Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Indicators BRFSS

$79 / year

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a collaborative project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. states and territories. The BRFSS administered combined landline and cell phone prevalence data is supported by CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Branch. It is a continuous, state-based surveillance system that collects information about modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases and other leading causes of death. It is a program designed to measure behavioral risk factors for the adult population (18 years of age and older) living in households. This data shows the behavioral responses of US residents in terms of Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Indicators from the years 2011 to 2015.

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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. This prevalence data on Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Indicators from the years 2011 to 2015 among adult U.S. residents are used to design programs that promote preventive health practices that can affect their health status.

Using the prevalence and trends data tools from BRFSS produces charts for individual states or the nation by health topic. In this dataset it shows the prevalence and trends in healthcare access for chronic diseases and their risk factors and health indicators for US residents from 2011 to 2015.

**BRFSS Design: The BRFSS Questionnaire**
The questionnaire has three parts:

1. Core component: A standard set of questions asked by all states. It includes queries about current health-related perceptions, conditions, and behaviors (e.g., health status, health care access, alcohol consumption, tobacco use, disability, and HIV/AIDS risks), as well as demographic questions.
2. Optional CDC modules: Sets of questions on specific topics (such as excess sun exposure, cancer survivorship, mental illness, and stigma) that states elect to use on their questionnaires. In 2012, 27 optional modules were supported by CDC. The module questions are generally submitted by CDC programs and have been selected for inclusion in the editing and evaluation process by CDC.
3. State-added questions: These are questions developed or acquired by participating states and are added to their questionnaires. State-added questions are not edited or evaluated by CDC.

**Sample Description**
In the sample design, each state begins with a single stratum. To provide adequate sample sizes for smaller geographically defined populations of interest, however, many states sample disproportionately from strata defined to correspond to sub-state regions. In 2012, the 48 states or territories with disproportionately sampled geographic strata were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, and Wisconsin.

**Data Processing**
CDC begins to process data for the survey year as soon as states or their contractors begin submitting data to the data management mailbox; CDC continues processing data throughout the survey year. CDC receives and tracks monthly data submissions from the states. Once data are received from the state, editing programs and cumulative data quality checks are run against the data.

Date Created

2015-06-04

Last Modified

2017-06-01

Version

2017-06-01

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2011-2015

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Surveillance System, Survey Data Analysis, Survey System, Behavioral Factors, BRFSS Questionnaire, Health Risk Factors, Public Surveillance

Other Titles

Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Surveillance System, Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Survey Data Analysis, Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Survey System, Chronic Diseases Behavioral Factors and Health Indicators, Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Indicators Public Surveillance

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Surveillance_YearYear of coverage for the Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Indicators surveillance.daterequired : 1
StateState in the US where the surveillance report was gathered.stringrequired : 1
Health_Indicator_or_ClassDescription of the health indicator or class for the chronic conditions.stringrequired : 1
Risk_Factor_or_Topic_DescriptionDescription of the risk factor or topic description for the chronic conditions.stringrequired : 1
Surveillance_QuestionDescription of the surveillance question used to gather data responses.stringrequired : 1
Surveillance_ResponseDescription of the surveillance response to the survey question..stringrequired : 1
Variables_or_BreakoutDescription of the variables considered for the chronic conditions; also referred to as Breakout.stringrequired : 1
Population_Characteristic_or_Breakout_CategoryDescription of the population characteristic in terms of age, gender, race, education and household income; also referred to as Breakout Category.stringrequired : 1
Sample_SizeDescription of the total sample size or total number of participants in the survey.integerlevel : Ratio
Data_Value_TypeDescription of the crude prevalence or incidence rate in the measure of the number of new cases based on the sample size in a given time span.stringrequired : 1
Data_Value_PercentageDescription of the percentage of data value from the sample size.numberlevel : Ratio
Low_Confidence_LimitDescription of the low respective level of significance of the data from the estimate population parameter or sample size.numberlevel : Ratio
High_Confidence_LimitDescription of the high respective level of significance of the data from the estimate population parameter or sample size.numberlevel : Ratio
Display_OrderDescription of the display order of the data.integerlevel : Ordinal
Data_Value_FootnoteDescription of any notes related to the Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Health Indicators data.string-
Class_IdDescription of the Class ID.string-
Topic_IdDescription of the Topic ID.string-
Location_IDDescription of the Location ID.numberlevel : Nominal
Breakout_IDDescription of the Breakout ID.string-
Breakout_Category_IDDescription of the Breakout Category ID.string-
Question_IDDescription of the Question ID.string-
Response_IDDescription of the Response ID.string-
LatitudeThe description of the mapping in terms of latitude of the State where the surveillance report was gathered.-
LongitudeThe description of the mapping in terms of longitude of the State where the surveillance report was gathered.-
Surveillance_YearStateHealth_Indicator_or_ClassRisk_Factor_or_Topic_DescriptionSurveillance_QuestionSurveillance_ResponseVariables_or_BreakoutPopulation_Characteristic_or_Breakout_CategorySample_SizeData_Value_TypeData_Value_PercentageLow_Confidence_LimitHigh_Confidence_LimitDisplay_OrderData_Value_FootnoteClass_IdTopic_IdLocation_IDBreakout_IDBreakout_Category_IDQuestion_IDResponse_IDLatitudeLongitude
2011OhioDemographicsAgeWhat is your age?18-24 yearsMaleGender157Crude Prevalence1311157CLASS05Topic0239SEX1CAT2AGERESP01040.060210-82.404260
2013All States and DC (median) **DemographicsSexGender of respondentMaleOverallOverall51Crude Prevalence48.7CLASS05Topic5198BO1CAT1SEXRESP001
2011All States and DC (median) **DemographicsSexGender of respondentMaleOverallOverall51Crude Prevalence48.7CLASS05Topic5198BO1CAT1SEXRESP001
2011GuamDemographicsAgeWhat is your age?65+ yearsMaleGender88Crude Prevalence9.16.911.312CLASS05Topic0266SEX1CAT2AGERESP01513.444304144.793731
2015AlaskaDemographicsAgeWhat is your age?65+ yearsMaleGender381Crude Prevalence1311151448CLASS05Topic022SEX1CAT2AGERESP01564.845080-147.722059
2013OhioDemographicsSexGender of respondentMale18-24Age Group324Crude Prevalence514656.17CLASS05Topic5139AGE01CAT3SEXRESP00140.060210-82.404260
2013GuamDemographicsAgeWhat is your age?65+ yearsMaleGender88Crude Prevalence10.88.113.512CLASS05Topic0266SEX1CAT2AGERESP01513.444304144.793731
2013All States and DC (median) **DemographicsAgeWhat is your age?18-24 yearsOverallOverall51Crude Prevalence13CLASS05Topic0298BO1CAT1AGERESP010
2013All States and DC (median) **DemographicsAgeWhat is your age?25-34 yearsOverallOverall51Crude Prevalence17CLASS05Topic0298BO1CAT1AGERESP011
2013All States and DC (median) **DemographicsAgeWhat is your age?45-54 yearsOverallOverall51Crude Prevalence18CLASS05Topic0298BO1CAT1AGERESP013