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Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (MiBRFSS) is composed of annual, state-level telephone surveys of Michigan residents, aged 18 years and older. These annual, state-level surveys, also known as Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveys (MiBRFS) act as the only source of state-specific, population-based estimates of the prevalence of various behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices among Michigan adults. MiBRFS results are used by public health agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and others to develop and evaluate programs that promote the health of Michigan citizens.
The national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) consists of annual surveys (i.e., BRFS) conducted independently by the states, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, and is coordinated through cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The annual Michigan surveys follow the CDC telephone survey protocol for the BRFSS and the annual standardized core questionnaire is used. In addition, the Michigan BRFS includes about 25 state-added questions each year.
Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Coordinator/Epidemiologist: Yan Tian, PhD, MS (TianY@michigan.gov)
Within the sections below, you will find annual Michigan BRFS questionnaires, as well as annual and multi-year Michigan BRFS surveillance data focusing on health risk behaviors, health indicators, and chronic diseases both at the state and local level. These sections also include a variety of reports focusing on special analyses that have been conducted using Michigan BRFS data.
- Michigan BRFSS Annual Questionnaires
The BRFS annual questionnaires consist on CDC core questions, optional modules, and state-added questions.
- Michigan BRFSS Annual Reports
The BRFS annual reports highlight key health risk behaviors, health indicators, and diseases in Michigan.
- Michigan BRFSS Standard Tables
The MiBRFSS standard tables present prevalence estimates on health risk behaviors, health indicators, and diseases from the Michigan BRFS by age group, gender, race, education level, and household income level.
- Michigan BRFSS Race/Ethnicity Tables
The MiBRFSS race/ethnicity tables provide prevalence estimates on key health risk behaviors, health indicators, and diseases for Michigan's major racial/ethnic populations.
- Michigan BRFSS Regional and Local Health Department Tables
Region-specific and local health department-specific prevalence estimates for health-risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and chronic conditions are computed using a three to five-year combined MiBRFSS dataset that maximizes the available sample size.
- Michigan BRFSS Surveillance Briefs
The MiBRFSS Surveillance Brief is a quarterly newsletter highlighting new topical data from the MI BRFSS. The miscellaneous BRFS reports include other reports and presentations that have been created using BRFSS data.
- Michigan BRFSS Highlights
The following presentations provide short summaries of the key findings from the most recent Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveys.
- 2022 Michigan BRFSS Data Users Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
- 2021 Michigan BRFSS Data Users Meeting Presentation Slides (PPT)
- 2018 Michigan BRFSS Data Users Meeting (PPT)
- The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Past, Present, and Future (PDF)
Other Michigan Surveys
- Minority Health Surveys
The MDHHS Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section has funded other stand-alone surveys that focus on specific racial/ethnic populations within Michigan.
- Michigan Asthma Call-Back Survey
The Michigan Asthma Call-Back Survey has been conducted annually since 2005 in conjunction with the Michigan BRFSS. Standard tables based on these data are available below.
- Adult Asthma Call Back Survey
- Child Asthma Call Back Survey
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- Chronic Disease Indicators
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
If you have any questions regarding the information within these publications, if you would like accessibility assistance reading any of these documents, or if you would like to submit a request for further Michigan BRFS information that is not included here, please email our Michigan BRFSS staff at MIBRFSS@michigan.gov.
► Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Survey Respondents and Data Users
State of Michigan
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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