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Person—tobacco product smoked, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTobacco smoking—product
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270327
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The type of tobacco product smoked by a person, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—tobacco product smoked

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Cigarettes - manufactured
2Cigarettes - roll-your-own
3Cigars
4Pipes
5Other tobacco product
6None

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

To record multiple use data, repeat the data field as many times as necessary, viz: product1, product2 etc. In most instances, data on both product and frequency are needed. In such situations, repeat both fields as many times as necessary, viz: product1, frequency1, product2, frequency2 etc.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The recommended standard for collecting information about smoking the above tobacco products is the Standard Questions on the Use of Tobacco Among Adults (1998) - interviewer or self-administered versions.

Comments:Help on this term

Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cancer. The type of tobacco product smoked by a person in conjunction with information about the frequency of smoking assists with establishing a profile of smoking behaviour at the individual or population level and with monitoring shifts from cigarette smoking to other types of tobacco products and vice versa.

It is recommended that in surveys of smoking, data on age, sex and other socio-demographic variables should be collected. It is also recommended that when smoking is investigated in relation to health, data on other risk factors including pregnancy status, physical activity, overweight and obesity, and alcohol consumption should be collected.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Tobacco smoking - product, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.1 KB)

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Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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