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TU-1.3 Data Details

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TU-1.3 Reduce use of cigars by adults

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
2.2 (2005)
Target: 
0.2
Target-Setting Method: 
2 percentage point improvement
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Adult and Child Health Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Morbidity, and Economic Cost (SAMMEC) software, during 2000–04, an estimated 443,000 persons in the United States die prematurely each year from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. CDC analyzed self-reported data from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey which estimated that 2.2 percent of U.S. adults were current cigar smokers. From 2005 to 2010, cigar use among adults increased by 0.3 percent, moving away from the HP2020 target.
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report having smoked at least 50 cigars in lifetime and now smoke cigars everyday or some days

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2005 National Health Interview Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Have you ever smoked a cigar EVEN ONE TIME?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    [If yes:]

    Have you smoked at least 50 cigars in your entire life?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    Do you now smoke cigars every day, some days, or not at all?

    1. Every day
    2. Some days
    3. Not at all
    4. Refused
    5. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Persons are classified as smoking cigars if they answer “yes” to smoking 50 cigars in their lifetime, and report smoking cigars “everyday” or “some days.”

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
    • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. CDC. Cigarette smoking among adults---United States, 2007. MMWR 2008; 57:1221-1226.
  2. CDC. State-specific smoking-attributable mortality and years of potential life lost---United States, 2000—2004. MMWR 2009; 58:29-33.