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TU-1.3 Data Details

TU-1.3 Reduce use of cigars 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)
2.2 (2005)
Target
0.2
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report having smoked at least 50 cigars in lifetime and now smoke cigars everyday or some days
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2005 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you ever smoked a cigar EVEN ONE TIME?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

[If yes:]

Have you smoked at least 50 cigars in your entire life?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

Do you now smoke cigars every day, some days, or not at all?

  1. Every day
  2. Some days
  3. Not at all
  4. Refused
  5. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Persons are classified as smoking cigars if they answer “yes” to smoking 50 cigars in their lifetime, and report smoking cigars “everyday” or “some days.”

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 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+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 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+

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.