Codes and Frequencies
For female persons of childbearing age who ever smoked, MDSMQUITEVPS reports whether the doctor ever advised the respondent to stop smoking. Please see Comparability and Universe tabs for information on the persons included in each sample.
For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
The universe and the wording for the question changed between years, so researchers should use caution in making comparisons over time. In 1985 and 1990, this question was asked of female persons ages 18 to 44 who were pregnant or had given birth in the past five years and had ever been smokers. In 1991, the question was asked of female persons ages 18 to 49 who had given birth in the past five years who ever smoked 100 cigarettes. Please refer to the Universe Tab and Survey Text Tab for detailed information.
- 1985; 1990: Female persons age 18-44 who are pregant or gave live birth in the past five years who ever smoked.
- 1991: Female persons age 18-49 who gave live birth in the past five years who ever smoked 100 cigarettes in her entire life.
- 1985, 1990-1991
- 1985, 1990-1991 : PERWEIGHT