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Cigarette Use among Middle School Students by Year, New Jersey, 1999 to 2014

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  • **Rate does not meet National Center for Health Statistics standards of statistically reliability for presentation (RSE >=23% and n<20).

Why Is This Important?

Tobacco use is usually initiated during adolescence. Nearly 90% of adult smokers begin smoking before 18 years of age.[https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm ^1^] Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, leads to disease and disability, and harms nearly every organ of the body.[https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/index.htm ^2^]

Definition

Percentage of middle school (7th-8th grade) students who have used cigarettes on one or more days in the 30 days preceding the survey 2014 is the last year for which data are available.

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective TU-1c. ** The survey is not conducted annually.

Data Source

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

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of middle school student survey respondents who have used cigarettes on one or more days in the 30 days preceding the survey
  • Denominator:

    Total number of middle school student survey respondents

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 03/23/2021, Published on 05/12/2023
Office of Tobacco Control, Division of Community Health, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ, 08625 (https://nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/)