Since 2004, six standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Austin-Round Rock MSA, Dallas-Plano-Irving PMSA, Ft. Worth-Arlington PMSA, El Paso MSA, Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land MSA, and San Antonio MSA, have been oversampled in the state. Those data can be found in the regular BRFSS query system.
Additional MSAs have been oversampled for programmatic and local health initiatives in Texas since 2006. The data presented below for the oversamples were weighted to adjust for the probabilities of selection and a post-stratification weighting factor that adjusted for sex and age of that particular community.
Risk Factor (Definitions and Notes for Data Users)
(Due to changes in the 2011 survey (which include cell phones and a new weighting system), the 2011data is available but not represented here. Please contact the BRFSS team if you require this data.)
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