Evaluation of the Quality of RDD Survey Estimates: A Comparison of Health Statistics from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Other National Surveys
Fahimi, M. (2007, May). Evaluation of the Quality of RDD Survey Estimates: A Comparison of Health Statistics from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Other National Surveys. Presented at American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference, Anaheim, CA.
The BRFSS data are used by public health officials and researchers to monitor health conditions, develop prevention policies and intervention strategies, and to evaluate success in reducing prevalence of disease and risk behaviors. While estimates obtained from BRFSS are based on sound survey and statistical methods, as an assessment of quality, this study compares a number of key estimates obtained from this survey with relevant estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Comparisons made with appropriate consideration for structural differences among these surveys due to their design protocols, modes of data collection, and post-survey data adjustment procedures have produced valuable insights regarding the quality of BRFSS estimates and those from the other surveys under consideration.