Health Reports & Data

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey. It is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is administered in all 50 states to collect information on behavioral risks associated with premature morbidity and mortality. In Hawaii, this information is captured by the BRFSS Program at Hawaii State Department of Health. Please note, the BRFSS methodology changed in 2011. Click here for more details

Access to Health Services
Alcohol Use
Cancer
Chronic Diseases
Demographics
Disability
Health-Related Quality of Life
Immunization & Preventive Services
Injury & Violence Prevention
Maternal, Infant, & Child Health
Mental Health
Nutrition & BMI
Older Adults
Oral Health
Physical Activity
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Tobacco Use

Number of individuals surveyed per year:

2014 – 7,247
2013 – 7,858
2012 – 7,582
2011 – 7,606
2010 – 6,552
2009 – 6,683
2008 – 6,446
2007 – 6,603
2006 – 6,564
2005 – 6,416
2004 – 2,202
2003 – 4,339
2002 – 6,000
2001 – 4,500
2000 – 6,051

Data Notes:

  1. The lowest level of geographic detail on the BRFSS data is zipcode.
  2. Zipcodes are unknown for approximately 3-4% of respondents per year.
  3. Cell size restriction is applied if the unweighted number of responses to a question is less than 50 or if the relative standard error is > 30%.
  4. “Unmarried couple” refers to a “Member of an unmarried couple.”

Surveys:

HBRFSS 2015
HBRFSS 2014
HBRFSS 2013

HBRFSS 2012

HBRFSS 2011
HBRFSS 2010
HBRFSS 2009
HBRFSS 2008
HBRFSS 2007
HBRFSS 2006
HBRFSS 2005
HBRFSS 2004
HBRFSS 2003
HBRFSS 2002
HBRFSS 2001
HBRFSS 2000

Additional Resources:

CDC-BRFSS Website
Hawaii Department of Health BRFSS
BRFSS Methodology Change Summary
BRFSS Health Indicator Documentation Report 2011+
BRFSS Health Indicator Documentation Report 2001-2010
HHDW Race Ethnicity Documentation
HHDW Poverty Level Documentation
The Hawaii Data Guide