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United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2011


General Info
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 12/2011
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative

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; a list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site. 

In 2011, the BRFSS began collecting information through samples of both landline and cell phone interviews.