Missouri County-Level Study (CLS)

Approximately 52,000 Missouri adults will be randomly called to participate in the 2016 Missouri County-level Study (CLS) beginning in January 2016. The 2016 CLS will expand on data previously collected from studies conducted in 2007 and 2011.

The CLS is funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health* and conducted in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the University of Missouri-Columbia Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center. Trained interviewers from the University will call landline and cell telephone numbers throughout 2016.

The 2016 CLS will produce prevalence estimates for the 114 Missouri counties and the cities of St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin, St. Joseph and Independence. The sample sizes will be 400 each in the 105 smallest counties; 800 (400 urban/400 rural) in Buchanan, Boone, Cole, Greene, and Jasper Counties; 800 in St. Charles County (400 eastern and 400 western); 800 in Jefferson County (400 northern and 400 southern); 1200 in Jackson County (800 in Kansas City, 400 in Independence and 400 in Eastern Jackson County), 1200 in the City of St. Louis (400 each in 3 strata) and 2000 in St. Louis County (400 each in 5 strata).

2016 CLS data is expected to be available through the DHSS Community Data Profiles website by summer of 2017. For a partial list of data that will be available, select the 2016 Missouri County-level Study Overview link below.

*The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.