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Thomas Jefferson Health District Community Health Survey

The purpose of the study was to better understand the general health of residents within the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) by specific geographic groupings. The data collection began in June 2018 and ended in July 2018. The study targeted adults (age 18 and older) who are residents of the Thomas Jefferson Health District. Households included in the study were randomly selected from a purchased, address-based sampling frame of households in the Thomas Jefferson Health District and surveys were conducted via postal mail. There were 934 respondents from the City of Charlottesville (171) and the counties of Albemarle (375), Fluvanna (91), Greene (66), Louisa (143), and Nelson (89).   

The survey examines the lifestyle and health characteristics of the respondents in detail. 56.4% of those surveyed consider themselves to be in “Excellent” or “Very Good” health with only 2.6% responding that their health is “Poor.” 9.4% reported smoking and 1.4% reported using e-smoking devices at least some days per week.  31.6% reported engaging in physical activity every day and 44.5% said they are physically active most days, with available time being the biggest factor influencing whether individuals are active. Food security, access to healthcare providers including mental health, and access to senior services all received satisfactory scores. Notably, 86.7% of those surveyed reported that a car was their main mode of transportation, with 1.6% walking, 0.0% biking, and 1.4% using the city bus. 

For the full report, download the file below.


Thomas Jefferson Health District Community Health Survey_full report