A study conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health, identifies trends in perinatal Electronic Vapor Product usage. Electronic vapor products (EVPs) comprise a diverse group of devices, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). EVP users inhale an aerosol that typically contains nicotine, flavorings, and other additives. Nicotine is a developmental toxicant that adversely affects pregnancy and infant outcomes. Therefore, EVPs are not safe for mother or baby during pregnancy.
2016-2018 PRAMS_E Vapor Product Use
For more information about various studies conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) visit the following link:
This newly developed interactive visualization allows you to look at trends in alcohol, tobacco, e-cig, marijuana and other drug use behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, sources and preferences.
Also, statistical data (not the raw data) can be downloaded to Excel, Powerpoint or other formats for your own use – note the share button on the lower right of the page.
Youth Substance in Illinois: 2008-2018. Interactive Trend data for 248 variables
Opioid overdose is a national epidemic that effects individuals, families and communities. In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, according to National Center for Health Statistics.
To help find ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths it is important that we know the facts. The Statewide Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) helps us understand emerging trends and factors leading up to the overdose and can be used to develop prevention approaches.
Here are the Illinois County Summary Results:
A link to the SUDORS data system was just added to our website’s Illinois Data Resources Page.
The following raises concerns about measuring the social determinants of health. This impacts our ability to examine health equity to address concerns about health disparity. Look over the article if you are interested.
Click below for a PDF:
Measuring Social Determinants
Contributed by SEOW Member Tamara Rushovich, Chicago Department of Public Health
The SEOW in the state of Indiana developed this data portal for display of substance use and other data. Data specialists in Illinois could consider this as a model for our state.
The data portal can be reviewed here:
IUPUI SEOW Data Portal