The Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is a paper survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with participating states. It is designed to help plan and evaluate state-based comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. Public middle and high school students answer questions about tobacco use, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. You can now build your own report with the newly released 2019 YTS data on Hawaii-IBIS. Here are some highlights from the 2019 YTS results:
- 80% of current high school student smokers got their cigarettes without buying them at a store (obtained cigarettes from friends or family, by giving someone money, or by stealing them).
- Current e-cigarette users increased substantially from 21% in 2017 to 33% in 2019.
- The three most common reasons why high school students used e-cigarettes were because they came in flavors (28%), friends or family members used them (35%), and other reasons not specified (50%).
- While only 40% of all high school students live with someone you uses any form of tobacco, 57% of current high school tobacco users lives with a tobacco user.
- 78% of high school students indicated that they think smoke from other people’s cigarettes causes some or a lot of harm.
- 39% of middle school students indicated that it would be somewhat or very easy to get tobacco products if they wanted them.
- More students are currently smoking e-cigarettes (16%) than traditional cigarettes (3%).
- The most common reasons why middle school students used e-cigarettes are because they are less harmful than other tobacco products (14%), friends or family members use them (33%), they come in flavors (33%), and some other reason (48%).
- While 42% of all middle school students lives with someone who uses any form of tobacco, 70% of current middle school tobacco users lives with a tobacco user.
- 16% of all middle school students said they rode in a vehicle with someone who was smoking tobacco on 1 or more of the past 7 days .
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a module of the Hawaii School Health Survey which is administered in Hawaii public schools, grades 6-12 in odd numbered years. It is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and is designed to monitor behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and young adults. Over 12,000 Hawaii public school students participated in 2019. Here are some highlights.
- 73% of students said they either definitely or probably will continue their education after high school.
- 47% of all students had talked to a parent/adult in their family about what they expect them to do or not do pertaining to sex (including 54% of students in Hawaii County and 45% in Honolulu County).
- 39% of Hawaii high school students have ever used illicit drugs (including 51% of students in Hawaii County and 49% in Maui).
- Overall, students who experienced mental distress decreased from 71% in 2017 to 67% in 2019.
- While only 5% of students smoked cigarettes in the last 30 days, 31% used electronic vapor products including 42% of Native Hawaiian students.
- 81% of students said they either definitely or probably will go on to complete high school.
- 60% of students who identified as bisexual seriously considered suicide at least once in their life, compared to 24% of students who identified as straight.
- Close to a quarter (24%) of students said that they had discussed with their parent/adult in the family how to say no to having sex (including 27% of students in Maui and Kauai County).
- Students in Hawaii County (12%) were twice as likely to be a currently drink alcohol than students in Honolulu County (6%).
Users can explore the 2019 YRBS data on Hawaii-IBIS where we have added 5 new analytic dimensions, a demographics category and 31 new health indicators. Click here to learn more. Users can visit Hawaii Health Matters to access the state and county summary brochures and and explore 70 youth health indicators updated with 2019 data.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of the death among youth and young adults.
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
- Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Tobacco use
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors
- Inadequate physical activity
The Hawaii YRBS administered as a collaboration among the Hawaii State Department of Education, the Hawaii State Department of Health, the University of Hawaii Curriculum Research & Development Group and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We are excited to announce that the long-awaited Death Records – counts module is now fully operation in Hawaii-IBIS!
Death record data is composed of variables extracted from death certificates based on deaths that occur in the State of Hawaii as captured by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). The Death Records module contains data from 2000-2018 and allows users to create custom data queries where they can select cause of death, place of occurrence or residence of the decedent and years of interest. Queries can filtered by age group, sex, race/ethnicity, marital status, education and military service. As always, users can display or group their data by up to two dimensions. The current system provides count data only, but enhancements to provide population-based rates are in development.
Please come and explore the new module. We will also be offering a 30-minute, Coffee Break training on the Death Records -counts module on October 6th at 11 am. Click here to register.
Here are some key findings from the 2018 Death Record:
- There were 11,531 deaths in the state in 2018, a slight increase from 11,500 in 2017
- The top 5 leading causes of death in the state were: major cardiovascular diseases (3,662), malignant neoplasms (2,405), accidents/unintentional injuries (688), influenza/pneumonia (541), and chronic lower respiratory diseases (391).
- Individuals aged 85+ made up the largest majority (36.9% / 4,251) of all deaths, while individuals aged between 1-14 made up the smallest portion (0.26% / 31) of all deaths.
- Almost two-thirds of the deaths from major cardiovascular disease occurred among those 75 years and older: 1,527 (42%) among those 85 years or older and 768 (21%) occurred among those aged 75-84 years
- There were 316 deaths to non-residents (64 deaths among foreigners and 252 deaths among residents of another state).
- There were 211 deaths due to drug overdose (intentional, unintentional and undetermined) with 155 deaths among men and 56 deaths among men.
- Deaths due to drug overdose have increased steadily from 162 per year in 2014 to 211 per year in 2018.
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