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Jan 23 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites comments to OMB by March 20, 2023 regarding the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). [Comments due to OMB by 30 days after submission to OMB on February 16, 2023.]

Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking are significant public health issues that impact the health and well-being of women and men across the United States. An extensive field of research has demonstrated that sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking can have serious long-term health consequences and significant social and public health costs. Sexual violence is a major public health problem; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 38 men have experienced completed or attempted rape. Sexual violence starts early; 1 in 3 female and 1 in 4 male rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old.

In 2010, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System (NISVS) reported that approximately 6.9 million women and 5.6 million men experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner within the last year. The health care costs of sexual violence exceed $5.8 billion each year, nearly $3.9 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health care services. To address this important public health problem, CDC implemented, beginning in 2010, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System that produces national and state level estimates of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence and stalking on an annual basis.

This Revision request describes the redesign of the NISVS and the approach for collecting NISVS data. More specifically, this Revision request is to use the restructured methodology based on recommendations resulting from experimental studies conducted in 2018-2021 and approved by OMB 6/19/2019, 3/20/2020, and 9/2/2021. This Revision request incorporates methodological design changes to improve response rate, reduce cost, and reduce non-response bias. Additionally, survey questions and their formatting were revised to improve clarity and reduce respondent burden or to update content with more recent concerns (e.g., stalking technology, technology-facilitated sexual violence). The survey question revisions were modified by results from cognitive testing conducted in 2021-2022. Data are analyzed using appropriate statistical software to account for the complexity of the survey design to compute weighted counts, percentages, and confidence intervals using national and state-level data.

NISVS is a surveillance system used to monitor the magnitude of sexual violence, stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence victimization among adults in the U.S. Data are used by the federal government, states, partner organizations, and stakeholders to inform prevention programs and policies related to sexual violence, stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence.  
NISVS: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/datasources/nisvs/index.html
CDC submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202302-0920-017 Click IC List for information collection instrument, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this webpage.
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-01167

For AEA members wishing to submit comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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