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BRFSS 1999 Survey Data and Documentation

1999 Survey Data Information

1999 BRFSS Overview [PDF - 50 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

1999 BRFSS Codebook [PDF - 500 KB]
Codebook for the file showing variable name, location, and frequency of values for all reporting areas combined.

Calculated Variables in Data Files [PDF - 48 KB]

Summary Sample Design [PDF - 17 KB]
1999 summary sample design and sample size information with target sample sizes.

1999 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 586 KB]

Comparability of Data [PDF - 23 KB]
Comparability of data across reporting areas.

BRFSS Modules Used by State
BRFSS Modules Used by Category
Arranged by state or by category for the combined landline and cell phone data set.

BRFSS Questionnaire Content Plan [PDF - 20 KB]
Subject summary of core questionnaire content.

FIPS Codes [PDF - 306 KB]
State and county FIPS codes.

Table3_99 [PDF - 48 KB]
Statistics for households with and without telephones by state - March 1999.

Data Files

There are 159,989 records for 1999. 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.

1999 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 12 MB]
Data Revised June 8, 2001
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 880 positions. Please note: County code will be "missing" for counties with less than 50 respondents.

Variable Layout 1999 [PDF - 39 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

1999 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 22 MB]
Data Revised June 8, 2001
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 281 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 SASOUT99.SAS program.

SAS Resources

The following files are included for use with SAS software developed by SAS Institute, Inc. The SAS files are programs which can be read using any text editor. The SC2 file is a SAS proprietary format library to be used in conjunction with the data file produced from SASOUT99.SAS. Save SAS files as plain text files.

Format99.sc2 [SC2 - 193 KB]
Format library used with the 1999 BRFSS SAS Data File [SAS - 24 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 24 KB]
Sample program for use with SAS for Windows to produce prevalence estimates combined with SUDAAN statements for generating sample statistics. [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset.
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 1999 format library.