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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Alternate Titles(s): BRFSS

UID: 10002

Description
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. BRFSS collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS collects state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors and events, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. BRFSS also collects data on important emerging health issues such as vaccine shortage and influenza-like illness. Interviewers administer the annual BRFSS surveys continuously through the year.
Publisher
Timeframe
1984 - Present
Geographic Coverage
United States
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)
Aged (80 years and over)
Keywords
Access Restrictions
Free to All
Access Instructions
All BRFSS data (annual survey, asthma call-back survey, GIS maps data, SMART: City and County Survey Data, Statistical Briefs) are accessible on the website, including the documentation of that data for any BRFSS survey year. Use the BRFSS Data User Guide to get an overview of how to use BRFSS data appropriately.
Dataset Format(s)
SAS, SPSS, ASCII, PDF
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