BRFSS 1999 Survey Data and Documentation
1999 BRFSS Overview pdf icon[PDF – 50 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.
1999 BRFSS Codebook pdf icon[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 icon[PDF – 48 KB]
Summary Sample Design pdf icon[PDF – 17 KB]
1999 summary sample design and sample size information with target sample sizes.
Comparability of Data pdf icon[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 icon[PDF – 20 KB]
Subject summary of core questionnaire content.
FIPS Codes pdf icon[PDF – 306 KB]
State and county FIPS codes.
Table3_99 pdf icon[PDF – 48 KB]
Statistics for households with and without telephones by state – March 1999.
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 icon[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 icon[PDF – 39 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.
1999 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) zip icon[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.
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
SASOUT99.sas sas icon[SAS – 24 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset.
SAS_SUD99.sas sas icon[SAS – 24 KB]
Sample program for use with SAS for Windows to produce prevalence estimates combined with SUDAAN statements for generating sample statistics.
transprt.sas sas icon[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.