New Health Indicators from CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Coming to PolicyMap in early 2015 are a set of indicators from CDC’s 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This dataset comes from an annual phone survey of over 400,000 Americans and includes detailed estimates for health status (e.g. diabetes, obesity, asthma) and health behaviors (physical activity, immunization, tobacco and alcohol consumption).

The following data will be available to subscribers for census tract, counties, county subdivisions, and states. Some indicators will be available for free.

  • Very Good/Excellent General Health
  • Fair/Poor General Health
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • BMI
  • Physical Activity
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Seatbelt Use
  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Immunization (Flu)
  • HIV test
  • Primary Care doctor
  • Routine Checkup within past year