Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

  title={Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)},
  author={Linda A. Lindsay and Tammy J. Toney-Butler},
Informatics in Disease Prevention and Epidemiology
This chapter provides an understanding of public health interoperability and integration challenges, solutions, and future goals.
African American Obese Mens’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Bariatric Surgery: A Phenomenological Study
In the study, the researchers found three major themes emerged, which included 1) participants’ process of understanding bariatric surgery, 2) masculinity and social norms, and 3) finances.
Health Behaviors and Risk among Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses
Female neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses were of similar weight, but exercised fewer days per week, had fewer days without mental distress, and had lower perceptions of emotional support than the general population.
Penalty-based spatial smoothing and outlier detection for childhood obesity surveillance from electronic health records
A penalized multi-level generalized linear model is constructed using EHRs and a novel alternating minimization algorithm is proposed, which is computationally efficient, easy to implement, and guarantees convergence.
Evaluation of Disparities in Healthcare Experiences Between Racial Identities and Age Cohorts
Prevailing disparities among all racial and age groups exist; minorities and middleaged Americans are at greater risk for not receiving optimal healthcare treatment due to industry biases and perception of treatment.
Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2013 and 2014
This is the first BRFSS report to include age-adjusted prevalence estimates of health status indicators, health care access and preventive practices, health risk behaviors, chronic diseases and conditions, and cardiovascular conditions vary by state, territory, and MMSA.
The Engagement in Physical Activity for Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Findings from a Community Health Assessment
People with MCCs were among the least active subgroups despite the health benefits of doing exercise, and public health efforts to enhance regular PA in middle-aged and older adults are recommended.
A Population-based Assessment of Suicide Risk
The findings of this dissertation support the development and testing of preventative nursing screening interventions to help reduce the incidence of suicide and Sociodemographic characteristics of suicide risk question nonresponse were comparable to the characteristics of individuals identified as being at risk for suicide.
Health Impacts of the Built and Social Environments, and Travel Behavior: The Case of the Sunshine State
  • J. Mahmoudi, Lei Zhang
  • Political Science
    International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2022
As physical inactivity statistics for the U.S. population show an alarming trend, many health problems have been increasing among Americans in recent decades. Thus, identification of the factors that
The Effect of Self-Selected Exercise Workloads on Perceived Enjoyment and Self-Efficacy in Sedentary Adults
Self-selected workloads are shown to be more enjoyable than researcher-selected workloads. In addition, it is unclear if sedentary adults find aerobic interval or continuous exercise more pleasant.


The proportion for 2018 is 35
    The adjusted weight for 2019 is (_LLCPWT(2019) * .28)
      Significant Change Since
      • 2011
      The proportion for 2019 is 14