Updated data for New York

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 2010: 32.55%   2020: 19.7%

Smoking prevalence among adults by heavy drinking status

Summit Year 2010: 33.6%     2018: 26.9%

In 2020, New York State reduced the rate of Smokers with Poor Mental Health to 19.7%. The rate of Smokers who Drink Heavily decreased to 26.9% (CDC BRFSS).

Baseline Source: Patient Characteristics Survey conducted by NYS Office of Mental Health

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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 2011 BRFSS.

Baseline determined at Summit using 2009 Patient Characteristic Survey.