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TU-2.2 Reduce use of cigarettes by adolescents (past month)
LHI

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

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): 
19.5 (2009)
Target: 
16.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The 2010 national health objective for reducing current cigarette use among high school students to less than 16 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 cigarette use by youth and young adults.
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report having smoked cigarettes 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
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Leading Health Indicator:
Tobacco Use
Methodology Notes: 

    Students are classified as using cigarettes if they report smoking cigarettes 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 having smoked cigarettes 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
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

      Students are classified as using cigarettes if they report smoking cigarettes on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey.