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.

 

New: 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.

Health Watch

Greater Cincinnati Health Watch is a free biweekly e-mail newsletter published by Interact for Health.

Sign Up Now

Happening Now

  • One in 4 Kentucky adults concerned about losing their health insurance.

    Rate of employer-sponsored health insurance declines; more Northern Kentucky adults lack insurance than in rest of state. The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found one in four (24%) of insured Kentucky adults ages 18 to 64 are concerned about losing health coverage within the next year.

    Learn More

  • Kentucky adults overwhelmingly favor tobacco-free schools.

    The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that nearly 9 in 10 adults (87%) favor schools adopting tobacco-free campus policies in their communities. Support for tobacco-free school policies has been consistently strong -- favored by 85% of Kentucky adults in 2015 and 84% in 2013.

    Learn More

  • Most Kentucky adults favor raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21.

    The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that nearly 6 in 10 Kentucky adults (58 percent) favor raising the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. This support has held steady since 2015, the first time KHIP asked this question. Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky sponsored the poll.

    Learn More

  • Nearly half of young adults in Kentucky have tried an e-cigarette

    The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that nearly 3 in 10 Kentucky adults reported ever using e-cigarettes. The rate is higher than national statistics, where just over 2 in 10 adults reported ever using e-cigarettes. The highest reported use was among young adults in Kentucky, where nearly half said they had ever used an e-cigarette.

    Learn More

  • Most Kentucky adults support a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law

    The 2017 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that 71 percent of Kentucky adults support a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law. This remains the highest level of support since the poll began tracking this topic.

    Learn More

  • Half of Ohio adults say they favor needle exchange programs

    Half of Ohio adults (50 percent) said they favor and about 4 in 10 Ohio adults (42 percent) said they oppose needle exchange programs, according to the most recent Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP).

    Learn More

  • 6 in 10 Ohio adults favor raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

    Six in 10 Ohio adults (58 percent) favor raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 according to the 2017 Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP). This is an increase from 2016. A majority of Democrats (67 percent) and Republicans (60 percent) favored increasing the purchase age to 21. OHIP also asked if Ohio adults support a tax increase of 65 cents per pack of cigarettes; half of Ohio adults (53 percent) were in support.

    Learn More

  • 2 in 10 allow smoking in homes.

    The 2017 Community Health Status Survey (CHSS), funded by Interact for Health, has found that 23 percent of adults in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area are current smokers. Although the rate has been steadily declining, our region is still higher than the nation, where 18 percent of adults were smokers in 2015.

    Learn More

  • Greater Cincinnati Health Watch

    Greater Cincinnati Health Watch is a free biweekly e-mail newsletter published by Interact for Health. Each issue includes health news stories from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and the nation, with emphasis on topics related to Interact for Health's focus areas of substance use disorders, severe mental illness, school-aged children's healthcare, and community primary care.

    Learn More