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 2015, over 2,900 adults were interviewed. Learn more about who took the 2015 HIP Survey and how the survey was conducted (PDF).
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.