HIP Survey Data
2015 HIP survey data now online. 2010 and 2005 data also available.
Who took the 2015 HIP survey?
Over 2900 Washtenaw County adults took the HIP survey in 2015. Learn more about these individuals and how the survey was conducted HERE.
- How many Washtenaw County residents smoke?
- How often do we exercise?
- How many children in our community have asthma?
The data for these questions and many more are available from the HIP survey. Every five years the Washtenaw County Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey is conducted in our community. In 2005 and 2010, over 2000 adults in Washtenaw County were interviewed by phone about their health status and health behavior. In addition, over 600 of the adults reported on the health status of one child in the household. In 2015, over 2900 adults were interviewed.
Participants in the HIP survey were chosen based on a random-digit dial sample (cell phones were included in 2015). Survey responses are weighted to reflect the demographic characteristics of Washtenaw County. The data are also available by region of the County and many of the questions can be viewed on a map.
Most of the questions in the Washtenaw HIP survey are based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS), so local data can be directly compared to state and national data.
Many of the HIP survey questions have been asked since 1995, allowing for trends to emerge. Click here to view the 2005-2010 HIP Trend Data slides.
Who funded the HIP survey?
The 2005, 2010 and 2015 HIP surveys were made possible by a collaborative community effort. The following organizations funded the surveys:
- Washtenaw County Public Health (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
- University of Michigan Health System (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
- Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
- Chelsea Community Hospital (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
- Chelsea Wellness Foundation (2010 and 2015)
- Thompson-Reuters (2010)
- Pfizer (2005)
- Washtenaw United Way (2005 and 2010 and 2015)