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.
The reports on this page include data through 2014. Please use the Hawaii Indicator-Based Information System (Hawaii-IBIS) to see the most recent BRFSS data and to perform your own custom queries!
Access to Health Services
Health-Related Quality of Life
Immunization & Preventive Services
Injury & Violence Prevention
Maternal, Infant, & Child Health
Nutrition & BMI
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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
- The lowest level of geographic detail on the BRFSS data is zipcode.
- Zipcodes are unknown for approximately 3-4% of respondents per year.
- 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%.
- “Unmarried couple” refers to a “Member of an unmarried couple.”
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