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Kentucky Tobacco Data

Current Tobacco Data and Research in Kentucky

Tobacco Use in Kentucky 2012 is a report produced by the Kentucky Department for Public Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (KTPC). The report focuses on many areas including the burden of smoking on Kentucky, the toll on residents and successes in Kentucky’s efforts to reduce the health effects from tobacco use.

The Toll of Tobacco in Kentucky is a fact sheet produced and regularly updated by KTPC offering facts about how tobacco affects Kentucky and its residents. The fact sheet is written in plain language to explain tobacco’s toll on Kentucky to a wide audience.

Kentucky’s 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report was released in late 2013 and includes Area Development District (ADD) profiles for a variety of health behaviors from the 2012 BRFSS. Information specific to tobacco use in Kentucky and your ADD can be found in this report.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) monitors six types of health risk behaviors that contribute to poor health outcomes in youth and adults including tobacco use. Data is only available at the state-level and county estimates cannot be developed from the survey.

The 2012 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Survey is available on their website.  Developed to assess the extent of youth access and use of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use among 11 to 18 year olds.

Kentucky Youth Tobacco Survey

The Kentucky Youth Tobacco Survey is administered to middle and high school students across Kentucky to examine Kentucky’s progress toward strategic goals. Students are randomly selected to participate in the survey that asks questions about tobacco including both smoking and chewing behaviors.

2002 KYTS Report

2004 KYTS Report

2006 KYTS Report

2008 KYTS Report

2010 Kentucky Youth Tobacco Survey fact sheets

High School

Middle School

Past Reports

KTPC held 10 public forums in 2005 to seek community input on tobacco issues. Topics discussed included prevention of initiation of tobacco use by youth, resources and services to help youth and adults quit tobacco use, reducing exposures to secondhand smoke and local ordinances that focus on smoking inside public buildings. The full report can be found here.

Tobacco Use in Kentucky 2005 is a report produced by the Kentucky Department for Public Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. The report focuses on many areas including the burden of smoking on Kentucky, the toll on residents and successes in Kentucky’s efforts to reduce the health effects from tobacco use. The most current update to this report 2012 can be found here.

Additional Data

Kentucky Health Facts is a website developed by the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky that provides information on a variety of health issues in Kentucky including tobacco use. Data is available at the state, county and ADD level.

The Kentucky Tobacco Policy Research Program at the University of Kentucky is a program that works in collaboration with KTPC on surveillance and evaluation data related to the prevalence of tobacco use and tobacco use policies in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Survey is conducted in even-numbered years as part of the Governor’s Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative. It is designed to assess the extent of alcohol, drug and tobacco use among 11-18 year-olds throughout Kentucky.

PANTA is a resource guide developed collaboratively through the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Designed to promote the connection between health and academics and the understanding of the priority health risk behaviors of youth, the report is a useful tool for local practitioners in many fields to get a snapshot of information and best practices.

The State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) system is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is an electronic data warehouse containing current and historical data on tobacco prevention and control. The state-level information cites additional measures outside of health behaviors such as legislation and economics of tobacco control.

Data Reports

Data from the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) on the prevalence of spit tobacco use.

Data from the 2004 BRFSS on the prevalence of tobacco use by area development district

In fall 2005, the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program held 10 public forums throughout Kentucky to seek community input on tobacco issues. Topics discussed at the forums included youth initiation, youth and adult cessation, second-hand smoke and local policies. View the summary report.

Maps Representing Tobacco Use in Kentucky

Maps

Current Adult Smoking  by Area Development District, 2005

Quit Attempts  by Area Development District, 2005

Current Tobacco Use by ADD (2004)  demonstrates 2004 current tobacco use by area development district.

Smoking and Pregnancy 2004 data map demonstrates the percentage of pregnant women who smoke by county.

Smoking During Pregnancy by County, 2003 map demonstrates the the percentage of pregnant women who smoke by Aea Development District.

Smokeless tobacco use by Area Development District for 2004.

Charts

Current Smokers and Quit Attempts by Area Development District, 2005

 

Last Updated 11/18/2013
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