SPF-SIG Needs Assessment : 2008 Sumner County Report
Magnitude :: Trend :: Relative Ratio :: Demographics

Two Week Binge
The proportion of students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 reporting having five or more drinks in a row on at least one occasion within past two weeks (Percent data)

The relative ratio for Sumner County is 1.36
Sumner County has a relative ratio that is Increasing to/than the state rate. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Sumner County 23.4% 20.8% 16.6% 20.5% 16.3% State 17.2% 16.5% 16.7% 15.6% 15.2%

Relative Ratio
A Comparison between the statewide statistics and those for a community are represented by a relative ratio.
The relative ratio is divided into three categories: Higher, Equal, and Lower.
• Higher: A Relative Ratio is described as higher if the value is greater than 1.10. This information can be interpreted as a community having a rate that is greater than 10% higher than the state estimate.
• Equal: A Relative Ratio is described as equal if the value is between 1.10 and .90. This information can be interpreted as a community having a rate that nearly equal to the state.
• Lower: A Relative Ratio is described as lower if the value is less than .90. This information can be interpreted as a community having a rate that is more than 10% lower than the state estimate.

Action Steps: Guiding Questions
Magnitude:
How many youth does this represent?
Is this more or less than was expected?
In what year was the data the highest?
What would be an acceptable level in your community?

Trend:
Looking to the statement above the graph, are the data points increasing, decreasing, or remaining the same?
Is the data already moving in the best direction or will your community need to completely reverse the direction?

Relative Ratio:
Looking to the statement above the graph, in the most recent year is your community higher, lower, or the equal to the state?
How much higher/lower is your community than the state?

Action Steps: Next Steps
• View your - ''How do they get alcohol'' and "'Where do they drink it'' Data

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