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.
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.
The OMAS is a Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) - funded project sponsored by:
Members of other organizations contributed time and effort to the OMAS project:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clicking the Download Table button will allow you to save a CSV (comma-delimited) copy of the tabular results.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Variables used in the OMAS Child dashboard are documented here.
Results are available for respondents ages 0-17. Clicking on the Age Range slider on each tab allows you to select an upper and lower bound of the age range.
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, for 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 0-100%, 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 the slider, 500%, includes Ohioans with household income of 500% or more.