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National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS)

The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) datasets are available for public use, so that researchers and public health managers can explore the data in detail. In addition, states can compare their estimates of prevalence of youth tobacco use with national data.

The NYTS was designed to provide a baseline for comparing progress toward meeting the Healthy People 2010 goals for reducing tobacco use among youth. Items measured as part of the NYTS survey include correlates of tobacco use such as demographics, minors' access to tobacco, and exposure to secondhand smoke.

The NYTS provides nationally representative data about middle and high school youth's—

Data are available in SAS® and Microsoft Access® formats, as well as PDFs. If you do not have Microsoft Access®, you may download a free version of EPI Info to view the datasets.

To extract the 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2004 files, you must have zip software. You may download a trial version of WinZip at

2006 NYTS Data and Documentation

2004 NYTS Data and Documentation

Please note: Notice and Correction of 2004 NYTS Data Errors.

2002 NYTS Data and Documentation

2000 NYTS Data and Documentation

1999 NYTS Data and Documentation


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Page last modified 04/18/2008