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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Tennessee’s Vital Signs

Tennessee’s Vital Signs are 12 metrics selected through an extensive public engagement process meant to measure the pulse of Tennessee’s population health. Taken together, they provide an at-a-glance view of leading indicators of health and prosperity. As opposed to a ranking, where the relative value of one state’s rank versus another’s makes comparisons to a healthy standard difficult, Tennessee’s Vital Signs seek to provide an objective answer to the question, “How healthy is Tennessee?”

Tennessee's Vital Signs

Youth Obesity - Coordinated School Health: Tennessee Department of Education

Physical Activity - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Tennessee Department of Health

Youth Nicotine Use - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System: Tennessee Department of Education

Drug Overdose - Informatics & Analytics: Tennessee Department of Health

Infant Mortality - Death Statistics: Tennessee Department of Health

Teen Births - Birth Statistics: Tennessee Department of Health

Community Water Fluoridation - CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System

Frequent Mental Distress - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Tennessee Department of Health

3rd Grade Reading Level - Tennessee Department of Education

Preventable Hospitalizations - Hospital Discharge Data System: Tennessee Department of Health

Per Capita Personal Income - US Bureau of Economic Analysis

Access to Parks and Greenways - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Tennessee Department of Health [1]

[1] Source for Access to Parks and Greenways will be County Health Rankings data until mid-2019