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Locator Record

Title: Smoking and Tobacco Use MEC (SMQMEC_C )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2003 - 2004
First Published: September, 2006
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:MEC Interview - Smoking and Tobacco Use
Record Source: NHANES 2003 - 2004
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2003 - 2004 is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files

Component Description

The Smoking and Tobacco use (SMQ) questions are part the MEC Interview. Questions were asked separately for adults and youth. Adults were asked on recent tobacco use (past 5 days). Youths 12-19 years of age were asked recent tobacco use and about smoking and tobacco history as well, including usual brand of cigarette.

Eligible Sample

12+ years.

No proxy interviews for 12-19 years.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

MEC Interview Room, Mobile examination Center.

Adults 20+ years: computer assisted personal interview.

Youths 12-19 years: audio computer assisted self interview (ACASI) in English or Spanish only.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The computer-assisted personal interview mode and ACASI allow for built in consistency checks, and hard and soft edit checks to reduce the number of keying entry errors.

Analytic Notes

SMQQUEX: Questionnaire source flag to distinguish between mode of interview (CAPI vs. ACASI).

SMQ680--SMQ817: This set of questions on past five days use of tobacco was asked of all of the study participants 12 years and older.

Additional information on adult tobacco exposure can be in the Household Interview.

References

Codebook and Frequencies

SEQN - Respondent sequence number

Variable Name:
SEQN
SAS Label:
Respondent sequence number
English Text:
Respondent sequence number.
Target:
Both males and females 0 YEARS - 150 YEARS

SMQ620 - Ever tried cigarette smoking

Variable Name:
SMQ620
SAS Label:
Ever tried cigarette smoking
English Text:
The following questions are about cigarette smoking and other tobacco use. Have you ever tried cigarette smoking, even 1 or 2 puffs?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select Yes, No.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 875 875
2 No 1179 2054 SMQ680
7 Refused 2 2056 SMQ680
9 Don't know 1 2057 SMQ680
. Missing 4933 6990

SMD630 - Age first smoked whole cigarette

Variable Name:
SMD630
SAS Label:
Age first smoked whole cigarette
English Text:
How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?
English Instructions:
IF R SAYS LESS THAN 6 YEARS, ENTER 6 YEARS. VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter an age or select Never smoked a whole cigarette. CAPI INSTRUCTION: ACCEPTABLE VALUES: 6-19 YEARS. ENTER AGE.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Hard Edits:
6 to 19
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
6 to 19 Range of Values 543 543
55 Never smoked a whole cigarette 330 873 SMQ680
77 Refused 0 873 SMQ680
99 Don't know 2 875 SMQ680
. Missing 6115 6990

SMQ640 - # days smoked cigarettes in past month

Variable Name:
SMQ640
SAS Label:
# days smoked cigarettes in past month
English Text:
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number or enter zero if none. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 30
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
0 to 30 Range of Values 541 541
77 Refused 0 541
99 Don't Know 2 543
. Missing 6447 6990

SMQ650 - # cigarettes per day during past month

Variable Name:
SMQ650
SAS Label:
# cigarettes per day during past month
English Text:
During the past 30 days, on the days that you smoked, how many cigarettes did you smoke per day?
English Instructions:
IF R SAYS 95 OR MORE CIGARETTES PER DAY, ENTER 95. VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF CIGARETTES.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 95
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 66 Range of Values 306 306
777 Refused 1 307
999 Don't know 3 310
. Missing 6680 6990

SMQ077 - How soon after waking do you smoke

Variable Name:
SMQ077
SAS Label:
How soon after waking do you smoke
English Text:
How soon after you wake up do you smoke? Would you say...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Within 5 minutes, 43 43
2 From 6 to 30 minutes, 56 99
3 From more than 30 minutes to one hour, or 51 150
4 More than one hour? 135 285
7 Refused 8 293
9 Don't know 17 310
. Missing 6680 6990

