Health Indicator Report of Tobacco Use - Youth Frequent Smoking
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.
Youth Frequent Cigarette Smoking, Grades 9-12 by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2013
NotesYRRS tobacco questions do not distinguish between ceremonial/traditional and commercial tobacco use.
Data SourceNew Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
Data Interpretation IssuesResponses are weighted to reflect youth attending public middle and high schools in New Mexico. The YRRS is administered in odd years.
DefinitionYouth 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
NumeratorNumber of youth reporting frequent smoking in the past month
DenominatorTotal number of youth participating in the YRRS
Other ObjectivesSubstance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
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