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Adolescents who use tobacco products

This indicator shows the percentage of adolescents (public high school students) who used any tobacco product in the last 30 days. Preventing youth from using tobacco products is critical to improving the health of Marylanders. This highly addictive behavior can lead to costly illnesses and death to users and those exposed to secondhand smoke.

Measurement Period: 2014

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Data Trend

  • 15.2

    Jurisdiction201020132014
    Maryland24.816.916.4


    Jurisdiction201020132014
    Allegany27.527.224.9
    Anne Arundel2717.719.1
    Baltimore City27.116.620
    Baltimore County27.818.116.5
    Calvert25.82320.7
    Caroline32.825.426.1
    Carroll23.118.715
    Cecil29.424.625.2
    Charles23.617.617.9
    Dorchester31.124.424.9
    Frederick22.619.916.3
    Garrett4034.333
    Harford26.820.219.2
    Howard2011.510.1
    Kent37.725.722.9
    Montgomery19.212.111.1
    Prince George's23.313.313.3
    Queen Anne's32.922.524.3
    Saint Mary's23.719.222.6
    Somerset372327.5
    Talbot31.520.221.6
    Washington33.124.623.7
    Wicomico32.822.821.5
    Worcester34.627.422.5

Data Details

  • Source Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/ccdpc/Reports/Pages/yrbs.aspx
    Numerator Number of adolescents (Maryland public high school youth) who reported using any kind of tobacco product
    Denominator Number of persons attending Maryland public high schools (population) via Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    Reporting Threshold (*) 50 and/or coefficient of variation > 0.30. Rate not reported if below threshold. Counts may be available upon request. Data is not presented for all years/ counties for the race /ethnicity category "Asian" because the populations are too small to display.
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*100= Single-Year Calculation
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic
    Hispanic/Latino
    White Non-Hispanic
    Asian
    Other

    The measure of 'adolescent' use of tobacco refers ONLY to public high school youth, it does not include middle school youth.

    Prior to 2014, the CDC variable used was QNANYTOB. Post 2014, the variable used for the data above is QNTOB3.

 
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