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Report Highlights

2019 Youth Tobacco Survey

The Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is a paper survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with participating states. It is designed to help plan and evaluate state-based comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. Public middle and high school students answer questions about tobacco use, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. You can now build your own report with the newly released 2019 YTS data on Hawaii-IBIS. Here are some highlights from the 2019 YTS results:

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Updated: 02/17/2020

2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a module of the Hawaii School Health Survey which is administered in Hawaii public schools, grades 6-12 in odd numbered years.  It is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and is designed to monitor behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and young adults.  Over 12,000 Hawaii public school students participated in 2019. Here are some highlights.

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Users can explore the 2019 YRBS data on Hawaii-IBIS  where we have added 5 new analytic dimensions, a demographics category and 31 new health indicators.  Click here to learn more. Users can visit Hawaii Health Matters to access the state and  county summary brochures and and explore 70 youth health indicators updated with 2019 data.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of the death among youth and young adults.

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

The Hawaii YRBS administered as a collaboration among the Hawaii State Department of Education, the Hawaii State Department of Health, the University of Hawaii Curriculum Research & Development Group and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Updated: 02/12/2020

NEW Death Records Count Module Now in IBIS

We are excited to announce that the long-awaited Death Records – counts module is now fully operation in Hawaii-IBIS!

Death record data is composed of variables extracted from death certificates based on deaths that occur in the State of Hawaii as captured by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM).  The Death Records module contains data from 2000-2018 and allows users to create custom data queries where they can select cause of death, place of occurrence or residence of the decedent and years of interest. Queries can filtered by age group, sex, race/ethnicity, marital status, education and military service.  As always, users can display or group their data by up to two dimensions. The current system provides count data only, but enhancements to provide population-based rates are in development.

Please come and explore the new module. We will also be offering a 30-minute, Coffee Break training on the Death Records -counts module on October 6th at 11 am. Click here to register.

Here are some key findings from the 2018 Death Record:

  • There were 11,531 deaths in the state in 2018, a slight increase from 11,500 in 2017
  • The top 5 leading causes of death in the state were: major cardiovascular diseases (3,662), malignant neoplasms (2,405), accidents/unintentional injuries (688), influenza/pneumonia (541), and chronic lower respiratory diseases (391).
  • Individuals aged 85+ made up the largest majority (36.9% / 4,251) of all deaths, while individuals aged between 1-14 made up the smallest portion (0.26% / 31) of all deaths.
  • Almost two-thirds of the deaths from major cardiovascular disease occurred among those 75 years and older: 1,527 (42%) among those 85 years or older and 768 (21%) occurred among those aged 75-84 years
  • There were 316 deaths to non-residents (64 deaths among foreigners and 252 deaths among residents of another state).
  • There were 211 deaths due to drug overdose (intentional, unintentional and undetermined) with 155 deaths among men and 56 deaths among men.
  • Deaths due to drug overdose have increased steadily from 162 per year in 2014 to 211 per year in 2018.

Updated: 09/23/2020

News & Current Updates

  • 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey

    The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is a cross-sectional, voluntary, school-based, self-administered electronic survey of U.S. middle and high school students. The survey provides nationally representative data about middle and high school student’s tobacco-related beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, access […]

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  • 2019 Hawai’i HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report

    The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program administered by the Hawai’i State Department of Health collects, analyzes, interprets, and shares information about new and existing cases of HIV and AIDS infection in Hawai‘i. It serves as the primary source for monitoring trends in HIV infection in Hawai‘i, and maintains a network with medical facilities and HIV/AIDS surveillance programs nationwide […]

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  • 2020 Kids Count Data Book – Hawaiʻi

    Since 1990, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has ranked states annually on overall child well-being using an index of key indicators. The KIDS COUNT index captures what children need most to thrive, using four domains: (1) Economic Well-Being (2) Education (3) Health (4) Family and Community. Each domain includes four indicators, for a total of […]

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  • 2020 County Health Rankings Report

    The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The program provides data, evidence, guidance, and examples to help identify factors that impact health, and supports community leaders working to increase health equity. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, CHR&R illustrates […]

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