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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The article first shows that the BRFSS data is superior in this respect.
The 1999 BRFSS questions regarding use of sigmoidoscopy were modified from previous questionnaires.
By analyzing existing BRFSS data and developing BRFSS-type special surveys to study the health status and risk factors among Medicare beneficiary populations, HCFA and CDC hope to identify opportunities to reduce high-risk health behaviors among the elderly, improve care, and monitor intervention results.
Among the 51,335 respondents to the 2011-2014 WA BRFSS, 25,493 (50.
Data from the 2007 and 2008 BRFSS Child Asthma Call-back Surveys were used for planning interventions that would increase self-management in West Virginians with asthma.
The BRFSS program at KDHE has facilitated the development of the internal expertise and infrastructure necessary to design and implement large-scale and complex telephone surveys.
The BRFSS uses random-digit dialing within blocks of telephone numbers to identify a probability sample of households with telephones in each state.
This manuscript examines two states, Alabama and Kansas, using the BRFSS.
BRFSS is an ongoing surveillance system designed to measure behavioral risk factors for the noninstitutionalized adult population aged [greater than or equal to] 18 years residing in the United States.
The BRFSS is a cross-sectional telephone survey of non-institutionalized adults aged 18 years or older, and is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments.
Lutfiyya noted that with the BRFSS data it's impossible to determine whether patients with metabolic syndrome and depression had the depression before or after the development of metabolic syndrome.