SMQ660 - Brands of cigarettes smoked/past mo

Variable Name:
SMQ660
SAS Label:
Brands of cigarettes smoked/past mo
English Text:
During the past 30 days, on the days that you smoked, which brand of cigarettes did you usually smoke?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select one of the following choices: Marlboro, Camel, Newport, Kool, Winston, Benson and Hedges, Salem, Some other brand.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Marlboro 144 144
2 Camel 19 163
3 Newport 101 264
4 Kool 14 278
5 Winston 1 279
6 Benson and Hedges 2 281
7 Salem 0 281
8 Some other brand 26 307
77 Refused 0 307
99 Don't know 3 310
. Missing 6680 6990

SMQ662 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
SMQ662
English Instructions:
BOX 1B. CHECK ITEM SMQ.662: IF NEWPORT, KOOL, OR SALEM BRAND (CODED '3', '4', OR '7') REPORTED IN SMQ.660, GO TO SMQ.666. OTHERWISE, CONTINUE WITH SMQ.664.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS

SMQ664B - Menthol or non-menthol BensonHedges

Variable Name:
SMQ664B
SAS Label:
Menthol or non-menthol BensonHedges
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Benson and Hedges cigarettes menthol or non-menthol?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select menthol, non-menthol. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 6, DISPLAY {WAS} Benson and Hedges.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Menthol 1 1
2 Non-menthol 1 2
7 Refused 0 2
9 Don't know 0 2
. Missing 6988 6990

SMQ664C - Menthol or non-menthol Camel

Variable Name:
SMQ664C
SAS Label:
Menthol or non-menthol Camel
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Camel cigarettes menthol or non-menthol?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select menthol, non-menthol. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 2, DISPLAY {WAS} Camel.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Menthol 4 4
2 Non-menthol 15 19
7 Refused 0 19
9 Don't know 0 19
. Missing 6971 6990

SMQ664M - Menthol or non-menthol Marlboro

Variable Name:
SMQ664M
SAS Label:
Menthol or non-menthol Marlboro
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Marlboro cigarettes menthol or non-menthol?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select menthol, non-menthol. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 1, DISPLAY {WAS} Marlboro.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Menthol 32 32
2 Non-menthol 110 142
7 Refused 0 142
9 Don't know 2 144
. Missing 6846 6990

SMQ664O - Menthol or non-menthol other brand

Variable Name:
SMQ664O
SAS Label:
Menthol or non-menthol other brand
English Text:
{Were/Was} the other brand cigarettes menthol or non-menthol?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select menthol, non-menthol. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 8, DISPLAY {WAS} other brand.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Menthol 4 4
2 Non-menthol 21 25
7 Refused 1 26
9 Don't know 3 29
. Missing 6961 6990

SMQ664W - Menthol or non-menthol Winston

Variable Name:
SMQ664W
SAS Label:
Menthol or non-menthol Winston
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Winston cigarettes menthol or non-menthol?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select menthol, non-menthol. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 5, DISPLAY {WAS} Winston.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Menthol 0 0
2 Non-menthol 1 1
7 Refused 0 1
9 Don't know 0 1
. Missing 6989 6990

SMQ666B - Regular, light or ultralite BensonHedges

Variable Name:
SMQ666B
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite BensonHedges
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Benson and Hedges cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 6, DISPLAY {WAS} Benson and Hedges.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 0 0
2 Lights 2 2
3 Ultralights 0 2
7 Refused 0 2
9 Don't know 0 2
. Missing 6988 6990

SMQ666C - Regular, light or ultralite Camel

Variable Name:
SMQ666C
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite Camel
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Camel cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 2, DISPLAY {WAS} Camel.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 11 11
2 Lights 8 19
3 Ultralights 0 19
7 Refused 0 19
9 Don't know 0 19
. Missing 6971 6990

SMQ666K - Regular, light or ultralite Kool

Variable Name:
SMQ666K
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite Kool
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Kool cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 4, DISPLAY {WAS} Kool.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 11 11
2 Lights 3 14
3 Ultralights 0 14
7 Refused 0 14
9 Don't know 0 14
. Missing 6976 6990

