2010 OFHS Survey

The 2010 Ohio Family Health Survey focused on gauging the level of economic stress on Ohio families and how that stress was impacting Ohio’s health system and indicators of health. Considering the recession and growth in unemployment, it was a tool to measure the health needs of Ohioans since the severe economic downturn that began in late 2008. The 2010 OFHS provided data comparable to the 2008, 2004, and 1998 surveys in order to assess changes over time. The 2010 OFHS included responses from 8,276 adults and proxy responses for 2,002 children.

Survey Data

Public use datasets of the 2010 OFHS are available for download. These datasets are available in a number of formats and included 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.

2010 OFHS Public Use Datasets

2010 OFHS Analytical Codebook Files

Design and Methods

The 2010 OFHS was a stratified, list-assisted random-digit-dial sample from a cell phone and landline dual frame. It included an oversample of African Americans. Survey weights were developed to support estimates that could be generalized to the non-institutionalized Ohio adult and child populations. Download the full methods report to learn more about the design and data collection processes.

Research and Reports

Below is a list of briefs and reports that address key findings from the 2010 OFHS. In addition to these documents, descriptive tables are also available for download. These descriptive tables have information on the distribution of key variables for all of Ohio, and the four county clusters (Metropolitan, Suburban, Rural, and Appalachian). Data on the adult variables are available for three populations: non-senior adults (ages 18-64), seniors (ages 65 and older), and all adults (ages 18 and older). Data on the child variables are provided for the population of all children (ages 0-17).

Title and Author For Download

Demographic Analysis of Low-Income Adults without Dependent Children: Implications for the Expansion of Medicaid

Kelly Stamper Balistreri, PhD
Hsueh-Sheng Wu, MA
Report Brief  

How Does Health Insurance Buffer the Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence in Ohio?

Kenneth J. Steinman, PhD, MPH
Erinn M. Hade, MS
Report Brief PowerPoint

Stressors Associated with Caring for Children with Complex Health Conditions in Ohio

Anthony Goudie, PhD
Marie-Rachelle Narcisse, PhD
David Hall, MD
Report Brief PowerPoint

Effective Access to Health Care Providers and Services in Ohio: Analysis of Intermediate and Proximate Outcomes

Sharon K. Hull, MD, MPH
Kristin R. Baughman, PhD
Joseph J. Sudano, Jr., PhD
Mike Hewit, MS
Ryan C. Burke, MPH
Report Brief PowerPoint

Snapshot of Determinants for an Enhanced Primary Care Home Initiative for Ohio

Lisa Raiz
William Hayes
Keith Kilty
Tom Gregoire
Christopher Holloman
Report Brief PowerPoint

Ohio Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Bill Hayes
Anand Desai
Jeff Caswell
JB Silvers
Ketra Rice