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BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BRFSSBehavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (US CDC)
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Finally, the BRFSS allows an important test of data validity.
Data were weighted, using intercensal estimates, to the sex, racial, ethnic, and age distribution of each state's adult population, and were age-standardized to the 1999 BRFSS population.
Therefore BRFSS questions are included on safety belt use, smoking status, cholesterol screening and awareness, alcohol use, blood pressure screening and treatment, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and preventive health practices, among others.
BRFSS is a CDC-sponsored, statewide telephone survey conducted annually to collect information on health outcomes and behaviors.
Prior to 2007, the only data available for children with asthma in West Virginia was the BRFSS Child Prevalence Module.
Twenty BRFSS personnel were trained in two 1hour training sessions on the use of the outbreak instrument and conducted pilot testing of the questionnaire for appropriate wording and skip patterns.
We analyzed data from the 2000 BRFSS, a cross sectional telephone survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized adult population over the age of 18 years.
It is important that the BRFSS is used and the findings communicated to alert communities and health professionals of improvements or continued problems in the areas that effect health outcomes.
The concise nature of the BRFSS Social Context Module's single-question format for food and housing security makes it possible to incorporate these questions into large health surveys so that social determinants can be monitored at the state and national levels and populations at risk can be identified.
The Boston BRFSS is conducted independently of the CDC, but follows the national BRFSS protocols.