2016 New York State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data

The 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) was an RDD phone survey of the health status and health behaviors of adult NYS residents.

New York State Department of Health. 2019. "Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Health Indicators by County and Region." Accessed 12 July 2019. https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Behavioral-Risk-Factor-Surveillance-System-BRFSS-H/jsy7-eb4n/data.

Data are sample based and therefore subject to sampling variability. Data are based on respondents’ answers to a telephone survey, so data is self-reported and therefore potentially subject to response bias, recall bias, social desirability bias, and so on. Indicator estimates are sometimes based on small samples, resulting in low precision of the estimates.




All indicators have a crude rate, age-adjusted rate, and margins of error for both.