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


Conceptualizing a Monitoring System for Indicators in Middle Childhood

In this 2008 paper, the authors take a distinctively developmental approach and draw on existing conceptual models and research for adolescence and middle childhood to identify domains and constructs that describe the health and well-being of the middle childhood population.

Data and Monitoring | Journal Articles

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

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

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs with Smartphones? (NY Times)

Dr. Sion Kim Harris from the AYAH-RN was interviewed in a recent article from the New York Times, which explores the correlation between increased use of electronic devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and the decline of drug use among American teens. Read it here!

Risky Behavior | Substance Use | Trends | Young Adults

Profiles of Adolescents Who are Not in Good Health

Only a small proportion of American adolescents are described by a parent as being only in fair or poor health. However, a 2014 brief from Child Trends, presents national data showing that these youth differ from their reportedly healthier peers on several health, family, school and neighborhood characteristics. This brief provides a comprehensive portrait of […]

Data and Monitoring | Families | Reports | Social Determinants of Health | Socio-demographic disparities | State Data