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elkwon
past 30 day use of dissolvable tobacco product in PATH Wave 3 PUF

It seems like a variable that asks about the past 30-day use of dissolvable tobacco product is missing in PATH Wave 3 PUF. 

At Wave 2 and 1, there are variables that ask about past 30-day dissolvable tobacco product use like R02R_A_P30D_DISSBL but the same variable is missing in Wave 3.

Could you let me know why this one is missing at Wave 3?

clairece
Re: past 30 day use of dissolvable tobacco product in PATH Wave

You are correct; the variable for dissolvable tobacco usage in the past 30 days is not included in Wave 3 of the data. This is because the prevalence of dissolvable tobacco usage was too low to justify having two separate questions (use in past 30 days vs use in past 12 months). The past-12-month usage variable should be present in all waves, so you might consider using that as an alternative.

Claire Cepuran

National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program
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  and Social Research (ICPSR)
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