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United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2012


General Info
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 12/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative

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 2012. A list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site.

Alcohol use, Anemia, Asthma, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Body mass index, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Childhood sexual violence, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Colon and rectum cancers, Colonoscopy, Coping behavior, Corpus uteri cancer, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Dental caries, Diabetes, Diet, Disability, Domestic violence, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Emergency preparedness, Employment, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Glaucoma, Glucose tests, HIV and AIDS, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Height, Hours worked, Housing, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, Intimate partner violence, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Lifestyle risk factors, Liver cancer, Macular degeneration, Marital status, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational risk factors, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pain management, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poverty, Pregnancy, Race, Screening, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Self-treatment, Sense organ diseases, Sexual violence, Shingles vaccines, Skin cancers, Sleep, Smokeless tobacco use, Stroke, Suicide, Sun exposure, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Unintentional injuries, Vegetables, Vision loss, Weight, FFQ, Secondhand smoke