Questionnaires, Datasets, and Related Documentation
Explains the various changes in data collection technology and tobacco use questions from 1965 to the present.
Questions on adult use of tobacco are reproduced in two documents: (1) 1965-1995 and (2)1997-2011. These documents contain only tobacco use questions. The complete questionnaires from which the tobacco questions were extracted can be accessed from the Guide for Data Users
This guide provides links to NHIS tobacco information, including questionnaires, documentation, data file information, SAS/SPSS/Stata input statements, and data sets for each data year in which NHIS tobacco use questions were asked.
Includes a history of smoking status recode variables used in the NHIS to compute estimates of smoking prevalence. Also includes a list of these variables as used in the survey from 1965 to the present.