Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Health Indicators by County and Region

health.data.ny.gov | Last Updated 27 Sep 2018

Data from the 2013-2014 New York Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (eBRFSS) Survey and the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were used to generate percentages of non-institutionalized adult (18+) NYS residents for various health indicators for a range of geographies.

This dataset has the following 30 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearstextSurvey year.
Health Indicator Short Namehealth_indicator_short_nametextShort description of the health indicator.
GeographygeographytextProvides a key to select geographic level for reporting rates.
Region/Countyregion_countytextRegion or county reported. It should be noted that New York City appears 3 times in these tables. It appears under each of the 2 regional groupings available in the geography selection key. It also is present under county geography, because the individual NYC counties are not available.
Sample Sizesample_size_nnumberContains the sample denominators.
Est. Countest_countnumberEstimated number of people with health condition per reported region/county.
Est. Denominatorest_denominatornumberEstimated number of people in the reported region/county ‘at risk’ for health status.
Crude Rateunadjusted_ratepercentPercent number of people with health condition per reported region/county.
CL 95% Lower, Crudecl_95_lower_unadjustedpercentLower boundary for the 95% confidence limit for the unadjusted rate.
CL 95% Upper, Crudecl_95_upper_unadjustedpercentUpper boundary for the 95% confidence limit for the unadjusted rate.
Age-adjusted Rateadjusted_ratepercentAge-adjusted percent number of people with health condition per reported region/county.
CL 95% Lower, Age-adjustedcl_95_lower_adjustedpercentLower boundary for the 95% confidence limit for the age-adjusted rate.
CL 95% Upper, Age-adjustedcl_95_upper_adjustedpercentUpper boundary for the 95% confidence limit for the age-adjusted rate.
NotesnotestextComments relating to the stability or suppression of the crude and age-adjusted rates.
Health Domainhealth_domaintextHealth domains under which health indicators are organized.
Health Indicatorhealth_indicatortextDetailed description of the indicator.
Prevention Agenda (PA)prevention_agenda_patextIndicator for health condition include in the Prevention Agenda (PA).
PA Rate Typepa_rate_typetextIndicator for the type of rate used for the PA.
SHIPshiptextIndicator for health condition include in NYS Health Innovation Plan (SHIP).
SHIP Rate Typeship_rate_typetextIndicator for the type of rate used for SHIP.
DSRIPdsriptextIndicator for health condition included in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program.
DSRIP Rate Typedsrip_rate_typetextIndicator for the type of rate used for DSRIP.
CHIRSchirstextIndicator for health condition include in NYS Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS).
CHIRS Rate Typechirs_rate_typetextIndicator for the type of rate used for CHIRS.
FIPSfipsnumberFederal Information Processing Standards code for New York State counties.
Health Indicator Sort Keyhealth_indicator_sort_keynumberNumeric sort key for health indicator.
DSRIP Region Sort Keydsrip_region_sort_keynumberNumeric sort key.
Upstate/Downstate Sort Keyupstate_downstate_sort_keynumberNumeric sort key for NYC/NYS Exclusive of NYC.
County Sort Keycounty_sort_keynumberNumeric sort key for county.
LocationlocationlocationGIS coordinates for county.