Codes and Frequencies
HOSPNITE indicates the number of nights spent in hospital during the past 12 months for those respondents that had at least one overnight hospital stay (HOSPNGHT).
The Field Representative's Manual provided the following definition of a hospitalization:
If a person was moved (transferred) from one hospital to another, for example, from a general hospital to a veteran's hospital, record each as a separate hospital stay if each lasted overnight or longer.
When a hospitalization is for childbirth, record one hospital stay for the mother and one for the baby.
Include as a patient in a hospital only persons who were admitted and stayed overnight or longer. Exclude persons who visited emergency rooms or outpatient clinics, unless that person was admitted and stayed overnight and exclude stays for nonmedical reasons, such as staying with a sick family member.
- 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes, whose current smoking status is known, and who smoked at all in the past 12 months.
- 1997-2018: Persons who stayed overnight in hospital during past 12 months (excluding ER).
- 1991, 1997-2018