Clinical Trials Research Alliance (CTRA)

Patient Demographics

Ohio Demographics and Health Statistics

Total residents: 11,349,000 residents (4% of the United States’ residents)

Median Annual Income: $46,696 which is 13% lower than the US average of 53,404


  • Children 0-18: 25%
  • Adults 19-64: 60%
  • Adults 65+: 15%


  • White: 81%
  • Black: 12%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Other: 3% (Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Aleutians, Eskimos and persons of “Two or More Races”)

Poverty Level:

  • Under 100% of poverty level: 19%
  • 100% to 138% of poverty level: 8%
  • 139% to 250%: 21%
  • 251% to 399%: 22%
  • 400%+: 30%


  • 77% live in metropolitan areas (one city with 50,000 or more inhabitants)
  • 23% Non-metropolitan areas


  • 19.1% of Ohioans smoke every day; 6% smoke some days (Total is the 9th highest in the United States)

Air Pollution:

  • Ohio is ranked as 12th worst state

Cardiovascular Disease:

  • According to the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association, in 2010 Ohio had the 12th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country.
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Ohio, with a death rate of 205 per 100,000. The US average is 196 deaths per 100,000.
  • Stroke is the No. 4 killer in Ohio, with 5,755 deaths in 2010.


  • Ohio is the 11th worst state
  • The Ohio Department of Health estimates that 10.1 percent of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, which represents more than 895,000 people. Another estimated 268,671 persons aged 18 years and older in Ohio are believed to have
    diabetes and not know it. The total for both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is estimated at over 1.1 million.


  • In Ohio in 2013, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 66,610 new cases of invasive cancer will be diagnosed, including approximately 10,230 cases of lung and bronchus cancer; 9,060 cases of female breast cancer; 8,530 cases of prostate cancer; and 5,890 cases of colon and rectum cancer.
  • In cancer deaths, Ohio ranks as the 35th worst state.


  • 65.0% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater.
  • 29.2% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater.

Infant Mortality:

  • Ohio is the 14th worst state for infant mortality with a rate of 7.7 out of 1,000 live births. The US average is 6.6.

Southwest Ohio Demographics and Health Statistics

The area served by the Clinical Trials Research Alliance includes the three counties in which the majority of the partners’ hospitals and healthcare centers are located, plus the adjacent 10 counties. This region includes the major metropolitan areas of Dayton, Northern Cincinnati, Springfield, and Troy.

Residents: 2,758,535 (24% of Ohio’s residents)

Median Annual Income: $42,280 which is 10% below Ohio’s median annual income of $46,696 and 21% below the US median annual income


  • In 2015, Dayton ranked as the 8th worst city in the United States for allergies.

Air Pollution:

  • Of the 13 counties in the region where CTRA operates, 10 were graded by the American Lung Association for air pollution. Of those 10, 7 received a failing grade.

Cardiovascular Disease:

  • The 13 counties in which CTRA operates have a heart disease death rate of 209.04 per 100,000, which is higher than both the Ohio average (205) and the US average (196).


  • Of the 13 counties in the region where CTRA operates, 8 of the counties have higher than the Ohio average incidence rates of diabetes, with 2 counties in the highest category of rates between 11.4% and 13.5% incident rates.


  • In 2013, the combined incidences of cancer from these 13 counties totaled 13,940 new cases.
  • Average annual number of new invasive cancer cases include: 1,372 colon and rectum; 2,255 lung; 1,978 breast; and 1,928 prostate.

Infant Mortality:

  • Of the 13 counties in the region where CTRA operates, 8 have rates higher than the Ohio average rate for infant mortality.

Patient Demographics

Between the more than 100 locations of Premier Health and Wright State Physicians and WrightCare, the CTRA’s clinical researchers provide healthcare to more than half a million patients in Southwestern Ohio. 

Last edited on 05/25/2017.