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BRFSS 1990 Survey Data and Documentation

Data Files

There are 81,557 records for 1990. More information on participation is available in the States Conducting Surveillance by Year table. The data files are provided in both ASCII and SAS Transport formats.

1990 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 5 MB]
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 450 positions.

Variable Layout [PDF - 306 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

1990 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 314 KB]

1990 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 9 MB]
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 193 variables. This format can be imported into SPSS or STATA. Please note: some of the variable labels are truncated in the process of converting to the XPT format so they may be slightly different from what is on the SASOUT90.TXT program.

SAS Resources

The following files are included for use with SAS software developed by SAS Institute Inc. The SAS files are programs that can be read using any text editor. Save SAS files as plain text files.

sasout90 [SAS - 53 KB]
SAS program format statements, variable labels, and value labels.

transprt [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset.

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