BRFSS 2002 Survey Data and Documentation

2002 Survey Data Information

2002 BRFSS Overview pdf icon[PDF – 53 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

2002 BRFSS Codebook pdf icon[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 Microsoft pdf icon[PDF – 273 KB]

2002 Summary Data Quality Report pdf icon[PDF – 694 KB]

Comparability of Data pdf icon[PDF – 55 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 2002 Data File pdf icon[PDF – 43 KB]

Data Files

There are 247,964 records for 2002. More information on participation is available in the States Conducting Surveillance by Year table. The data files are provided in ASCII, dBase, and SAS Transport formats. The October 10, 2003 update was to remove the five family planning calculated variables pending further review of the definitions. SMART BRFSS and BRFSS GIS Maps data and documentation are also available for this data year.

2002 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP – 26 MB]
Data Updated October 10, 2003
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 954 positions.

Variable Layout pdf icon[PDF – 23 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

2002 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP – 47 MB]
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This format can be imported directly into statistical programs such as SPSS or STATA. Please note: some of the variable labels become truncated in the process of converting to the XPT format so they may be slightly different from what is on the SASOUT.SAS program or those in the SAS dataset.

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 icon[SAS – 59 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2002 format library.

format02.sc7 [SC7 – 356 KB]
Format library used with the 2002 BRFSS SAS Data File. sas icon[SAS – 11 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset. sas icon[SAS – 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset. sas icon[SAS – 7 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.