Person—tobacco smoking start age, total years N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Tobacco smoking start age|
|Definition:||The age in years at which a person first started to smoke.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—tobacco smoking start age|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Year|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||In this data collection, cigarette includes manufactured cigarettes, roll-your-own cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other tobacco products.|
The 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey includes a question on the age at which a person smoked their first full cigarette.
Questions on age first smoked full cigarette can provide some insight into the pattern of drug use among younger children (DHFS 1996).
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Origin:||AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2008. 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results. Drug Statistics Series number 20.Cat. no. PHE 98. Canberra: AIHW|
AIHW 2009. From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia's prisoners. Bulletin 75. Cat no. AUS 120. Canberra: AIHW.
DHFS (Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services) 1996. National Drug Strategy Household Survey: survey report 1995 Canberra: AGPS
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