When were the data made accessible?
In December of 2016 the data were published online through the CDC Chronic Data Portal. In March of 2017 the interactive web application was deployed. The interactive application enables the retrieval, visualization, and exploration of uniformly-defined selected city and tract-level data for the 500 largest US cities.
The data were subsequently updated in November of 2017 for 20 of the 27 measures. The estimates for adults aged ≥18 years are based on data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The 20 measures that have 2015 updates available include the following:
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Seven of the 27 measures based on BRFSS data are only included in even-year BRFSS administration; therefore, it is not possible to update these 7 measures this year. These measures are: all teeth lost, dental visits, mammograms, pap tests, colorectal cancer screening, core preventive services among older adults, and sleep less than 7 hours. However, earlier estimates based on 2014 BRFSS data for these 7 measures remain available.
What is the suggested citation for 500 Cities?
The suggested citation is: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 500 Cities Project Data [online]. 2016 [accessed Oct 23, 2017]. URL: https://www.cdc.gov/500cities.
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- Page last updated: November 30, 2017
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