Dennis, New Jersey — Behavioral Patterns

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use

Percentage of the total adult population in Cape May County, New Jersey 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 New Jersey United States
Alcohol 16.3% +2.7% 14.6% +4.4%
Tobacco 17.3% +3.7% 20.5% +0.5%
Drugs 4.9% ±0.0% 5.6% -0.7%

Teen Pregnancy

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

Teen Birth Rate
Compared to State and National
Group New Jersey United States
Females 15-19 24.5 +4.5 45.8 -16.8

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
New Jersey United States
Physically Inactive 24.8% -2.5% 28.0% -5.7%

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 New Jersey United States
Pap Smear 82.3% -3.7% 82.0% -3.4%
Mammogram 78.7% +2.4% 80.0% +1.1%
Colonoscopy 46.2% +1.7% 43.1% +4.8%
Pneumonia Vaccine 63.6% +5.4% 65.5% +3.5%
Flu Vaccine 67.4% +7.6% 69.4% +5.6%