Health of Houston Survey

State Texas 
Survey Name Health of Houston Survey 
Organization Conducting Survey Institute for Health Policy, The University of Texas School of Public Health 
Key Contact Information Dr. Stephen Linder P.I.,  Dr. Dritana Marko, Project Manager 
Sample Size (Average) by Population 5,116 Adult
1,378 Child
6,494 Total Sample  
Population Oversampled (if applicable)  Asian, Vietnamese and African American 
Sampling Method  Address-Based Sampling
Mode Landline, Mail, Web-based
General Content Areas
  Adult Adolescent Child
Health Status X X X
Health Condition X X X
Health Behaviors
  –  diet X    
  –  physical activity X X X
  –  tobacco behaviors X    
  –  injury prevention     X
  –  screening X    
  –  other      
Health Insurance X X X
Health Care Access X    
Health History X    
Mental Health X    
Demographics X    
Socioeconomics X    
Other: Neighborhood and Housing X     
 Survey Frequency Every 3 years starting in 2010
 Who has access to this data?  Data are fully available on line without registration in both mapping and catalog formats. Data set may be downloaded with a simple user agreement.
What is the main use of this data?  Data are used in mapping unmet needs and underserved populations. Principal users are non-profit organizations and county and city health authorities.
Major Funders  Houston Endowment, Inc.

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