Youth E-Cigarette Use

Geographic Area:

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Percent of Total All Grades Students Reporting Using an E-Cigarette on One or More Days within the Past 30 Days, 2019: by County

PercentCompare to State Average: 17.2%
Minnesota17.2%Barchart image
Aitkin County17.4%Barchart image
Anoka County14.8%Barchart image
Becker County22.8%Barchart image
Beltrami County19.6%Barchart image
Benton County16.5%Barchart image
Big Stone County17.0%Barchart image
Blue Earth County15.4%Barchart image
Brown County22.3%Barchart image
Carlton County24.3%Barchart image
Carver County14.5%Barchart image
Cass County21.9%Barchart image
Chippewa County13.5%Barchart image
Chisago County19.3%Barchart image
Clay County13.1%Barchart image
Clearwater County*
Cook County31.6%Barchart image
Cottonwood County14.3%Barchart image
Crow Wing County18.1%Barchart image
Dakota County16.9%Barchart image
Dodge County15.4%Barchart image
Douglas County18.5%Barchart image
Faribault County17.0%Barchart image
Fillmore County19.1%Barchart image
Freeborn County21.1%Barchart image
Goodhue County23.2%Barchart image
Grant County18.3%Barchart image
Hennepin County13.4%Barchart image
Houston County16.7%Barchart image
Hubbard County20.6%Barchart image
Isanti County25.3%Barchart image
Itasca County24.8%Barchart image
Jackson County27.0%Barchart image
Kanabec County30.4%Barchart image
Kandiyohi County19.0%Barchart image
Kittson County9.9%Barchart image
Koochiching County23.7%Barchart image
Lac Qui Parle County13.5%Barchart image
Lake County19.3%Barchart image
Lake of the Woods County9.2%Barchart image
Le Sueur County21.2%Barchart image
Lincoln County19.0%Barchart image
Lyon County11.0%Barchart image
McLeod County19.7%Barchart image
Mahnomen County30.1%Barchart image
Marshall County27.3%Barchart image
Martin County21.5%Barchart image
Meeker County14.8%Barchart image
Mille Lacs County24.3%Barchart image
Morrison County24.6%Barchart image
Mower County26.5%Barchart image
Murray County13.9%Barchart image
Nicollet County14.8%Barchart image
Nobles County17.2%Barchart image
Norman County16.2%Barchart image
Olmsted County14.8%Barchart image
Otter Tail County19.3%Barchart image
Pennington County23.8%Barchart image
Pine County24.1%Barchart image
Pipestone County23.1%Barchart image
Polk County22.2%Barchart image
Pope County15.5%Barchart image
Ramsey County14.7%Barchart image
Red Lake County18.5%Barchart image
Redwood County15.0%Barchart image
Renville County8.4%Barchart image
Rice County15.0%Barchart image
Rock County24.2%Barchart image
Roseau County20.4%Barchart image
St. Louis County22.1%Barchart image
Scott County17.9%Barchart image
Sherburne County19.4%Barchart image
Sibley County25.2%Barchart image
Stearns County15.5%Barchart image
Steele County20.2%Barchart image
Stevens County32.6%Barchart image
Swift County*
Todd County22.2%Barchart image
Traverse County30.3%Barchart image
Wabasha County15.2%Barchart image
Wadena County14.7%Barchart image
Waseca County26.2%Barchart image
Washington County20.6%Barchart image
Watonwan County10.3%Barchart image
Wilkin County17.0%Barchart image
Winona County12.8%Barchart image
Wright County17.1%Barchart image
Yellow Medicine County11.2%Barchart image

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.