Vermont BRFSS: Adult Health Survey

Personal health behaviors — such as poor eating habits, lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking — have a major impact on the health of the population and contribute to the leading causes of disease and premature death.

Vermont tracks adult health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services using a telephone survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). The results are used to track Health Department goals, such as Healthy Vermonters 2020 and to plan, support and evaluate health promotion programs. Results are also collated into many different reports: such as BRFSS data reports. Since 1990, Vermont, along with the 49 other states, Washington D.C., and U.S. territories, has participated in the BRFSS with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC provides the Health Department with funding each year to support the implementation of the survey.

Each year, more than 6,000 adult Vermonters are randomly and anonymously selected and interviewed as part of the BRFSS. All respondents are asked a uniform set of questions and results are weighted to represent the adult population of the state. ICF International, with an office in Burlington, Vermont, is currently the interviewing contractor for the Vermont BRFSS.

More information about the Vermont BRFSS:

BRFSS Data Briefs (listed by survey year)
Other BRFSS Reports & Maps