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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Health Behaviors and Risk Factors

  • ​The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)​ is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information from adults (18 and older) on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury. 

  • The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered to middle and high school students and monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.

 


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury. BRFSS is conducted at random by telephone to state residents aged 18 years and older. In 2001 the state of North Carolina started collecting a sample of Mecklenburg County residents that is representative of all Mecklenburg County adults. BRFSS interviews are conducted monthly and data are analyzed annually (on a calendar-year basis).

In 2014, the Mecklenburg County Health Department began collecting local data using questions from the BRFSS survey to provide a more accurate picture of health behaviors in our community. This local data is not directly comparable to the state's survey data.  For more information about the local survey, read thesurvey methodology report.​

2014 Infographic Rep​orts: Results from local BRFSS Survey 

​Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease 
​​​​Tobacco Use
Tobacco Use 
Cancer Screening
Cancer Screening 
​Health Care Access
Health Care Access 

 

Additional Mecklenburg BRFSS Information:

Mecklenburg data from the State BRFSS survey:Selected BRFSS Indicators, 2011-2013 

Information about the State BRFSS survey:Technical Notes

 

 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)​

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The YRBS is administered at the middle and/or high school level by individual states, counties and/or cities in odd-numbered years to coincide with the national high school administration of the YRBS conducted by the CDC. The survey measures behaviors such as:

  • unintentional injuries and violence
  • tobacco, alcohol and other drug use
  • sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies
  • ​physical activity
  • self reported height and weight to allow calculation of body mass index


 

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Recent YRBS Reports

2013:  Middle School Highlights  |  High School Highlights
2011:  Middle School Highlights  |  High School Highlights
2009:  Middle School Highlights  |  High School Highlights  |  High School Health Disparities

Additional Information:

 

If you need additional data, please submit an ​​online data request.


Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700