Hawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest ongoing telephone survey of adults.  The BRFSS is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and originally collected data on health behaviors relevant to the leading causes of death, but has expanded to include other topics such as healthcare access, use of preventive health services, and emerging health issues.  Hawaii has been participating in the BRFSS since 1986 and the number of people surveyed each year has grown from 500 to over 6,000.

Perhaps you or someone you know has been called by our survey contractor.  BRFSS participants are randomly selected from houses with listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers, as well as cell phone numbers.  Interviews are conducted daily, from noon to 9 pm.  If you are called, please consider participating in the survey.  Results from this survey are used to improve programs that we hope will lead to better health for the people of Hawaii.

We gratefully acknowledge and thank the residents of Hawaii, who have graciously participated in this survey since 1986.

To access or request Hawaii BRFSS data, click here.

For general questions or comments about BRFSS, please call (808) 586-8051.

For questions about accessing Hawaii BRFSS data, please contact the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse.
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: (808) 956-2862