CDC's BRFSS Map Tool
The CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (more info) is a mapping tool that illustrates health risks at national, state, and local levels.
- From the BRFSS front page you will be prompted to Select a Year (Note: currently only 2002 is available) and a Data Category you would like to display on your map (i.e. asthma, nutrition, women's health, etc.). Select your data and hit the GO button.
- You will be taken to a screen with several questions and responses. Choose the Question/response information you would like to display on your map by clicking the highlighted response.
Understanding Your Map
- The center map window displays the data you choose on a map of the entire United States as well as Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
- On the left hand side you will find the map key.
- You can change the information displayed by clicking the check boxes (States and MSA Metropolitan/micropolitan statistical area).
- From the right hand side of the map window you can zoom in and zoom out, center, pan, reset, print and save the map using the corresponding buttons.
- The info button/tool
will provide you with statistical information for the state or MSA of interest.
Hot links at the top of the page allow you to select a different question, view prevelance notes and find answers to FAQs.
- Click on the Info icon/tool.
- Click on the state or MSA of interest.
- A table with state or MSA statistical information will appear. (Note: you browser must allow pop-ups to see the data)