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The 2018 BRFSS Data is Now Available!

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data for 2018 are now available on our Indicator-Based Information System (IBIS). The BRFSS is an annual landline and cell phone telephone survey of Hawai’i adults that is conducted throughout the year. The results are weighted to represent the Hawai’i adult resident population and population estimates are available at sub-county levels (24 communities and 40 school complexes).

We have expanded the number of indicators available under Oral Health, Immunization and Preventive Health, Cancer, Diabetes, and Tobacco Cessation and Second Hand Smoke. We have also expanded Demographics to include federal poverty level. Here are some highlights from 2018. Use the hyperlinks to create your own queries for each indicator!

Use Hawaii-IBIS to explore more of the results. You can filter by year, geography, age, sex, and 11 other demographic characteristics and display and group results by two different dimensions.

Here are some highlights:

  • Fewer adults were immunized for the flu in 2018 than in previous years—only 27.7% of adults 18-64 and 52.7% of those aged 65 and older were immunized.
  •  39.1% of adults have had at least one permanent tooth removed and it varied by federal poverty level (FPL) from 53.5% among those at 0-130% of FPL to 31.8% among those at 186% FPL or higher.
  • 60.1% of Hawai’i adults are overweight or obese (body mass index of 25 or greater). Men were significantly more likely than women to be overweight or obese (67.7% compared to 52.2%).

Updated: 04/14/2020