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Complete Health Indicator Report of Tobacco Use - Youth Frequent Smoking

Definition

Youth frequent smoking is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported smoking cigarettes on at least 20 of the past 30 days

Numerator

Number of youth reporting frequent smoking in the past month

Denominator

Total number of youth participating in the YRRS

Data Interpretation Issues

Responses are weighted to reflect youth attending public middle and high schools in New Mexico. The YRRS is administered in odd years.

Why Is This Important?

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Cigarette smoking increases risk of several cancers and other chronic conditions. Smoking is initiated and established primarily during adolescence, with more than 80% of adult smokers first smoking before age 18.

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator


Graphical Data Views

Youth Frequent Cigarette Smoking, Grades 9-12 by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2003-2017

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confidence limits

The prevalence of frequent cigarette smoking among New Mexico high school students has decreased from 8.5% in 2003 to 3.6% in 2013. This coincides with a decrease in the US rate of frequent smoking over the past several years. In 2013, the New Mexico prevalence of frequent smoking was not statistically different from the US rate (3.6% vs. 5.6%, respectively).
NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage Frequent SmokersLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 16
New Mexico20038.57.39.7
New Mexico20057.85.89.5
New Mexico20076.75.47.8
New Mexico20097.25.68.6
New Mexico20115.84.27.1
New Mexico20133.62.35.7
New Mexico20152.72.33.2
New Mexico20172.51.73.8
United States20039.78.111.1
United States20059.47.810.9
United States20078.16.49.5
United States20097.36.38.2
United States20116.45.77.0
United States20135.64.47.1
United States20153.4
United States20172.61.93.7

Data Notes

YRRS tobacco questions do not distinguish between ceremonial/traditional and commercial tobacco use.   The prevalence of frequent cigarette smoking among New Mexico high school students has decreased from 8.5% in 2003 to 5.8% in 2009. This coincides with a decrease in the US rate of frequent smoking over the past several years. In 2011, the New Mexico prevalence of frequent smoking was not statistically different from the US rate (5.8% vs. 6.4%).

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth Frequent Cigarette Smoking, Grades 9-12 by County, New Mexico, 2017

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confidence limits

In 2015, the highest rates for frequent cigarette smoking were in Socorro (9.0%), Torrance (7.7%), and De Baca (7.4%) counties. The lowest rates were in McKinley (1.0%), Bernalillo (1.6%), Chaves (1.7%), and Santa Fe (1.7%) counties.
CountyPercentage Frequent SmokersLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo1.71.32.3573,590
Catron0**064
Chaves3.11.56.4*13528
Cibola21.42.916814
Colfax3.42.15.59266
Curry10.26.2**2223
De Baca****
Dona Ana2.51.25.4*261,015
Eddy30.810.3**6232
Grant4.12.27.5*16362
Guadalupe3.219.3**5179
Harding****
Hidalgo0.70.13.9**1146
Lea3.11.27.8*20663
Lincoln21.23.413599
Los Alamos20.76.2**6346
Luna6.22.912.5*7126
McKinley0.10.10.3*3338
Mora2.61.25.3*385
Otero5.11.913*16537
Quay1.40.28.2**4251
Rio Arriba3.31.47.2*11432
Roosevelt52.88.86177
Sandoval2.51.15.6*261,308
San Juan1.91.13.3151,034
San Miguel3.72.45.512457
Santa Fe2.21.43.5391,906
Sierra4.82.39.5*6138
Socorro4.32.679218
Taos3.11.75.523754
Torrance2.21.53.39360
Union42.27.2*4131
Valencia4.51.612.2**19426
New Mexico2.422.940217,720
U.S.****

Data Notes

YRRS tobacco questions do not distinguish between ceremonial/traditional and commercial tobacco use.   **Data suppressed due to small numbers

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Youth Frequent Cigarette Smoking, Grades 9-12 by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2013

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Data Notes

YRRS tobacco questions do not distinguish between ceremonial/traditional and commercial tobacco use.

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 11/30/2018, Published on 12/19/2018
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Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:41:39 MST