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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

"Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 91 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2018 and 2019
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