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Locator Record

Title: Smoking – Recent Tobacco Use (SMQRTU_F )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2009 - 2010
First Published: September, 2011
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Past 5 days use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other nicotine products (youths and adults).
Record Source: NHANES 2009 - 2010
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2009 - 2010 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 Recent Tobacco use (SMQRTU) data set provides details on use of cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other forms of tobacco as well as nicotine replacement therapies (e.g., nicotine patches), in the past 5 days. Prior to 2005-2006, these data were included in the data file SMQMEC.

Eligible Sample

The target sample is persons ages 12 years and older. For participants 12-19, there were no proxy interviews.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

These questions were asked at the Mobile Examination Center (MEC) during the MEC Interview. For Adults 20 and older questions were asked by trained interviewers using the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) system. For Youths 12-19 years questions were self-administered using the Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) system, in English and Spanish only.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The CAPI and ACASI systems are programmed with built-in consistency checks to reduce data entry errors. CAPI also uses online help screens to assist interviewers in defining key terms used in the questionnaire.

Data Processing and Editing

Edits were made to ensure completeness, consistency and analytic usefulness of the data. Because this data set is the concatenation of data collected using two separate modes, a special variable, SMAQUEX was created, as a flag, to designate each interview mode.

Analytic Notes

Additional questionnaire data on tobacco use is available in data files SMQ and SMQFAM. For laboratory-related data, see COTNAL.

The NHANES full sample 2-Year MEC Exam Weights (WTMEC2YR) should be used to analyze the 2009-2010 SMQRTU.
Please refer to the NHANES Analytic Guidelines and the on-line NHANES Tutorial for further details on the use of sample weights and other analytic issues.

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 12 YEARS - 150 YEARS

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, or any other product containing nicotine?
English Instructions:
Verbal instructions to respondent: 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 1488 1488
2 No 5040 6528 SMAQUEX
7 Refused 0 6528 SMAQUEX
9 Don't know 0 6528 SMAQUEX
. Missing 841 7369

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 respondent: 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 1275 1275
77 Refused 0 1275
99 Don't know 1 1276
. Missing 6093 7369

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 respondent: 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 19 19
. Missing 7350 7369

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 respondent: 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 125 125
. Missing 7244 7369

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 respondent: 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 87 87
. Missing 7282 7369

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 respondent: 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 35 35
. Missing 7334 7369

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 respondent: 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 17 17
. Missing 7352 7369

SMQ700 - CHECK ITEM

Variable Name:
SMQ700
English Instructions:
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.690, 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 respondent: 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 1275 1275
7 Refused 0 1275
9 Don't know 0 1275
. Missing 6094 7369

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 RESPONDENT SAYS 95 OR MORE CIGARETTES PER DAY, ENTER 95. Verbal instructions to respondent: 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 1273 1273
95 95 cigarettes or more 1 1274
777 Refused 0 1274
999 Don't know 1 1275
. Missing 6094 7369

SMQ725 - When did resp. smoke last cigarette?

Variable Name:
SMQ725
SAS Label:
When did resp. 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 937 937
2 Yesterday 245 1182
3 3 to 5 days ago 93 1275
7 Refused 0 1275
9 Don't know 0 1275
. Missing 6094 7369

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 respondent: 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 19 19
7 Refused 0 19
9 Don't know 0 19
. Missing 7350 7369

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 RESPONDENT SAYS LESS THAN 1 PIPE PER DAY, ENTER 1. Verbal instructions to respondent: 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 10 Range of Values 19 19
77 Refused 0 19
99 Don't know 0 19
. Missing 7350 7369

SMQ755 - When did resp. smoke last pipe?

Variable Name:
SMQ755
SAS Label:
When did resp. 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 6 6
2 Yesterday 8 14
3 3 to 5 days ago 5 19
7 Refused 0 19
9 Don't know 0 19
. Missing 7350 7369

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 respondent: 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 125 125
7 Refused 0 125
9 Don't know 0 125
. Missing 7244 7369

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 RESPONDENT SAYS LESS THAN 1 CIGAR PER DAY, ENTER 1. Verbal instructions to respondent: 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 30 Range of Values 125 125
77 Refused 0 125
99 Don't know 0 125
. Missing 7244 7369

SMQ785 - When did resp. smoke last cigar?

Variable Name:
SMQ785
SAS Label:
When did resp. 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 39 39
2 Yesterday 46 85
3 3 to 5 days ago 40 125
7 Refused 0 125
9 Don't know 0 125
. Missing 7244 7369

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 respondent: 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 87 87
7 Refused 0 87
9 Don't know 0 87
. Missing 7282 7369

SMQ815 - When did resp. last use chewing tobacco?

Variable Name:
SMQ815
SAS Label:
When did resp. 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 35 35
2 Yesterday 34 69
3 3 to 5 days ago 18 87
7 Refused 0 87
9 Don't know 0 87
. Missing 7282 7369

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 respondent: 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 35 35
7 Refused 0 35
9 Don't know 0 35
. Missing 7334 7369

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 13 13
2 Yesterday 16 29
3 3 to 5 days ago 6 35
7 Refused 0 35
9 Don't know 0 35
. Missing 7334 7369

SMQ830 - # days used nicotine quit smoking aids?

Variable Name:
SMQ830
SAS Label:
# days used nicotine quit 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 respondent: 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 16 16
7 Refused 0 16
9 Don't know 1 17
. Missing 7352 7369

SMQ840 - When Last used nicotine quit smoking aid

Variable Name:
SMQ840
SAS Label:
When Last used nicotine quit 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 10 10
2 Yesterday 5 15
3 3 to 5 days ago 2 17
7 Refused 0 17
9 Don't know 0 17
. Missing 7352 7369

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.) 1310 1310
2 MEC CAPI B(20 Yrs.-150 Yrs.) 6059 7369
. Missing 0 7369