Technical Report on Analytic Methods and Approaches Used in the 2008 California Tobacco Survey Analysis - Volume 2: Statistical Methodology, Public Use Data File Documentation, Individual Item Responses (PDF)
Al-Delaimy, WK; Edland, S; Pierce, JP; Mills, AL; White, MM; Emory, K; Boman, M; Smith, J (2015): California Tobacco Survey (CTS) 2008. In California Tobacco Survey. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. http://dx.doi.org/10.6075/J0KW5CX7
The 2008 Adult California Tobacco Survey (CTS) was the eighth in a series of cross-sectional studies to collect information about tobacco use and behaviors among California adults. It was sponsored by the State of California's Department of Public Health (CDPH, previous to 2007 it was known as the California Department of Health Services (DHS)) under subcontract with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Westat Inc. was subcontracted to conduct this survey as well as the 1990-1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, and 2005 surveys. Two instruments were used in the 2008 CTS: Screener Interview and Extended Adult Interview. The Youth Interview that was included in previous years was removed from the 2008 CTS. Data collection for this CTS began on May 1, 2008 and was completed on February 22, 2009. The objective of this survey was to collect representative statewide data on tobacco-related behaviors, knowledge of and attitudes towards smoking, and monitoring the effect of State-initiated programs on individual target populations. These data are used by the California CDPH to plan and assess the effectiveness of smoking cessation strategies.
Telephone interview and survey conducted approximately every three years; samples of the California telephone household population drawing from Random Digit Dial (RDD) samples by Westat, Incorporated.
These data are to be used only for the purpose of health statistical reporting and analysis. Participants in the surveys have been assured confidentiality; no effort should be made to determine the identity of any participant(s). Data used in published works or any form of public dissemination should acknowledge the California Tobacco Survey as the original source. The suggested citation, "Source: California Tobacco Survey, (year)", should appear at the bottom of all tables and figures. Published or publicly disseminated data must also include a disclaimer that credits any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions reached to the author and not to the California Tobacco Control Program or the University of California. Users who wish to publish a technical description of the data should make a reasonable effort to insure that the description is not inconsistent with that provided by the survey authors.
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