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United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2013


General Info
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2013 - 12/2013
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 2013. A list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site.