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15.8
15.8
Comparison: 15.8
Unit: percent
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Adults who Smoke

Value: 15.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who currently smoke cigarettes.
Why this is important: 
Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2007: 15.8 2008: 18.6 2009: 22.4 2010: 15.8

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Unit: percent
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Adults who Smoke

Value: 15.8 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 12.0 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who currently smoke cigarettes.
Why this is important: 
Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2007: 15.8 2008: 18.6 2009: 22.4 2010: 15.8

percent

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