2000 State of Hawaii Behavioral Risk Factor
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) thanks all the residents who participated in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
In year 2000, the State of Hawaii BRFSS joined the majority of the states and has the Center for Diseases Control and
Prevention (CDC) provide the random generated phone samples. Therefore the Hawaii sample design is Disproportionate
Stratified Sample (DSS) similar to most of the states participating in the BRFSS. Like in the past years, the respondent
in the household contacted is 18 years old or older and is selected randomly in household with more than one adult.
The selected phone number is called at least 15 times until someone answers or the phone is identified as business
or non-working number.
Like in the past, the BRFSS is used to track health risk trends and patterns, track objectives, develop program and policy
and evaluate programs. The Summary of the State of Hawaii BRFSS 2000 can be downloaded
as one whole file with detailed summary tables and graphs. You can also review specific topics by visiting the following
subject links. The tables presented in this report included weighted percent (%) or means and the corresponding
95% confidence interval. Also presented is the corresponding denominator sample size.
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State of Hawaii by Demographic Characteristics
State of Hawaii by Communities or Sub-Areas
For the first time, county tables are provided because there is sufficient sample size (the total sample size is 6,016).
It recommended that readers take a look at Table Demographics.
It gives the weighted and unweighted percentage distribution as well as the corresponding sample size and estimated
population by demographic variables. You can download the summary ASCII text files as a whole for each county:
Kauai and Maui. You have another choices
to view specific subjects for each county at this site.
A special Discussion on Data Quality of Hawaii BRFSS 2000
was presented. Reference for this discussion was mainly from the CDC 2000 BRFSS Summary Data Quality report. All the
numbers that pertain to the State of Hawaii is generated in DOHandmatched 100 percentwith that report. However, the
text that is italicized and enclosed in quotes means copied verbatim from that report.