2003 Asthma Data: Technical Information

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BRFSS Questionnaire
In 2003, the BRFSS survey was conducted in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and in 3 U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico and also the Virgin Islands). In each area where interviews are conducted, respondents are randomly selected from noninstitutionalized civilian adults (18 years of age or older) living in households with a telephone (Chapter one, page xviii of the BRFSS User’s Guide[PDF – one.seven MB]). Asthma prevalence data are made from the responses to 2 asthma queries on the year 2003 BRFSS Core Questionnaire.

Lifetime asthma: Question number nine.01
“Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or alternative health professional that you simply had asthma?” (variable name: ASTHMA2)

The calculated variable _LTASTHMA (based mostly on question 9.01) from the public use file was used when creating the tables.

Current asthma: Question variety nine.02
If the response to nine.01 was Yes, then question 9.02 was asked: “Do you still have asthma?” (variable name: ASTHNOW)\

The calculated variable _CASTHMA (primarily based on questions nine.01 and 9.02) from the general public use file was used when creating the tables.