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When mother stopped smoking relative to pregnancy

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For sample persons under 6 years old whose biological mother is the respondent to the Child Health Supplement, smoked cigarettes the year before the child was born, and did not continue to smoke during the entire pregnancy, PGMSMKSTOP reports when before the child's birth the biological mother stopped smoking.

This variable is part of the 1988 Child Health Supplement. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to find other variables related to this supplement.


The 1988 Child Health Supplement collected information about children 17 years of age and younger on a wide range of topics, including: family structure, child care, breastfeeding, development, medications, birth and prenatal events, hospitalizations and surgery, chronic conditions, weight, school, behavior problems, social issues, and sleep habits. All questions were asked of the adult best able to provide accurate information about the child. The preferred respondents for this supplement, in order of priority, are: biological mother, biological father, an adoptive, step, or foster parent, a legal guardian, a primary caretaker, or another adult.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 6 whose respondent is biological mother, whose mother reported smoking cigarettes the year before child was born but did not continue to smoke during the entire pregnancy.


  • 1988