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BRFSS Health Indicator Selection

The Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects uniform, state-specific data on preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries, and preventable infectious diseases in the adult population. The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey of Hawaii residents conducted throughout the year using scientific telephone survey methods. Both cell phones and land line telephone numbers are included. Adults living in group quarters with a central phone system, such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons are not included.

Participant responses are weighted to represent the adult population by age, gender, race, education, marital status, home ownership, telephone source (landline versus cell phone), and county of residence. All fifty states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam participate in the survey. State and national estimates for BRFSS core questions and modules can be found here. The Hawaii BRFSS survey is conducted by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

DATA RELEASE NOTES: Click here for BRFSS Data Release notes.

RELATED VIDEOS: Click here for the most recent BRFSS Coffee Break webinar.
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