Technical Information and Data
BRFSS POLICY MEMO 98.1
Provision of State Reports
Effective with data year 1996, States will receive one State Prevalence
Report of Risk Factors and one Statewide Survey Data Report. The number of
region/strata specific tables requested has grown exponentially during the
past several years, while the Survey Operations Section programming
resources have declined. Currently, 16 states use more than one geographic
stratum, resulting in a total of 115 geographic strata. Such large numbers
of multiple strata state reports cannot be provided without jeopardizing the
provision of one timely report for each of the 54 BRFSS reporting areas.
States needing strata-specific risk measures and descriptive reports may
request copies of the SAS code used to produce their state report. These
programs can be modified by the State to produce additional tables. The
Survey Operations Section can offer only limited support for programs
modified by States.