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Delaware Epidemiological Reports

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The Delaware Epidemiological Profile is prepared annually by the Delaware State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, a coalition of organizations and offices in the state that have and use analytical data concerning drug and alcohol use and abuse in Delaware.  

This Epidemiological Report is one product developed by the SEOW to disseminate data for strategic planning, decision-making, and evaluation. Using indicators which are available on an ongoing basis, it briefly describes Delaware-specific patterns of consumption, context, consequences and trends of substance use, especially among young people.

The Epidemiological Profile Report contains data from over 18 different data sources, such as the Delaware School Survey, Treatment Epidsode Data, Behavioral Risk factor Surveillance System, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and many more. 

Note that research concerning human beings is rarely exact and the reliability of survey data is dependent upon many factors, including the size of the population surveyed and the wording of the questions, which may differ from one survey to another.  Small differences from year to year may not be as important as consistent trends or significantly large differences

What's New in the 2017 Report

Several changes were made to the 2017 State Epidemiological Report from previous years. Changes included a background narrative of Delaware and each of its counties.  The profile now include 11 sections, 4 of which are new to the 2017 report: Opioids, Mental Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective factors.  Each of the 11 sections contain narrative to provide context to the data presentation. In addition, the 2017 Epidemiological Profiles includes "Data in Action" boxes to help illustrate how data can be used to inform planning, policy and programs. To download the entire PDF click on the link in the right column, or view individual chapters by clicking on the links below. 

Executive Summary - 2017 Epidemiological Profile.pdf

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