PHMC'S COMMUNITY HEALTH DATA BASE SOUTHEASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSEHOLD HEALTH SURVEY
About the Survey
PHMC's Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Surveys are extensive health surveys that provide timely information on more than 13,000 residents - children and adults - living in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. The survey has been conducted since in 1983,and every other year from 1994 until our most recent survey in 2015. The survey targets key information about health status, personal health behaviors, and access to and utilization of area health services. These data are available at the census tract cluster, ZIP Code cluster, county and regional level.
The Household Health Survey provides primary data on a broad
range of health topics such as health status, access to care, utilization
of services, personal health behaviors, health screening information,
health insurance status, women's health, child health, and older adult
health and social support needs. For a full description of the topic areas
of the survey, please view the Topic Areas List
These data are used within organizations to:
Assess a community's health status
Identify current and future health needs
Provide baseline information to monitor progress toward goals, including
many Healthy People 2010 goals
Target, develop and market programs and services to meet the needs
of the community
The survey includes responses from more than
10,000 households in the region, representing more than 13,000 adults
Landline interviews are conducted by telephone using a random-digit dial methodology.
Cell phone interviews are conducted with 20% of respondents (as of 2015).
Adult & child respondents are selected randomly using the "last
Interviews about the selected child are conducted with a child proxy,
who is the person most knowledgeable about the child's health.
The survey includes an oversample of persons 60 years of age and
older and 75 years of age and older.
Interviews are conducted in English and Spanish.