Get introduced to resources available on the internet for BRFSS, including data sets, code books, questionnaires, and related documentation.
- [Instructor] This section is to go over…some of the BRFSS resources provided by the CDC…to help researchers like us conduct a BRFSS analysis.…First, there are the data sets that they publish.…For example, in 2014 we can see the data files posted here.…It's hard to understand the data without the questionnaire,…so whenever yearly data are posted,…the questionnaire is also posted.…However, they are posted in a slightly different spot.…
There are a lot of handy resources the CDC makes…for BRFSS analysts.…Going back to the 2014 data files page,…we can see the codebook posted.…The code book provides univariate summary statistics…about each variable.…For example, we can see here that there 8,652 records…from Alabama respondents in the data set.…This codebook can be helpful if you are interested in…designing an analysis of a particular subpopulation,…such as the people from Alabama.…
I'm very pleased with how useful the documentation…and explanations are that are provided for BRFSS.…Here are some examples.…If you are shopping for modules, you can see…
This detailed, practical course is designed to help those in the field of public health, medicine, and data science to edit, analyze, and interpret data. Learn how to code new variables, use the forward-stepwise modeling process, and document your decisions. Find out how to visualize results by generating charts and graphics, and how to add tables and figures to your documentation. This course helps equip you to independently design, develop, and execute a full BRFSS analysis, and even publish your results in scientific publications or journals.
- Reviewing survey data and documentation
- Conducting a BRFSS analysis
- Understanding naming conventions
- Editing variables
- Reviewing distributions
- Generating an analytic dataset
- Developing descriptive statistics to answer prespecified hypotheses
- Preparing publication-worthy tables and plots
Skill Level Advanced
1. What Is the BRFSS?
2. Designing Your Metadata
3. Reading in Data and Applying Exclusions
4. Preparing for Descriptive Analysis
5. Conducting Descriptive Analysis
Making a frequency macro4m 8s
6. Descriptive Analysis: Weights and Tests
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