Codes and Frequencies
For female persons of childbearing age who were current smokers and ever tried to quit smoking, CSOFFPSNO reports a number of units associated with a time period reported in CSOFFPSTP. Together, these two variables indicate the amount of time the respondent stayed off cigarettes the last time they stopped smoking or during their most recent serious attempt to quit. See Comparability and Universe tabs for changes in the universe between samples.
The differences in universe described in the Universe tab impact the comparability of this variable over time. In 1990, this question was asked of female persons ages 18 to 44 who were currently pregnant or had given live birth in the past five years. In 1991, the question was asked of female persons ages 18 to 49 who had given birth in the past five years. There are no other comparability issues with this variable.
- 1990: Female persons age 18-44 who are now pregnant or have given live birth in the past five years, who ever smoked 100 cigarettes, who smoke cigarettes now or for whom it was unknown if they smoke now, and who ever made a serious attempt to quit smoking.
- 1991: Female persons age 18-49 who have given live birth in the past five years, currently smoke every day and ever quit for one day or more.
- 1990-1991 : PERWEIGHT