Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (ICPSR 140)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an ongoing data collection program developed and conducted to monitor state-level prevalence of the major behavioral risks associated with premature morbidity and mortality among adults. BRFSS data and documentation since 1990 are available for download in several formats from the BRFSS Web site. The site also provides interactive databases containing prevalence and trends data for health behavior and health risks for each state in the nation.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    chronic illnesses, community health, disease, disease prevention, health behavior, public health, risk factors, states (USA), trends

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation

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