Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults age 18 and over who ever used snuff at least 20 times in their life, SNUFFTP reports the time period in the number months (up to 3 digits) that the respondent used snuff.
The 1987Field Representative's Manual instructed interviewers to probe to determine the best approximate values. For example, if the respondent reported, "on and off for 20 years," interviewers would probe to determine the total number of years, excluding the off periods. In 1992, the Manual instructed interviewers to record the verbatim response if the respondent reported a fraction.
The term "snuff" was respondent defined. The 1992 Field Representative's Manual mentioned that using snuff includes sniffing it or just placing it in the mouth.
This variable should be used with SNUFFNO, the number of units for the corresponding time period that the respondent used snuff.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who ever used snuff at least 20 times.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who ever used snuff and have used snuff at least 20 times.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT