BRFSS


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BRFSS

Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System. The world’s largest phone surveillance system, which tracks health risks in the US as a way of improving the general population’s health.
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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: BRFSS 2011 Survey Data and Documentation.
While local officials prefer health data specific to their communities, local BRFSS or other epidemiologic data may be unavailable or expensive to obtain.
The BRFSS, conducted by the CDC, provides ali of the individual-level data on smoking and demographics for the sample of 965,359 individuals 18 to 50 years of age who were interviewed between January 2, 2001, and December 31, 2009.
Summary statistics of the sampled adult participants in the 2007-2009 Mississippi BRFSS (n=26,961) are provided in Table 1.
We based inclusion criteria for each preventive service on recommendations in place at the time of the BRFSS survey (2003 and 2004) by the U.
Using a BRFSS question, we queried participants to determine if finances prohibited them from seeing a physician in the previous year (yes or no) and the last time they had a complete physical examination.
11) The BRFSS design does not directly compensate for households without telephones; however, the weighting procedures may reduce the bias vulnerabilities.
Presenters discussed BRFSS topics in survey research, epidemiology, evaluation, policy, and public health.
According to the BRFSS, African Americans are at a higher risk than White Americans for all the modifiable stroke risk factors, with the exception of cholesterol, smoking, and alcohol consumption (BRFSS, 2003).
In a previous study by Yore and colleagues (2001), the test-retest reliability of BRFSS physical activity items was substantial--kappa = 0.
More than 350,000 adults are interviewed each year, making the BRFSS the largest telephone health survey in the world.
Data from BRFSS in 2008 (n = 6,165) were used to represent the general population of Arizona and were compared with data from interviews with coccidioidomycosis patients to understand how the coccidioidomycosis patients' understanding differed from the BFRSS population's knowledge of coccidioidomycosis (10).