6. Jay County Archival Indicators of Risk
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) defines this indicator as the number of tobacco sales outlets in relation to the total population. Among Indiana counties, Jay ranked 70th for both total population and population aged 10-17. In 2002 there were 34 reported1 tobacco sales outlets in Jay County (rank, 54th highest in Indiana), based on a listing from the Indiana State Excise Police. We find that for Jay County the number of tobacco outlets per capita for the total population in 2002 was .0016 (or 1.6 per thousand persons, the 18th highest among Indiana counties) and per capita for the population aged 10-17 was .0134 (or 13.4 per thousand youth, the 17th highest in the State). The following table shows Jay County compared to the State.
Community Risk Factor: Availability of Drugs
Table 6.2: Tobacco Sales Outlets Per Capita, 2002 (ATC, 2003)
Outlets per Capita
Total Population, 10-17
Outlets Per Capita
Number of Outlets
Tobacco Retail Sales Outlets Per Capita, 2002
1Because prior to July 2003 there was no registration or license requirement for tobacco vendors, a complete listing of retailers was most difficult to achieve. The numbers reported here should not be considered 100% reliable. From July 2003, this information will be much more accurate and easily maintained.