A statewide survey has found that eight in 10 Ohioans consider their neighborhood a healthy place to live, although just five in 10 African Americans rate their neighborhood as healthy (Source: “Ohio adults say their community is healthy,” Georgetown News Democrat, Sept. 28, 2014).
In addition, the Ohio Health Issues Poll found that “adults earning 138 percent or less of the Federal Poverty Level are less likely to consider either Ohio or their own neighborhood a healthy place to live when compared to adults earning above 200 percent FPL.”
OHIP is funded by Interact for Health and was conducted May 7-20, by the University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research. A random sample of 820 adults from around Ohio was interviewed by telephone.
Full disclosure: The Health Policy Institute of Ohio receives funding from the Interact for Health, formerly known as the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.