- Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System
- Vision and Eye Health and Human Services
- Vision and Eye Health Statistics
- Vision and Eye Health Services
- Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors
- Surveillance System
- Health and Human Services
- Health Statistics
- Health Human Services
- Eye Health Services
- Health Risk Factors
- BRFSS Questionnaire
- Behavioral Risk Factors
Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators BRFSS
In 2013 and subsequently, one question in the core of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) asks about vision: Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses? From 2005-2015 the BRFSS employed a ten question vision module regarding vision impairment, access, and utilization of eye care, and self-reported eye diseases. This dataset shows the results of that survey.
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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a collaborative project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. states and territories. The BRFSS, administered and supported by CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Branch, is an ongoing data collection program designed to measure behavioral risk factors for the adult population (18 years of age and older) living in households. This data shows the behavioral responses of US residents in terms of their Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators from the years 2005 to 2015.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. This prevalence data on Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators among adult U.S. residents are used to design programs that promote preventive health practices that can affect their health status.
Using the prevalence and trends data tools from BRFSS produces charts for individual states or the nation by health topic. In this data set it shows the prevalence and trends in health care access and coverage for the US from 2005 to 2015.
The Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System is intended to provide population estimates of vision loss function, eye diseases, health disparities, as well as barriers and facilitators to access to vision and eye care. This information can be used for designing, implementing, and evaluating vision and eye health prevention programs.
**BRFSS Design: The BRFSS Questionnaire**
The questionnaire has three parts:
1. Core component: A standard set of questions asked by all states. It includes queries about current health-related perceptions, conditions, and behaviors (e.g., vision and eye health, health status, health care access, alcohol consumption, tobacco use, disability, and HIV/AIDS risks), as well as demographic questions.
2. Optional CDC modules: Sets of questions on specific topics (such as excess sun exposure, cancer survivorship, mental illness, and stigma) that states elect to use on their questionnaires. In 2012, 27 optional modules were supported by CDC. The module questions are generally submitted by CDC programs and have been selected for inclusion in the editing and evaluation process by CDC.
3. State-added questions: These are questions developed or acquired by participating states and are added to their questionnaires. State-added questions are not edited or evaluated by CDC.
In the sample design, each state begins with a single stratum. To provide adequate sample sizes for smaller geographically defined populations of interest, however, many states sample disproportionately from strata defined to correspond to sub-state regions. In 2012, the 48 states or territories with disproportionately sampled geographic strata were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, and Wisconsin.
CDC begins to process data for the survey year as soon as states or their contractors begin submitting data to the data management mailbox; CDC continues processing data throughout the survey year. CDC receives and tracks monthly data submissions from the states. Once data are received from the state, editing programs and cumulative data quality checks are run against the data.
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|Surveillance_Year||Year of coverage for the Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators.||date||required : 1|
|State||State in the US where the surveillance report was gathered.||string||-|
|Topic||Description of the general topic surveyed in this surveillance report.||string||-|
|Survey_Question||Description of the survey question asked to each participant.||string||-|
|Survey_Response||Description of the participant survey response to the survey question.||string||-|
|Data_Value_Type||Description of the crude prevalence of Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators in this surveillance report.||string||-|
|Data_Value||Description of the percentage of the response to the survey question.||number||level : Ratio|
|Data_Value_Footnote||Description of any notes related prevalence of Vision and Eye Health Risk Factors and Indicators in this surveillance report.||string||-|
|Low_Confidence_Limit||Description of the low respective level of significance of the data from the estimate population parameter or sample size.||number||level : Ratio|
|High_Confidence_Limit||Description of the high respective level of significance of the data from the estimate population parameter or sample size.||number||level : Ratio|
|Sample_Size||Description of the total sample size or total number of participants in the survey.||integer||level : Ratio|
|Variables_Or_Breakout||Description of the variables considered for the eye health conditions in terms of age, gender, race, etc.; also referred to as Breakout.||string||-|
|Population_Characteristic_Or_Breakout_Category||Description of the variables of the breakout category of the population.||string||-|
|Topic_Id||Description of the identification used for a specific topic; all related to Vision and Eye Health.||string||-|
|Question_Id||Description of the question identification.||string||-|
|Location_Id||Description of the location identification.||integer||level : Nominal|
|Breakout_Id||Description of the variable or breakout identification.||string||-|
|Breakout_Category_Id||Description of the variable category identification.||string||-|
|Response_Id||Description of the response identification.||string||-|
|Latitude||The description of the mapping in terms of latitude of the State where the surveillance report was gathered.||number||-|
|Longitude||The description of the mapping in terms of longitude of the State where the surveillance report was gathered.||number||-|
|Surveillance Year||State||Topic||Survey Question||Survey Response||Data Value Type||Data Value||Data Value Footnote||Low Confidence Limit||High Confidence Limit||Sample Size||Variables Or Breakout||Population Characteristic Or Breakout Category||Topic Id||Question Id||Location Id||Breakout Id||Breakout Category Id||Response Id||Latitude||Longitude|
|2013||Puerto Rico||Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older Who Reported Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Crude Prevalence||Some estimates are not shown due to small sample size or relative standard error >30%||Non-Hispanic White||Race/Ethnicity||T04||Q50_2013||72||Eth1||BOC3||18.220833||-66.590149|
|2013||Guam||Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older Who Reported Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Crude Prevalence||6.6||5.2||8.3||1808.0||Total||Race/Ethnicity||T04||Q50_2013||66||Eth5||BOC3||13.444304||144.793731|
|2009||Alabama||Visual Impairment||Percentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Any Near Visual Impairment||Age-Adjusted Prevalence||33.1||31.0||35.1||4451.0||No||Heart Disease||T01||Q42_2006||1||Hrt2||BOC10||32.84057112||-86.63186076|
|2013||Puerto Rico||Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older Who Reported Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Crude Prevalence||Some estimates are not shown due to small sample size or relative standard error >30%||Other||Race/Ethnicity||T04||Q50_2013||72||Eth4||BOC3||18.220833||-66.590149|
|2013||Guam||Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older Who Reported Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Crude Prevalence||7.2||5.6||9.2||1482.0||Other||Race/Ethnicity||T04||Q50_2013||66||Eth4||BOC3||13.444304||144.793731|
|2013||Puerto Rico||Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older Who Reported Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Age-Adjusted Prevalence||Some estimates are not shown due to small sample size or relative standard error >30%||Non-Hispanic White||Race/Ethnicity||T04||Q50_2013||72||Eth1||BOC3||18.220833||-66.590149|
|2011||Massachusetts||Eye Diseases and Injury||Percentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Having Cataract||Crude Prevalence||21.3||19.6||23.1||4515.0||No||Stroke||T02||Q47_2011||25||Str2||BOC11||42.27687047||-72.08269068|
|2007||New York||Visual Impairment||Percentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Any Near Visual Impairment||Crude Prevalence||34.7||33.0||36.4||4724.0||Total||Heart Disease||T01||Q42_2006||36||Hrt3||BOC10||42.82700103||-75.54397043|
|2013||Guam||Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older Who Reported Blindness or Severe Difficulty Seeing||Crude Prevalence||7.1||5.6||8.8||Total||Total||T04||Q50_2013||66||BO99||BOC99||13.444304||144.793731|
|2010||Arkansas||Visual Impairment||Percentage of Adults 40 Years and Older Who Reported Any Distance Visual Impairment||Crude Prevalence||18.6||17.0||20.3||Total||Total||T01||Q41_2006||5||BO99||BOC99||34.74865012||-92.27449074|