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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a system of telephone surveys sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control to monitor lifestyles and behaviors related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. In recent years, health professionals and the public have become increasingly aware of the role of such lifestyle factors as cigarette smoking, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, and the nonuse of seat belts in contributing to injury, illness and death.

In 1981, the Centers for Disease Control began using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System as a method of estimating the prevalence of high risk behaviors and lifestyle factors that contribute to death and disease. Colorado participated in this project with point in time surveys in 1982 and 1987. The Survey Research Unit of the Health Statistics Section of the Colorado Department of Public Heath and Environment began collecting data on a monthly basis in January 1990. The Survey Research Unit now completes more than 1,000 BRFSS surveys a months with adult residents of Colorado.

Link to CDC's Online Prevalence Data and compare Colorado 1995-2007 to other States

BRFSS coordinators and Web sites in other states can be found at the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC State Coordinator Listing


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