Behavioral Risk Factor Data: Tobacco Use (2011 to present)

chronicdata.cdc.gov | Last Updated 14 Feb 2019

2011-2017. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. BRFSS Survey Data. The BRFSS is a continuous, state-based surveillance system that collects information about modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases and other leading causes of death. The data for the STATE System were extracted from the annual BRFSS surveys from participating states. Tobacco topics included are cigarette and e-cigarette use prevalence by demographics, cigarette and e-cigarette use frequency, and quit attempts. NOTE: these data are not to be compared with BRFSS data collected 2010 and prior, as the methodologies were changed. Please refer to the FAQs / Methodology sections for more details.

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This dataset has the following 31 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YEARyeartextYear
LocationAbbrlocationabbrtextLocation abbreviation
LocationDesclocationdesctextLocation description
TopicTypetopictypetextType of topic
TopicDesctopicdesctextTopic description
MeasureDescmeasuredesctextMeasure description
DataSourcedatasourcetextData source
ResponseresponsetextResponse categories
Data_Value_Unitdata_value_unittextIndicator of the type of data value ($, %, etc)
Data_Value_Typedata_value_typetextType of data (yes/no, percentage, dollar, etc)
Data_Valuedata_valuenumberValue of the data
Data_Value_Footnote_Symboldata_value_footnote_symboltextWhere applicable, this text is associated with the footnote symbol
Data_Value_Footnotedata_value_footnotetextWhere applicable, this text is associated with the footnote text
Data_Value_Std_Errdata_value_std_errnumberStandard error for the data value
Low_Confidence_Limitlow_confidence_limitnumberConfidence interval lower limit
High_Confidence_Limithigh_confidence_limitnumberConfidence interval upper limit
Sample_Sizesample_sizenumberSample size
GendergendertextGender of respondents
RaceracetextRace of respondents
AgeagetextAge of respondents
EducationeducationtextEducation level of respondents
GeoLocationgeolocationlocationGeolocation codes for mapping purposes
TopicTypeIdtopictypeidtextTopic type identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
TopicIdtopicidtextTopic identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
MeasureIdmeasureidtextMeasure identifier - can be used for filtering
StratificationID1stratificationid1textGender identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
StratificationID2stratificationid2textAge identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
StratificationID3stratificationid3textRace identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
StratificationID4stratificationid4textEducation identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
SubMeasureIDsubmeasureidtextSubmeasure identifier code - can be used for filtering; used in application
DisplayOrderdisplayordertextDisplay order; used in application