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BRFSS 2006 Survey Data and Documentation

2006 Survey Data Information

2006 BRFSS Overview [PDF - 62 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

2006 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 - 206 KB]

2006 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 378 KB]

Comparability of Data [PDF - 54 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 2006 Data File

Data Files

There are 355,710 records for 2006. 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. SMART BRFSS and BRFSS GIS Maps data and documentation are also available for this data year.

2006 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 38 MB]
Data updated December 13, 2007
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 1252 positions.

Variable Layout
Format information on variable name by column position.

2006 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 62 MB]
Data updated December 13, 2007
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 302 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 SASOUT06.SAS program.

2006 Dual Version Questionnaire Data Sets
The dual questionnaire data sets contain the data from the states which conducted dual questionnaires and used optional modules in 2006.

2006 BRFSS Supplement: County Level Variables
This is a SAS data set with 3,143 county level data records for the 22 county level variables plus the state and county identifier variables needed to merge the county variables with the 2006 BRFSS file.

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 - 125 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2006 format library.

format06 [SAS7BCAT - 517 KB]
Format library used with the 2006 BRFSS SAS Data File.

sasout06.SAS [SAS - 31 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the ASCII file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 3 KB]
SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 9 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.