BRFSS provides a comprehensive portrait of public health for every state. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a annual survey conducted via telephone interviews by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.
LiveStories includes the most recent BRFSS data from 2016, along with previous years. Our platform enables you to benchmark your state’s data to other states and easily spot trends in a huge variety of public health topics.
- BRFSS data covers more than 450 indicators.
- Topics include health care access, prevention, chronic disease, unhealthy behaviors, and more.
- Data granularity: By state, as well as by age, demographics, education, gender, and income.
- Timeframe: Annually with some indicators reported biannually.
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See details on the public health of Americans from BRFSS.
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Story Using BRFSS Data
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
This Kentucky-based health department uses BRFSS data for their community health assessment.