BRFSS 1997 Survey Data and Documentation

1997 Survey Data Information

1997 BRFSS Overview [TXT – 24 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

1997 BRFSS Codebook [TXT – 292 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.

1997 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF – 813 KB]

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

BRFSS Questionnaire Content Plan [TXT – 329 B]
Subject summary of core questionnaire content.

State and county FIPS codes.

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

Data Files

There are 135,582 records for 1997. 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.

1997 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP – 9 MB]
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 650 positions.

Variable Layout [TXT – 15 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

1997 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP – 18 MB]
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 268 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 SASOUT97.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.

SASOUT97 [SAS – 170 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.