Behavioral Risk Factor Survey

The California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey has been ongoing since January, 1984. The emphasis of this survey is on health-related behaviors in the California adult population with a specific focus on behaviors related to disease and injury. The survey is part of a surveillance effort conducted by the California Department of Health Services and the Public Health Institute in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The annual sample size for this survey is approximately 4,000 interviews. Some data from this research is represented by students in contrast essays that helps to sort the most important findings out of survey.

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2002 Survey Instrument
2002 Documentation and Technical Report

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