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Newsletter Cover BRFSS Newsletter: Issue 4, Fall 2014 [PDF - 1.7 MB]
In New Hampshire, public health researchers said the BRFSS occupation-related data helped them compare the health habits of their state’s health care workers (HCWs) with those of general residents...
Newsletter Cover BRFSS Newsletter: Issue 3, Summer 2014 [PDF - 2.9 MB]
Washington uses BRFSS to track the prevalence of the following health issues and behaviors among employed respondents; and the state groups...
Newsletter CoverBRFSS Newsletter: Issue 2, Spring 2014 [PDF - 1.24 MB]
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...
Newsletter CoverBRFSS Newsletter: Issue 1, Summer 2013 [PDF - 661KB]
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...
Newsletter CoverBRFSS History [PDF - 1.1 MB]
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....
Newsletter CoverSMART BRFSS [PDF - 571 KB]
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...
Newsletter CoverBRFSS on the Web [PDF - 274 KB]
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Web site shares data, documentation, questionnaires, training modules, and other information with BRFSS users, nationally and internationally...
Newsletter CoverBRFSS Winnable Battles [PDF - 1.0 MB]
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...
Newsletter CoverBRFSS Survey Methodology [PDF - 806 KB]
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)’ BRFSS...
Newsletter CoverAt a Glance: Conducting the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System [PDF - 703 KB]
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..
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