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BRFSS 2005 Survey Data and Documentation

2005 Survey Data Information

2005 BRFSS Overview [PDF - 52 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

2005 BRFSS Codebook [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 [PDF - 272 KB]

2005 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 1 MB]

Comparability of Data [PDF - 53 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 2005 Data File

Data Files

There are 356,112 records for 2005. 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 December 19, 2006, and January 12, 2007, updates removed a variable that was inadvertently included in the original release of the .XPT data file. The ASCII file was not affected by this update. SMART BRFSS and BRFSS GIS Maps data and documentation are also available for this data year.

2005 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 43 MB]
Data released May 11, 2006
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 1283 positions.

VarLayout_05 [PDF - 74 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

2005 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 68 MB]
Data updated January 12, 2007
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 325 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 SASOUT05.SAS 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. [SAS - 130 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2005 format library.

format05 [SAS7BCAT - 411 KB]
Format library used with the 2005 BRFSS SAS Data File.

SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset.

transprt [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 10 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.