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
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 a

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 are current smokers** The percent of adults who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and reported smoking at least some days. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System b

BRFSS Coordinator at (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 b

BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who binge drink during the past month ** 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 b

BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673

Data Notes:

a 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.
b Expanded BRFSS:
The Expanded BRFSS is a NYS county (regional) adult telephone (landline and cellphone) surveillance system that collects self-reported health conditions and behaviors related to early mortality and morbidity. This system is based on the annual collaborative state based surveillance project administered and supported by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), Division of Population Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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