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Collaborating to Decrease Alcohol and Tobacco Use

Florida Department of Health Recognizes 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champions

Hamilton County nursing staff collaborated with the Hamilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition to present strategies and resources to decrease alcohol and tobacco use among youth and adults. The presentations took place during the Jennings Town Hall Meeting held at the Jennings Library. Sr. RN’s Shankeyda Jones-Simmons, Amy Crider, Marjorie Rigdon, DON, and Nina Concepcion, HST, gave presentations on available resources.

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  • In 2015, 7.4 % of adults in Florida reported having asthma. While 9.5% of women reported having asthma, only 5.3% of men did.
  • The age-adjusted asthma hospitalization rate has increased every year from 1998 to 2014 – from a rate of 420.9 to 823.4 per 100,000 people.
  • In 2014, there were 3,061 asthma hospitalizations among children under age 5. Rates have declined from a high of 616.5 in 2003 to the 2014 rate of 277.4 per 100,000.
  • In 2015, 51.6% of Florida’s adults reported that they meet aerobic activity recommendations of 150 minutes or more per week. (men: 52.1%, women: 51.2%).
  • In 2013, only 32.2% of middle school students participated in 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
  • Males at 40.7% were significantly more likely than females at 23.4% to achieve the recommended amount of physical activity.
  • Teen birth rates in Florida have decreased substantially in the last two decades. For those ages 15-19, birth rates decreased from 57.5 in 1996 to 20.3 per 1,000 females ages 15-19.
  • Older adults (50 or older) accounted for 54,514 (49%) of people living with HIV disease in 2015.
  • The number of new HIV diagnoses among Asians and Pacific Islanders has increased by 47% over the past ten years, from 47 in 2006 to 69 in 2015.
  • Of the AIDS cases that died in Florida from 2010-2015, Asians had a median survival of only 20 months. This compares to 109 months for whites, 83 months for Hispanics, 82 months for blacks and 79 months for American Indians.
  • Only 15.8% of adult Floridians were current smokers in 2015, down from 22.2% in 2002.
  • From 2001 to 2015, tobacco use among youth ages 11-17 decreased from 7% to 3.9%, and cigar use decreased from 8.4% to 5%.
  • E-Vaping among youth ages 11-17 increased from 2% to 10.9% from 2001 to 2015.

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  • You can get single year or 3-year data for many CHARTS indicators using the Measure Type selection.
  • You can see data for total, black, white and Hispanic populations by changing the grouping above the trend graph or Florida map.
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