Codes and Frequencies
For all sample persons age 12 to 21, this variable reports the age when the respondent first smoked a whole cigarette.
This variable was part of a Youth Behavior Survey (YBS) conducted several months after the NHIS. The Survey described that the YBS was conducted to gather information on the status of both good and bad health behaviors in order to develop programs to improve the health of young people. For a list of tobacco related variables from the 1992 YBS, see SMOKEPUFFEV.
- 1992: Sample persons age 12-21.
- 1992 : SUPP2WT