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Use of Market Research Data by State Chronic Disease Programs, Illinois, 2012–2014
Nancy L. Amerson, MPH; Benjamin S. Arbise, MPH, CHES; Nora K. Kelly, MPH; Elizabeth Traore, MPH
Suggested citation for this article: Amerson NL, Arbise BS, Kelly NK, Traore E. Use of Market Research Data by State Chronic Disease Programs, Illinois, 2012–2014. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:140268. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.140268.
Market research data complement traditional epidemiologic data by allowing users to examine health behavior and patterns by census block or census tract. Market research data can identify products and behaviors that align or do not align with public health program goals. Illinois is a recipient of an award from the Directors of Health Promotion and Education to use industry market research data collected by The Nielsen Company for public health purposes. Illinois creates customized community profiles using market research data on tobacco use characteristics to describe the demographics, habits, and media preferences of smokers in certain locations. Local agencies use profiles to plan and target marketing initiatives, reach disparate groups within overall community populations, and restructure program objectives and policy initiatives. Local market research data provide detailed information on the characteristics of smokers, allowing Illinois communities to design public health programs without having to collect data on their own.
This project was supported in part by a grant from DHPE as part of cooperative agreement no. 5 U58 DP 002846 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its opinions are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the US Department of Health and Human Services. The authors also acknowledge The Nielsen Company.
Corresponding Author: Nancy L. Amerson, MPH, Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Promotion, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, 535 W Jefferson St, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL 62761. Telephone: 217-558-2637. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Affiliations: Benjamin S. Arbise, Nora K. Kelly, Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Promotion, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Springfield, Illinois; Elizabeth Traore, Directors of Health Promotion and Education, Washington, DC.