Person—number of cigarettes smoked (per day), total N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Tobacco smoking—consumption/quantity (cigarettes)|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
The total number of cigarettes (manufactured or roll-your-own) smoked per day by a person.
Public health and health care
|Data Element Concept:||Person—number of cigarettes smoked|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This metadata item is relevant only for persons who currently smoke cigarettes daily or at least weekly. Daily consumption should be reported, rather than weekly consumption. Weekly consumption is converted to daily consumption by dividing by 7 and rounding to the nearest whole number.
Quantities greater than 98 (extremely rare) should be recorded as 98.
The recommended standard for collecting this information is the Standard Questions on the Use of Tobacco Among Adults (1998) - interviewer administered (Questions 3a and 3b) and self-administered (Questions 2a and 2b) versions.
The questions cover persons aged 18 and over.
The number of cigarettes smoked is an important measure of the magnitude of the tobacco problem for an individual.
Research shows that of Australians who smoke, the overwhelming majority smoke cigarettes (manufactured or roll-your-own) rather than other tobacco products.
From a public health point of view, consumption level is relevant only for regular smokers (those who smoke daily or at least weekly).
Data on quantity smoked can be used to:
Where this information is collected by survey and the sample permits, population estimates should be presented by sex and 5-year age groups. Summary statistics may need to be adjusted for age and other relevant variables.
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.
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