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BRFSS 1996 Survey Data and Documentation

1996 Survey Data Information

1996 BRFSS Overview [TXT - 24 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

1996 BRFSS Codebook [TXT - 143 KB]
Codebook for the file showing variable name, location, and frequency of values for all reporting areas combined.

Summary Sample Design [TXT - 1 KB]
Summary of sample design and sample size.

1996 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 913 KB]

Comparability of Data [TXT - 11 KB]
Comparability of data across reporting areas.

BRFSS Questionnaire Content Plan [TXT - 1 KB]
Subject summary of core questionnaire content.

State and county FIPS codes.

Estimated Telephone Coverage [TXT - 4 KB]
Estimated telephone coverage.

Data Files

There are 124,085 records for 1996. 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.

1996 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 9 MB]
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 650 positions.

Variable Layout [TXT - 25 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

1996 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 17 MB]
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 263 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 SASOUT96.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.

SASOUT96 [SAS - 157 KB]
SAS program format statements, variable labels, and value labels.

An example of a SUDAAN program for obtaining appropriate statistics [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset.