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BRFSS County Estimates

County-level BRFSS estimates are calculated using the annual state-level BRFSS survey data. 

Methodology for County-Level Estimates

Telephone numbers and zip codes are used to determine the number of responses to the state survey by county. Since the sample size for each county is based on telephone numbers, each county will be represented roughly in proportion to the number of residential telephone lines in that county. This results in wide variations in the number of interviews from each county. For example, Pulaski County—the largest in the state—had 660 complete interviews in 2005. On the other end, Lee County, which is much smaller, had only 18 interviews completed—too small for a reliable estimate. There are two ways to address this issue: 1) combine data for multiple years, or 2) combine data for adjacent counties. The Center for Health Statistics and epidemiologists at ADH decided to use data for single years and combine the data from adjacent counties to get enough interviews to develop a reliable estimate. This method is used for all counties. Individual weights are developed for each county, and a SAS statistical analysis program is used to calculate the estimates for health risk factors for each of the counties in the state.

All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted. 

Downloads (estimates for earlier years may be available upon request)
Arthritis 2019
Asthma 2019
Binge Drinking 2019
Blind-Difficulty Seeing 2019
Check-Up within past 2 years 2019
COPD 2019
Coronary Heart Disease 2019
Current Smoker 2019
Deaf 2019
Dental Visit in the past year 2018
Depression 2019
Diabetes 2019
Difficulty Dressing or Bathing 2019
Difficulty Walking-Climbing Stairs 2019
Educational Attainment - less than high school 2019
Exercise/Physical Activity - none in the past month 2019
Flu Shot - adults 65+ who had shot in the past year 2019
General Health Status Good or Better 2019
HIV - never tested 2019
Income Less Than $10,000 (2019)
Medical Cost - could not afford to see doctor 2019
Mental Health Not Good 2+ of Last 30 Days 2019
Obesity/Overweight 2019
Other Types of Cancer 2019
Pneumonia Vaccination - adults 65+ who have never been vaccinated 2019
Skin Cancer 2019
Stroke 2019

2019 County Estimate reports created by BRFSS State Coordinator Eliana Scully.

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