ASH Year 10 Snapshot

The ASH Year 10 Snapshot survey forms part of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM), a collaborative effort by HPA and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). The Snapshot is an annual cross-sectional census of 14 and 15-year-old school students’ smoking prevalence. All schools with year 10 classes are invited to participate, with around 30,000 year 10 students participating each year.

Graph list:
1.   Ever smoked a cigarette
2.   Number of cigarettes smoked in lifetime
3.   Current smoking status
4.   Tried a cigarette for the first time in the past 12 months
5.   Past year quit attempts
6.   Type of cigarette usually smoked (ready made or roll your own)
7.   Likelihood of smoking a cigarette offered by best friend
8.   Likelihood of smoking a cigarette in the next 12 months
9.   People smoke inside at home
10. Someone smoked in your presence while travelling in a car or van during the past 7 days

Available filter variables:
Gender, Ethnicity, School decile status, District Health Board (DHB)

Gender: Self-identified

Ethnicity: Prioritised ethnicity is used to allocate students who identify with more than one ethnic group into a single category for analysis. Students who tick more than one category are prioritised as Māori, Pacific, Asian, Other and finally NZ European.

School decile status: School decile used as a measure of each student's socio economic status. Decile 1 to 10 provided by the Ministry of Education for participating schools reclassified as 1 to 4 (low decile; most deprived), 5 to 7 (mid), and 8 to 10 (high decile; least deprived).

Other information:
Specific analysis, such as short fact sheets, can be accessed here.
For more information about the NZYTM, please visit here.