Health Indicator Report of Current Cigarette Smoking - Adult
Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
Current Cigarette Smoking - Adult by County 2015-2017
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 BRFSS guidelines, a minimum of 50 respondents must answer the question in order for it to be reported. Where the number of respondents is below 30, or the RSE is greater than 0.30, ** will appear in the table.
Data SourceHawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Hawaii State Department of Health. Citation: Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, [appropriate year(s)].
Data Interpretation IssuesThe survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods. Both cell phones and land lines are included. Excluded are adults living in group quarters with a central phone system such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. Results have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, race, education, marital status, home ownership, telephone source (landline versus cell phone), and county of residence.
DefinitionThe proportion of adults who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lives and now smoke cigarettes every day or some days.
NumeratorNumber of adults who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lives and now smoke cigarettes every day or some days.
DenominatorNumber of adults for whom cigarette smoking can be calculated based on their responses to a series of questions (excludes unknowns and refusals).
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