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TU-1.2 Data Details

TU-1.2 Reduce use of smokeless tobacco products by adults

About the Data

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

National 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)
2.3 (2005)
Target
0.3
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons 18 years and older who report using snuff or chewing tobacco at least 20 times in their lifetime and now use it every day or some days
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and older
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2005 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you used snuff such as Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen at least 20 times in your entire life?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:]

Do you now use snuff everyday, some days, or not at all?

  1. Everyday
  2. Some days
  3. Not at all

Have you ever used chewing tobacco such as Redman, Levi Garrett, or Beechnut at least 20 times in your entire life?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:]

Do you now use chewing tobacco everyday, some days, or not at all?

  1. Everyday
  2. Some days
  3. Not at all
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Persons are classified as using either snuff or chewing tobacco if they answer “yes” to either use of snuff or use of chewing tobacco, and they report using the snuff or chewing tobacco “everyday” or “some days.”

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 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+
  • Sex: 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+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
The language for this objective was revised from 'spit tobacco' in HP2010 to 'smokeless tobacco' in HP2020. The language modification is a result of new tobacco products that have been introduced that no longer require the act of spitting. However, at this time, the measure used to calculate this objective has not changed from HP2010.

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.