Requesting Profiles Data Files

State, school district, territory, and tribal government data from surveys conducted since 1998 are available in SAS®, ASCII, and Excel® formats.

Answers to common questions about Profiles are available below. If you cannot find your answer there, please contact CDC by using the Profiles Data Request Form.

Learn how Profiles data are processed and analyzed.

State, school district, territory, and tribal government data and documentation are owned and controlled by the jurisdictions that conducted the surveys. Many jurisdictions that conducted the surveys have given CDC permission to distribute their data upon request, but others manage the distribution of their data files themselves.

To request data files and documentation for a specific jurisdiction, follow these steps:

  • View Participation History & Data Quality [PDF – 439 KB] for information about which jurisdictions have weighted (representative) data in which survey years and to see which jurisdictions have given permission for CDC to distribute their data.
  • Complete the Profiles Data Request Form, indicating the survey data you would like to receive.
  • For jurisdictions that have given CDC permission to distribute their Profiles data, we will email you with a link to the data files.
  • For jurisdictions that have not given CDC permission, we will email you contact information for that jurisdiction; you will need to contact the jurisdiction directly to discuss your data request.

Profiles data files from the principal and lead health education teacher surveys are available for states, territories, school districts, and tribal governments listed in Participation History & Data Quality [PDF – 439 KB].The availability of specific files depends on data quality and data-sharing policies.

Profiles data files from the Lead Physical Education Teacher survey conducted in 2012 are available for the following jurisdictions:

States: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

School Districts: Broward County, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami-Dade County, FL; Orange County, FL.

Physical Education Profiles data files for the following jurisdictions require permission from the jurisdiction prior to making the files available: Hawaii, Massachusetts, Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX; Northern Mariana Islands, and Nez Perce tribe.

Results are not available from every jurisdiction for several reasons. First, some jurisdictions do not participate in Profiles. Second, some jurisdictions that do participate do not have representative data because of a combination of low response rates and nonresponse bias analyses that indicate significant differences between responding and nonresponding schools.

Results that are not representative are not posted on the CDC website and CDC does not distribute that data. The Participation History & Data Quality [PDF – 439 KB] tables provide more details on which jurisdictions participated in Profiles and whether they obtained representative data.

In 2022, CDC funded 28 school districts to conduct Profiles. Eight of them (Broward County, FL; Duval County, FL; Gaston County, NC; Hillsborough County, FL; Orange County, FL; Palm Beach County, FL; Pasco County, FL; and Shelby County, TN) are county-based school districts. The other funded school districts are identified on the Participation Map and the Participation History & Data Quality [PDF – 439 KB] tables. County-level results are not available for state data.

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