Bach Harrison Louisiana State Epidemiological Workgroup Online Data System
How to Use

How to Use the Louisiana State Epidemiological Workgroup Online Data System

The State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW) website provides users with a relatively simple to use data viewing and download tool. In order to adopt the latest organizational structure, indicators in the online data system are organized according to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Model. With indicators classified into three main categories: a) consumption indicators (substance use estimates), b) consequence indicators (substance related consequences), or c) causal factors (predictor variables of substance use and abuse). Additionally, indicators are categorized into three substance types: a) alcohol, b) tobacco, or c) illicit drugs. Finally, social indicator data more specifically related to the Hawkins and Catalano Risk and Protective Factor Model (as part of the National Institutes for Drug Abuse [NIDA] 6-State Project) are also included in the online data system. These data can be queried using the “Search by Risk Factor” tab (see below for more information about search features).

Search Methods

Viewing the Data

Charting Limitations Associated with Missing Data

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