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TU-2.3 Reduce use of smokeless 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): 
8.9 (2009)
Target: 
6.9
Target-Setting Method: 
2 percentage point improvement
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Because the baseline is very low, a standard target-setting method would result in statistically insignificant improvement. Therefore, the alternative method of a 2-percentage point improvement was selected.
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report having used smokeless (chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip) tobacco on one 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 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
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

    Students are classified as using smokeless tobacco if they report using chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on one of more of the 30 days preceding the survey.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
The title of this objective was revised from 'Reduce spit tobacco use (past month)' in Healthy People 2010 (27-02c) to 'Reduce use of smokeless tobacco products by adolescents (past month)'. This modification resulted from the introduction of new tobacco products which no longer require the act of “spitting.” Although the objective language has changed, the measure used to assess progress toward the Healthy People 2020 target is identical to the Healthy People 2010 measure.

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 used smokeless (chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip) tobacco on one 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 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
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

      Students are classified as using smokeless tobacco if they report using chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on one of more of the 30 days preceding the survey.