Integrated Public Health Surveys, 2010-2011 (ICPSR 33822)

Principal Investigator(s): Jones, Jeff A., University of Kentucky; Lamberth, Cynthia, University of Kentucky; Riddell, Martha, University of Kentucky; Sellers, Katie, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Leep, Carolyn, National Association of County and City Health Officials; Fenton, Ginger, National Association of Local Boards of Health; Johnson, Andrew, University of Kentucky


This collection comprises a single data file which was produced as part of the data harmonization efforts of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The file contains merged data from five sources:

  1. 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments, a survey of local health departments conducted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

  2. 2011 National Profile Survey of Local Boards of Health, a survey of local boards of health conducted by the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH).

  3. 2010 State and Territorial Public Health Survey, a survey of state and United States territory health departments conducted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

  4. 2011 County Health Rankings, a compilation of county-level health measures and within-state county health rankings produced by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  5. 2010 Census Demographic Profile Summary File, a series of tables with housing and population data from the 2010 Census.

Produced by matching data from the last four sources to the NACCHO data, the data file contains one case for each of the 2,107 local health departments (LHD) that responded to the NACCHO survey. Each LHD's record in the file includes the ASTHO data for its state health department and the NALBOH data for its local board of health (LBH), if it had a LBH and the LBH responded to the NALBOH survey. (If a LHD had multiple LBHs, then the first one in the NALBOH data was matched to the LHD). In addition, county (or county equivalent)-level data from the County Health Rankings and Census Demographic Profile Summary File were matched to the records of the 1,535 LHDs represented in the data file with a jurisdiction covering a single county or county equivalent.

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    The data are restricted from general dissemination for reasons of confidentiality. Users interested in obtaining the data must complete an Agreement for the Use of Confidential Data, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research. Apply for access to these data through the ICPSR restricted data contract portal, which can be accessed via the study home page.

    Any public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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    This study is maintained and distributed by the Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA). HMCA is the official data archive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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Study Description


Jones, Jeff A., Cynthia Lamberth, Martha Riddell, Katie Sellers, Carolyn Leep, Ginger Fenton, and Andrew Johnson. Integrated Public Health Surveys, 2010-2011. ICPSR33822-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-02-26.

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This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (66108)
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    community health, health care services, health departments, health planning, public health

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2010--2011

Date of Collection:   

  • 2010--2011

Universe:    ASTHO survey: state health departments. NACCHO survey: LHDs. NALBOH survey: LBHs.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data file includes health measures from the County Health Rankings but not the ranking scores in this source.


Sample:    The NACCHO, NALBOH, and ASTHO surveys attempted to interview all LHDs, LBHs, and state health departments in the United States.

Mode of Data Collection:    mail questionnaire, web-based survey

Response Rates:    ASTHO survey: 100 percent. NACCHO survey: 83 percent. NALBOH survey: 43 percent.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2013-01-31

Version History:

  • 2013-02-26 Andrew Johnson was added to the list of principal investigators.

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