SHAPE surveys

In 2018, the county will ask 40,000 randomly chosen adults to take a voluntary health survey called SHAPE. The survey is anonymous (we don’t ask for anyone’s name) and responses are combined with those of many other residents taking the survey.

SHAPE includes questions about:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle
  • Ability to get health care

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Households will get a postcard telling them they’ve been randomly chosen to take the survey. That’s followed by a paper survey they fill out and mail back to the county.

Use of survey results

SHAPE has been done every four years since 1998. Local public health, human services, and nonprofit agencies use what they learn from the survey to identify and fund programs that improve community health.

Agencies have used information from past surveys to:

  • Encourage people to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Reduce tobacco use by children and adults
  • Expand access to healthy food
  • Increase opportunities for physical activity

Results of the 2018 survey will be made public in early 2019.

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SHAPE 2014/15

SHAPE 2014/15 is the fifth implementation of the SHAPE survey. Listed below are some key resources and other information about the project.

Databooks

  • Adult Geographic Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2014: Hennepin Geographic Adult Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2014  – Adult Survey broken down by geographic region within Hennepin County and selected reporting categories.
  • Adult Disparities Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2014: Hennepin Disparities Adult Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2014 – Adult Survey broken down by age, selected racial groups, educational attainment, household income, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability status, and frequent mental distress.
  • Metro Databook (PDF)
    The Metro SHAPE 2014 Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2014 – Adult Survey for participating cities and counties, as well as breakdowns by gender, age, education, and poverty level.
  • Child Databook (PDF)
    The Child SHAPE 2015: Hennepin County Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2015 – Child Survey broken down by geographic regions within Hennepin County and selected reporting categories.

Regional databooks

Minneapolis

Suburban Hennepin County

South

West

Interactive maps

View Hennepin County 2014 Metro SHAPE data in a dynamic new format, which includes a list of indicators and interactive maps. Data is mapped using the 10 reporting areas for Hennepin County. 
*This mapping application is best viewed in full screen, using Chrome or Internet Explorer 9 or newer.
https://gis.hennepin.us/MetroSHAPE2014-Survey/index.html

Project overview

Presentations

June 24, 2016

June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

June 6, 2016

April 20, 2016

January 8, 2016

March 28, 2016

Questionnaires

SHAPE 2010

SHAPE 2010 is the fourth implementation of the SHAPE survey. Listed below are some key resources and other information about the SHAPE 2010 project.

Databooks

  • Adult Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2010: Adult Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2010 - Adult Survey broken down by geographic region within Hennepin County and selected reporting categories.
  • Child Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2010: Child Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2010 - Child Survey broken down by geographic regions within Hennepin County and selected reporting categories.

Presentations

February 9, 2013

January 29, 2013

November 5, 2012

October 12, 2012

July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

May 6, 2011

Questionnaires

Background documents

SHAPE 2010 posters

SHAPE 2006

Databooks

  • Adult Databook (PDF 6MB)
    The SHAPE 2006: Adult Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2006 - Adult Survey broken down by geographic region within Hennepin County and selected racial and ethnic groups.
  • Child Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2006: Child Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2006 - Child Survey broken down by geographic region within Hennepin County and selected racial and ethnic group and for selected age groups or grade levels.

Briefing

July 2007

August 2007

September 2007

October 2007

April 2008

June 2008

July 2008

August 2008

Fact sheets – October 2008

Questionnaires

Presentations

November 12, 2008

June 12, 2008

May 16, 2008

May 14, 2008

March 6, 2008

March 6, 2008

July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007

Documents

SHAPE 2002

Databooks

  • Geographic Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2002: Geographic Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2002 survey broken down by geographic region within Hennepin County.
  • Racial and Ethnic Databook (PDF)
    The SHAPE 2002: Racial and Ethnic Databook presents results of the SHAPE 2002 survey broken down by selected racial and ethnic groups within Hennepin County.

Reports

Fact sheets

Questionnaire

The questionnaire (PDF) used for SHAPE 2002

SHAPE public use data files

The SHAPE public use data files are resources for public health researchers to do analyses with the SHAPE data, going beyond what is presented in the published reports, briefings, and fact sheets.

To access any of the SHAPE public use data files, complete the form below and submit it as directed.

You will get a reply within two weeks. If your use request is accepted, you will be asked to sign a data use agreement form before the data are released to you.

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