Log In/Create Account

Current Population Survey, September 1998: Tobacco Use Supplement (ICPSR 3456)

Principal Investigator(s):


Data are provided in this collection on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and older. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin. In addition to providing these core data, this survey also contains a special supplement on tobacco use for all persons surveyed. This supplement includes information on cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products such as pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff. Respondents answered a set of detailed questions tailored to their smoking status, such as how many cigarettes they smoked per day, and whether respondents had smoked everyday for the past six months. Additionally, respondents were asked whether the medical community had advised them to quit smoking or if they were planning to quit in the near future. Detailed questions on smoking policies in the respondents' workplace and smoking at home were also asked.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

Access Notes

  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download these data.

  • ICPSR Logo

    This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.


Dataset - Download All Files (138.1 MB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, September 1998: Tobacco Use Supplement. ICPSR03456-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002-07-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03456.v1

Persistent URL:

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1998-09

Date of Collection:  

  • 1998-09

Universe:   All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data dictionary are provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:   The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 57,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:  

Related Publications ?


Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics