Pontotoc, Mississippi — Behavioral Patterns
Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use
Percentage of the total adult population in Pontotoc County, Mississippi 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).
Teen birth rate (per 1,000 females ages 15-19) in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Source: County Health Rankings (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
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)
Percentage of relevant populations who avail themselves of age- and sex-appropriate preventive care measures. Source: CDC: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)