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TU-2.4 Reduce use of cigars 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): 
14.0 (2009)
Target: 
8.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The 2010 national health objective for reducing current cigar use among high school students to less than 8 percent can be achieved by 2020. Communitywide, comprehensive tobacco-control programs that use coordinated evidence-based strategies should be implemented and revitalized to further limit smokeless tobacco use by youth and young adults.
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report having smoked 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 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 cigars if they report smoking one or more cigars on one of 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 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 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 cigars if they report smoking one or more cigars on one of more of the 30 days preceding the survey.