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

Contact the Public Health Information Group, at (518) 474-2543 for information about the indicators produced for this report.

Health Indicator Description and Definition Data Source and Program Contact Information
Crude and age-adjusted drug-related hospitalization rates per 10,000 ** 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. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics,
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Newborn drug-related hospitalization rate per 10,000 newborn discharges 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. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics,
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Alcohol related motor vehicle injuries and deaths per 100,000 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. NYS Department of Motor Vehicles - New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee: Ticket and Crash Data and Reports b

New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, New York 12228
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes ** The percent of adults who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and reported smoking every day or some days. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinatorat (518) 473-0673
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who live in homes where smoking is prohibited ** The percentage of adults reporting they live in a home where smoking is prohibited. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinatorat (518) 473-0673
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who binge drink ** The percentage of adults 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. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinatorat (518) 473-0673

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) - Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
New York State traffic safety data and statistical summaries of traffic crashes, traffic tickets, and conviction rates for New York counties are published annually in the County Data Reports.Data are reported by the DMV after one full year has been compiled - Ticket and Crash Data and Reports.
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 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.