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Data for Percentage of High School Students Reporting Current Use of Any Tobacco Product by Race/Ethnicity, 2009-2011

White, Black, Hispanic, Other Year Percentage of High School Students Lower Limit Upper Limit
White 2009 28.3% 25.4% 31.2%
White 2011 25.8% 22.8% 28.8%
Black 2009 21.8% 16.1% 27.5%
Black 2011 16.3% 12.2% 20.4%
Hispanic 2009 18.5% 12.0% 25.0%
Hispanic 2011 22.3% 17.8% 26.8%
Other 2009 37.5% 22.3% 52.7%
Other 2011 21.8% 13.8% 29.8%

Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey (NC YTS). The NC YTS is a comprehensive statewide representative sample of middle and high school students (grades 6-12). High school students are those in grades 9-12. 

Data Sources

Youth Tobacco Survey 

Other Views


Estimates for tobacco use are based on self-reported use of tobacco products. According to the YTS, tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes, bidis and kreteks. Current use is defined as using any tobacco product on at least one day during the thirty days before the survey.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of high school students reporting current use of tobacco products
Denominator: Number of high school students responding to the YTS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 06/01/2012

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