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Age first started smoking

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TOSMOKEAGE reports the age the respondent first started smoking or using tobacco.


Apart from slight differences in question wording, TOSMOKEAGE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

TOSMOKEAGE is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Namibia 2000: Women age 15-49 who smoke or use any type of tobacco.
  • Namibia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B