by news media during the previous month. The Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the 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.