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Teens who Smoke

This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who smoked cigarettes on at least one day during the 30 days prior to the survey.

Teens who Smoke

10.8
7.5
Comparison: FL State Value 

7.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Substance Abuse, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Health behavior patterns formed in adolescence play a crucial role in health throughout life. Those who start smoking young are more likely to have a long-term addiction to nicotine than people who start smoking later in life, putting them at greater risk for smoking-related illness and death. Tobacco use is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths per year among adults in the United States. If smoking prevalence among adolescents persists, it is estimated that 5 million persons under the age of 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who smoke cigarettes to 16%.

Teens who Smoke : Time Series

2003: 13.5 2005: 12.8 2007: 11.2 2009: 13.9 2011: 10.8 2013: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke by Gender

Female: 6.9 Male: 8.0 Overall: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 2.8 Hispanic or Latino: 9.1 White: 9.4 Overall: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke

Comparison: Prior Value 

7.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Substance Abuse, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Health behavior patterns formed in adolescence play a crucial role in health throughout life. Those who start smoking young are more likely to have a long-term addiction to nicotine than people who start smoking later in life, putting them at greater risk for smoking-related illness and death. Tobacco use is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths per year among adults in the United States. If smoking prevalence among adolescents persists, it is estimated that 5 million persons under the age of 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who smoke cigarettes to 16%.

Teens who Smoke : Time Series

2003: 13.5 2005: 12.8 2007: 11.2 2009: 13.9 2011: 10.8 2013: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke by Gender

Female: 6.9 Male: 8.0 Overall: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 2.8 Hispanic or Latino: 9.1 White: 9.4 Overall: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

7.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 16.0 percent
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Health behavior patterns formed in adolescence play a crucial role in health throughout life. Those who start smoking young are more likely to have a long-term addiction to nicotine than people who start smoking later in life, putting them at greater risk for smoking-related illness and death. Tobacco use is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths per year among adults in the United States. If smoking prevalence among adolescents persists, it is estimated that 5 million persons under the age of 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who smoke cigarettes to 16%.

Teens who Smoke : Time Series

2003: 13.5 2005: 12.8 2007: 11.2 2009: 13.9 2011: 10.8 2013: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke by Gender

Female: 6.9 Male: 8.0 Overall: 7.5

percent

Teens who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 2.8 Hispanic or Latino: 9.1 White: 9.4 Overall: 7.5

percent