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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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Analyze the Breadth + Depth of BRFSS Data

Explore example charts based on topics, and drill down to see data for specific populations.


See details on the public health of Americans from BRFSS.

Click to see data on a few of the topics in BRFSS (2016):


Drill down to data for specific populations of Americans.

Choose a sub-population to see how its smoking rate has changed, benchmarked across several states.

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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.

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