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TU-2.3 Data Details

TU-2.3 Reduce use of smokeless 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)
8.9 (2009)
Target
6.9
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report having used smokeless (chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip) tobacco on one 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 use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?

  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
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Students are classified as using smokeless tobacco if they report using chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on one of more of the 30 days preceding the survey.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
The title of this objective was revised from 'Reduce spit tobacco use (past month)' in Healthy People 2010 (27-02c) to 'Reduce use of smokeless tobacco products by adolescents (past month)'. This modification resulted from the introduction of new tobacco products which no longer require the act of “spitting.” Although the objective language has changed, the measure used to assess progress toward the Healthy People 2020 target is identical to the Healthy People 2010 measure.