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United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2008

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General Info
Geography 
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state conducted telephone 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 2008, 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.

Citation
Suggested citation 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2008. Atlanta, Georgia: CDC, US Department of Health and Human Services.