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TU-9.4 Data Details

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TU-9.4 Increase tobacco screening 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): 
49.8 (2011)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of substance abuse care facilities that report offering tobacco use screening 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?

    Assessment and Pre-Treatment Services:

    • Answer 5: “Screening for tobacco use”

Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Facilities include those listed in the National Directory and online Treatment Facility Locator that are designated as eligible by the state substance abuse office. Data are for a census of eligible facilities.

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.