Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators BRFSS

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In 2013 and subsequently, one question in the core of BRFSS asks about vision: Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses? From 2005-2015 the BRFSS employed a ten question vision module regarding vision impairment, access and utilization of eye care, and self-reported eye diseases. The Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System is intended to provide population estimates of vision loss function, eye diseases, health disparities, as well as barriers and facilitators to access to vision and eye care. This information can be used for designing, implementing, and evaluating vision and eye health prevention programs.

Complexity

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 and supported by CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Branch, is an ongoing data collection 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 their Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators from the years 2005 to 2015.

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 Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators 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 data set it shows the prevalence and trends in health care access and coverage for the US from 2005 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., vision and eye health, 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

2015-06-16

Last Modified

2018-02-27

Version

2018-02-27

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2005-2016

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, BRFSS, Health and Human Services, Health Statistics, Health Human Services, Eye Health Services, Health Risk Factors, BRFSS Questionnaire, Behavioral Risk Factors

Other Titles

Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System, Vision and Eye Health and Human Services, Vision and Eye Health Statistics, Vision and Eye Health Services, Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors

Name Description Type Constraints
Surveillance_YearYear of coverage for the Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators.daterequired : 1
StateState in the US where the surveillance report was gathered.string-
TopicDescription of the general topic surveyed in this surveillance report.string-
Survey_QuestionDescription of the survey question asked to each participant.string-
Survey_ResponseDescription of the participant survey response to the survey question.string-
Data_Value_TypeDescription of the crude prevalence of Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators in this surveillance report.string-
Data_ValueDescription of the percentage of the response to the survey question.numberlevel : Ratio
Data_Value_FootnoteDescription of any notes related prevalence of Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators in this surveillance report.string-
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
Sample_SizeDescription of the total sample size or total number of participants in the survey.integerlevel : Ratio
Variables_Or_BreakoutDescription of the variables considered for the eye health conditions in terms of age, gender, race, etc.; also referred to as Breakout.string-
Population_Characteristic_Or_Breakout_CategoryDescription of the variables of the breakout category of the population.string-
Topic_IdDescription of the identification used for a specific topic; all related to Vision and Eye Health.string-
Question_IdDescription of the question identification.string-
Location_IdDescription of the location identification.integerlevel : Nominal
Breakout_IdDescription of the variable or breakout identification.string-
Breakout_Category_IdDescription of the variable category identification.string-
Response_IdDescription of the response identification.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_YearStateTopicSurvey_QuestionSurvey_ResponseData_Value_TypeData_ValueData_Value_FootnoteLow_Confidence_LimitHigh_Confidence_LimitSample_SizeVariables_Or_BreakoutPopulation_Characteristic_Or_Breakout_CategoryTopic_IdQuestion_IdLocation_IdBreakout_IdBreakout_Category_IdResponse_IdLatitudeLongitude
2005IowaEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 50 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence5.957TotalTotalT02Q48_200519BO99BOC9942.46940091-93.81649056
2006TexasEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence4.946TotalTotalT02Q48_200648BO99BOC9931.82724041-99.42677021
2006OhioEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence4.946.1TotalTotalT02Q48_200639BO99BOC9940.06021014-82.40426006
2008OhioEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence5.84.97TotalTotalT02Q48_200639BO99BOC9940.06021014-82.40426006
2005OhioEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 50 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence4.9463480NoStrokeT02Q48_200539Str2BOC1140.06021014-82.40426006
2005TexasEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 50 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence6.95.98TotalTotalT02Q48_200548BO99BOC9931.82724041-99.42677021
2011TexasEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence4.94.16TotalTotalT02Q48_201148BO99BOC9931.82724041-99.42677021
2011OhioEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence95.714343YesStrokeT02Q48_201139Str1BOC1140.06021014-82.40426006
2005OhioEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 50 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence5.24.36.3TotalTotalT02Q48_200539BO99BOC9940.06021014-82.40426006
2007IowaEye Diseases and InjuryPercentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having GlaucomaCrude Prevalence4.13.54.8TotalTotalT02Q48_200619BO99BOC9942.46940091-93.81649056