The Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey Series Dashboard


Welcome to the Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey (OPAS) Series Dashboard. This interactive tool provides a data-driven view of the health of women in Ohio. You can select data to analyze, examine trends and compare key populations. The dashboard provides fast, real-time results, giving you plots and tables you can insert into documents and presentations. You can use it without having to know any programming or statistical techniques.

Quick Start



Click on Trend and Single Year Estimates to conduct an analysis and get resulting tables and plots and click Help if you need more information on how to operate the dashboard.

About the OPAS

The Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey (OPAS) Series is administered by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) with the assistance of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC). The OPAS is a statewide, ongoing, targeted population-based survey that utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) methodology to collect information and attitudes on residential women who give birth in Ohio. OPAS is an important surveillance and assessment tool that: 1) provides data to ODM and ODH to improve maternal and infant health (MIH); 2) allows for the monitoring of changes to specific key MIH indicators in areas such as prenatal care, substance use, breastfeeding, safe sleep for infants, violence, and nutrition; 3) enhances ODM's and ODH's use of birth record data; 4) enables a population-based profile of mothers with a live birth; and 5) enables comparisons between states relating to maternal and infant health statuses.

For information about the OPAS, including the questionnaires and instructions for requesting the full dataset and methodology report, please visit the OPAS homepage

Citing the OPAS Dashboard

Please use the following citation when including OPAS Dashboard results or outputs in your materials:
The Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey Dashboard. grcapps.osu.edu/opas/. Accessed
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Note: See below for estimate table
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Using the OPAS Dashboard

Note: Click on an item to see more details.

The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) acts as the administrator of the OPAS Dashboards. Join our distribution list to receive the latest updates about the OPAS Dashboard.
If this page and the inline help resources do not answer all of your questions about the OPAS dashboard, please email the OPAS team at opas@osumc.edu.
Inline Help

The OPAS Dashboard has help icons that provide additional information about all the dashboard's components. Hover your mouse over the      icons to learn more about what a component does.

The OPAS Dashboards are optimized for use in recent versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google's Chrome browser. Other browsers, such as Internet Explorer, and older browsers may not render this application correctly.
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.

  1. Make selections in the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Click
  3. There are two different options to view the plot; by Percent and by Total.
  4. There are three different confidence interval to choose from in the analysis; 90%, 95% and 99%.
  5. Each time you change your selections, click the button again to refresh the outputs.

Trend Estimates

  • Working with Plots

    When you select a range of years, a trend plot appears. When you choose the same starting and ending year, a bar plot appears. The plots are created using a tool called Plotly. When you hover over a plot, a toolbar appears in the upper-right corner: . Feel free to try all the tools on this toolbar to work with your plot, or visit this Plotly guide to learn move.
    The first camera icon in the toolbar allows you to download the plot as a png image format.
    Hover over each point estimate in a trend plot, or bar in a bay plot, to get a pop-up displaying more detail about the estimate.
    In addition to using the toolbar, you can double-click the plot to zoom in, or click and drag on a region of the plot to zoom to that region. Double-click again to zoom back out.

  • Working with Tables

    Click on a table column heading to sort by that column. Click on it again to sort in the opposite order.
    Click on any of the file-format buttons to download a file of that format.
    Click on the 'Column Visibility' button to change which columns are visible.
    Type in the Search box in the upper right-hand cover to filter the table rows to your search term.
    Click on a column heading and drag right or left to rearrange columns.

By default, estimates are created for all Ohio women with a live birth. You can also filter your results to refine your analysis:

  • By survey year: Selecting one or more Year(s) from the slider will provide estimates for only your chosen year(s).
  • By county: Selecting from the County Filter menu will provide estimates for only your specified county or county groupings.

Notes

  • Remember to click the    button to compute revised estimates based on your selections.

This option allows you to compare results across values of a variable, such as comparing results for different types of insurance coverage.
Remember to click the    button to compute revised estimates based on your selection.

Estimated Proportions and Counts

Estimates in the OPAS Dashboard are computed using data from OPAS respondents. The survey design makes the data representative of residential Ohio women with a live birth. Estimates in the plot are of the estimated proportion (percentage) of residential Ohio women with a live birth, while the table presents both the estimated percentage and estimated count of residential Ohio women with a live birth.

Confidence Intervals

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

Suppression of Unreliable Estimates

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

  • The numerator of an estimate of a proportion (or estimate of a total itself) contains responses from 10 or more respondents;
  • The denominator of an estimate of a proportion (or subpopulation size of an estimate of a total) contains responses from 30 or more respondents;
  • The coefficient of variation (CV) of survey-weighted estimates is 30% or lower.

The Table View provides a set of columns including both the estimated proportion (expressed as a percentage) and estimated count of Ohio women with a live birth, as well as a measure of the associated certainty of the estimate (the confidence interval) for each. Table columns are as follows:

Heading Name Meaning
Estimated Percentage The survey-weighted estimated percentage of the selected population who have a particular value for the indicator.
XX% CI LB Percentage The lower bound (LB) for the XX% confidence interval (CI) of the estimated percentage.
XX% CI UB Percentage The upper bound (UB) for the XX% confidence interval (CI) of the estimated percentage.
Estimated Count The survey-weighted estimated number of Ohio women who have a particular value for the indicator.
XX% CI LB Count The lower bound (LB) for the XX% confidence interval (CI) of the estimated number of Ohio women.
XX% CI UB Count The upper bound (UB) for the XX% confidence interval (CI) of the estimated number of Ohio women.

All variables in the OPAS Dashboard are derived from the Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey Series. OPAS questionnaires are documented at the OPAS Project Site.

Sample sizes for the Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey are as follows:

  • 2016 OPAS: 3,386 respondents;
  • 2017 OPAS: 5,377 respondents;
  • 2018 OPAS: 6,840 respondents.