SPF-SIG Needs Assessment : 2008 Clay County Report
    Patterns of Alcohol Use - Where and how do the problems exist? GO/GREEN Relative Ratio data
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.
Pricing: Additional tax on alcohol in the communityThe community will provide this data
Family involvement and functioning: Family Protective Factor Scale for Family Opportunity for Involvement1.01 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Equal
when compared to the state rate
Family involvement and functioning: Family Protective Factor Scale for Family Rewards1.01 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Equal
when compared to the state rate
Enforcement: The proportion of youth in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who report that if a kid drank some beer, wine, or hard liquor in their neighborhood, or the area around where they live, they would be caught by the police.0.84 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Lower
when compared to the state rate
Enforcement: Ratio of the number of citations given for Minor In Possession (MIP) of alcohol per youth drinker. (* using 2007 archival data)0.06 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Lower
when compared to the state rate
Pro-social involvement: Community Protective Factor Scale for Community Rewards1.10 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Equal
when compared to the state rate
Pro-social involvement: School Protective Factor Scale for School Opportunities for Involvement1.00 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Equal
when compared to the state rate
Pro-social involvement: School Protective Factor Scale for School Rewards0.94 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Equal
when compared to the state rate
Pro-social involvement: Peer/Individual Protective Factor Scale for Social Skills1.01 (Relative Ratio)
This county's rate is: Equal
when compared to the state rate

Action Steps: Guiding Questions
  • Which influencing factor(s) has the highest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) has the lowest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor is furthest from the communities ideal level?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is increasing at the greatest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is decreasing at the greatest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is substantially higher than the state estimate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is substantially lower than the state estimate in your community?

Action Steps: Next Steps
  • Complete the brainstorming worksheet


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