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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Background

The Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) has been conducting surveys annually since 1986 for the purpose of collecting data on the prevalence of major health risk factors among adults living in the state. The surveillance system is based on a research design developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. The system aims to target health education and risk reduction activities throughout Nebraska in order to lower rates of premature death and disability.

Type of Data

The data are collected for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Data are collected through both landline and cell phones with randomly selected Nebraskans aged 18 and older. The survey is conducted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Home Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Public Health Support Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-1063