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TU-3.6 Data Details

TU-3.6 Reduce the initiation of the use of cigarettes by young adults aged 18 to 25 years

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
8.4 (2008)
Target
6.3
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 to 25 years who used cigarettes for the first time in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 to 25 who did not use cigarettes in their lifetime or who used cigarettes for the first time in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

How old were you the first time you smoked part or all of a cigarette?

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

Initiation of cigarette use in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview was identified by examining the youth's interview date, birth date, and initiation date of first cigarette use.