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Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey II, 1993: [United States] (ICPSR 6375)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics


In this follow-up to TEENAGE ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES SURVEY, 1989: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9786), a component of the National Health Interview Survey, teenagers were interviewed to obtain specific information on every aspect of tobacco use, including measures of prevalence, knowledge and attitudes, and predictors of taking up smoking. In addition to questions about tobacco use, Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey II (TAPS II) queried respondents about their attitudes regarding seatbelts, fitness, alcohol, marijuana, drugs in general, school, and diet. They were also asked whether, during the last year, they had been in an accident or physical fight, had been in a car with a drunk driver, or had ridden on a motorcycle. Finally, the respondents were asked about their physical condition and emotional state. Demographic and socioeconomic information provided in the data file includes respondents' race, education, geographic region, occupation, and marital status, as well as presence of parent(s) or other adult relatives in the household, family income, and education of the adults.

Series: National Health Interview Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey II, 1993: [United States]. ICPSR06375-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06375.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06375.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adolescents, alcohol, attitudes, diet, drugs, health, health status

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutionalized persons, aged 10-22, residing in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.


Sample:    A sample of 9,135 individuals, aged 15-22 years at the time of TAPS II, who responded by telephone to the first Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey (ICPSR 9786), and 5,590 additional persons aged 10-15 years who were drawn from quarters three and four of the 1991 NHIS and quarter one of the 1992 NHIS sample frames. NHIS households were selected by stratified multistage area probability sampling. In each TAPS II sample component, all persons eligible in a household were selected. Black persons were oversampled.

Data Source:

computer-assisted telephone interviews or personal interviews

Restrictions: In preparing data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to the identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution NCHS requires, under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director or NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-01-11

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