Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
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 residing in the state. Information gathered in these surveys can be used to target health education and risk reduction activities throughout the state in order to lower rates of premature death and disability.
The surveillance system is based on a research design developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. Questions are standardized to ensure comparability of data with other states and to allow determination of trends over time.
To learn more about the BRFSS, visit:
- Nebraska BRFSS Data and Reports
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For more information, please contact:
Whitehall Senior Project Manager