Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

BRFSS Industry and Occupation 2013 Data

The following tables are produced from the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public* dataset. The analyses were conducted in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure and include only currently employed or self-employed adults. The tables, which are previously unpublished, present weighted, unadjusted, bivariate prevalence estimates for selected health behaviors, health outcomes and access to care, as described:

Description for 2013 Industry and Occupation Data

The following is a description of the data sources for the I&O optional module collected for the 2013 BRFSS survey.

  • 19 states administered the I&O optional module: California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin.
  • Washington and Wyoming added I&O as state-added questions and gave CDC permission to include their data in the aggregate dataset.
    • Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement, U58/SO000047-1 through 3 (2011-2013).
    • Data Source: Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement, U58/SO000016-1 through 3 (2011-2013).
  • 102,258 BRFSS participants were currently employed and considered for analyses.
  • Certain groups were excluded from analyses:
    • Active duty military, who are not a representative sample of the military
    • Unpaid or retired workers who were inadvertently identified as employed

Total excluded:

  • From industry analyses: 3,115 (3.0% of the sample)
  • From occupation analyses: 6,592 (6.4% of the sample)

* Learn how to request access for the data used in these analyses.

Page last reviewed: October 23, 2018