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
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 2011 BRFSS.
Baseline determined at Summit using 2009 Patient Characteristic Survey.