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TU-10.4 Data Details

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TU-10.4 Increase tobacco cessation counseling in substance abuse care settings

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
34.2 (2011)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of substance abuse care facilities that report offering smoking cessation counseling services.


Number of substance abuse care facilities.

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2011 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services:


    Which of the following services are provided by this facility at this location, that is, the location listed on the front cover?

    Ancillary Services:

    • Answer 35: “Smoking cessation counseling”

Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Facilities include those listed in the National Directory and online Treatment Facility Locator that are designated as eligible by their state substance abuse office.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
This objective was moved from developmental to measurable in 2013. The original baseline data erroneously had standard errors associated with the percentages. The data for this indicator are for a census of eligible facilities, and standard errors are not available. In 2015, the standard errors were removed. The baseline and target for the objective did not change.