Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
This ongoing, state-based survey collects data among adults on the prevalence of chronic diseases and conditions, access to health care, and health-risk behaviors including heavy and binge drinking. BRFSS results are available at the national and state levels, and at select local levels (e.g., city results are available for larger municipalities and metro areas).
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
This national system collects arrest data, including data on drug and alcohol crimes, by police jurisdiction, regionally, statewide, and nationally.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
The American Indian Population and Labor Force Report (within the Document Library) provides a variety of national demographic, social, economic and health data.
Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
This public health surveillance system uses a national sample of patients to monitor drug-related hospital emergency departments visits and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners. As of 2013, DAWN is no longer collecting new data.
Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS)
Operated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this system collects information on deaths resulting from motor vehicle collisions, including data on several aspects of the crash, including the event, the vehicle(s) and driver(s), and each person involved.
FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
Available data include national crime estimates (including arrests for drug- and alcohol-related crimes), state crime estimates, and city and county crime counts (for cities with populations over 10,000 and counties with populations over 25,000). Data are provided by law enforcement agencies that voluntarily participate in the UCR Program.
Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS)
The World Health Organization’s GYTS is a school-based survey designed to enhance the capacity of countries to monitor tobacco use among youth and to guide the implementation and evaluation of tobacco prevention and control programs. It is one of four surveys included in the Global Tobacco Surveillance System. GYTS includes data on the Pacific Jurisdictions.
Indian Health Service (IHS)
A part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, IHS is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS Fact Sheets contain general overview information on the IHS and on specific health care topics concerning American Indians and Alaska Native people.
Monitoring the Future (MTF)
This national survey looks at the behaviors, attitudes, and values of young people. It collects information on the incidence and prevalence of substance use, as well as other related issues, including perceived harm, disapproval of use, and perceived availability.
National Congress of American Indians
This is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal government and communities. Tribal data on education, health, and human services can be found in the Policy Issues section of the site.
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
This annual survey looks primarily at the incidence, prevalence, and risk factors of alcohol and drug use among different age groups. Regional and state data are also available.
The World Health Organization’s STEPS survey is a chronic disease risk factor surveillance system. It includes data on the Pacific Jurisdictions.
Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
TEDS contains data on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions at many state treatment facilities.
Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)
Developed by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the UHDDS provides guidelines for collecting data from hospitals. While the state office managing the database varies by state, all databases are standardized according to the UHDDS guidelines and can be compared at the local, state and national levels. You may be able to request a summary of the data that your local hospital provides for the UHDDS and compare it to state and national rates; your local hospital can direct you to the correct state office.
The U.S. Census Bureau website provides demographic data for communities (by census tract), counties, regions, states, and nationwide. Data categories include age, gender, ethnicity, education, and income.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The YRBSS assesses teenagers’ incidence and prevalence of substance use, as well as other health issues, including sexual activity, vehicle safety, weapons, violence, and suicide. This survey uses a national sample of students in grades 9–12. Some state and local data are also available.
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