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State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation System (STATE)

Description

The State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation System (STATE) is an electronic data warehouse containing up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control. The STATE system integrates many data sources to provide comprehensive summary data and facilitate research and consistent data interpretation.

Supplier

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC/NCCDPHP)

Data Years Available

1996-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

N/A

Selected Content

STATE includes data on cigarette and other tobacco use, resident population estimates, tobacco manufacturing and sales, health consequences and cost, and state tobacco-control legislation.

Population covered

N/A

Methodology

State-level data on tobacco use are extracted from a variety of surveys and other sources, including: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the Tobacco Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS), the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), and the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS). The Economic Research Service provides tobacco manufacturing data, while the National Association of Attorneys General provides Tobacco Revenue Settlement data. Data on health consequences and costs come from the Smoking Attributable Mortality, Morbidity and Economic Costs (SAMMEC) application. Legislative data come from a variety of sources, including Lexis-Nexis. The data in STATE are updated regularly. These updates may consist of the addition of newly available data for existing measures and/or the replacement of historical data to maintain consistency with original data sources.

Response rate and sample size

N/A

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/statesystem/Default/Default.aspx and related web pages. Accessed August 14, 2010.