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High School Cigarette Smoking Rate Trend by Sex and Race

High School Cigarette Smoking Rate Trend by Sex and Race

  1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 % Change
1991-2017‡
Total 27.5 30.5 34.8 36.4 34.8 28.5 21.9 23.0 20.0 19.5 18.1 15.7 10.8 8.8 -75.8
Sex                              
Male 27.6 29.8 35.4 37.7 34.7 29.2 21.8 22.9 21.3 19.8 19.9 16.4 11.8 9.8 -64.5
Female 27.3 31.2 34.3 34.7 34.9 27.7 21.9 23.0 18.7 19.1 16.1 15.0 9.7 7.8 -71.4
Race                              
Non-Hispanic                              
White 30.9 33.7 38.3 39.7 38.6 31.9 24.9 25.9 23.2 22.5 20.3 18.6 12.4 11.1 -64.1
Black 12.6 15.4 19.1 22.7 19.7 14.7 15.1 12.9 11.6 9.5 10.5 8.2 6.5 4.4 -65.1
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 35.8 N/A 44.4 N/A 45.1 23.1 31.5 37.0 37.1 31.2 24.6 12.2 18.7 -31.3
Asian 14.6 20.5 24.7 21.1 22.9 15.2 13.0 9.9 9.9 7.5 7.6 10.3 7.0 2.2 -84.9
Hispanic 25.3 28.7 34.0 34.0 32.7 26.6 18.4 22.0 16.7 18.0 17.5 14.0 9.2 7.0 -72.3
  1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 % Change
1991-2017‡

Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1991-2017.

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  • ‡ Percent change for American Indians/Alaska Natives is from 1993-2017.

    Page Last Updated: January 17, 2019

    • Sources
      1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1965-2017. Analysis performed by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software.
      2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2011-2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software. 2002-2009 from MMWRs.
      3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. June 15, 2018; 67(SS-08).
      4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies. National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2017.
      5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 2014.
      6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software.
      7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2017.
      8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Youth Tobacco Survey, 2017.
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