The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based program that gathers information on risk factors among Illinois adults 18 years of age and older through monthly telephone surveys. Established in 1984 as a collaboration between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments, the BRFSS has grown to be the primary source of information on behaviors and conditions related to the leading causes of death for adults in the general population.
To access the Illinois data, including state, strata, and county data from 1998-2021, please visit: http://www.idph.state.il.us/brfss/
Vaping and E-Cigarettes Within the Evolving Tobacco Quitline Landscape
This article summarizes the vaping research literature as it pertains to tobacco quitlines and describes vaping assessment, treatment, and evaluation quitline practices. It also presents 2014−2018 registration data (vaping in the past 30 days, number of use days, use for quitting smoking, and intentions to quit vaping) from 24 public quitlines (23 states and District of Columbia) and 110,295 enrollees to employer-sponsored quitlines. Trends in vaping rates over time, by state, and by age group are described.
This paper outlines research and evaluation priorities to inform the future quitline treatment landscape with respect to vaping. The quitline community is positioned to increase the likelihood that vaping has a positive impact for adults who smoke through harm reduction or supporting cessation and has opportunities to expand impacts on youth and young adult vaping prevention and cessation.
Am J Prev Med 2021;60(3S2):S142−S153. © 2020 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Vaping and E-Cigarettes Within the Evolving Tobacco Quitline Landscape
CPRD has recently released “Strata Reports” that report the frequencies for all variables covered in the Illinois Youth Survey for Illinois youth in 8th, 10th and 12th grades living in urban, suburban and rural areas. CPRD was unable to produce the strata report for the City of Chicago that is typically released due to an inadequate sample size. CPRD was also unable to produce an overall statewide report also due to sample size limitations resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Review these strata reports here: https://iys.cprd.illinois.edu/results/state
Reported data tables in each strata report are divided into six areas:
- STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS includes demographic data and other information about the surveyed population.
- DRUG PREVALENCE AND BEHAVIORS Includes substance use behaviors including type, frequency, consequences, and recovery.
- DRUG USE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS Includes factors in students, their families, and their communities that may increase or reduce the risk of youth substance use disorder, such as access to substances and parental communication about expectations to not use drugs.
- INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT, VIOLENCE AND DELINQUENCY includes experiences with violence and high-risk behaviors including bullying, fighting, and gambling.
- ACADEMIC AND SCHOOL EXPERIENCES includes youth opinions of their academic experiences, their school environment, and engagement in youth activities.
- MENTAL, SOCIAL, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH includes a variety of mental and physical health issues including thoughts about depression/suicide, nutrition, and physical activity (includes estimates of obesity).
For questions contact scott[at]cprd[dot]illinois[dot]edu
This is to announce that the 2019 Illinois Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) detailed data tables were just posted to the IDPH website. This is the fourth year of data collection using the Phase 8 version of the PRAMS survey.
The 2019 results are available by clicking the green “Select a year” button in the middle of the page available at http://dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/prams. On the 2019 results landing page, a comprehensive set of charts is provided in the “2019 Illinois PRAMS Detailed Data Tables” link. There also are chart-specific hyperlinks allowing you to see the available charts and to view them individually.
Opioid supplement data collected from April 2019 through December 2019 are included in the results beginning on Table 81. These results replace the opioid results released earlier this year for the period April 2019 through August 2019.
As always, I am interested in your feedback on the data tables. I also am interested in knowing if you use the PRAMS data for education purposes, or for program or policy development that could be highlighted in a Data to Action report to the CDC. Please feel free to e-mail or call with your comments and feedback.
Thank you for your support of the PRAMS program!
Julie B. Doetsch, M.A.
Perinatal Health Data Manager
Illinois Department of Public Health
525 W. Jefferson St., 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
217-785-1064 ext. 5
Schedule: M-Th 7:30a–4:30p, Alternating Fridays 7:30a-3:00p / Off
The findings from a national sample of adolescents and young adults show that electronic cigarette use and dual use of electronic cigarettes and cigarettes are significant underlying risk factors for coronavirus disease 2019. Health care providers, parents, schools, community-based organizations, and policymakers must help make youth aware of the connection between smoking and vaping and coronavirus disease.
Electronic Cigarette Use and Covid-19
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:
In a recent report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a new measurement tool known as the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) was developed. The YRBSS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use and a variety of other unhealthy behaviors.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The following article published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, provides resources and support for those who may be struggling with various substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The National Institute on Drug Abuse has put together information on the potential implications of this pandemic on those who struggle with substance use disorder. The social distancing that is required during this COVID-19 outbreak has put a strain on families impacted by addiction. Self-imposed isolation can disconnect us from the very tools that keep us resilient and strong, making us vulnerable to fear.”
COVID-19: Online and Remote Resources for Addiction Support
CPRD has just released “Youth Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use in Illinois” a White Paper report based on data from the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey based on information from over 11,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. The report compares youth use, perceptions of these substances, sources, and consequences of use. Please see the report for more information.
Youth Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use in Illinois
For a FREE printed copy of this report or to request multiple printed copies, contact CPRD
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