That’s right! The new 2015 YTS reports have been posted! Find out how many of our youth use tobacco and where they get it. Learn more about youth who start smoking and those who want to quit. See how schools and mass media are influencing tobacco use. Here are a few highlights….
In 2015, almost 1 in 3 high school students have tried a tobacco product and more than 1 in 10 are current tobacco users. Beginning January 1, 2016, individuals must be at least 21 years of age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
Exposure to secondhand smoke in vehicles has declined considerably. In 2015, 16% of middle school students reported secondhand smoke exposure in a car in the week prior. Ten years ago, that number was almost double (30.2%, YTS 2005). Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke improves the health outcomes of both children and adults.
Social influence affects the use of tobacco among youth. In 2015, over 80% of high school students who smoked reported that one or more of their four best friends also smoked cigarettes. Among those who don’t smoke, less than 16% report that at least one of their four best friends smoke cigarettes.
Want to learn more? Don’t forget to look at the Tobacco Tracker on Hawaii Health Matters. It is charting the progress of the state toward goals set forth in the Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Plan developed by the Hawaii State Department of Health.
Both state- and county-level reports for the 2015 High School YRBS have been posted! In addition to all the reports we have traditionally offered, we created many new ones for this data set. Here are some of the results…
In 2015, 43% of high school students in Honolulu County report using active transport to and from school at least one a week. Riding a bike or walking not only provides an opportunity for physical activity, it’s also good for the planet.
Check out the latest data on the health of Hawaii’s adult residents! BRFSS collects information on a wide range of health issues, from mental health to physical activity. It is a critical survey for monitoring the health of our state.
This year, HHDW has added reports looking at a variety of health issues among people with arthritis, diabetes, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here are some of the findings….
Among adults with arthritis, 8.1% also have heart disease. This is more than twice the rate in the general population. The medical community believes this is a result of increased inflammation in persons with arthritis. The same lifestyle factors increase the risk of heart disease among people with and without arthritis: smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inactivity, and obesity.
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