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Number cigarettes per day (diabetic current smokers)


DIACIGSDAY is a 2-digit numeric variable equal to the number of cigarettes the person smokes per day.

00: Less than 1 cigarette per day
95: Doesn't smoke regularly
96: Not in Universe
98: Unknown - not ascertained
99: Unknown - don't know or refused


For adult persons with confirmed diabetes who are current smokers, DIACIGSDAY reports the average number of cigarettes smoked per day.

This variable was included in the 1989 Diabetes supplement and is complementary to CIGSDAY, which in 1989 was asked of sample adults who did not have diabetes. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1989: Persons age 18+ with confirmed diabetes who are current smokers.


  • 1989