Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults aged 18 and over years who currently smoke every day or some days, MDSMOKTALK indicates if a doctor or other health professional talked to the respondent about his or her smoking in the past 12 months.
In the past 12 months, other tests mentioned are:
- Blood pressure
- Blood cholesterol
- Fasting test for high blood sugar/diabetes
- Pap smear/test
- Test for colon cancer
This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- 2011-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017: Sample adults age 18+ who currently smoke every day or some days.
- 2011-2017 : SAMPWEIGHT