Population Health

High School Youth Cigarette Smoking by Race/Ethnicity

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