The purpose of the Washington State Quitline Utilization Dashboard is to make data about publicly funded tobacco dependence treatment services readily available to state, local, and community-based public health partners, health care providers, and the general public.
Monthly Registrations, by Year: This page displays registration counts by month, comparing current year counts to previous year counts. Users can filter by age group, health insurance, level of education, and how participants heard about the WAQL.
Quarterly Registrations, by How Heard About: This page displays quarterly registration trends in how participants hear about the WAQL. For example, increases in the 'Television/Radio' category coincide with the CDC Tips From Former Smokers® campaign television and radio ads each year. Users can filter by age group, health insurance, level of education, and rural vs. non-rural counties. Approximately 3% of participants do not report how they heard about the WAQL; these registrations are grouped in the 'Other' category.
Quarterly Registrations, by Region & Year: This page displays quarterly registration counts and select statistics across multiple years for one region at a time. Users must select one ACH region to filter and display data for that region.
Quarterly Registrations, by Population & Year: This page displays quarterly registration counts and select statistics across multiple years for one racial/ethnic population at a time. Users must select one racial/ethnic population to filter and display data for that population.
Dashboard data variable notes
ACH: Accountable Community of Health, one of nine regional groupings of counties (click here for more information).
Age: Participants' age when they register for services.
Health insurance: A broad categorization of the type of health insurance WAQL participants have. Data only include registrations for individuals eligible for services paid by DOH. Individuals receiving similar services through their Medicaid or other health plan are not included. Therefore, this dashboard only represents a subset of tobacco cessation telephone counseling services provided to Washington state residents.
LGB: Participants who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Approximately 11% of participants do not report their sexual orientation.
Racial/ethnic minority: Participants who identify as a race and/or ethnicity other than White, non-Hispanic. Approximately 6% of participants do not report their racial and/or ethnic identity.
Rural vs. non-rural: Participants' reported county of residence, categorized as rural or non-rural. Non-rural counties include Benton, Clark, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Spokane, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom (click here for more information).