Research :: The State and National Data Profiles Updated With Final Year Data For Healthy People 2010

We have updated all of our state and national summaries and data tables with the final year data for Healthy People 2010’s 21 Critical Health Objectives. The data cover six areas: mortality, unintentional injury, violence, substance abuse and mental health, reproductive health and prevention of chronic disease.

This easy-to-use, online database allows users to assess recent progress on these areas by presenting data and text highlights that correspond to the baseline (1998-99) and final (2007-09) measures for the 21 Critical Health Objectives.

The State and National Data Profiles were designed forpeople with varying levels of data fluency and data needs. The data tables,text and additional resources allow users to:

  • View data and profiles for each of the 50 states
  • Examine differences and disparities by age, race/ethnicity, and gender at national and state levels.
  • Compare progress among states (How does your state compare to national data or other similar states?)
  • Track changes from baseline to final (Is your state moving in the right direction?)
  • Adapt narrative summaries to be used in your own presentations
  • Identify priority issues and mobilize resources

The website presents a National Summary and the State summaries. It also includes detailed Notes and Limitations about data collection and presentation; and Tools and Resources, with guidance for using these data to improve adolescent andyoung adult health.

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Data and Monitoring, State Data, Trends


October 26, 2011


Adolescent Substance Use: Beware of International Comparisons

This 2003 article compares prevalence estimates of adolescents’ cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use from one Australian and two U.S. surveys, and considers the effect of methodological differences on reported use.

Data and Monitoring | Risky Behavior | Substance Use | Young Adults

21 Critical Health Objectives for Adolescents and Young Adults

Of the 107 Healthy People 2010 Objectives that pertain to adolescents and young adults, 21 objectives were identified as “critical” by a national expert consensus panel.

Data and Monitoring | Mortality | Risky Behavior

Using Data Brief

This 2004 brief provides an overview on how to use data to shape health programs for youth.

Reports | State Data

Trends in Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States

This article reviews health trends for adolescents and young adults, providing a single source for a national health profile. Data are presented on demographics, mortality, health-related behaviors, and healthcare access and utilization and major gender and racial/ethnic disparities are highlighted.

Access & Utilization | Data and Monitoring | Journal Articles | Mortality | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Trends | Young Adults

Examining State-Level Patterns in Teen Childbearing: 1991 to 2009

This 2012 research brief uses state-level data to examine declines in the teen birth rate over 19 years, from 1991 to 2009, including the uptick in 2006 and 2007.

Data and Monitoring | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State Data