Cigarettes - current smoking, middle school
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Why Is This Important?
Those who start smoking young are more likely to have a long-term addiction to nicotine than people who start smoking later in life, putting them at greater risk for smoking-related illness and death. Tobacco use is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths per year among adults in the United States. If smoking prevalence among adolescents persists, it is estimated that 5 million persons under the age of 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.
Percent of middle school students who reported smoking a cigarette on one or more of the past 30 days.
Data Source'''Citation''': Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey. [Chart Title, appropriate years(s)]. Published [update date]. Accessed [query date]. [URL]
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||The number of respondents who reported smoking a cigarette on one or more of the past 30 days.|
|Denominator:||The denominator includes all survey respondents except those with missing, don't know, and refused answers.|