Methodology Report for the 2008 New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey

Published online: 
02 May 2009


The New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey (NZTUS) measures self-reported smoking behaviours, including consumption, addiction, quitting, second-hand smoke exposure, and knowledge and attitudes among the usually resident New Zealand population living in permanent private dwellings.

The 2008 survey involved face-to-face interviews with 5132 adults (aged 15 to 64 years). All New Zealanders aged 15 to 64 years who were usually resident in permanent, private dwellings at the time of the survey were eligible for selection in this survey.

This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the NZTUS produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics.

Included is information regarding:

  • Population and frame
  • Sample design
  • Data collection instruments
  • Data collection and quality control
  • Final reponse rates
  • Data processing
  • Weighting
  • Comparability of NZTUS 2008 data with other survey data

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 May 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 May 2009
  • ISBN:
    978-478-31933-0 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2009. Methodology Report for the 2008 New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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