This variable is only available in MARS.
Perception of smoking as an Alzheimer’s disease risk factor is collected as part of a modified 9-item scale. The scale measures how important participants think each of nine factors are in increasing their chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This variable is the perception of smoking as a risk factor.
Participants are asked the following question:
How important do you believe the following factors are in increasing one’s chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease?
Response choices for each item:
|1||Not at all important|