Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, ongoing telephone health survey. It is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is administered in all 50 states and 3 territories to collect information on behavioral risks associated with premature illness and death. In Hawaiʻi, this information is captured by the BRFSS Program at the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.
Data Release Notes
The surveys we use to collect data are constantly being updated. As the surveys evolve, new indicators are created and old indicators are removed. The data release notes contain information about new indicators and dimensions that have been added each year. General data release notes are available on the BRFSS Health Indicator Selection page.
|Year||Individuals Surveyed||Hawai‘i Surveys||Data Release Notes||CDC Documentation|
|2020||7754||HBRFSS 2020||2020 Release Notes||2020 BRFSS Documentation|
|2019||7683||HBRFSS 2019||2019 Release Notes||2019 BRFSS Documentation|
|2018||7901||HBRFSS 2018||2018 Release Notes||2018 BRFSS Documentation
|2017||7754||HBRFSS 2017||2017 Release Notes||2017 BRFSS Documentation
|2016||8087||HBRFSS 2016||2016 BRFSS Documentation
|2015||7163||HBRFSS 2015||2015 BRFSS Documentation
|2014||7247||HBRFSS 2014||2014 BRFSS Documentation
|2013||7858||HBRFSS 2013||2013 BRFSS Documentation
|2012||7582||HBRFSS 2012||2012 BRFSS Documentation
|2011||7606||HBRFSS 2011||2011 BRFSS Documentation
|2010||6552||HBRFSS 2010||Please note, the BRFSS methodology changed in 2011. Click here for more details.
Therefore, while HHDW contains BRFSS data since 2000, only data from 2011 forward is available in Hawaiʻi-IBIS.
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides extensive documentation and survey results for participating states and territories.
- Hawaiʻi Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System website provides information about the survey implementation in Hawaiʻi.