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Complete Health Indicator Report of Secondhand Smoke Exposure among High School Students

Definition

The percentage of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers but are exposed to secondhand smoke

Numerator

The number of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers but are exposed to secondhand smoke

Denominator

The total number of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers

Why Is This Important?

Secondhand smoke harms children and adults, and the only way to fully protect nonsmokers is to eliminate smoking in all homes, worksites, and public places.[http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm ^1^]

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke: Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years

U.S. Target: 41.0 percent

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective TU-3''': Reduce the proportion of high school student (grades 9-12) nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke to 43.3% in the total population, 46.9% among Whites, 41.8% among Blacks, 38.7% among Hispanics, and 27.9% among Asians.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Office of Tobacco Control: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]

Data Tables


Nonsmokers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, High School Students, New Jersey, 2010-2018 (HNJ2020)

Race/EthnicityYearPercent of Nonsmoker High School Students in Grades 9-12
Record Count: 25
White201052
White201265
White201460
White201651
White201853
Black201046
Black201253
Black201448
Black201646
Black201843
Hispanic201043
Hispanic201261
Hispanic201455
Hispanic201647
Hispanic201853
Asian201031
Asian201253
Asian201450
Asian201645
Asian201848
Total201048
Total201261
Total201456
Total201649
Total201851

Data Notes

Survey is only conducted in even-numbered years. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Source

Youth Tobacco Survey, Office of Tobacco Control, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]


Nonsmokers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke High School Students, New Jersey, 2018

Race/EthnicityPercent of Nonsmoker High School Students in Grades 9-12
Record Count: 5
White53
Black43
Hispanic53
Asian48
New Jersey51

Data Notes

Survey is only conducted in even-numbered years. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Source

Youth Tobacco Survey, Office of Tobacco Control, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]

References and Community Resources

1. [http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm Secondhand Smoke (SHS) Facts] CDC: [http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/secondhand_smoke/ Secondhand Smoke]

Page Content Updated On 11/13/2020, Published on 11/13/2020
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