Updated data for New Jersey
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 2017: 25.1% 2020: 17.7%
Smoking prevalence among adults by heavy drinking status
Summit Year 2017: 27.84% 2020: 21.1%
In 2020, the rate of current smokers reporting Poor Mental Health was at 17.7%. Updated data on tobacco use by clients in Substance Use Disorder Treatment, at discharge has not been provided to SCLC.
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 2015 BRFSS.
Baseline determined at Summit for Poor Mental Health using 2015 New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistic, NJ Department of Health.
Baseline determined at Summit for Tobacco Use by Clients in Substance Use Disorder Treatment, at Discharge using 2017 New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System (NJSAMS), DMHSAS, NJ Department of Human Services.