BRFSS SPOTLIGHT SERIES OVERVIEW This three-part infographic series from SHADAC focuses on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, an annual telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that collects data from respondents across all 50 states and D.C. regarding health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Our analysis focused on health behaviors—smoking and e-cigarette use, binge drinking, and obesity— for adults (age 18 and older) and, when appropriate or particularly relevant, included breakdowns by race/ethnicity and educational attainment. These measures are available on SHADAC'sState Health Compare.
Estimates are from SHADAC analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and are available on State Health Compare.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.