Oversamples Table Lookup - BRFSS

Since 2004, six standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Austin-Round Rock MSA, Dallas-Plano-Irving PMSA, Ft. Worth-Arlington PMSA, El Paso MSA, Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land MSA, and San Antonio MSA, have been oversampled in the state. Those data can be found in the regular BRFSS query system.

Additional MSAs and counties were oversampled for programmatic and local health initiatives in Texas from 2006-2010. The data presented below for the oversamples were weighted to adjust for the probabilities of selection and a post-stratification weighting factor that adjusted for sex and age of that particular community. 

Oversample Counties


Area Year(s)
Amarillo MSA 2008, 2010
Bexar County 2008, 2009, 2010
City of San Antonio 2008
Fort Bend County 2009, 2010
Gregg, Harrison, & Smith Counties 2006
Harris County 2008, 2010
Harris County without City of Houston 2009
Lubbock MSA 2006, 2008
Lubbock-Cooper ISD 2009, 2010
Midland-Odessa MSA 2009, 2010
Northeast Texas Public Health District 2009, 2010
Smith County 2010
The Big Bend Area 2007, 2010
The Valley Area 2007, 2010
Travis County 2009, 2010
Tyler MSA 2008
Val Verde & Maverick Counties 2007, 2010
Val Verde County 2008, 2010
Webb & Zapata Counties 2007, 2010
Wichita Falls MSA 2008, 2010
Williamson County 2009


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(For the most recent BRFSS data, visit the BRFSS page on Texas Health Data)