New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Tobacco and Other Substance Abuse Indicators

Indicator/Contact for information Data Source Definition
Drug-related hospitalization rates, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics, at (518) 474-3189
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System SPARCS a The number of hospitalizations due to drug-related causes per 10,000 population. The ICD-9codes included in the drug-related hospitalizations category are 292, 304, 305.1-305.9,648.3, 655.5, 763.5, 779.4, 779.5, 965.0, 967.0, 968.5, 969.6,969.7, 760.70, 760.72,760.73,760.75, 760.79, E850-E858, E950.0-E950.2, E962.0, E980.0-E980.2.
Neonatal drug related hospital discharge rate per 10,000 newborns

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics, at (518) 474-3189
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System SPARCS a The number of hospitalizations among neonates due to drug related causes per 10,000 births. The ICD-9 codes included in the neonatal drug-related hospitalizations category were: 292, 304, 305.1-305.9,648.3, 655.5, 763.5, 779.4, 779.5, 965.0, 967.0, 968.5, 969.6, 969.7, 760.70, 760.72, 760.73, 760.75, 760.79, E850-E858, E950.0-E950.2, E962.0, E980.0-E980.2.
Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Injuries (killed/injured)

Contact: Public Health Information Group at (518) 474-2543
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles b Data include persons killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes where alcohol was considered to be a factor. It also includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons as well as vehicle occupants. These data were gathered from police reports. Crashes are reported by the county where the event occurred. Rate is per 100,000 population.
Percent Adults who Smoke

Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c The percent of respondents who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and reported smoking every day or some days.
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who smoke**

Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c TThe percent of respondents who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and reported smoking every day or some days.*
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who live in homes where smoking is prohibited **


Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c The percentage of respondents reporting they live in a home where smoking is prohibited.*
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who binge drink**

Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c The percentage of respondents reporting binge drinking on one or more occasions in the past 30 days. Binge drinking is defined as men having 5 or more drinks or women having 4 or more drinks on one occasion.*

Data notes:

a Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System-SPARCS:
Information about hospitalizations is collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system. Each hospitalization receives an ICD-9 code at discharge that indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization. There are also up to 14 other diagnosis codes recorded to further describe the hospitalization. Statistics presented in these tables are based on the primary diagnosis unless otherwise noted. This data system does not include information about events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in a hospital emergency room. Numbers and rates are based on the number of hospitalizations that occurred and not the number of individuals who were hospitalized.
b New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) - New York State and County Traffic Safety Data Reports
New York State motor vehicle accident data are compiled by the DMV from the accident reports submitted by police agencies and by motorists. Data are reported by the DMV after one full year has been compiled.
c Expanded BRFSS:
The Expanded BRFSS is a telephone-based survey of adults 18 years of age or older conducted by the New York State Department of Health. The survey is based on the National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collects information on self-reported health-related behaviors in New York State counties. The most recent survey was conducted between July 2008 and June 2009 and collected data in 57 New York State counties and New York City. Because the Expanded BRFSS only presents data for New York City as a whole, indicator data for the counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond are from the 2008 New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/survey/survey.shtml). The New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) is a telephone survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that is also based on the BRFSS. The 2009 CHS data (where available) for NYC counties were used for this report.

** The standard population used for age adjustment was the 2000 U.S. population.