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Community Health Data Base Online Data Analysis Tool now with 2012 data!
(13-JUN-13)

The Community Health Data Base - Online Data Analysis Tool has been updated to include data from the most recent Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, conducted by Public Health Management Corporation in 2012.

The SEPA Household Health Survey, conducted bienially by the Public Health Management Corporation, interviews approximately 10,000 households in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, with oversamples of adults 60 and 75 years and older and also of Asian households. For the 2012 survey, 20 percent of the sample interviews included cellphone users. The SEPA HHS program is the oldest and one of the largest regional health surveys in the U.S.

The Online Data Analysis Tool provides quick access to selected variables from the SEPA HHS. Data are aggregated for ZIP Bodes within Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, 2000-2012, for even years only. Variables cover health status, health behaviors, access and barriers to healthcare, health screens, and community and economy. The tool permits crosstabulations by age, gender, race/ethnicity, poverty status, insurance status, and religion. The tool also offers an Online Report Card, to compare a selected ZIP Code with its county and the whole 5-county region for a predetermined set of indicators.

An overview of the Penn Libraries Community Health Data Base holdings is provided in our Community Health Data Base - Penn Libraries resources research guide. The SEPA Household Health Survey microdata web page provides links to codebooks and SPSS sav format microdata files for PennKey-holding Penn students, faculty, and researchers.

For more information:
Christine Murray, Social Sciences Data Services Librarian
Lauris Olson, Social Sciences Bibliographer

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