Protocol - Cigarette Smoking Status - Adolescent
Measurement to determine respondent’s cigarette smoking status.
Respondents could be asked up to three questions: (1) have they ever smoked; (2) if they have smoked, when was the last time they smoked; and (3) a question to determine if the respondent who has used in the past 30 days is a daily smoker.
The Working Group acknowledges that the following questions may gather sensitive information relating to the use of substances and/or illegal conduct. If the information is released it might be damaging to an individual’s employability, lead to social stigmatization, or other consequences.
For information on obtaining a Certificate of Confidentiality, which helps researchers protect the privacy of human research participants, please go to the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Institutional Review Board website.
Note to interviewer: Based on responses provided to earlier questions, the respondent may also be asked Questions 2, 3, and 4 (see interviewer notes before these questions).
1. Have you ever tried cigarette smoking, even one or two puffs?
-8[ ]DON’T KNOW
If Question 1 is "Yes," then respondent is asked:
2. When was the last time you smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?
1[ ]Earlier today
2[ ]Not today but sometime in the past 7 days
3[ ]Not in the past 7 days but sometime in the past 30 days
4[ ]Not in the past 30 days but sometime in the past 6 months
5[ ]Not in the past 6 months but sometime in the past year
6[ ]1 to 4 years ago
7[ ]5 or more years ago
-8[ ]DON’T KNOW
If Question 2 is "1", “2”, or “3” (Past 30-Day Smoker), then respondent is asked:
3. In the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?
1[ ]I__I__I DAYS
-8[ ]DON’T KNOW
Interpreting responses to assess smoking status of adolescents:
- If answer to Question 1 is "No," then respondent is a "Never smoker."
- If answer to Question 1 is "Yes" and answer to Question 2 is "DON’T KNOW" or “REFUSED” then status is a "Ever-smoker."
- If answer to Question 1 is "Yes" and answer to Question 2 is ""1,, “2”, or “3" then status is a "Past 30-day smoker."
- If answer to Question 2 is “1”, “2”, or “3” and Question 3 is "30 days," then respondent is a "Past 30-day Every-Day Smoker."
Personnel and Training Required
If an interviewer prepares the survey for self-administration, the interviewer must be trained and found to be competent to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population.
While the source instrument was developed to be administered by computer, the PhenX Working Group acknowledges these questions can be administered in a noncomputerized format.
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
12 through 17 years of age*
* If the study population consists of adolescents and young adults (12-24 years) with the intention of studying onset of risky behaviors, the investigator may wish to use the adolescent profile. If the study population primarily consists of adults (≥18 years), emphasizing established smoking and/or cessation, the investigator should use the adult profile.
The protocol from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study was selected because this studyy is the most comprehensive study on tobacco use in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The study was initiated in 2011 and is currently conducted on an annual basis. The PATH Study is a longitudinal cohort study that includes tobacco product specific use questionsand is administered to individuals ages 12 years and older. This study asks many additional questions that may be more relevant to investigators studying adolescent subjects.
English, Other languages available at source
|caDSR Form||PhenX PX030603 - Cigarette Smoking Status Adolescent||6910179||caDSR Form|
Process and Review
The Expert Review Panel #3 (ERP 3) reviewed the measures in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances, and Substance Abuse and Addiction domains.
Guidance from ERP 3 includes:
• Updated protocol
• New Data Dictionary
Back-compatible: Not back-compatible (vastly different than previous protocol which would require a new data dictionary) and not recommended for use (discredited or no longer considered broadly validated)
Previous version in Toolkit archive (link)
Protocol Name from Source
Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Wave 3
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2015). Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study: Attachment 2 PATH Study Data Collection Instruments_Wave 3: 2a.5 - English Youth: Aged-Up Extended Interview, 2015-06-10. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health. [http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAICList?ref_nbr=201506-0925-002]
Ambrose BK, Day HR, Rostron B, et al. Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among US Youth Aged 12-17 Years, 2013-2014. JAMA. 2015;314(17):1871-1873. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13802.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX030603010000||Have you ever smoked a cigarette, even one more||N/A|
|PX030603020000||When was the last time you smoked a more||N/A|
|PX030603030100||In the past 30 days, on how many days did more||N/A|
|PX030603030200||In the past 30 days, on how many days did more||N/A|
Cigarette Smoking Status
November 21, 2016
Questions asking the respondent about smoking status in his or her entire life.
This measure can be used to assess the participant’s lifetime exposure to cigarette use, it determines smoking status, i.e., if they are a Current Every-Day Smoker or a Current Some-Day Smoker, a Former Smoker, or a Non Smoker or a Never Smoker.
cigarette smoking status - adolescent, tobacco, smoking, cigarette, exposure, smoking status, second-hand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), nicotine, nicotine dependence, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, US Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, PreventionTobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, TUS-CPS, NCI, Centers for Disease Control, CDC, gerontology, aging, geriatrics
|Protocol ID||Protocol Name|
|30601||Tobacco - Smoking Status - Adolescent|
|30602||Tobacco - Smoking Status - Adult|
|30603||Cigarette Smoking Status - Adolescent|
|30604||Cigarette Smoking Status - Adult|
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