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Health Indicator Report of Nonsmokers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke harms children and adults, and the only way to fully protect nonsmokers is to eliminate smoking in all homes, worksites, and public places.[http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm ^1^]

Notes

** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate (n<20).

Data Source

Youth Tobacco Survey, Office of Tobacco Control, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]

Definition

The percentage of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers but are exposed to secondhand smoke

Numerator

The number of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers but are exposed to secondhand smoke

Denominator

The total number of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke: Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years

U.S. Target: 41.0 percent

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective TU-3''': Reduce the proportion of high school student (grades 9-12) nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke to 43.3% in the total population, 46.9% among Whites, 41.8% among Blacks, 38.7% among Hispanics, and 27.9% among Asians.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Office of Tobacco Control: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]
Page Content Updated On 02/03/2017, Published on 09/25/2017
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