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Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control

Surveillance, Evaluation, and Statistics

Quitline Evaluation 2014

Our Quitline evaluation report

Iowa Adults: 2013, 2012 BRFSS Tobacco Use Fact Sheet

Prevalence use rate of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars and water pipes

Adult 2011-12 Iowa BRFSS five core questions on Tobacco


Iowa Adults: 2011-12 Iowa BRFSS core questions on tobacco

Full Report

Iowa Adults:2012 Iowa BRFSS state-added tobacco questions

State Added Questions

Surveillance Data: Iowa Adult New Mom Smoking Rates During Pregnancy County & State-Level

IDPH, Division of TUPC, 2007-12. New moms smoking rates before and during pregnancy by county and for Iowa, two-year average annual rates are based on information provided on the Iowa certificate of live birth.

IDPH Tobacco Program Evaluation/Monitoring: Youth under 18 Access to Tobacco- Annual Synar Report

IDPH, annual. As required under the federal Public Health Services Act and the Tobacco Regulation for Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant, the IDPH Division of Behavioral Health submits to the USDHHS annually a Synar report of progress made in enforcing state law that restricts youth access to tobacco (.i.e, the number of retail sales violations).

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IDPH Tobacco Program Evaluation/Monitoring: Quitline Iowa Reports

IDPH, Division of TUPC, monthly/annual. Monthly reports profiling and summarizing calls to Quitline Iowa are posted here.


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an Iowa-specific surveillance system that surveys adults 18 years and older on self-reported health behaviors. Each month a random sample of structured telephone interviews are done. Questions in the survey relate to nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, hypertension, blood cholesterol, alcohol use, inadequate preventive health care, and other risk factors. An annual BRFSS report is published. Because the survey is conducted on an annual basis, the continuous use of this system allows analysis of trends over time.

You can access the BRFSS website and the annual reports by clicking here.

Iowa Youth Survey

The Iowa Youth Survey is an effort conducted by The Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, Office of Drug Control Policy, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, and Iowa Department of Human Services.

Every two years, 6th, 8th, and 11th grade students in participating school districts across the state are surveyed on a variety of topics. Questions focus on student's attitudes and experiences regarding substance abuse and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments.

Data is available for 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012 on the Iowa Youth Survey website.

IDPH Tobacco Program Evaluation: 2012 Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Overall

IDPH, Division TUPC, 2012. As part of the surveillance and evaluation of tobacco use prevention and control efforts in Iowa, the Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control periodically contracts with an independent contractor for a complete program evaluation of its work.

Local / County-level Surveillance Data

Information about tobacco use, and population data

2012 County IA Youth Survey Reports:

Tobacco use data found in each IYS county report: youth prevalence use rates of cigarettes, smokeless, cigars (p. 126); community support for youth not using cigarettes ( p.117); youth access to cigarettes in neighborhood (p. 112,); tobacco use on school property (p. 72); peer perception about the wrongfulness of using cigarettes ( p. 68); popularity if use cigarettes (p. 65); perception about harm if smoke cigarettes (p.61); Other tobacco use questions (pp. 31-38).

A) Youth: School enrollment counts by county, by grade, gender, race, ethnicity and by free and reduced lunch eligibility by county

B) Smoking during pregnancy: 2007-12 by county

C) 2012 county population estimates by sex, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity by ISTEP eligible (13-24 years) and by school-age (5-18 years) population

D) 2012 county poverty estimates by age-group and county household income estimates

E) Youth tobacco use prevalence

Youth at-risk by county: 2012 Iowa Kids Count Report: here

Wonder website here

Census website here

Community Partnership and County Level Data


See the fact sheets below for information on Community Partnerships in Iowa.