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BRFSS 2009 Survey Data and Documentation

2009 Survey Data Information

2009 BRFSS Overview [PDF - 64 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues for the combined landline and cell phone data set.

BRFSS 2009 Codebook [PDF - 2 MB]
Codebook for the file showing variable name, location, and frequency of values for all reporting areas combined for the combined landline and cell phone data set.

Calculated Variables in Data Files [PDF - 226 KB]

2009 Summary Data Quality Report [PDF - 699 KB]

Comparability of Data [PDF - 62 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 2009 Data File

Data Files

There are 432,607 records for 2009. 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 June15th update corrected an issue with a variable in the Pre-Diabetes Module. Washington resubmitted data to correct an issue with the variable PREDIAB1. The October 26th update provides new weights for Florida only, to include race in their post-stratification.

2009 BRFSS Data (ASCII) [ZIP - 60 MB]
Data updated October 26, 2010
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 1535 positions.

2009 BRFSS Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 110 MB]
Data updated October 26, 2010
This file was exported from SAS V8.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 405 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 SASOUT09.SAS program.

Variable Layout
Format information on variable name by column position.

2009 BRFSS Multiple Questionnaires
The multiple questionnaire data sets contain the data from the states which conducted dual questionnaires and used optional modules in 2009.

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 - 183 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2009 format library.

Formats [SAS7BCAT - 833 KB]
Format library used with the 2009 BRFSS SAS Data File.

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 - 13 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.