Tobacco Use Surveillance
Tobacco use surveillance monitors
tobacco-related behaviors, attitudes, health outcomes, and policies at regular intervals of time. This is achieved by conducting surveys to obtain data on adult and youth
smoking prevalence, smoking cessation, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke,
school curriculum and policies, worksites'
smoking policies and practices, local community ordinances related to
tobacco use and indoor air quality, and prevention policies to advise smokers to quit in the
health care setting.
- To systematically collect tobacco-related data in the state.
- To make data reports available to the public and health care professionals.
- To provide tobacco-related data to the Tobacco Use Prevention Section and to other public health prevention programs as needed.
- To assist the Tobacco Use Prevention Section in the planning and evaluation of its program objectives.
Data, Reports & Survey Questionnaires
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Secondhand Smoke and Heart Disease 2012
Tobacco Quit Line and Smoking Cessation 2012
2012 Georgia Tobacco-related Cancers Report
Tobacco Use Data Summary Adults 2012
Tobacco Use Data Summary Youth 2011
Tobacco Use Data Summary Adults 2011
Tobacco Use Data Summary Adults 2010
Tobacco Use Program and Data Summary Adults 2010
Tobacco Use Data Summary Disparities 2010
Lung Cancer Data Summary 2010
Tobacco Use Data Summary Youth 2009
Tobacco Use Data Summary Adults 2009
Tobacco Use Program and Data Summary Adults 2009
2009 Georgia Tobacco Surveillance Report
Use Data Summary 2008
Tobacco Use Program and Data Summary 2008
Asthma and Secondhand Smoke Data Summary 2008
Tobacco Use Data Summary 2007
Tobacco Use Program and Data Summary 2007
Asthma and Secondhand Smoke Data Summary 2007
Asthma and Secondhand Smoke Data Summary 2006
Tobacco Use Data Summary 2006
Tobacco Use Program and Data Summary 2006
Tobacco Use Data Summary 2005
Adult Tobacco Survey Report 2004
Adult Tobacco Survey Questionnaire 2004
2004 Georgia Tobacco Surveillance Report
This report describes the array of surveillance activities pertaining to tobacco use in Georgia.
It provides information about a) the toll of tobacco on Georgians in terms of smoking-related diseases
and their associated costs, b) the prevalence of smoking among Georgia adults and youth, and c) efforts
to reduce the burden of smoking through quit line services and policy and environmental measures.
2005 Georgia Youth Tobacco Survey
- The Georgia Youth Tobacco Survey provides comprehensive data on various tobacco-related topics for middle and high school students in the state. Topics include: tobacco use, the ability to purchase tobacco products, smoking cessation, healthcare provider advice about the dangers of using tobacco, knowledge and attitudes about tobacco, social influences for tobacco use, exposure of tobacco products in the media and the Internet, and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- 2003 Georgia Student Health Survey
- The Georgia Student Health Survey [CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)] obtains information from a random sample of public middle and high school students about the prevalence and age of initiation of various health risk behaviors including tobacco use.
- 2001 Georgia Youth Tobacco Survey
- The Georgia Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) was conducted in Georgia in fall 2001. It provides comprehensive data on both middle school and high school students regarding tobacco use, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, smoking cessation, school curriculum, minors' ability to purchase or obtain tobacco products, knowledge and attitudes about tobacco, and familiarity with tobacco-related media messages.
The survey obtained representative data for both middle and high school students in Georgia. Over 2,800 middle school students and more than 2,900 high school students participated with overall response rates of 91% and 84%, respectively. Furthermore, of the 19 health districts in Georgia, nine were successful in collecting district-specific data for middle schools and six successfully collected district-specific data for both middle and high schools.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a state-based surveillance system, has been gathering information about adult current cigarette smoking and related risk factors since 1984. In past years, information on smoking cessation attempts has also been collected.
- 2002 Georgia School Health Education Profile
- The School Health Education Profile (SHEP) was conducted in Georgia in spring 2002. School principals and lead health education teachers from a representative sample of public middle and high schools completed the survey. Survey topics included health education requirements, health education coordination, physical education and physical activity programs, tobacco prevention policies, nutrition-related policies and practices, violence prevention, asthma management, and HIV prevention programs and policies.
- 2002 Georgia Worksite Health Promotion Policies and Practices Survey
- The Georgia Worksite Health Promotion Policies and Practices Survey was conducted for the first time in 2002. This cross-sectional survey was adapted from the 1999 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey. The survey consisted of 69 questions relating to worksite policies and environments affecting physical activity, nutrition, and smoking practices of Georgia workers. Topics addressed include screenings, health education or behavior change programs, disease management programs, worksite opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating opportunities at the worksite, smoking policies, and funding of worksite wellness programs.
A stratified random sample of worksites was drawn based on the number of employees and industry type (SIC codes) resulting in 12 categories (4 industry type and 3 employee size categories). Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) were conducted with the human resources or employee health directors at the selected worksites. A total of 1,085 interviews were completed and the data were weighted so that each stratum represented its true proportion in the worksite population.
- Georgia Local Tobacco Ordinance Tracking Survey
- The Local Tobacco Ordinance Tracking Survey catalogues ordinances related to the use and distribution of tobacco products from all municipal and county governments in Georgia. Ordinances pertaining to smoke-free indoor air, youth access to tobacco products, licensure, and advertising are included. The collected data are stored in a relational database enabling users to search and retrieve information on tobacco legislation for local governments in Georgia.
- An observational survey of smoking provisions in food service establishments, Southeast Health District, Georgia, 2001 (MMWR)
- In March 2001, the director of Georgia's Southeast Health District requested assistance from the Georgia Department of Public Health in developing a surveillance system to assess smoking provisions, such as designated smoking areas and ventilation systems, to minimize exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) in food service establishments. The survey was completed by sanitarians at the time of their routine food safety inspections.
Findings from the survey indicate that 69 percent of surveyed food establishments were completely smoke-free, 22 percent had separate smoking and non-smoking areas, and less than ten percent did not have separate smoking and non-smoking areas.
- 2004 Georgia Health Plan Policies and Practices Survey Related to Cardiovascular Health
- The Georgia Health Plan Policies and Practices Survey was conducted for the first time in 2004. The survey instrument was adapted from existing tools in Montana and New York. It included topics on policies and guidelines for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; counseling and health education on physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation; and assessment and counseling for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the Chief Medical Officer.
This report summarizes the methods, results, and implications.
- 2004 Georgia Health Plan Survey Report
- Survey Questionnaire