Arkansas came up with two additional goals at the state summit:
- Reduce the smokeless tobacco rate among the Arkansas adult population from 8.5% in 2012 to 5.5% in 2017. Data source: AR Adult Tobacco Survey (2002-8); National ATS (2010)
- Reduce the smokeless tobacco rate among the Arkansas youth population from 14.6% in 2012 to 11.6% in 2017. Data source: Arkansas Youth Tobacco Survey 2010.
Updated data for Arkansas
For consistency in benchmarking and measuring the progress of all states, SCLC has been tracking BRFSS data. Here are the results:
Smoking prevalence among adults by frequent poor mental health status
Summit Year 2012: 50.11% 2020 32.8%
Smoking prevalence among adults by heavy drinking status
Summit Year 2012: 40.56% 2020: 45.6%
In 2020, the smoking rate among adults was at 20.5%. No data has been provided to SCLC regarding the youth population.
View data from all Leadership Academy States.
Poor mental health – self report 14 or more days with poor mental health in the past 30 days
Heavy drinking: 2015 to present defined as consuming on average more than 14 drinks per week for men, more than 7 drinks per week for women; 2011 to 2014 defined as consuming on average more than 2 drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.
Baseline determined using 2010 BRFSS.
Baseline for adult population determined at the Summit using 2010 BRFSS. Data source for youth population baseline: 2010 Arkansas Youth Tobacco Survey.