SMQ666M - Regular, light or ultralite Marlboro

Variable Name:
SMQ666M
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite Marlboro
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Marlboro cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 1, DISPLAY {WAS} Marlboro.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 75 75
2 Lights 65 140
3 Ultralights 4 144
7 Refused 0 144
9 Don't know 0 144
. Missing 6846 6990

SMQ666N - Regular, light or ultralite Newport

Variable Name:
SMQ666N
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite Newport
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Newport cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 3, DISPLAY {WAS} Newport.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 86 86
2 Lights 12 98
3 Ultralights 2 100
7 Refused 0 100
9 Don't know 1 101
. Missing 6889 6990

SMQ666O - Regular, light or ultralite other brand

Variable Name:
SMQ666O
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite other brand
English Text:
{Were/Was} the other brand cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 8, DISPLAY {WAS} other brand.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regular 12 12
2 Light 11 23
3 Ultralight 3 26
7 Refused 0 26
9 Don't know 3 29
. Missing 6961 6990

SMQ666S - Regular, light or ultralite Salem

Variable Name:
SMQ666S
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite Salem
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Salem cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 7, DISPLAY {WAS} Salem.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 0 0
2 Lights 0 0
3 Ultralights 0 0
7 Refused 0 0
9 Don't know 0 0
. Missing 6990 6990

SMQ666W - Regular, light or ultralite Winston

Variable Name:
SMQ666W
SAS Label:
Regular, light or ultralite Winston
English Text:
{Were/Was} the Winston cigarettes regulars, lights, or ultra-lights?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select regulars, lights, ultra-lights. CAPI INSTRUCTION: IF SMQ.660 = 5, DISPLAY {WAS} Winston.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Regulars 0 0
2 Lights 1 1
3 Ultralights 0 1
7 Refused 0 1
9 Don't know 0 1
. Missing 6989 6990

SMQ670 - Tried to quit smoking

Variable Name:
SMQ670
SAS Label:
Tried to quit smoking
English Text:
During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select Yes, No.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 297 297
2 No 242 539
7 Refused 0 539
9 Don't know 4 543
. Missing 6447 6990

SMQ680 - Used tobacco/nicotine last 5 days?

Variable Name:
SMQ680
SAS Label:
Used tobacco/nicotine last 5 days?
English Text:
The following questions ask about use of tobacco or nicotine products in the past 5 days. During the past 5 days, did {you/he/she} use any product containing nicotine including cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, orany other product containing nicotine?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select Yes, No.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 1414 1414
2 No 4954 6368 End of Section
7 Refused 1 6369 End of Section
9 Don't know 1 6370 End of Section
. Missing 620 6990

SMQ690A - Used last 5 days - Cigarettes

Variable Name:
SMQ690A
SAS Label:
Used last 5 days - Cigarettes
English Text:
Which of these products did {you/he/she} use?
English Instructions:
(CHECK ALL THAT APPLY). VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select all that you used.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Cigarettes 1212 1212
. Missing 5778 6990

SMQ690B - Used last 5 days - Pipes

Variable Name:
SMQ690B
SAS Label:
Used last 5 days - Pipes
English Text:
Which of these products did {you/he/she} use?
English Instructions:
(CHECK ALL THAT APPLY). VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select all that you used.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
2 Pipes 20 20
. Missing 6970 6990

SMQ690C - Used last 5 days - Cigars

Variable Name:
SMQ690C
SAS Label:
Used last 5 days - Cigars
English Text:
Which of these products did {you/he/she} use?
English Instructions:
(CHECK ALL THAT APPLY). VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select all that you used.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
3 Cigars 121 121
. Missing 6869 6990

SMQ690D - Used last 5 days - Chewing tobacco

Variable Name:
SMQ690D
SAS Label:
Used last 5 days - Chewing tobacco
English Text:
Which of these products did {you/he/she} use?
English Instructions:
(CHECK ALL THAT APPLY). VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select all that you used.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
4 Chewing tobacco 65 65
. Missing 6925 6990

