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Tobacco Use

TU-1.1 Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
By Sex LHI
2020 Target = 12.0 Decrease desired
At baseline, 20.6 percent of adults aged 18 years and older were current cigarette smokers in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population). The target is 12.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of Retention of Healthy People 2010 target.
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-1.1 Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
By Race/Ethnicity LHI
Year: 2014
2020 Target = 12.0 Decrease desired
At baseline, 20.6 percent of adults aged 18 years and older were current cigarette smokers in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population). The target is 12.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of Retention of Healthy People 2010 target.
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-2.2 Adolescent cigarette smoking in past month (percent, grades 9–12)
By Sex LHI
2020 Target = 16.0 Decrease desired
At baseline, 19.5 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days in 2009. The target is 16.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of Retention of Healthy People 2010 target.
Data Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-3.1 Children and adolescents initiating use of tobacco products in past 12 months (percent, 12–17 years)
By Sex
Year: 2013
2020 Target = 5.8 Decrease desired
At baseline, 7.8 percent of children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who had not previously used tobacco products in their lifetime first used tobacco products in the past 12 months in 2008. The target is 5.8 percent, based on a target-setting method of 2 percentage point improvement.
Data Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-3.1 Children and adolescents initiating use of tobacco products in past 12 months (percent, 12–17 years)
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2013
2020 Target = 5.8 Decrease desired
At baseline, 7.8 percent of children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who had not previously used tobacco products in their lifetime first used tobacco products in the past 12 months in 2008. The target is 5.8 percent, based on a target-setting method of 2 percentage point improvement.
Data Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-4.1 Adult smokers attempting smoking cessation in past 12 months (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2014
2020 Target = 80.0 Increase desired
At baseline, 48.3 percent of adult smokers aged 18 years and older attempted to stop smoking in the past 12 months in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population). The target is 80.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of Retention of Healthy People 2010 target.
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-11.1 Children exposed to secondhand smoke (percent; nonsmokers, 3–11 years)
By Race/Ethnicity LHI
Year: 2009-2012
2020 Target = 47.0 Decrease desired
At baseline, 52.2 percent of children aged 3 to 11 years were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2005–08. The target is 47.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-11.1 Children exposed to secondhand smoke (percent; nonsmokers, 3–11 years)
By Family income (percent poverty threshold) LHI
Year: 2009-2012
2020 Target = 47.0 Decrease desired
At baseline, 52.2 percent of children aged 3 to 11 years were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2005–08. The target is 47.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.

National Snapshots Help

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 NATIONAL SNAPSHOTS

A User's Guide

  1. National snapshots provide a visual display of progress for selected objectives in each Healthy People 2020 Topic Area, whenever data are available.

  2. The snapshot heading describes the snapshot theme, the population to which the snapshot applies (when needed for clarification), and the data year(s). The snapshot heading is not meant to capture the full scientific scope of the objective(s) that is (are) displayed. The user can find complete technical information about the objective(s) in the Data Details.

  3. The snapshot visual display is generally one of three types: a line graph, a bar chart, or a map. 

  4. The snapshot notes and footnotes indicate any technical information about the data that the user needs to correctly interpret the visual display, together with any key data limitations (when applicable). Although the snapshots are intended to be standalone, the user should consult the objective(s) Data Details for the full range of methodology issues that may impact interpretation.

  5. The snapshot source(s) indicate the data source(s) used to create the visual display.

  6. Age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

  7. Education and income are the primary measures of socioeconomic status in Healthy People 2020. Unless otherwise noted, income is defined as a family’s income before taxes; thus, the terms “income” and “family income” are used interchangeably in the snapshots.

  8. To facilitate comparisons among groups and over time, while adjusting for family size and for inflation, Healthy People 2020 categorizes family income using the Poverty Threshold (PT), sometimes also referred to as the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), developed by the Census Bureau. Unless otherwise overridden by considerations specific to the data system, the five categories of family income primarily used are: 

    1. Below the PT (i.e., less than 100% of the PT) 

    2. At 100%–199% of the PT 

    3. At 200%–399% of the PT 

    4. At 400%–599% of the PT 

    5. At or above 600% of the PT.

  9. A snapshot narrative paragraph highlights some key features of the visual display. The narrative text is not meant to provide an exhaustive analysis of the data displayed. For a more in-depth analysis, the user should refer to the applicable data table(s) and objective(s) Data Details.

  10. The user should keep in mind the following: 

    1. When two rates or proportions are highlighted for comparison (and measures of variability are available), the user may interpret the highlighted difference to be statistically significant at the 0.05 level, unless otherwise stated.

    2. Only selected differences are highlighted in the narrative text. Differences visible in the visual data display but not highlighted in the text still may well be statistically significant.

Revised: Monday, August 25, 2014