5079.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Methodologic Issues

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Presider(s):Eve Powell-Griner, PhD
Organizer(s):Eve Powell-Griner, PhD
8:30 AMReview of research on the reliability and validity of measures from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Julie C Bolen, PhD, MPH, David E Nelson, MD, MPH, Deborah Holtzman, PhD, Karin Mack, PhD, Carol Stanwyck, PhD
8:45 AMPooling state BRFSS data for national estimates
Eve Powell-Griner, PhD, Machell Town, MS, Peter Mariolis, PhD, David E. Nelson, MD, MPH
9:00 AMSex and the BRFSS, Examining refusals to sensitive questions
Karin Ann Mack, PhD, Christopher Maylahn, MPH, Deborah Holtzman, PhD
9:15 AMBRFSS questionnaire design for 2001-2010: Changes and Implications
David E. Nelson, MD, MPH
9:30 AMWho's number one? Hazards of ranking states using BRFSS data
Robert B. Gerzoff, MS
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Environment; Epidemiology; Food and Nutrition; Social Work; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA