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BRFSS 2010 Survey Data and Documentation

2010 Survey Data Information

2010 BRFSS Overview [PDF - 66 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues for the combined landline and cell phone data set.

2010 BRFSS Codebook [PDF - 3 MB]
Codebook for the file showing variable name, location, and frequency of values for all reporting areas combined for the combined landline and cell phone data set.

2010 Calculated Variables in Data Files [PDF - 311 KB]

2010 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 826 KB]

2010 Comparability of Data [PDF - 62 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 2010 Data File

2010 Weighting Formula

Data Files

There are 451,075 records for 2010. 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 May 25th update corrected one variable on five records in the Colorectal Cancer Screening section. The August 18th update corrects an issue with _FINALWT for AZ and DC.

2010 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 54 MB]
Data released August 2012
This file for the combined landline and cell phone data set is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 1518 positions.

2010 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 99 MB]
Data updated August18, 2011
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 397 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 SASOUT10.SAS program.

Variable Layout
Format information on variable name by column position.

2010 BRFSS Multiple Questionnaires
The multiple questionnaire data sets contain the data from the states which conducted dual questionnaires and used optional modules in 2010.

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 - 186 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2010 format library.

formats10 [SAS7BCAT - 546 KB]
Format library used with the 2010 BRFSS SAS Data File.

SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 13 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.