Vermont BRFSS: Adult Health Survey


The Vermont BRFSS is currently being conducted. If you receive a phone call from 802-264-3593 on behalf of the Vermont Department of Health asking you to answer some questions about your health and health practices it is a legitimate phone call. If you have questions about the survey or want to check to see if a call you received was legitimate, please call 800-869-2811.

Personal health behaviors 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