New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Tobacco and Other Substance Abuse Indicators

Contact the Public Health Information Group, at (518) 474-2543 for information about the indicators produced for this report.

Health Indicator Description and Definition Data Source and Program Contact Information
Crude and age-adjusted drug-related hospitalization rates per 10,000 ** The number of hospitalizations due to drug-related causes per 10,000 population. The ICD-9codes included in the drug-related hospitalizations category are 292, 304, 305.1-305.9,648.3, 655.5, 763.5, 779.4, 779.5, 965.0, 967.0, 968.5, 969.6,969.7, 760.70, 760.72,760.73,760.75, 760.79, E850-E858, E950.0-E950.2, E962.0, E980.0-E980.2. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Newborn drug-related diagnosis rate per 10,000 newborn discharges The number of newborns (Primary diagnosis ="V3") with a drug related ICD-9 code (in one of the secondary diagnoses): 292, 304, 305.1-305.9,648.3, 655.5, 763.5, 779.4, 779.5, 965.0, 967.0, 968.5, 969.6, 969.7, 760.70, 760.72, 760.73, 760.75, 760.79, E850-E858, E950.0-E950.2, E962.0, E980.0-E980.2, per 10,000 newborn discharges.Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics,
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Alcohol related motor vehicle injuries and deaths per 100,000 Data include persons killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes where alcohol was considered to be a factor. It also includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons as well as vehicle occupants. These data were gathered from police reports. Crashes are reported by the county where the event occurred. Rate is per 100,000 population. NYS Department of Motor Vehicles - New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee: Ticket and Crash Data and Reports b

New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, New York 12228
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes ** The percent of adults who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and reported smoking every day or some days. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinatorat (518) 473-0673
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who live in homes where smoking is prohibited ** The percentage of adults reporting they live in a home where smoking is prohibited. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinatorat (518) 473-0673
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who binge drink ** The percentage of adults reporting binge drinking on one or more occasions in the past 30 days. Binge drinking is defined as men having 5 or more drinks or women having 4 or more drinks on one occasion. NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinatorat (518) 473-0673

Data Notes:

a Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS):
Information about hospitalizations is collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system. Each hospitalization receives an ICD-9 code at discharge that indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization. There are also up to 14 other diagnosis codes recorded to further describe the hospitalization. Statistics presented in these tables are based on the primary diagnosis unless otherwise noted. This data system does not include information about events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in a hospital emergency room. Numbers and rates are based on the number of hospitalizations that occurred and not the number of individuals who were hospitalized. SPARCS measures provided are generated based on patient residence county at time of discharge. If county is not known, county is assigned based on zip code.
b New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) - Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
New York State traffic safety data and statistical summaries of traffic crashes, traffic tickets, and conviction rates for New York counties are published annually in the County Data Reports.Data are reported by the DMV after one full year has been compiled - Ticket and Crash Data and Reports.
c Expanded BRFSS:
The Expanded BRFSS is a NYS county (regional) adult telephone (landline and cellphone) surveillance system that collects self-reported health conditions and behaviors related to early mortality and morbidity. This system is based on the annual collaborative state based surveillance project administered and supported by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), Division of Population Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

** The standard population used for age adjustment was the 2000 U.S. population.