Below are the results from some of the past DFNC Community Needs Surveys, as well as other data and research numbers from around our region. 


    Noble County Identified Problems:

  • Meth Labs: Noble County continues to have one of the highest number of meth labs recovered in the state (2012 ranked in top 10)

  • 25% of adults in Noble County are smokers (2011 County Health Rankings)

  • 70.5% of respondents indicated that they are aware of youth who use alcohol (2013 DFNC Community Needs Survey)

  • Mean age that youth in Noble County begin using alcohol is 13 years (2012 IPRC Survey)

  • 45.1% of Noble County youth/young adults ages 10-20 responded that they agree or strongly agree that youth perceive alcohol, tobacco and other drug use as harmless while 21.4% were unsure of the perception of their peers (2013 DFNC Community Needs Survey)

  • 51.9% of Noble County youth/young adults ages 110-20 are unsure or misinformed about Indiana laws in regard to underage drinking and driving suspension (2013 DFNC DFNC Community Needs Survey)

  • 16% of adults in Noble County report binge drinking in the past 30 days (2011 County Health Rankings)

  • Approximately 33% of mental health patients in Noble County are treated for addictions; primary diagnosis are alcohol, meth and cocaine addictions.  In most cases, if alcohol is not primary diagnosis, it is a secondary or contributing diagnosis (2012 Local Treatment Center Data)

  • Annual prevalence rates of Noble County youth use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are higher than state averages (2012 IPRC Survey)