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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury. BRFSS is conducted at random by telephone to state residents aged
18 years and older. In 2001 the state of North Carolina started collecting a sample of Mecklenburg County residents that is representative of all Mecklenburg County adults. BRFSS interviews are conducted monthly and data are analyzed annually (on a calendar-year basis).
In 2014, the Mecklenburg County Health Department began collecting local data using questions from the BRFSS survey to provide a more accurate picture of health behaviors in our community. This local data is not directly comparable to the state's survey data. For more information about the local survey, read thesurvey methodology report.
Additional Mecklenburg BRFSS Information:
Mecklenburg data from the State BRFSS survey:Selected BRFSS Indicators, 2011-2013
Information about the State BRFSS survey:Technical Notes
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The YRBS is administered at the middle and/or high school level by individual states, counties and/or cities in odd-numbered years to coincide with the national high school administration of the YRBS conducted by the CDC. The survey measures behaviors such as:
2013: Middle School Highlights |
High School Highlights2011: Middle School Highlights |
High School Highlights2009:
Middle School Highlights |
High School Highlights |
High School Health Disparities
If you need additional data, please submit an online data request.