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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: 2016

HP 2020:
HP 2020:
HP 2020:

Data Trend

  • 15.2

    Jurisdiction2010201320142016
    Maryland24.816.916.414.4


    Jurisdiction2010201320142016
    Allegany27.527.224.923
    Anne Arundel2717.719.116.1
    Baltimore City27.116.62019
    Baltimore County27.818.116.516.5
    Calvert25.82320.716.6
    Caroline32.825.426.119.5
    Carroll23.118.71515.4
    Cecil29.424.625.216.5
    Charles23.617.617.915
    Dorchester31.124.424.925.8
    Frederick22.619.916.314.7
    Garrett4034.33326.6
    Harford26.820.219.214.9
    Howard2011.510.110.7
    Kent37.725.722.920.4
    Montgomery19.212.111.19.6
    Prince George's23.313.313.310.9
    Queen Anne's32.922.524.320.7
    Saint Mary's23.719.222.616.8
    Somerset372327.522
    Talbot31.520.221.616.7
    Washington33.124.623.720.9
    Wicomico32.822.821.516.1
    Worcester34.627.422.518.4

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 (*) N < 100 where N is for total respondents
    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 QNTB3.

    The CDC collected and will collect data for the following years: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2020, 2022. Accordingly data displayed on this website will only be available for those years.

    *The response rate for Baltimore City high school data was 56%, below the CDC standard of 60%.

 
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