2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data Released

Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Issue: 
No.198
Category: 
Resources, Reports, Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data and prevalence tables. The data contains landline and cellphone only respondents from all 50 states, the District of Colombia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The telephone-based BRFSS surveillance system is designed to collect data in health-related risk behaviors, use of preventive services, and chronic health conditions from the adult population (≥18 years) in the United States. It provides a basis for the development and evaluation of public health programs, including programs targeted to reduce health disparities.

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