Office of Public Health Assessment

Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an ongoing effort by the Utah Department of Health in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess the prevalence of and trend in health-related behaviors in the non-institutionalized Utah adult population aged 18 years and older. The BRFSS Survey is conducted by the Survey Center in the Office of Public Health Assessment.

Currently, the BRFSS is conducted on both landline phones and cellular phones. The BRFSS is not available by mail or online. Data collected through the BRFSS is completely confidential. Everyone's answers are combined and we don't collect any identifying information. Data from this survey have been extremely useful for improving Utah's health. By collecting information from randomly selected households across the state, public health officials at every level are able to understand the health strengths and weaknesses of a given community and thereby use tax payer dollars more effectively. This web page provides several links to reports and other publications that illustrate how useful BRFSS data can be. You'll also find links to copies of the BRFSS that have been administered in previous years.

BRFSS data are also available on Utah's Indicator Based Information System. This website provides access to static indicator reports, many of which include BRFSS data. A list of these reports can be found here (http://ibis.health.utah.gov/indicator/index/Alphabetical.html). BRFSS data are also available for custom query on IBIS here (http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/selection/brfss/BRFSSSelection.html).

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Publications

BRFSS Briefs

BRFSS Weighting Methodology

BRFSS Questionnaires

Through the IBIS-PH system it is also possible to create Custom Queries of the BRFSS data.
For help on BRFSS custom queries see the BRFSS section on the query help page.

For questions email the BRFSS coordinator.