Primary tabs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Other Access

The information on this page (the dataset metadata) is also available in these formats.


via the DKAN API

Behavioral Risk Factors – Vision and Eye Health Surveillance

2013-2016. This dataset is a de-identified summary table of vision and eye health data indicators from BRFSS, stratified by all available combinations of age group, race/ethnicity, gender, risk factor and state. BRFSS is a system of telephone surveys conducted by CDC that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year across 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. BRFSS data for VEHSS includes one question from the core component related to Visual Function. Data were suppressed for cell sizes less than 30 persons, or where the relative standard error more than 30% of the mean. Data will be updated as it becomes available. Detailed information on VEHSS BRFSS analyses can be found on the VEHSS BRFSS webpage (link). General information about BRFSS can be found on the BRFSS website ( The VEHSS BRFSS dataset was last updated in June 2018.

Bureau Code
009:20 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Release Date
Homepage URL
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
DDT Public Inquiries
Contact Email
Public Access Level
POD Theme
Vision & Eye Health
Program Code
009:020 - Department of Health and Human Services - Program Management
Harvested from
Harvest Source
Harvest Source URI
Last Harvest PerformedFri, 11/16/2018 - 02:18