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BRFSS

What is BRFSS?

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. It is the he largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world and collects data at the county, state and national levels.

How is it useful?

This information tells us a lot about the people of Douglas County and their daily activities, health conditions, and other matters. 

This website presents a variety of BRFSS data compiled by the DCHD Health Data program that may be of interest to public policy makers, medical professionals, students, and interested members of the general public.

 

Please contact us with any input you have to make our website a better tool to meet your needs!

Adults Overweight or Obese
(Percent)
Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked and have been told it was high
(Percent)
Adults who have been told they have high blood pressure
(Percent)
Adults aged 18-64 who have NO health care coverage
(Percent)
Adults who ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes
(Percent)
Adults who ever been told had depression
(Percent)
BRFSS 2011201220132014201520162017
Adults Overweight or Obese63.762.762.264.165.067.866.4
Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked and have been told it was high37.1--34.3--34.3--32.8
Adults who have been told they have high blood pressure27.3--28.9--28.5--30.2
Adults aged 18-64 who have NO health care coverage21.218.520.916.017.417.715.9
Adults who ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes8.48.19.39.28.27.810.2
Adults who ever been told had depression16.718.120.518.818.619.320.7
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