North Carolina also set a third goal to reduce the smoking rate among people with a substance abuse disorder from 63% in 2011 to 50% in 2015. In 2017, the smoking rate for this population was at 52%. Data source: DMHDDSAS NC; Treatment and Outcomes Performance System (NCTOP) 2010.
Updated data for North Carolina
North Carolina established new targets and at their 2018 Reconvening using 2016 BRFSS data.
- Reduce the smoking prevalence among adults reporting Poor Mental Health from 32.5% in 2018 to 24% by 2024
- Reduce the smoking prevalence among adults reporting Heavy Drinking from 34.3% in 2018 to 24% by 2024
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
Smoking prevalence among adults by heavy drinking status
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.