We apply a quasiexperimental framework that takes advantage of variation in each mandate within states over time to two individual-level datasets (the CPS and the BRFSS) as well as state-level Vital Statistics data on births and abortions (see Table 2 and Section IV for details).
We examined a number of CHCs as explanatory variables in this study in response to the survey question: "Have you ever been diagnosed by this chronic condition?" Participants were asked about ten chronic health conditions in BRFSS including the heart attack, angina, stroke, asthma, cancer, COPD, CKD, arthritis, depression, and diabetes .
Using Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ratings of states' activities (e.g., policies and enforcement) to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol, Shults and associates (2002) found that BRFSS respondents living in states with a MADD grade of "D" were 60% more likely to report driving after drinking than respondents from states with an "A" grade.
In this study, we used nationally representative cross-sectional surveys from BRFSS for 2006-2012 to examine the effect of the 2009 USPSTF updated recommendations on the prevalence of mammography in the United States among women of all age groups.
Data were collected from 19 states that answered the Vision Impairment and Access to Eye Care modules of CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a telephone survey that annually tracks health risks in the United States.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify if rural Pennsylvanians experience more heart disease than urban Pennsylvanians, and to evaluate risk factors for heart disease among rural Pennsylvanians by analyzing data from the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).