The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System: past, present, and future.

  title={The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System: past, present, and future.},
  author={Ali H. Mokdad},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a large state-based telephone survey. BRFSS is designed to monitor the leading risk factors for morbidity and mortality in the United States at the local, state, and national levels. The BRFSS has proven to be a powerful tool for building heath-promotion activities. However, the use of telephone-based, random-digit-dial (RDD) methods in public health surveys and surveillance is at a crossroads. Rapid changes in telecommunication… CONTINUE READING


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