BRFSS Healthy Aging Data

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This dataset includes information regarding data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). All respondents to the BRFSS are non-institutionalized adults, 18 years old or older. This dataset comprises of Class and Topic Description, Survey Question, Data Value, High and Low Confidence Limits, Stratification Categories, Latitude and Longitude for Healthy Aging Data.

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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) which is also the data source for this data set, is a continuous, state-based surveillance system that collects information about modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases and other leading causes of death. This dataset is provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Population Health.

The Healthy Aging Data by CDC comprises of data on a range of key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults at the national and state levels. These indicators provide a snapshot of currently available surveillance information, and can be useful for prioritization and evaluation of public health interventions. The data value units used for this dataset are either numbers or percentages.

The Healthy Aging Program serves as the focal point at CDC for efforts to promote the health and quality of life of older Americans. Located within CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Program focuses primarily on adults age 50 or older. The main goals of this program are:
– Enhance the ability of states and communities to identify and implement effective strategies and programs to promote and protect the health of older adults.
– Enhance the integration of efforts by the public health and aging services networks to promote health and prevent disease among older adults.
– Promote health and preserve health-related quality of life for older adults through the health care system and other avenues.

Healthy Aging Program aims at:
– Developing innovative, web-based tools and resources.
– Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data to guide public health action.
– Engaging in active partnerships with CDC partners, other federal agencies, the states, and key national organizations to promote and disseminate effective health promotion strategies.

Given the rapid aging of the U.S. population, increasing the use of preventive services by adults aged 50 or older is a key public health strategy. Despite the effectiveness of these potentially life-saving preventive services:
– Only 25% of adults aged 50 to 64 years are up to date on services.
– Less than 50% of adults aged 65 years or older are up to date.
These services are covered, in part or completely, by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Date Created

2016-05-16

Last Modified

2017-10-26

Version

2017-10-26

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2011-2015

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

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Keywords

Demographic Survey Questions, Health Questions, Healthy Life, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Healthy Aging Data, Health Related Quality of Life, Health Promotion Strategies, Quality of Life Measures, Population Health, Health Indicators

Other Titles

Demographic Survey Questions for Healthy Aging Data, Health Questions for Aging Data, Vital Behavioral Risk Factors Data for Healthy Aging Data, Quality of Life Measures for Aging Data, Using BRFSS to Analyze Healthy Aging Data

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearIdentifies the year in which the data is collected for years 2011 and prior (2011-2015).daterequired : 1
State_AbbreviationThe two-digit abbreviation to represent different states of United States.stringrequired : 1
StateFull description of different states of United States where the survey questionnaires belong.stringrequired : 1
Class_DescriptionRefers to the description for several classes of different indicators of healthy aging.stringrequired : 1 enum : Array
Topic_DescriptionDepicts the topic within the survey of Behavioral Risk Factors (BRFs).stringrequired : 1
Survey_QuestionThe questions included in the survey questionnaire.stringrequired : 1
Data_ValueThe actual value or responses collected against each of the survey questions.numberlevel : Ratio
Data_Value_FootnoteIt identifies the actual footnote value or responses collected against each of the survey questions.string-
Low_Confidence_LimitThe lower limit of the confidence interval.numberlevel : Ratio
High_Confidence_LimitThe upper limit of the confidence interval.numberlevel : Ratio
Stratification1_Age_GroupIt identifies the Stratification of the target patients according to the different age groups.stringrequired : 1 enum : Array
Stratification_Category2It identifies the Stratification of the target patients according to the different categories.stringenum : Array
Stratification2It identifies the Stratification of the target patients.stringenum : Array
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location Latitude.number-
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.number-
Class_IDThe alphanumeric identity of the class.stringrequired : 1
Topic_IDThe alphanumeric identity of the topic.stringrequired : 1
Question_IDThe identity of the survey questions.stringrequired : 1
Location_IDThe numerical identity of the location.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Stratification_ID1It represents the identity for the Stratification of category 1.stringrequired : 1
Stratification_ID2It represents the identity for the Stratification of category 2.string-
YearState AbbreviationStateClass DescriptionTopic DescriptionSurvey QuestionData ValueData Value FootnoteLow Confidence LimitHigh Confidence LimitStratification1 Age GroupStratification Category2Stratification2LatitudeLongitudeClass IDTopic IDQuestion IDLocation IDStratification ID1Stratification ID2
2011USUnited States, DC & TerritoriesOverall HealthRecent activity limitations in past monthMean number of days with activity limitations in the past month6.15.96.460-64 yearsRace/EthnicityWhite, non-HispanicC01TOC03Q35596064WHT
2011MEMaineOverall HealthDisability statusPercentage of older adults who report having a disability32.029.035.150-54 years45.25422889-68.98503134C01TOC02Q06235054
2014AKAlaskaOverall HealthDisability statusPercentage of older adults who report having a disability30.024.735.855-59 years64.84507996-147.722059C01TOC02Q0625559
2014RIRhode IslandOverall HealthDisability statusPercentage of older adults who report having a disability27.824.032.055-59 years41.70828019-71.52247031C01TOC02Q06445559
2015NRENortheastOverall HealthDisability statusPercentage of older adults who report having a disability27.025.328.855-59 yearsC01TOC02Q0690015559
2011WESTWestNutrition/Physical Activity/ObesityObesityPercentage of older adults who are currently obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more27.525.929.150-54 yearsC02TNC04Q1390045054
2014MNMinnesotaOverall HealthDisability statusPercentage of older adults who report having a disability19.717.621.950-54 years46.35564874-94.7942005C01TOC02Q06275054
2012DEDelawareSmoking and Alcohol UseCurrent smokingPercentage of older adults who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their entire life and still smoke every day or some days8.97.310.865 years or older39.00883067-75.57774117C04TAC01Q171065PLUS
2013OKOklahomaMental HealthLifetime diagnosis of depressionPercentage of older adults with a lifetime diagnosis of depression17.816.219.665 years or older35.47203136-97.52107021C05TMC03Q274065PLUS
2013WAWashingtonOverall HealthRecent activity limitations in past monthMean number of days with activity limitations in the past month5.54.96.165 years or older47.52227863-120.4700108C01TOC03Q355365PLUS