Flat files are ASCII text files that contain no formatting and have no column headers; however, they are convenient to use with statistical processing programs.
SAS files are formatted for analysis in SAS data analysis software; the readme.txt file in the documentation for each survey describes the function of the various SAS files.
The general documentation file includes the record layout, the survey form, and a description of the methodology used in the survey.
For information on unzipping and downloading zip files, visit our help section.
Data files from an ongoing series of surveys are indicated by an asterisk * following a file icon *. Data files that contain data from both FRSS and PEQIS surveys are indicated by two asterisks ** following a file icon **.