SPF-SIG Needs Assessment : 2008 Sumner County Report

Trend Data

A 5 - Year Time Trend describes how the indicator has fluctuated in a community over the past 5 years.
Trend can be divided into three categories: Increasing, Remaining Level, and Decreasing.
  • Increasing: A 5 - Year Time Trend is described as increasing if the trend line through all 5 years has a slope that is greater than or equal to 1% of the intercept. This information can be interpreted as an annual increase of approximately 1% or more.
  • Remaining Level: A 5 - Year Time Trend is described as remaining level if the trend line through all 5 years has a slope that is between 1% of the intercept and -1% of the intercept. This information can be interpreted as an annual increase of less than or equal to 1% or a decrease of less than 1%.
  • Decreasing: A 5 - Year Time Trend is described as decreasing if the trend line through all 5 years has a slope that is less than -1% of the intercept. This information can be interpreted as an annual decrease of approximately 1% or more.

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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