Ohio Health Issues Poll

Ohio Health Issues Poll

Interact for Health has always encouraged and supported data-driven decisions. It is in support of that goal that we started the Ohio Health Issues Poll in 2005. Data highlights and data tables from the most recent poll are available below, and poll results from previous years are on the OHIP Archive Page. You can also access the full datasets from each Poll. 

For more information about the poll, contact Susan Sprigg at 513-458-6609 or ssprigg@interactforhealth.org.

 

Ohio Health Issues Poll 2017

Download the 2017 OHIP questionnaire here and the complete dataset here.

 

New: Most Ohio adults think state should adopt health education standards.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Ohio adults continue to cite heroin use as causing problems for friends, family. Use of prescription drugs, methamphetamine also impact communities.

Download the report here and the data tables here.  

 

8 in 10 Ohio adults say it’s easy to buy healthy foods in their neighborhood. Income, cost and distance also a barrier for some.

Download the report here and the data tables here

 

Half of Ohio young adults have used an e-cigarette. Majority of Ohio adults believe vapor harms children; 6 in 10 Ohio adults support taxing e-cigarettes.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Four in 10 Ohio adults keep firearms; half of homes with children have guns.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Half of Ohio adults say they favor needle exchange programs.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

7 in 10 Ohio adults report having usual place for care; most report having checkup in the past year.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

6 in 10 Ohioans favor raising the minimum age to buy tobacco; half support tax increases on tobacco.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Most Ohio adults want to keep and improve the Affordable Care Act. 6 in 10 say keep and improve it.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Uninsured rate in Ohio stable; most get insurance through an employer. Fewer than 1 in 10 Ohio adults are uninsured.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

See poll results from previous years on the OHIP Archive Page.

Datasets from the poll are available on the Online Analysis and Statistical Information System (OASIS). This is an innovative web-based program that puts powerful analysis tools in the hands of the general public. To view the Ohio Health Issues Poll once you have registered, select "Interact for Health" in the "Collection of Studies" category. Then choose "Ohio Health Issues Poll."

OHIP Suggestions

The Ohio Health Issues Poll will be conducted once a year in partnership with the Institute for Policy Research and will cover a variety of topics, including insurance status, concerns about healthcare coverage, healthcare services, and others. We welcome your suggestions on topics for future surveys.

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