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Table 6 Comparison of weighting methods and NHIS diagnosed diabetes prevalence estimates by respondent demographic characteristics

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

  Male Female Age 18–44 Age 45–64 Age 65–74 Age 75+ White Black Hisp. Less Than HS HS only Some college
Aggregated Weights 10.42% 10.04% 2.88% 13.69% 22.73% 21.62% 9.58% 14.13% 10.63% 15.82% 11.25% 8.23%
SE: 0.13 SE: 0.12 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.18 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.37 SE: 0.09 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.32 SE:0.35 SE: 0.16 SE: 0.10
MSE: 0.005 MSE: 0.011 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.019 MSE: 0.029 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.061 MSE: 0.004 MSE:0.031 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.003
Method 1 10.39% 10.07% 2.99% 13.75% 22.98% 21.61% 9.58% 13.54% 10.81% 15.80% 11.26% 8.23%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.16 SE: 0.27 SE: 0.31 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.35 SE: 0.30 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.08
MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.012 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.021 MSE: 0.038 MSE: 0.006 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.035 MSE: 0.006 MSE: 0.030 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.003
Method 2 10.38% 10.02% 2.88% 13.78% 22.84% 21.50% 9.55% 13.46% 10.88% 15.90% 11.20% 8.18%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.16 SE: 0.27 SE: 0.33 SE: 0.09 SE: 0.28 SE: 0.31 SE: 0.33 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.09
MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.011 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.022 MSE: 0.033 MSE: 0.005 MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.032 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.033 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.003
Method 3 10.39% 10.00% 2.89% 13.81% 22.80% 21.37% 9.57% 13.40% 10.95% 15.89% 11.17% 8.19%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.17 SE: 0.29 SE: 0.33 SE: 0.09 SE: 0.29 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.34 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.09
MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.011 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.023 MSE: 0.032 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.030 MSE: 0.009 MSE: 0.033 MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.003
Method 4 10.37% 10.09% 2.92% 13.73% 23.01% 21.67% 9.53% 14.40% 10.44% 15.72% 11.30% 8.24%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.15 SE: 0.26 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.28 SE: 0.29 SE: 0.32 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.08
MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.012 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.021 MSE: 0.039 MSE: 0.007 MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.074 MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.027 MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.003
Method 5 10.36% 10.05% 2.89% 13.76% 22.87% 21.57% 9.52% 14.33% 10.60% 15.85% 11.24% 8.19%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.10 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.16 SE: 0.27 SE: 0.33 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.29 SE: 0.30 SE: 0.33 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.09
MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.011 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.022 MSE: 0.034 MSE: 0.006 MSE: 0.002 MSE: 0.070 MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.031 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.003
Method 6 10.38% 10.03% 2.90% 13.80% 22.82% 21.41% 9.57% 14.02% 10.97% 15.91% 11.20% 8.19%
SE: 0.12 SE: 0.11 SE: 0.08 SE: 0.17 SE: 0.28 SE: 0.34 SE: 0.09 SE: 0.30 SE: 0.31 SE: 0.34 SE: 0.14 SE: 0.09
MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.011 MSE: 0.001 MSE: 0.023 MSE: 0.033 MSE: 0.004 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.055 MSE: 0.009 MSE: 0.034 MSE: 0.003 MSE: 0.003
NHIS Estimate 9.9% 9.1% 2.7% 12.5% 21.6% 21.6% 9.2% 11.9% 9.7% 16.4% 12.6% 10.7%
SE: .30 SE: .26 SE: .16 SE: .41 SE: .82 SE: .93 SE: .23 SE: .56 SE: .47 SE: .67 SE:.50 SE: .43