Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS)
The Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is intended to enhance the capacity of state and local agencies to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco prevention and control programs to prevent tobacco use among non-users and to help users quit. To that end, the YTS measures: prevalence of tobacco products; knowledge and attitudes regarding tobacco use; exposure to media and advertising; information on the enforcement of minors’ access regulations and laws; presence of tobacco programs in school curricula; cessation attempts and successes; and second-hand smoke exposure.
The CDC discontinued state-based Youth Tobacco Surveys after 2019.
For more information about the ongoing National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) click here.
Data Release Notes
The surveys we use to collect data are constantly being updated. As the surveys evolve, new indicators are created and old indicators are removed. The data release notes contain information about new indicators and dimensions that have been added each year. General data release notes are available on the YTS Health Indicator Selection page.
|Year||Students Surveyed||Hawai‘i Surveys||Data Release Notes|
|2019||MS - 1,969|
HS - 2,063
|YTS 2019||2019 Release Notes|
|2017||MS - 1,979|
HS - 1,926
|2015||MS - 2,244|
HS - 1,911
|2013||MS - 1,980|
HS - 1,455
|2011||MS - 1,644|
HS - 1,298
|2009||MS - 1,622|
HS - 1,467
|2007||MS - 1,176|
HS - 1,211
|2005||MS - 1,676|
HS - 1,551
|2003||MS - 10,640*|
HS - No Data**
|2000||MS - No Data**|
HS - 1,511
* Hawaii conducted a combined health survey with all students in 2003.
** 2000 middle school and 2003 high school data are not available because they did not meet CDC weighting standards.
Youth Tobacco Survey Reports
Data Highlights from the 2017 Hawaii Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) and Comparisons with Prior Years
Data Highlights from the 2015 Hawaii Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) and Comparisons with Prior Years
Data Highlights from the 2013 Hawaii Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) and Comparisons with Prior Years
Data Highlights from the 2011 Hawaii Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) and Comparisons with Prior Years
Data Highlights from the 2009 Hawaii Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) and Comparisons with Prior Years
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides extensive documentation and survey results for the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS).
- Hawaiʻi School Health Survey – Youth Tobacco Survey module website provides information about the survey implementation in Hawaiʻi.