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BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BRFSSBehavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (US CDC)
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Census population data and the February 2013 Office of Management and Budget designations of metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area, or noncore area (2), was used to classify urban-rural status of BRFSS respondents, Medicare inpatient claims, decedents, and populations at risk based on reported county of residence.
Because the CPS has no information on care utilization and is limited to one measure of self-reported health status, research that investigates health care or outcomes typically uses the BRFSS. To our knowledge, only one study (Blum et al.
You can use the BRFSS portal system to see how depression is affecting different types of people in every state in the country.
A sample of 464,664 individuals, who participated in the BRFSS 2014, was restricted to the older adults aged 65 years and older (n = 159,336).
Analyzing Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 1993 through 2002, Quinlan and colleagues (2005) found that the percentage of respondents who reported driving after having too much to drink increased from the mid-1990s to 2002, as did the number of impaired driving episodes (2005).
(2013) examined mammography use in 2010 versus 2006-2008 period among women aged 40-49 years in Washington, DC, relative to women aged 50-74 years using BRFSS. The study concluded there was no reduction in mammography among women aged 40-49 years relative to women aged 5074 years, suggesting noncompliance with the 2009 USPSTF recommendations among the former group.
Weighted 2011 and 2013 BRFSS data collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia were combined to obtain stable estimates.
BRFSS data for 2012 indicated 69.0% of West Virginia adults reported doing physical activity or exercise (which includes walking) during the past 30 days other than their regular job.
Data source: An analysis of cross-sectional data on 3,355 NHANES and 97,310 BRFSS participants with diabetes who were surveyed between 1999 and 2010.
This module was part of the BRFSS in 21 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The same scale in the BRFSS revealed that serious psychological distress occurred in 4% in 35 states in 2007 and in 3.9% in 16 states in 2009.