Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Highlighted Facts from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey:
Louisiana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Report -This report presents results from the specified years of BRFSS for the state of Louisiana. All civilian, non-institutionalized state residents aged 18 and older with a household landline telephone are eligible for survey participation. Respondents were selected randomly from the sample of eligible individuals.
The primary purpose of the survey is to provide population-based estimates for chronic disease and the associated risk factors for Louisiana residents. The results of the survey are used by public health agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, state agencies, and others to develop initiatives and pro-grams to improve the health of Louisiana residents.
2008 - 2010 Parish Profiles - The parish profiles are estimates for each parish.
2006 - 2008 Parish Profiles - The parish profiles are estimates for each parish. The BRFSS results for years 2006, 2007 and 2008 were combined in an attempt to increase the sample size for parishes with low population densities.
2009 Regional Rates - The regional rates provide rates for selected BRFSS questions for each of the nine designated health regions within the state.