What is the data source for the recent study involving drinking patters

From: XXX
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 12:15 PM
To: Laura Dwyer-Lindgren; Gillian Hansen; Abraham D. Flaxman
Subject: US County Drinking Data

Hello All,

What is the data source for the recent study involving drinking patters in US Counties from 2002-2012?!

Thanks,

Aaron

From: Abraham D. Flaxman
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:22 AM
Subject: RE: US County Drinking Data

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for your interest in this work. Our study is summarized here: http://www.healthdata.org/research-article/drinking-patterns-us-counties-2002-2012 and published in AJPH:
Dwyer-Lindgren L, Flaxman AD, Ng M, Hansen GM, Murray CJL, Mokdad AH. Drinking patterns in US counties from 2002 to 2012. American Journal of Public Health. 2015 April 23; e1-e8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302313. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302313
The data is from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a rolling telephone survey, which collects around 250,000 interviews a year. You can see the results for Marathon County in context in our mapping tool here: http://ihmeuw.org/3gar

I suspect that there are other people wondering this as well… with your permission, I’ll include some of this correspondence on my blog, http://healthyalgorithms.com/

–Abie

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