SMQ690E - Used last 5 days - Snuff

Variable Name:
SMQ690E
SAS Label:
Used last 5 days - Snuff
English Text:
Which of these products did {you/he/she} use?
English Instructions:
(CHECK ALL THAT APPLY). VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select all that you used.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
5 Snuff 57 57
. Missing 6933 6990

SMQ690F - Used last 5 days - Patch, gum, other

Variable Name:
SMQ690F
SAS Label:
Used last 5 days - Patch, gum, other
English Text:
Which of these products did {you/he/she} use?
English Instructions:
(CHECK ALL THAT APPLY). VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select all that you used.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
6 Nicotine patches, gum, or other nicotine product 15 15
. Missing 6975 6990

SMQ700 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
SMQ700
English Instructions:
BOX 2. CHECK ITEM SMQ.700: IF ‘CIGARETTES’ (CODE 1) IN SMQ.690, GO TO SMQ.710. IF ‘PIPES’ (CODE 2) IN SMQ.690, GO TO SMQ.740. IF ‘CIGARS’ (CODE 3) IN SMQ.690, GO TO SMQ.770. IF ‘CHEW’ (CODE 4) IN SMQ.690, GO TO SMQ.800. IF 'SNUFF' (CODE 5) IN SMQ.69 0, GO TO SMQ.817. IF ‘NICOTINE PRODUCT’ (CODE 6) IN SMQ.690, GO TO SMQ.830. IF ‘REFUSED’ (CODE 77) OR ‘DON’T KNOW’ (CODE 99) IN SMQ.690, GO TO SMQ.710.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

SMQ710 - # days smoked cigarettes last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ710
SAS Label:
# days smoked cigarettes last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days {including today}, on how many days did {you/he/she} smoke cigarettes?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 5
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 5 Range of Values 1212 1212
7 Refused 1 1213
9 Don't know 0 1213
. Missing 5777 6990

SMQ720 - # cigarettes smoked per day

Variable Name:
SMQ720
SAS Label:
# cigarettes smoked per day
English Text:
During the past 5 days, on the days {you/he/she} smoked, how many cigarettes did {you/he/she} smoke each day?
English Instructions:
IF R SAYS 95 OR MORE CIGARETTES PER DAY, ENTER 95. VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF CIGARETTES.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
1 to 95
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 60 Range of Values 1212 1212
777 Refused 1 1213
999 Don't know 0 1213
. Missing 5777 6990

SMQ725 - When did SP smoke last cigarette?

Variable Name:
SMQ725
SAS Label:
When did SP smoke last cigarette?
English Text:
When did {you/he/she} smoke {your/his/her} last cigarette? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Today 722 722
2 Yesterday 389 1111
3 3 to 5 days ago 101 1212
7 Refused 0 1212
9 Don't know 1 1213
. Missing 5777 6990

SMQ740 - # days smoked pipe over last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ740
SAS Label:
# days smoked pipe over last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days (including today), on how many days did {you/he/she} smoke a pipe?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 5
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 5 Range of Values 20 20
7 Refused 0 20
9 Don't know 1 21
. Missing 6969 6990

SMQ750 - # pipes smoked per day - last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ750
SAS Label:
# pipes smoked per day - last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days, on the days did {you/he/she} smoked a pipe, how many pipes did {you/he/she} smoke each day?
English Instructions:
IF R SAYS LESS THAN 1 PIPE PER DAY, ENTER 1. VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF PIPES.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 14 Range of Values 20 20
77 Refused 0 20
99 Don't know 1 21
. Missing 6969 6990

SMQ755 - When did SP smoke last pipe?

