Health Indicator Report of Current cigarette smoking - middle school
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.
NotesThe percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the Hawaii population. Numerator and denominator data have been rounded to the nearest 100. In cases where the numerator is 49 or less, it is displayed as 50. Statistical Stability-- Relative standard error, or RSE, is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate. Stable is displayed when the RSE is below 0.30. Unstable is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Very unstable is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decision making. Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate. Suppression of Estimates -- According to CDC YRBS guidelines, a minimum of 100 respondents must answer the question in order for it to be reported. Where the number of respondents is below 100, ** will appear in the table.
Data SourceHawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Hawaii State Department of Education and Hawaii State Department of Health. Citation: State of Hawaii, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey Module. "[Chart Title, years]." Hawaii-IBIS [URL]. Published on [insert date]. Accessed on [insert date].
Data Interpretation IssuesThe Youth Risk Behavior survey uses a two-stage, stratified random sampling method to identify the sample. The sampling frame includes all students currently enrolled in grades 6-12 in a public school in the state of Hawaii. Two samples are taken: one for middle school (grades 6-8) and one for high school (grades 9-12). Results are weighted by sex, grade, and race/ethnicity to ensure accurate representation of the population.
DefinitionPercent of middle school students who reported smoking a cigarette on one or more of the past 30 days.
NumeratorThe number of respondents who reported smoking a cigarette on one or more of the past 30 days.
DenominatorThe denominator includes all survey respondents except those with missing, don't know, and refused answers.
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