Other Local Data

Other Local Data

Besides the Community Health Status Survey, the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, and the Ohio Health Issues Poll, Interact for Health, formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, has funded surveys and studies by other nonprofit organizations, including:

Student Drug Use Survey

A project of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati, which has tracked alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth in our region since 2000.

Child Well-Being Survey

A project of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which is a telephone survey of caregivers about children in the region. This survey also asked the caregivers what they knew about the alcohol and tobacco use of their children.

Ohio Family Health Survey

A project of the Government Resource Center at The Ohio Status University that offers statewide regional and local data. Questions include: health status, health care access, utilization, insurance status, and demographics of Ohioans. This survey is sponsored by several state agencies and other organizations.

These surveys are also available through OASIS.

Substance Use in Southeast Indiana

In June 2012, the Assistance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Center and the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati released data about smoking, excessive alcohol use and the misuse of prescription drugs in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties in Southeast Indiana. Read the report about tobacco and alcohol use here. Read the report about prescription drug misuse and disposal here.

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  • Chronic medical conditions prevalent among Greater Cincinnati children

    Asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed chronic conditions among children in the Greater Cincinnati region, according to data collected through the 2017 Child Well-Being Survey.

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  • Most Ohio adults think state should adopt health education standards

    The Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) is conducted every year to learn more about the health opinions, behaviors and status of adults in Ohio. In 2017, OHIP asked Ohio adults about state health education standards.

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  • Health and healthy behaviors among youth in our region.

    The 2017 Child Well-Being Survey (CWBS) asked parents and guardians of youth in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to describe the overall health of their child. CWBS also asked about specific health behaviors such as physical activity and sleep patterns.

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  • Results show shift in perception from substance abuse being seen as moral failure to a chronic illness.

    The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that 7 in 10 Kentucky adults believe that addiction is a disease (70%). Attitudes towards addiction as a disease were the same both among respondents who have a family member or friend who has experienced problems with substance abuse, and among those who did not indicate such firsthand experience with addiction.

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  • Kentucky adults continue to cite heroin use as causing problems for friends, family

    The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) and Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) has found that more than 2 in 10 Ohio adults (23%) report knowing someone who has trouble as a result of using heroin, while just under 2 in 10 Kentucky adults (16%) report knowing someone affected by heroin use.

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