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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 (


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.

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