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Population Health

High School Youth Cigarette Smoking by Race/Ethnicity

  • There was a decrease in the percentage of White (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic high school students who report that they smoke.
  • In 2017, 4.5% of White (non-Hispanic) high school students smoked, a decrease of 4.8% from 2013.
  • In 2015, the latest data available, 5.6% of Hispanic students smoked, a decrease of 5.8% from 2013.
  • The coefficient of variation, which was used to assess the reliability of the estimates, was greater than 15% for the Black (non-Hispanic), Other (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic for 2017 and, therefore, the results were not reported.