Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults age 18 and over who have ever used chewing tobacco at least 20 times in their entire life, CHEWDAYSMO provides indicates on the average, the number of days per month the respondent used chewing tobacco.
The term "chewing tobacco" was respondent defined. The Field Representative's Manual for 1992 mentions that using chewing tobacco includes chewing the tobacco or just placing it in the mouth. This definition was not routinely shared with respondents.
This variable is not completely comparable for 1987 and 1992. The 1987 survey text recognized responses of "never used it regularly," whereas only responses of "less than one day a month," or "every day" were recognized in 1992. Although a more explicit definition of for "use" of chewing tobacco was provided in 1992, the definition was not routinely shared with respondents.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who ever used chewing tobacco at least 20 times.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who ever used chewing tobacco and have used chewing tobacco at least 20 times.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT