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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

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Centers for Disease Control
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2012
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Description: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Population: States conduct monthly telephone surveys using random digit-dialing. One adult (18 years and up) per household interviewed; over 350,000 adults interviewed each year.

Periodicity: Data collected monthly, available from 1984-2013.

Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Healthcare/access, health insurance, health risk behavior

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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