2014 Tobacco Control Program Data Report: Youth Tobacco in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health, June 2014
This report focuses primarily on data from the Rhode Island High School and Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The national YRBS is administered every two years across the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate trends in the use of tobacco products among high school students in the US. The cross-sectional data are representative of public and private high school students in grades 9 to 12 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Rhode Island High School YRBS is administered to public high school students in grades 9 to 12 and the Rhode Island Middle School YRBS is administered to public school students in grades 6 to 8. Both surveys are administered every two years on the odd years. The self-reported data are weighted to be representative of Rhode Island public middle school and high school students statewide.

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