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TU-2.1 Data Details

TU-2.1 Reduce use of tobacco products by adolescents (past month)

About the Data

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

National 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)
26.0 (2009)
Target
21.0
Target-Setting Method
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report using cigarettes, spit tobacco, or 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 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? _______

During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco or snuff, such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen? _______

During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke any cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars? _______

Data Collection Frequency
Biennial
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Students are classified as using tobacco if they report using at least one of the tobacco products on 1 or more of the 30 days preceding the survey.