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

Males vs. Females Year Percentage of High School Students Lower Limit Upper Limit
Male 2009 30.8% 25.6% 36.0%
Male 2011 27.8% 24.5% 31.1%
Female 2009 20.2% 17.0% 23.4%
Female 2011 17.1% 15.0% 19.2%

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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