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Data making a difference BRFSS Newsletter: Issue 2, Spring 2014
Spring issue of BRFSS Facts & News: Data making a difference. State Spotlight is Massachusetts. This state uses BRFSS data to address: Examining prevalence of health risk factors, behaviors, and outcomes, characterizing disparities in health among population subgroups...

Newsletter Cover BRFSS Newsletter: Issue 1, Summer 2013
First issue of BRFSS Facts & News Data making a difference. State Spotlight is North Carolina. This state uses BRFSS data to address: women’s health/preconception, mother-infant health, health disparities, and rising health-care costs...

Fact Sheet Cover BRFSS History
In 1984, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). BRFSS is the nation’s premier system of health surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors and events, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services....

Fact Sheet Cover SMART BRFSS
SMART BRFSS expands the usefulness of a highly functional surveillance system and gives state and local public health officials and policy makers an important and enhanced tool for public health planning...

Fact Sheet Cover BRFSS on the Web
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Web site shares data, documentation, questionnaires, training modules, and other information with BRFSS users, nationally and internationally...

BRFSS-Winnable cover BRFSS Winnable Battles
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors and events, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. The largest continuously conducted multi-mode (mail, landline phone, and cell phone) health survey in the world...

Fact Sheet Cover BRFSS Survey Methodology
The proportion of cell phone-only U.S. households is rising steadily. To maintain representativeness, coverage, and validity, telephone surveys, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), have had to add cellular telephones to their samples...

Fact Sheet CoverAt a Glance: Conducting the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
In 2011, more than 506,000 interviews were conducted, compared with the more than 451,000 interviews conducted in 2010. This increase allows states to use split modules in order to cover a wider range of topics each year. Also in 2011, a new optional module of sugar-sweetened beverages and menu labeling was added...

 

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