Hawai'i Health Data Warehouse

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.

YearIndividuals SurveyedHawai'i SurveysData Release NotesCDC Documentation
20207754HBRFSS 20202020 Release Notes2020 BRFSS Documentation
20197683HBRFSS 20192019 Release Notes2019 BRFSS Documentation
20187901HBRFSS 20182018 Release Notes2018 BRFSS Documentation
20177754HBRFSS 20172017 Release Notes2017 BRFSS Documentation
20168087HBRFSS 20162016 BRFSS Documentation
20157163HBRFSS 20152015 BRFSS Documentation
20147247HBRFSS 20142014 BRFSS Documentation
20137858HBRFSS 20132013 BRFSS Documentation
20127582HBRFSS 20122012 BRFSS Documentation
20117606HBRFSS 20112011 BRFSS Documentation
20106552HBRFSS 2010Please 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.
20096683HBRFSS 2009
20086446HBRFSS 2008
20076603HBRFSS 2007
20066564HBRFSS 2006
20056416HBRFSS 2005
20042202HBRFSS 2004
20034339HBRFSS 2003
20026000HBRFSS 2002
20014500HBRFSS 2001
20006051HBRFSS 2000

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