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 including 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 time to evenings up to 9pm.  If you are called, please participate and thank you, in advance. Statistical results from this survey will help plan for program improvements that we hope will lead to better health for all people of Hawaii.

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

If you have any questions or comments about HBRFSS, please e-mail us or contact the Department of Health at 808-586-4594. To access or request BRFSS data, visit the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse.