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2015 SMART: BRFSS City and County Data and Documentation

Survey Data Information

2015 SMART BRFSS MMSA Weighting Methodology [PDF - 58.4 KB]
Provides information on the background, design, data collection and processing, statistical, and analytical issues.

Calculated Variables in Data Files [PDF - 501 KB]
Description of risk factors by data variable name.

Comparability of Data [PDF - 96.4 KB]
Comparability of data across reporting areas.

Summary Matrix of Calculated Variables (CV) in the 2015 Data File

Data Files

The data files are provided in both ASCII and SAS Transport formats. There are 243,476 records in the MMSA data set.

Data released October, 2016
This file is in ASCII format. It has a fixed record length of 372 positions.

2015 SMART BRFSS MMSA Data (SAS Transport Format) [ZIP - 35 MB]
Data released October, 2016
This file was exported from SAS V9.2 in the XPT transport format. This file contains 153 variables. This format can be imported into 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 MMSA14_SASOUT.SAS program.

MMSA Variable Layout [PDF - 20 KB]
Format information on variable name by column position.

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 - 149 KB]
SAS for Windows program used to generate the 2012 format library.

formats15.sas7bcat [SAS7BCAT - 441 KB]
Format library used with the 2015 BRFSS SAS Data File.

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

SAS for Windows program to convert the XPT (SAS Transport) file into a SAS dataset. [SAS - 11 KB]
SAS for Windows format assignment statements.