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BRFSS 2007 Survey Data and Documentation

2007 Survey Data Information

2007 BRFSS Overview [PDF - 57 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

BRFSS Codebook [PDF - 2 MB]
Codebook for the file showing variable name, location, and frequency of values for all reporting areas combined.

Calculated Variables in Data Files [PDF - 225 KB]
Description of calculated variables by data variable name.

2007 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 812 KB]

Comparability of Data [PDF - 54 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.

Summary Matrix of Calculated Variables (CV) in the 2007 Data File

Data Files

There are 430,912 records for 2007. More information on participation is available in the States Conducting Surveillance by Year table. The data files are provided in ASCII and SAS Transport formats. The October 1st update corrected the child weighting (_CHILDWT) to include respondents with an unknown/refused response to RCSBIRTH. California resubmitted data to correct an issue with the variable MISNOWRK. The October 23rd update includes responses to the Mental Illness and Stigma optional module from eleven additional states. SMART BRFSS and BRFSS GIS Maps data and documentation are also available for this data year.

2007 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 54 MB]
Data updated October 23, 2008
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 1289 positions.

Variable Layout
Format information on variable name by column position.

2007 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 103 MB]
Data updated October 23, 2008
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 342 variables. This format can be imported into SPSS or STATA. Please note: some of the variable labels get truncated in the process of converting to the XPT format so they may be slightly different from what is on the SASOUT07.SAS program.

2007 Dual Version Questionnaire Data Sets
The dual questionnaire data sets contain the data from the states which conducted dual questionnaires and used optional modules in 2007.

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. [SAS - 133 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2007 format library.

formats07 [SAS7BCAT - 554 KB]
Format library used with the 2007 BRFSS SAS Data File.

SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset.

transprt [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 10 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.