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OPAS Dashboards

The OPAS Dashboards are online data platforms for public access to numerous indicators of maternal and child health indicators from OPAS. Select measures from OPAS 2016 and 2017 available for public use can be found here: OPAS Dashboards

How to Request an OPAS Data Set for Analysis

To request an Ohio OPAS data set, please click on the link below and complete the required forms.  All questions should be answered thoroughly.  Students should have the approval of a faculty member who will oversee their work.  Requests should be submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Ohio Department of Health for approval.

Ohio Department of Health Institutional Review Board

Please email completed forms to both members of the ODH IRB listed below:
Lisa Locklin:  Lisa.Locklin@odh.ohio.gov.
                      (614) 995-0775

After IRB approval, any results must be reviewed and approved by ODH prior to dissemination.

Any questions about OPAS data can be sent via email to Reena.Oza-Frank@odh.ohio.gov.

Details About OPAS Data

Researchers may request Ohio OPAS data for birth/survey 2016.  Please keep in mind that due to the complex design of the survey, specialized statistical software for analysis is necessary. 

Download pages for various OPAS files are at the links below:

OPAS 2016-2017 Response Rates

OPAS 2017 Variable List

OPAS 2017 Code Book

OPAS 2016 Variable List

OPAS 2016 Codebook

 

Details on survey methodology are available on request. 

Analysis note: ODH believes it is acceptable to make comparisons between OPAS and PRAMS data. OPAS has the same target population as PRAMS, and once weighted, both surveys should be making inferences to similar populations of new Ohio mothers. Furthermore, OPAS is using PRAMS questions in order to support comparisons between OPAS and PRAMS data. Trends over time can be assessed using the same questions from OPAS and PRAMS. ODH recommends using confidence intervals to reflect precision of estimates from OPAS and PRAMS surveys. ODH also recommends use of 1 decimal place to support the level of precision of the survey estimates. 

Files are in .PDF format.  The free Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to view them.