Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
The Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) is a telephone survey of state residents ages 18 and older carried out in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (exit DHS) encompasses BRFS programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
The survey addresses a variety of topics, such as behaviors related to smoking, alcohol use, physical activity and overweight; prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension; and receipt of recommended cancer and cholesterol screening tests. BRFS data are used extensively by public health departments and are the basis of numerous articles in public health research journals and other publications. (See information about the BRFS methodology.)
Health Counts in Wisconsin: Behavioral Risk Factors, 2010 (annual tables) (PDF, 146 KB) (September 2011)
This condensed report presents BRFS data on risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, overweight and lack of exercise, as well as receipt of screening tests and actions taken to reduce chronic disease risk.
Quality of Life: Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey to Examine
How Wisconsin Adults View Their Health
BRFS in Other Reports: Here is a sampling of reports from collaborations and other programs that present Behavioral Risk Factor Survey data from Wisconsin.
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Last Revised: April 03, 2013