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TU-7 Data Details

TU-7 Increase smoking cessation attempts by adolescent smokers

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)
58.5 (2009)
Target
64.0
Target-Setting Method
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who ever smoked at least one cigarette everyday for 30 days and  tried to quit smoking cigarettes in the last 12 months
Denominator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who ever smoked at least one cigarette everyday for 30 days
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

[NUMERATOR:]

During the past 12 months did you ever try to quit smoking cigarettes?

  1. I did not smoke during the past 12 months
  2. Yes
  3. No

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Have you ever tried cigarette smoking, even one or two puffs?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Have you ever smoked cigarettes daily, that is, at least one cigarette everyday for 30 days?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Biennial
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective