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Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors Among States and Selected Local Areas – United States, 2010

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Series or system 
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The report Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors Among States and Selected Local Areas – United States, 2010, provides results from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. BRFSS began in 1984 and gathers information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury.  BRFSS is conducted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam; a list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site. In 2010, a pilot study collected a sample of cell phone only interviews in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Microdata is available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/data.htm

Citation
Authors 
Xu F, Town M, Balluz LS, Bartoli WP, Murphy W, Chowdhury PP, Garvin WS, Pierannunzi C, Zhong Y, Salandy SW, Jones CK, Crawford CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Journal 
MMWR Surveill Summ
Volume 
62
Issue 
1
Pages 
1-247
Publication year 
2013
Suggested citation 

Xu F, Town M, Balluz LS, Bartoli WP, Murphy W, Chowdhury PP, Garvin WS, Pierannunzi C, Zhong Y, Salandy SW, Jones CK, Crawford CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors Among States and Selected Local Areas - United States, 2010. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2013; 62(1): 1-247.