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Current Population Survey, May 2015 [United States]: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS) (ICPSR 36848)

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CPS TUS, May 2015

The Current Population Survey Tobacco Use Supplement data collection from May 2015 is comprised of responses from two sets of survey questionnaires, the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) and a Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS) survey. The TUS 2014-2015 Wave consists of three collections: July 2014, January 2015, and May 2015.

The CPS, administered monthly, is the source of the official government statistics on employment and unemployment. From time to time, additional questions are included on health, education, and previous work experience. The Tobacco Use Supplement to the CPS is a National Cancer Institute sponsored survey of tobacco use that has been administered as part of the US Census Bureau's CPS approximately every 3-4 years since 1992-1993.

Similar to other CPS supplements, the Tobacco Use Supplement was designed for both proxy and self-respondents. All CPS household members age 18 and older who had completed CPS core items were eligible for the supplement items. A new feature for the 2014-2015 cycle included random selection of self-interviewed respondents in larger households to reduce respondent burden. If the household had only 1 supplement eligible member then that person was selected for self-interview. If the household had only 2 supplement eligible members, then both of them were selected for self-interview. If the household had 3 or 4 supplement eligible members, then 2 of them were randomly selected for self-interview and the remaining were interviewed by proxy. If the household had more than 4 supplement eligible members, then 3 of them were randomly selected for self-interview and the rest of the eligible respondents were interviewed by proxy.

Those selected for self-interview were eligible for the entire supplement, whereas proxy respondents were only eligible for an abbreviated interview. Occasionally, those persons to be interviewed by proxy, if available for self- interview, were interviewed directly but asked the abbreviated proxy path questions.

Both proxy and self-respondents were asked about their smoking status and the use of other tobacco products. For self-respondents only, different questions were asked depending on their tobacco use status: for former/current smokers, questions were asked about type of cigarettes smoked, measures of addiction, attempts to quit smoking, methods and treatments used to quit smoking, and if they were planning to quit in the future. All self-respondents were asked about smoking policy at their work place and their attitudes towards smoking in different locations.

Demographic information within this collection includes age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, veteran status, immigration status, educational background, employment status, occupation, and income.

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Current Population Survey, May 2015 [United States]: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-02-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36848.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute, United States Department of Health and Human Services. Food and Drug Administration

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
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2015-05

This collection is related to other 2014-2015 CPS Tobacco Use Supplements; it is recommended that all monthly files be used when analyzing data at the state or sub-state level. The three ICPSR study numbers to use together are 36846 (July 2014), 36845 (January 2015), and 36848 (May 2015). It is important to use all of the 2014-2015 supplement files which trying to replicate any past or future analysis done by the National Cancer Institute, as much of their analyses were based on a statistical average of all three months for any series of collection periods.

For additional information about past, current, and future National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tobacco Use Supplements and data products and publications utilizing supplement data, please visit the NCI and CPS websites.

The CPS sample was selected so that specific reliability criteria were met nationally, for each of the 50 States and for the District of Columbia. Since 1985, these reliability criteria have been maintained through periodic additions and deletions in the State samples. Estimates formed for geographic areas identified on the microdata file which are smaller than states are not as reliable.

The Tobacco use supplements were created for researchers to monitor tobacco control progress, conduct tobacco-related research including health disparities, and to evaluate tobacco control programs. The 2014-2015 wave of the tobacco use supplements serve to gather detailed information on non-cigarette tobacco products, including emerging ones, information about use of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products, and attitudes towards smoking in multi-unit housing.

The purpose of the Current Population Survey is to collection information on the employment situation, and to collect information on demographic characteristics that will serve as update to similar information collected in the decennial census for policymakers and legislators.

The Tobacco Use questions making up the Supplement for the CPS were asked of any person age 18 years or older in the household in May 2015. A new feature of the 2014-2015 wave included random selection of self interviewed respondents in larger households to reduce respondent burden. If the household had only 1 supplement eligible member then that person was selected for self interview. If the household had only 2 supplement eligible members, then both of them were selected for self interview. If the household had 3 or 4 supplement eligible members, then 2 of them were randomly selected for self interview and the remaining were interviewed by proxy. If the household had more than 4 supplement eligible members, then 3 of them were randomly selected for self- interview and the rest of the eligible respondents were interviewed by proxy.

Those selected for self-interview were eligible for the entire supplement, whereas proxy respondents were only eligible for an abbreviated interview. Occasionally, those persons to be interviewed by proxy, if available for self- interview, were interviewed directly but asked the abbreviated proxy path questions.

The current CPS sample is selected based on 2000 census information. The first stage of the 2000 sample design created 2,025 geographic areas called primary sampling units (PSUs) in the entire United States. These PSUs were grouped into strata within each state. A total of 824 PSUs were selected for sampling. The second stage of the sample design selected housing units within these PSUs. Approximately 72,000 housing units are assigned for interview each month, of which about 60,000 are occupied and thus eligible for interview. The interviewed households contain approximately 108,000 persons 15 years old and over, approximately 27,000 children 0-14 years old, and about 450 Armed Forces members living with civilians either on or off base within these households.

Additional sampling information can be found in the Technical Documentation.

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For May 2015, the universe is person level for all persons aged 18 and above in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and completed the labor force interview.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Current Population Survey, May 2015 [United States]: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS). ICPSR36848-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-02-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36848.v1

2018-02-05 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

All adult records retain the basic CPS final weight, PWSSWGT, which control for age, race, sex, Hispanic origin, and individual state estimates. Please use this basic final weight for tallying labor force items.

This collection also contains two special supplement weights: a supplement non-response adjustment weight (PWNRWGT) and a supplement self-only non-response adjustment weight (PWSRWGT). In addition to maintaining national demographic totals (for age, sex, race, and origin), these weights were designed to maintain each state's population total. Use PWNRWGT when using ALL respondents (self or proxy) for tallying the limited set of tobacco use status supplement items. When you are interested in self-response analysis (especially for those detailed items ONLY asked on the FULL self-response interview), use PWSRWGT for tallying the supplement items.

Additional weights include: PWFMWGT, which is the family weight used only for tallying family characteristics. PWLGWGT, longitudinal weight found only on adult records matched across months; also used for gross flows analyses. PWORWGT, the outgoing rotation weight used for tallying information collected only in outgoing rotations. PWVETWGT, the veteran's weight used for tallying veteran's data only; controlled to estimates of veterans supplied by VA. PWCMPWGT, the composited final weight used to create BLS's published labor force statistics. HWHHWGT, the household weight used for tallying household characteristics.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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