Variable Name:
SMQ755
SAS Label:
When did SP smoke last pipe?
English Text:
When did {you/he/she} smoke {your/his/her} last pipe? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Today 5 5
2 Yesterday 7 12
3 3 to 5 days ago 8 20
7 Refused 0 20
9 Don't know 1 21
. Missing 6969 6990

SMQ770 - # days smoked cigars over last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ770
SAS Label:
# days smoked cigars over last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days (including today), on how many days did {you/he/she} smoke cigars?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 5
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 5 Range of Values 121 121
7 Refused 0 121
9 Don't know 1 122
. Missing 6868 6990

SMQ780 - # cigars smoked per day - last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ780
SAS Label:
# cigars smoked per day - last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days, on the days {you/he/she} smoked cigars, how many cigars did {you/he/she} smoke each day?
English Instructions:
IF R SAYS LESS THAN 1 CIGAR PER DAY, ENTER 1. VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP. Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF CIGARS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 59
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 20 Range of Values 120 120
77 Refused 1 121
99 Don't know 1 122
. Missing 6868 6990

SMQ785 - When did SP smoke last cigar?

Variable Name:
SMQ785
SAS Label:
When did SP smoke last cigar?
English Text:
When did {you/he/she} smoke {your/his/her} last cigar? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Today 24 24
2 Yesterday 58 82
3 3 to 5 days ago 38 120
7 Refused 0 120
9 Don't know 2 122
. Missing 6868 6990

SMQ800 - #days used chewing tobacco -last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ800
SAS Label:
#days used chewing tobacco -last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days (including today), on how many days did {you/he/she} use chewing tobacco, such as Redman, Levi Garrett or Beechnut?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 5
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 5 Range of Values 64 64
7 Refused 1 65
9 Don't know 1 66
. Missing 6924 6990

SMQ815 - When did SP last use chewing tobacco?

Variable Name:
SMQ815
SAS Label:
When did SP last use chewing tobacco?
English Text:
When did {you/he/she} last use chewing tobacco? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Today 28 28
2 Yesterday 30 58
3 3 to 5 days ago 6 64
7 Refused 1 65
9 Don't know 1 66
. Missing 6924 6990

SMQ817 - # days used snuff over last 5 days

Variable Name:
SMQ817
SAS Label:
# days used snuff over last 5 days
English Text:
During the past 5 days {including today}, on how many days did {you/he/she} use snuff, such as Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 5
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 5 Range of Values 57 57
7 Refused 0 57
9 Don't know 1 58
. Missing 6932 6990

SMQ819 - When last used snuff

Variable Name:
SMQ819
SAS Label:
When last used snuff
English Text:
When did {you/he/she} last use snuff? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Today 18 18
2 Yesterday 25 43
3 3 to 5 days ago 12 55
7 Refused 2 57
9 Don't know 1 58
. Missing 6932 6990

SMQ830 - # days used nicotine stop smoking aids?

Variable Name:
SMQ830
SAS Label:
# days used nicotine stop smoking aids?
English Text:
During the past 5 days (including today), on how many days did {you/he/she} use any product containing nicotine to help {you/he/she} stop smoking? Include nicotine patches, gum, or any other product containing nicotine.
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please enter a number. ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Hard Edits:
0 to 5
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 to 5 Range of Values 14 14
7 Refused 1 15
9 Don't know 1 16
. Missing 6974 6990

SMQ840 - Last time used nicotine stop smoking aid

Variable Name:
SMQ840
SAS Label:
Last time used nicotine stop smoking aid
English Text:
When did {you/he/she} last use a product containing nicotine? Was it...
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Today 5 5
2 Yesterday 7 12
3 3 to 5 days ago 3 15
7 Refused 0 15
9 Don't know 1 16
. Missing 6974 6990

SMAQUEX - Questionnaire Mode Flag

Variable Name:
SMAQUEX
SAS Label:
Questionnaire Mode Flag
English Text:
Questionnaire Mode Flag.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 A-CASI B(12 Yrs.-19 Yrs.) 2248 2248
2 MEC CAPI B(20 Yrs.-150 Yrs.) 4742 6990
. Missing 0 6990

Appendix: Names and Labels of MEC Interview Smoking and Tobacco Use variables for 1999-2000, 2001-2002, and 2003-2004 Data Releases

N Name  Years Label