Demographic and health related variables from a U.S. household survey in the state of Michigan
A data frame with 2485 observations on persons for the following 21 variables.
Smoked 100 or more cigarettes in lifetime (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Body mass index category (1 = Neither overweight nor obese (BMI < 25); 2 = Overweight (25 <= BMI <= 30); 3 = Obese (BMI > 30) )
Age group (1 = 18-24 years; 2 = 25-34 years; 3 = 35-44 years; 4 = 45-54 years; 5 = 55-64 years; 6 = 65+)
General health (self-reported) (1 = Excellent; 2 = Very good; 3 = Good; 4 = Fair; 5 = Poor)
Physical activity: In last month participated in activities such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
High blood pressure: Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure? (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Asthma: Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have asthma? (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Hispanic ethnicity (1 = Yes; 2 = No; 7 = Missing)
Body weight in pounds
Gender (1 = Male; 2 = Female)
Has a wireless phone (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Has access to the Internet at home (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
How often do you use the Internet at home? Would you say, at least once a day, five to six times a week, two to four times a week, about once a week, less than once a week, or have you not used the Internet in the last month? (1 = At least once a day; 2 = 5-6 times a week; 3 = 2-4 times a week; 4 = About once a week; 5 = Less than once a week; 6 = Not in the last month)
Race (1 = White; 2 = African American; 3 = Other)
Education level (1 = Did not graduate high school; 2 = Graduated high school; 3 = Attended college or technical school; 4 = Graduated from college or technical school)
Income category (1 = Less than $15000; 2 = $15000 to less than $25000; 3 = $25000 to less than $35000; 4 = $35000 to less than $50000; 5 = $50000 or more)
Diabetes: Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have diabetes? (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Cholesterol check: Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked? (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Body mass index (continuous)
Binge drinking: At risk for binge drinking based on alcohol consumption responses (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Arthritis: Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia, or have joint symptoms of arthritis? (1 = Yes; 2 = No; 3 = Don't know, not sure, or refused)
The Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (MIBRFSS) is part of a national state-by-state system of surveys used to monitor health conditions in the U.S. Data are collected through telephone household interviews. Demographic variables and a few health related variables are included in this subset. The
mibrfss data set contains observations on 2845 persons and is extracted from the 2003 U.S. survey. The file contains only persons 18 years and older.
Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey of 2003 sponsored by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/
data(mibrfss) str(mibrfss) table(mibrfss$SMOKE100, useNA = "always") table(mibrfss$BMICAT3, useNA="always")
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