Welcome to the OMAS Adult Dashboard


Welcome to the online database of the Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS)! This dashboard provides a snapshot of Ohio's healthcare landscape. It provides fast, real-time results. You can select how to analyze data, examine trends and compare key populations. Once you've oriented yourself to the details on the Getting Started tab, click on the topical tabs above to create a customized, user-built view of data.

About the OMAS

Administered by the Ohio Department of Medicaid with the assistance of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC), the OMAS is a critical research data set for assessing Ohioans' access to and use of clinical health care, insurance status, chronic and acute conditions, mental health, and health status stressors such as poverty, joblessness, and low socioeconomic status. It is a telephone survey that samples both landline and cellphones in Ohio.

The survey examines access to the health system, health status, and health determinant characteristics of Ohio's Medicaid, Medicaid eligible, and non-Medicaid populations. OMAS is an important tool to help the Ohio Department of Medicaid and state agencies identify gaps in needed health services, develop strategies to increase service capacity, and monitor Ohioans' health status and health risk.

For those interested in the raw, complete OMAS dataset, please visit the OMAS homepage.

Sponsors and Collaborators

The OMAS is a Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) - funded project sponsored by:

  • Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • The Ohio State University

Members of other organizations contributed time and effort to the OMAS project:

  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Ohio Department of Aging

New Features

County Selection: The OMAS Dashboards now support analyses for one or more counties in addition to Ohio overall. Look for the County selector in the left-hand Filters pane on each tab.

Data Now Span 2008-2015: The OMAS dashboards now span the following surveys:

  • 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey (OFHS)
  • 2010 Ohio Family Health Survey (OFHS)
  • 2012 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS)
  • 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS)
This allows comparing subpopulations for historical as well as recent surveys, and examining time trends across up to seven years.

System Requirements

The OMAS Dashboards are optimized for use in Mozilla Firefox and Google's Chrome browser. Content may appear differently in other browsers.

The dashboard's interactive interface depends on JavaScript, which is built into your web browser. However, some organizations disable JavaScript or block certain kinds of content. Check whether JavaScript is enabled in your browser

Selecting an Indicator

Each of the tabs across the top of this page represents a broad category containing one or more related indicators. Click on a tab to view its window.

Most tabs have a pull-down selector to choose an indicator to view. This selector will be set to a category when you first visit the tab. Click in it to view and select among available indicators in the tab's category.

Getting Results for a Select Population

Use the controls listed under Filters to constrain the results to a selected subpopulation. The plots and tables for that indicator will automatically redraw to reflect your choices.

Filters apply cumulatively: For example, selecting the subpopulation Females and an age range of 25-64 will constrain the analysis to persons who are female and who are between 25 and 64 years of age.

Stratifying Results

You can stratify results on some tabs by selected variables: sex, county type, insurance status or race-ethnicity . Click the Show/Hide Stratified Results button, then scroll to the bottom of the page to view stratified plots and tables. Note: The plots and tables are produced dynamically, and can take a few extra seconds to load.

Viewing Results

All categories display results in three ways: plots, text highlights, and tables. Plots are rendered as vertical bar charts for most indicators. At the top of each bar is the 90% confidence interval of the estimate. The right-hand side of each tab provides text describing highlights of the data. Click the Go to Table button or scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Show/Hide Data Table to view results in tabular form.

Downloading Tabular Data

Clicking the Download Table button will allow you to save a CSV (comma-delimited) copy of the tabular results.

Export Dashboard Plots for Use in Presentations and Reports

Right-click on any plot and choose Save Image As... This saves a JPEG copy of the plot, which can then be imported into other programs, such as PowerPoint.

County-Level Results

By default, data are shown for Ohio as a whole. Results are also available, where data are sufficient, at the county level. Some individual counties do not have adequate data for valid and reliable reporting, and they are are clustered according to ADAMH service area.

Confidence Intervals

The 'I'-shaped line at the top of each bar represents the 90% Confidence Interval for the estimate shown. This US Census Bureau page discusses what Confidence Intervals are and how to interpret them.

Blank Rows in Tables and Plots

When the precision of the estimates is too low, typically because the sample size for the estimate is too small, results are hidden from view or are replaced with N/A. For an estimate to be displayed, all of the following must be satisfied:

  • The denominator of a univariate estimate contains responses from 30 or more respondents;
  • The numerator of a univariate estimate contains responses from 5 or more respondents;
  • The relative standard error (RSE) of survey-weighted estimates is 50% or lower.

Getting Help and Providing Feedback

The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) acts as the administrator of the OMAS Dashboards. If you have questions about the Dashboards or about OMAS in general, please contact us at hilary.rosebrook@osumc.edu .

Staying Informed

Join our distribution list to receive the latest updates about the OMAS Adult and Child Dashboards.

Notes on Variables

Variables used in the OMAS Adult dashboard are documented here.

Age

Results are available for respondents ages 19 and older. Clicking on the Age Group slider on each tab allows you to select an upper and lower bound of the age range.

Income

Household income is presented as a percentage of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), for the year prior to the one in which the survey was conducted. That is, in the 2015 survey respondents were asked about their 2014 household income for the year.

The income slider control allows you to select an upper and lower bound for the range of incomes to display. The 2008 and 2010 data allow selecting income bands 0-90%, 101-150%, 151-200%, 201-300% and 300% and greater. Income classifications are more fine-grained for the 2012 and 2015 surveys. Note: The upper end of the slider, 500%, includes Ohioans with household income of 500% or more.

Filters

Note: 500% includes 500%FPL or more

Synopsis

Stratify Results

See stratified results below.

View as Table

Download Table
Table is displayed at the bottom of this page

Tabular Results

Select an Indicator

Filters


Note: 500% includes 500%FPL or more

Synopsis

Stratify Results

Stratified results are displayed below

View as Table

Download Table
Tabular results are displayed at the bottom of this page

Tabular Results

Select an Indicator

Filters


Note: 500% includes 500%FPL or more

Synopsis

Stratify Results

Stratified results are displayed below

View as Table

Download Table
Tabular results are displayed at the bottom of this page

Tabular Results

Select an Indicator

Note: Unmet need for mental health care not available in 2008, 2010 surveys
Note: Unmet need for vision care not available in 2008 survey

Filters


Note: 500% includes 500%FPL or more

Synopsis

Stratify Results

Stratified results are displayed below

View as Table

Download Table
Tabular results are displayed at the bottom of this page

Tabular Results

Select an Indicator

Filters


Note: 500% includes 500%FPL or more

Synopsis

Stratify Results

Stratified results are displayed below

View as Table

Download Table
Tabular results are displayed at the bottom of this page

Tabular Results

Select an Indicator

Filters


Note: 500% includes 500%FPL or more

Synopsis

Stratify Results

Stratified results are displayed below

View as Table

Download Table

Table is displayed at the bottom of this page

Tabular Results

Select an Indicator

Filters


Synopsis

View as Table

Download Table

Tabular results are displayed at the bottom of this page


Tabular Results

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