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Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is tasked with providing quality investigative, scientific, and information services and resources to the criminal justice community and others as authorized by law, for the purpose of maintaining law and order as well as protecting life and property. The GASPS data warehouse contains GBI data from the Uniform Crime Reporting program and from the Medical Examiner's Office.

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)

Georgia's Uniform Crime Reporting program was established in 1975, and collects statewide data on known offenses, including illegal substances sales and possessions, as well as information about the persons arrested. The UCR data is collected by the Georgia Crime Information Center, which receives monthly crime and arrest reports from more than 600 state and local law enforcement agencies.

More information about the UCR and the Georgia Crime Information Center can be found here: https://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-crime-statistics-database

Example Citation:

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). (2013). GBI Crime Statistics Database 2002 to 2013. Available from Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia's state and federal highways. They are involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs as well as assisting local governments in maintaining their roadways.

The Crash Data Reporting Unit collects and manages motor vehicle crash data for the entire state of Georgia, including the type of vehicle crash and driver information. Georgia DOT crash data is derived from local law enforcement incident reports. This data is stored in the Crash Analysis Statistics & Information system which can be found here: //www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/statistics/Pages/default.aspx .

There are some limitations to this data. The data provided in these reports is limited by the environmental factors that impact a law enforcement officer's understanding and assessment of a motor vehicle incident after it has occurred. In addition, this data set does not include motor vehicle incidents in which a law enforcement officer was not involved or summoned to assist.

Example Citation:

Georgia Department of Transportation.(2013). Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Reports . Available from the GDOT Crash Reporting Unit.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (Statewide)

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a national and statewide survey conducted in Georgia by the Georgia Department of Public Health in 2013. The survey obtains information from a random sample of Georgia public middle and high school students about the prevalence and age of initiation of various health risk behaviors such as tobacco use, physical activity, eating habits, alcohol and drug use, and behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence. More information on the YRBS can be found here: //dph.georgia.gov/YRBS . This warehouse contains both state and nationwide YRBS data. The YRBS is conducted semi-annually.

Example Citation for Statewide YRBS:

Georgia Department of Public of Health. (2013). Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 . Available at: //dph.georgia.gov/YRBS

Example Citation for Nationwide YRBS:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Youth Risk Behavior Survey . Available at:  www.cdc.gov/yrbs

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. NSDUH is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has conducted the NSDUH survey since 1988.

The NSDUH survey results provided in this data warehouse are derived from the 2009-2010 and the 2010-2011 NSDUH State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders reports. These NSDUH reports can be found here: //www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k10State/NSDUHsae2010/Index.aspx

Example Citation for 2010 Report:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,   State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders from the 2009-2010 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health , NSDUH Series H-43, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4703. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.

Example Citation for 2011 Report:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,  Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings , NSDUH Series H-44, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4713. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.

KIDS Count by the Anne E. Casey Foundation

KIDS Count is a project funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation which provides national, state, and local level indicators for child and family health. Georgia Family Connection Partnership, a public/private partnership supporting collaborative organizations across the state, provides Georgia-specific data for the KIDS Count database from a variety of sources such as the U.S. Census, the Georgia Department of Labor, and Georgia Vital Records. The data provided by Kids Count is subject to the limitations of its original source. The KIDS Count database can be accessed here: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

The data from KIDS Count on this warehouse is available for non-commercial, educational or personal use only.

Example Citation:

Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2013). KIDS Count Data Center, State of Georgia . Available at http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

Georgia County Guide

The Georgia County Guide is a collection of health and demographic indicators from a variety of original sources. It is a service of the University of Georgia 's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The data in the Georgia County Guide is subject to the limitations of its original source. More information on the Georgia County Guide can be found here: //www.countyguide.uga.edu/

The data available in this warehouse is provided by UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Example Citation:

University of Georgia. (2013). Georgia County Guide. Available at //www.countyguide.uga.edu/

Monitoring the Future (MTF)

'Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). In addition, annual follow-up questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation. The Monitoring the Future Study has been funded under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. MTF is conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.' More information on the Monitoring the Future study can be found here: //monitoringthefuture.org/

The Monitoring the Future study results provided in this data warehouse are derived from the Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2013: Volume I, Secondary school students report available here: //monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-vol1_2013.pdf

Example Citation:

Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., Schulenberg, J. E. & Miech, R. A. (2014). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975'2013: Volume I, Secondary school students. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is a national landline and cell phone-based survey collected monthly through state health departments. The data collected by BRFSS includes a variety of behavioral health risk factors including substance use and abuse, diet, physical activity, driver safety, vaccinations, disease screenings, physical injuries, and many more. In Georgia, BRFSS collects both state level data and data for three metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (MMSA’s). The MMSA’s are established by the U.S. Census Bureau.

More information about the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in Georgia can be found here:

http://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-brfss

The BRFSS data in this warehouse can be accessed through the CDC BRFSS website found here: http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm

Example Citation for Statewide BRFSS:

Georgia Department of Public of Health. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2001-2013). Available at:

http://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-brfss

Example Citation for Nationwide BRFSS:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Georgia, (1991-2013). Available at:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

ARDI is an online software developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for state epidemiologists. ARDI allows epidemiologists to track and calculate alcohol attributable morbidity and mortality, years of potential life lost due to alcohol (YPLL), and the subsequent direct/indirect health costs for their individual state. ARDI also captures the demographic variables age and gender. The diseases and conditions found in ARDI are based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.

More information on the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact software, including the CDC’s online query system, can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/ardi.htm

Example Citation:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol Related Disease Impact (ARDI) application, Georgia (2006-2010). Available at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DACH_ARDI/Default.aspx

Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 (GSHS II)

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is a national leader in the collection and analysis of school climate data through the implementation of its annual Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 (GSHS 2.0). The GSHS 2.0 is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument developed by many divisions within the GaDOE including the Assessment and Accountability Division and in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia State University. The GSHS 2.0 identifies safety and health issues that have a negative impact on student achievement and school climate.

More information about the GSHS II and the Georgia Department of Education can be found here

Example Citation:

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). (2015) Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0.. Available at:
https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/GSHS-II/Pages/Georgia-Student-Health-Survey-II.aspx



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