Tobacco Data Briefs on Youth in Louisiana (DHH Regions 1-9)
The following data briefs were created in 2010, using tobacco-related data from the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Caring Communities Youth Surveys (CCYS). This survey collects data from public middle school (grade 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students statewide. Approximately 100,000 Louisiana youth participate in the CCYS survey every even-numbered year. The CCYS is designed to assess students’ involvement in a specific set of problem behaviors, as well as exposure to risk and protective factors that influence the likelihood of academic success, school dropout, substance abuse, violence, and delinquency among youth.