4.06 Smoking

This page includes data that provide two perspectives on tobacco use. The first data set, from the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute, includes the percentage of adults reporting in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey that they currently smoke cigarettes, and the percentage reporting smoking cigarettes every day. The BRFSS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The second data set, from Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6 (CESA 6) and the CDC, includes the percentage of high school students reporting in the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) survey that they currently smoke cigarettes, and the percentage reporting smoking every day. High school students are counted as current smokers if they reported having smoked cigarettes at least one day in the past month. The YRBSS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in conjunction with the CDC.

Sources

St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6, High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Notes

The BRFSS only counts current smokers among those adults who reported having smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. Comparable trending data are not available for the Adult Smoking chart, due to the fact that the 2011 and 2007 survey did not include the "100 cigarette" question. 2014 BRFSS data are used for Wisconsin and the United States where 2015 data was only available for Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago. 2013 YRBSS data are used for Wisconsin and the United States where 2015 data was only available for the Fox Cities Region. The Fox Cities Region is defined as the school districts in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties that participated in the YRBSS.