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Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control

Surveillance, Evaluation, and Statistics

County-level Surveillance/Population Data

Information about tobacco use, and population data

2012 County IA Youth Survey Reports:

Tobacco use data found in each IYS county report: youth prevalence use rates of cigarettes, smokeless, cigars (p. 126); community support for youth not using cigarettes ( p.117); youth access to cigarettes in neighborhood (p. 112,); tobacco use on school property (p. 72); peer perception about the wrongfulness of using cigarettes ( p. 68); popularity if use cigarettes (p. 65); perception about harm if smoke cigarettes (p.61); Other tobacco use questions (pp. 31-38).

A) Youth: School enrollment counts by county, by grade, gender, race, ethnicity and by free and reduced lunch eligibility by county

B) Smoking during pregnancy: 2007-12 by county

C) 2012 county population estimates by sex, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity by ISTEP eligible (13-24 years) and by school-age (5-18 years) population

D) 2012 county poverty estimates by age-group and county household income estimates

E) Youth tobacco use prevalence

Youth at-risk by county: 2012 Iowa Kids Count Report: here

Wonder website here

Census website here

Community Partnership and County Level Data

See the fact sheets below for information on Community Partnerships in Iowa.

Iowa Youth Survey

The Iowa Youth Survey is an effort conducted by The Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, Office of Drug Control Policy, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, and Iowa Department of Human Services.

Every two years, 6th, 8th, and 11th grade students in participating school districts across the state are surveyed on a variety of topics. Questions focus on student's attitudes and experiences regarding substance abuse and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments.

Data is available for 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012 on the Iowa Youth Survey website.

Program Evaluation

As part of the surveillance and evaluation of tobacco use prevention and control efforts in Iowa, the Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control contracts with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR).

Their latest report from October 2012 is provided below.


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an Iowa-specific surveillance system that surveys adults 18 years and older on self-reported health behaviors. Each month a random sample of structured telephone interviews are done. Questions in the survey relate to nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, hypertension, blood cholesterol, alcohol use, inadequate preventive health care, and other risk factors. An annual BRFSS report is published. Because the survey is conducted on an annual basis, the continuous use of this system allows analysis of trends over time.

You can access the BRFSS website and the annual reports by clicking here.