The measurement for PA is drawn from BRFSS
questionnaire item "How many times per week or per month did you take part in this activity during the past month?
However, this is likely due to methodological changes to the BRFSS
in 2011, such as the addition of cell phone surveys, rather than actual shifts in the prevalence of alcohol use.
5% of women reporting engaging in this level of activity in BRFSS
data revealed that Commerce City residents were significantly less physically active than all Colorado residents for both leisure time (recreational) and routine (work or active travel-related) physical activity.
For example, in 2001, 3 percent of BRFSS
survey respondents encountered a state-level bar ban; but in 2009, 53 percent of respondents encountered such a ban.
We specified the sampling plan of BRFSS
to STATA 10 using the svyset command and the following sets of weight variables: sample weight variable (FINALWT), first-stage stratification variable (STSTR), and the primary sampling unit variable (PSU).
survey collected information on sociodemographic characteristics (e.
The number of days without enough sleep, "Sleep insufficiency days," was determined from the BRFSS
question "During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough rest or sleep?
Because of the large within-state samples and the breadth of public health questions, the BRFSS
survey could be an important data source for future research on state implementations of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
is a state-based phone survey that collects health information from approximately 400,000 people who are at least 18.
adjusted prevalence of disability by state, adults 18 years of age or older, 2008 BRFSS
, CDC, http://www.
PMAI), presented his paper on "Epidemiology and Surveillance of a Disease State in a Primary Care Practice," at the CDC's 28th Annual BRFSS
Conference in Atlanta, GA.