Individual cigarette usage Self-reported data as a function of respondent-reported data

C. A. McMahan, Myra L. Richards, Jack P. Strong

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The interview method was used to collect data from living respondent-subject pairs regarding cigarette usage of the subject; the nonsmoker subject was explicitly not studied. Several different measures of usage were tested. The mean correlation coefficient between subject-reported data and the corresponding respondent-reported data was 0.86; that is, at least 70% of the variability in subject-reported data can be accounted for from information obtained from an appropriate living respondent closely associated with the subject. Selected regression equations are presented for estimating cigarette usage of a subject from data provided by a respondent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-488
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1976


  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autopsied cases
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Criterion variable
  • Interview method
  • Multiple regression
  • Partial correlation
  • Simple correlation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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