Perception of Harm from E-Cigarettes

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Percent of Total Adults Reporting Perception of Moderate or Great Harm from Using E-Cigarettes, 2015: by Region

PercentCompare to State Average: 60.9%
Minnesota60.9%Barchart image
East Central56.8%Barchart image
Metro62.1%Barchart image
Northwest59.5%Barchart image
Northeast62.4%Barchart image
Southeast58.6%Barchart image
Southwest60.9%Barchart image
West Central59.9%Barchart image

About the Indicator: A measure of perception of harm of using e-cigarettes was included on the Minnesota Survey of Adult Substance (MNSASU) for the first time in 2015.  Respondents were asked, “In your opinion, how much do people risk harming themselves physically or in other ways when they use or vape e-cigarettes?” Response options included No Risk, Slight Risk, Moderate Risk, and Great Risk. Data here combine moderate and great risk responses.

Data Source: Minnesota Survey of Adult Substance Use (MNSASU)

Description: The Minnesota Survey on Adult Substance Use is conducted to obtain current estimates of the number of adults in the general population in Minnesota who are abusing or dependent on alcohol or other drugs and are in need of treatment. The prevalence of substance abuse and dependence and need for treatment were assessed for the total population, and by region, race and ethnicity, gender, age group, and sexual orientation.  The population for this survey included Minnesota residents 18 years of age or older and non-institutionalized.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Human Services, Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement

Geographic Level: State, Region. 

Frequency: The most recent survey was conducted in 2015; previous surveys were conducted in 2010 and 2004.

Characteristics: The sample was stratified by region, and African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Hmong and other Asian Americans were over-sampled to ensure adequate numbers of respondents to provide reliable estimates for these sub-groups. The survey instrument included demographic information, diagnostic measures of abuse of and dependence on alcohol or drugs, use of treatment services, depression, serious mental illness and body weight. These data are self-reported.