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Geographic Variation in Health Indicators across North Carolina Counties and Regions: A Comparison of Direct and Synthetic Estimates from the North Carolina BRFSS

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Survey data from the 2001 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) were used in this study to investigate county and regional differences in selected health indicators before and after age adjustments. Results show that the use of synthetic estimates does not capture the variation across counties in health risks and behaviors, and can be misleading.
SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 137, Aug 2003, p1-7, bibl, f