Program in Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA.
Section I: Model Inputs
Chapter 5: Actual and Counterfactual Smoking Prevalence Rates in the U.S. Population via Microsimulation
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012
© 2012 Society for Risk Analysis
Special Issue: The Impact of the Reduction in Tobacco Smoking on U.S. Lung Cancer Mortality (1975-2000): Collective Results from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET)
Volume 32, Issue Supplement s1, pages S51–S68, August 2012
How to Cite
Jeon, J., Meza, R., Krapcho, M., Clarke, L. D., Byrne, J. and Levy, D. T. (2012), Chapter 5: Actual and Counterfactual Smoking Prevalence Rates in the U.S. Population via Microsimulation. Risk Analysis, 32: S51–S68. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01775.x
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012
- smoking history generator;
- smoking prevalence;
- tobacco control
The smoking history generator (SHG) developed by the National Cancer Institute simulates individual life/smoking histories that serve as inputs for the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung cancer models. In this chapter, we review the SHG inputs, describe its outputs, and outline the methodology behind it. As an example, we use the SHG to simulate individual life histories for individuals born between 1890 and 1984 for each of the CISNET smoking scenarios and use those simulated histories to compute the corresponding smoking prevalence over the period 1975–2000.