West Pittston, Pennsylvania — Behavioral Patterns

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use

Percentage of the total adult population in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania that reported themselves either as a smoker, as a "heavy" drinker or someone who has recently used illicit drugs. Sources: CDC Community Health Status Indicators Report (drug use) and RWJ County Health Rankings (alcohol and tobacco use).

Percentage of the Population
Compared to State and National
Substance Pennsylvania United States
Alcohol 17.0% +4% 14.6% +6.4%
Tobacco 21.7% +4.3% 20.5% +5.5%
Drugs 5.2% -0.1% 5.6% -0.5%

Teen Pregnancy

Teen birth rate (per 1,000 females ages 15-19) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Source: County Health Rankings (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Teen Birth Rate
Compared to State and National
Group Pennsylvania United States
Females 15-19 27.6 +3.4 45.8 -14.8

Physical Inactivity

A person is considered physically inactive if during the past month, other than a regular job, he or she did not participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise. Source: National Diabetes Surveillance System (CDC)

Physically Inactive
Compared to State and National
Pennsylvania United States
Physically Inactive 26.2% +3.6% 28.0% +1.8%

Preventive Care

Percentage of relevant populations who avail themselves of age- and sex-appropriate preventive care measures. Source: CDC: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Compared to State and National
Procedure Pennsylvania United States
Pap Smear 81.4% -7.2% 82.0% -7.8%
Mammogram 79.8% -10.3% 80.0% -10.5%
Colonoscopy 44.3% -1.3% 43.1% -0.1%
Pneumonia Vaccine 66.3% -12.3% 65.5% -11.5%
Flu Vaccine 66.6% -9.6% 69.4% -12.4%