Receive an introduction to the BRFSS, and learn how it is used for risk factor and disease surveillance in the United States.
- [Instructor] Welcome to chapter one, section two…where I give a more formal introduction…to you about the BRFSS.…This section will describe how the BRFSS is organized…through both federal and state government levels.…Next, I'll give examples of how…the government uses these data.…So what specific role does the BRFSS play…in US public health surveillance?…Let's talk about how we know that 14.7%…of Massachusetts adults smoked in 2014.…
We get this number from a profile report on the health…of Massachusetts adults that was written by…the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.…We know smoking questions are in the core,…so not only does Massachusetts care about the results,…the CDC also cares.…Here's an example of what the Feds do with the data.…They can make a national map and figure out where…smoking prevalence is highest, and then target…those areas to encourage smoking cessation.…As I described before, while NHANES is run entirely…at the federal level, the BRFSS represents a collaboration…between the federal CDC and state health departments.…
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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