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United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2016


General Info
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2016 - 12/2016
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, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anxiety, Anxiety disorders, Appetite loss, Assets, Asthma, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Body mass index, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Cholesterol, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Colon and rectum cancers, Colonoscopy, Corpus uteri cancer, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Dietary sodium, Disability, Drug consumption, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Fatigue, Fruits and vegetables, Glaucoma, Glucose tests, Gout, HIV and AIDS, HPV, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hodgkin lymphoma, Hospitals, Hours worked, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Insulin, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Macular degeneration, Marital status, Medical equipment, Melanoma, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mouth cancer, Obesity, Occult blood, Oesophagus cancer, Osteoarthritis, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Pregnancy, Preventive interventions, Prostate cancer, Race, Rehabilitation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Shingles vaccines, Skin cancers, Sleep, Smokeless tobacco use, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Sun exposure, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight, ENDS use