Links to other state agencies and resources


An electronic copy of this Profile Report is available online at the Delaware Data Tracking Alliance (DDATA) website.  The address for this Substate Areas Profile Report is


The full recent reports on Delaware Data for much of the material in these Profiles as well as many more resources are available online as well, as noted here








KIDS COUNT in Delaware is one of fifty-one similar projects throughout the United States funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Project is located at the University of Delaware in the Center for Community Research and Service.  The Group seek to bring together the best available data to measure the health, economic, educational, and social well-being of children in Delaware .  The overall web location for KIDS COUNT DE is


  Specific relevant reports for responding to this RFP are:


1.) The 2006 Kids Count/Families Count Fact Book is a comprehensive accounting of risk and protective factors.  Some data are broken down by County and the Coity of Wilmington, but most of the data are statewide reports.


and 2.) the 2004 Communities Count in Delaware Fact Book which provides extensive demographic information on Delaware by Census tract.  It is largely based on the 2000 U.S. Census. for New Castle County ; and for Kent and Sussex Counties .




Much of the data in this Substate Profiles Report come from the surveys done in the Delaware schools as part of the ongoing assessment of risk and protective factors for youth.  These reports include:

1.    The Delaware School Survey (DSS) that has been done in Delaware annually since 1989.  Since 1999 the survey has expanded on the sample used in previous years and attempted to interview most 5th, 8th, and 11th graders in the Delaware public schools. The focus of the DSS is substance abuse and delinquency.

2.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), which is administered in odd years since 1995 to a representative sample of high school students in Delaware . The YRBS focuses on a number of health and behavioral risk factors among youth.

3.    The Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is also a CDC sponsored assessment focused on tobacco use, attitudes, and policies.  It has been administered in even numbered years in Delaware since 2000.


Each of these surveys is conducted as an anonymous classroom administration, using a form that can be completed in no more than one class period.  Classroom administrations are conducted by University of Delaware personnel, rather than by teachers, to reduce teacher burden and to help increase students' perceptions that the results were not seen by school personnel. 


The full reports for the Delaware School Survey Results for 2005 and 2006, the Youth Risk Behavior Study Report for Delaware for 2005, and the 2004 Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey Report are all available on the Delaware Data Tracking Alliance website




There is two limited sources of current adult survey results broken down by substate planning areas for Delaware . 

1.     The 2002-2004 SubState Report of Substance Use & Serious Psychological Distress issued by the Office of Allied Studies in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  This report presents estimates of the prevalence of substance use or mental health problems in substate areas during 2002-2004 based on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). NSDUH is an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older.  This  report presents estimates for 24 measures of substance use or mental health problems based on the 2002-2004 NSDUHs.  The report can be found at:

2.     The 2004 and 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System report for selected health indicators in Delaware is available from the Delaware Division of Public Health.  The BRFSS is an annual survey of Delaware 's adult population about behaviors which affect risk of disease and disability. The BRFSS is a joint effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is funded by a CDC cooperative agreement.  The random-sample telephone survey is conducted for the Division of Public Health by the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research of the University of Delaware . Data from the survey are used by both public and private health providers to plan health programs and to track progress toward the state's health goals.  The selected health indicators available by substate planning area can be accessed at:


Other additional data for Delaware that is not specific to substate planning areas can be found from these two sources and an additional source as well.

1.)   the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) state estimate data are available at

2.)   The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data for Delaware are available for a number of additional through the Delaware Division of Public Health. The complete data and can be accessed at

3.)    For health related information for Delaware other than substance use, some information reported by state is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at





1. The Wilmington Hope Commission Report is a very comprehensive document providing data on indicators of social, economic and criminal justice data specific to Wilmington and related to impacting crime, violence, and other social problems in the City of Wilmington .  It was published on.March16, 2006



2. The Wilmington KIDS COUNT Fact Book is a snapshot of the well-being of children in Wilmington , Delaware . Each report is designed as a resource for policy makers and citizens to utlilize in shaping local action to improve the status of children and families in Wilmington .

The full report for Wilmington for 2005 is available online at


2003 data are available at




Other sources of state data are the websites of relevant State Departments and Divisions including the Delaware Department of Education, Department of Public Safety, Department of Services for Children Youth and Their Families, and the Department of Health and Social Services.  All of these websites can be accessed through  The following links provide access to additional state and county-level data which can be used to help describe demographic variation in risk factors.


For Delaware Vital Statistics and other health-related information:


 For information relating to the Delaware Courts System:


For information on Delaware youth in treatment in the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families: