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United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015

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General Info
Geography 
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 12/2015
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state conducted telephone survey. The 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. As of 2011, the BRFSS has collected information through both landline and cellular telephone surveys.

Data were collected in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands did not collect data in 2015. A list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site.

Citation
Publication year 
2016
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015. Atlanta, United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016.