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Release of the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data

Monday, October 06, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The 2013 BRFSS is based on 491,000 interviews conducted across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The 2013 data on health risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access (primarily related to chronic disease and injury) come from a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults aged 18 years and older in each state.

The 2013 BRFSS data continue to reflect the changes initially made in 2011 in weighting methodology (raking) and the addition of cell phone-only respondents. The data allow for state-to-state and state-to-nationwide comparisons, and the state-specific data provide a sound basis for developing and evaluating public health programs, including programs targeted to reduce disparities in addressing health risks.

To access the 2013 prevalence estimates, visit the BRFSS website at the following link:
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfss/

Data files are available at: http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/annual_data/annual_2013.html.

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