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TU-2.2 Data Details

TU-2.2 Reduce use of cigarettes by adolescents (past month) Leading Health Indicators

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

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)
19.5 (2009)
Target
16.0
Target-Setting Method
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported having smoked cigarettes 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 Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?

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Data Collection Frequency
Biennial
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Leading Health Indicator
Tobacco
Methodology Notes

Students are classified as using cigarettes if they report smoking cigarettes on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey.