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TU-2.1 Data Details

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TU-2.1 Reduce use of tobacco products by adolescents (past month)

About the Data: National

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

Data Source: 
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
26.0 (2009)
Target: 
21.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The 2010 national health objective for reducing current tobacco use among high school students to less than 21 percent can be achieved by 2020 if the declines in current cigarette observed during 1997–2003 resume. Communitywide, comprehensive tobacco-control programs that use coordinated evidence-based strategies should be implemented and revitalized to further limit tobacco use by youth and young adults.
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report using cigarettes, spit tobacco, or cigars on 1 or more of the 30 days preceding the survey

Denominator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12

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

    From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?

    1. 0 days
    2. 1 or 2 days
    3. 3 to 5 days
    4. 6 to 9 days
    5. 10 to 19 days
    6. 20 to 29 days
    7. All 30 days

    During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?

    1. 0 days
    2. 1 or 2 days
    3. 3 to 5 days
    4. 6 to 9 days
    5. 10 to 19 days
    6. 20 to 29 days
    7. All 30 days

    During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars?

    1. 0 days
    2. 1 or 2 days
    3. 3 to 5 days
    4. 6 to 9 days
    5. 10 to 19 days
    6. 20 to 29 days
    7. All 30 days
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

    Students are classified as using tobacco if they report using at least one of the tobacco products cited in the numerator questions on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

Data Source: 
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Measure: 
percent
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report using cigarettes, spit tobacco, or cigars on 1 or more of the 30 days preceding the survey

Denominator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12

Questions Used to Obtain the State Data: 

      From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

      [NUMERATOR:]

      During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?

      1. 0 days
      2. 1 or 2 days
      3. 3 to 5 days
      4. 6 to 9 days
      5. 10 to 19 days
      6. 20 to 29 days
      7. All 30 days

      During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?

      1. 0 days
      2. 1 or 2 days
      3. 3 to 5 days
      4. 6 to 9 days
      5. 10 to 19 days
      6. 20 to 29 days
      7. All 30 days

      During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars?

      1. 0 days
      2. 1 or 2 days
      3. 3 to 5 days
      4. 6 to 9 days
      5. 10 to 19 days
      6. 20 to 29 days
      7. All 30 days
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

      Students are classified as using tobacco if they report using at least one of the tobacco products cited in the numerator questions on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey.