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Surveillance of Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States 2009

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
Series or system 
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The report, Surveillance of Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States 2009, provides results from the 2009 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. In 2009, 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands conducted the BRFSS; a list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site.

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

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Citation
Authors 
Li C, Balluz LS, Okoro CA, Strine TW, Lin J-MS, Town M, Garvin W, Murphy W, Bartoli W, Valluru B, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Journal 
MMWR Surveill Summ
Volume 
60
Issue 
9
Pages 
1-250
Publication year 
2011
Suggested citation 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance of Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States 2009. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011; 60(9): 1-250.