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Table 5 Comparison of prevalence estimates by Method and NHIS Benchmarka

From: National weighting of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Weighting method Current smoker Ever told had diabetes Ever told had arthritis Ever told had asthma Obesity Ever told had stroke Uninsured (Among 18–64) Ever had hiv test Average MSE
Aggregated Weights 18.23% 10.22% 25.02% 14.03% 28.29% 2.93% 17.46% 37.63% 0.015%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.09 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.16
MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.008 MSE: 0.053 MSE: 0.049 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.001
Method 1 18.57% 10.22% 25.15% 13.98% 28.96% 2.99% 17.93% 37.06% 0.017%
SE: 0.11% SE: 0.08 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.14
MSE: 0.006 MSE: 0.008 MSE: 0.059 MSE: 0.047 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.010 MSE: 0.001
Method 2 18.30% 10.19% 25.04% 14.10% 28.62% 2.97% 17.64% 37.69% 0.015%
SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.15
MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.053 MSE: 0.052 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.005 MSE: 0.002
Method 3 18.34% 10.19% 25.04% 14.11% 28.63% 2.97% 17.67% 37.76% 0.016%
SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.15
MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.053 MSE: 0.053 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.006 MSE: 0.002
Method 4 18.56% 10.23% 25.16% 13.96% 28.97% 2.99% 17.93% 37.02% 0.016%
SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.14
MSE: 0.006 MSE: 0.008 MSE: 0.059 MSE: 0.046 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.010 MSE: 0.001
Method 5 18.29% 10.20% 25.05% 14.08% 28.63% 2.97% 17.63% 37.65% 0.015%
SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.15
MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.054 MSE: 0.051 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.005 MSE: 0.001
Method 6 18.33% 10.20% 25.04% 14.09% 28.64% 2.96% 17.65% 37.72% 0.015%
SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.13 SE: 0.04 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.15
MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.053 MSE: 0.052 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.000 MSE: 0.005 MSE: 0.002
NHIS estimate 17.8% 9.5% 22.7% 11.8% 28.6% 2.8% 16.7% 37.3%  
SE: 0.30 SE: 0.20 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.23 SE:.36 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.25 SE: 0.41
  1. aAlthough both BRFSS and NHIS collect information on these outcomes, there are minor differences in question wording between the two surveys, as well as differences in the mode of administration