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MMWR Surveillance Summaries

MMWR logoThe CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains hundreds of articles citing BRFSS data. The MMWR Web site provides the complete articles in a searchable database. Visit the MMWR Web site.

MMWR Vol 63 No. SS-09 (October 24, 2014)
Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors Among States and Selected Local Areas — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2011

Chronic conditions (e.g., heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms, and diabetes), infectious diseases (e.g., influenza and pneumonia), and unintentional injuries are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Adopting positive health behaviors (e.g., staying physically active, quitting tobacco use, always wearing seatbelts in automobiles) and accessing preventive health-care services (e.g., getting routine physical checkups, receiving recommended vaccinations on appropriate schedules, checking blood pressure and cholesterol and maintaining them at healthy levels) can reduce morbidity and mortality from chronic and infectious diseases. Monitoring the health-risk behaviors of a community's residents as well as their participation in and access to health-care services provides information critical to the development and maintenance of intervention programs as well as the implementation of strategies and health policies that address public health problems at the levels of state and territory, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area (MMSA), and county.

MMWR Vol 60, No. 9 (August 19, 2011)

MMWR Vol 59 No. SS-01 (December 10, 2010)

MMWR Vol 59 No. SS-01 (February 5, 2010)

MMWR Vol 57, No. SS-07 (August 15, 2008)

MMWR Vol 56, No. SS-04 (May 11, 2007)

MMWR Vol 55, No. SS-07 (July 14, 2006)

MMWR Vol 54, No. SS-08 (December 2, 2005)

MMWR Vol 53, No. SS-05 (July 23, 2004)

MMWR Vol 52, No. SS-08 (August 22, 2003)

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