The data about the
percent of students who have ever used an electronic vapor product
come from the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS). FYTS tracks indicators of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among Florida public middle and high school students and provides data for monitoring and evaluating tobacco use among youth. In Florida, the FYTS data is collected at the state level each year, and it is collected at the county level every other year.
Since behaviors impact health, this knowledge is a powerful tool for targeting and building health promotion activities. It also provides a way to see change in population health behaviors before morbidity or disease is apparent.
In 2020, in Alachua County, 28.2% of the percent of students who have ever used an electronic vapor product (All Middle and High School Students) can be compared to 27.5% statewide. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.
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