Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Minnesota BRFSS, initiated in 1984, is a large-scale telephone survey conducted on a monthly basis throughout the year. Topics covered by the BRFSS include smoking, overweight, physical activity, fruit/vegetable consumption, chronic disease prevalence, and access to healthcare.
The BRFSS survey is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is conducted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). MDH provides data to CDC monthly.
For more information about the national BRFSS program, visit the CDC website:
- CDC: Prevalence and Trend data
BRFSS data for Minnesota and other states, by year and topic.
- CDC: About BRFSS
CDC's overview of the need for the BRFSS, as well as a brief history of its inception.
- CDC: BRFSS Survey Data and Documentation
Information about survey methodology, weighting of BRFSS data, downloading data, and other topics.