New for May 2016:
2016 Community Epi Profiles
The 2016 Community Epi Profiles are now available, on the Publications page, under the Demographic tab. Profiles can be found for the following Minnesotan communities: African Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic and Latino Minnesotans. A new profile is also available for LGBTQ Minnesotans, now with data from the Minnesota Survey on Adult Substance Use, which included sexual orientation on the survey for the first time on the 2014-2015 survey.
Coming up this month
Check back later this month for fact sheets on cigarette and e-cigarette use in Minnesota, and on the associations between cigarette use and mental health in Minnesota's youth.
New from last month:
2016 Minnesota Epidemiological Profile
The 2016 Minnesota Epidemiological Profile has been updated with the most recent available data. Updates include data from the Minnesota Survey on Adult Substance Use (MNSASU), the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and other state and national data sources. New additions include data from the College Student Health Survey (CSHS) and data on e-cigarettes and perceptions of harm, which were included for the first time on the MNSASU. Sexual orientation was also included on the 2015 MNSASU, and is presented in the Profile. The Profile can be accessed as one large file, or in separate sections on the Publications page.
School Profiles Fact Sheets
New fact sheets have been developed based on data from the 2014 School Health Profiles, a set of surveys administered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, used to assess school policies and practices. The fact sheets explore the discrepancies between the training lead health educators receive, and the training those educators would like, on curricula covering various health and prevention topics. The fact sheets, Suicide Education Fact Sheet, and Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention Education Fact Sheet, can be found on the Publications page.
MNSASU Data on Mental Health and Drug Use
The Minnesota Survey of Adult Substance Use (MNSASU) data covering mental health and drug use. Data include two mental health indicators (rates of current adult depression and adult alcohol and/or drug use disorders); multiple measures of drug use (marijuana use in the past 30 days and past year; use of synthetic marijuana; past-year illicit drug use; use of prescription drugs in the past 30 days and past year); and perception of risk of harm from marijuana and prescription drug misuse.
ACEs and Mental Health Infographic
We’ve also added a brief infographic created from Minnesota Student Survey data, on the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on students’ suicidal ideation, and caring community relationships as a protective factor in those students’ lives. Find the infographic in the Gallery.
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Corrections for October 2015: Updated graph on page 1 of Caring Relationships and Substance Use 2015 SUMN Fact Sheet.