The first Ohio Family Health Survey (OFHS), in 1998, was developed by the Ohio Department of Health to obtain baseline statewide data on a number of health-related matters. Telephone interviews of approximately 16,000 Ohio households were conducted with one adult in each household. Information was also gathered on nearly 6,000 children from interviews with adult family members.
The 2004 Ohio Family Health Survey, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, was a substantial expansion of the original survey, obtaining responses from nearly 40,000 adults and gathering information on more than 15,000 children.
Public use datasets for the 2004 and 1998 OFHS are available for download in a number of formats. These datasets include all of the variables collected in the survey except zip code and census tract. Researchers interested in obtaining a dataset with these geographic identifiers should contact GRC to learn more about the process for acquiring the restricted access research dataset. Codebooks are also available for download.
2004 OFHS Public Use Datasets
2004 OFHS Analytical Codebook
1998 OFHS Public Use Datasets