Get Texas BRFSS Data
The Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) was initiated in 1987. The BRFSS is an important public health tool for measuring adult health by reaching out directly to adult Texans to learn more about chronic disease prevalence, risk behaviors, demographics, health care access, and preventive behaviors. Public and private health authorities at the federal, state, and local levels rely on BRFSS to identify public health problems, design policies and interventions, set goals, and measure progress towards those goals.
Texas BRFSS Data on Texas Health Data
You can access prevalence estimates of risk factors, health indicators, and preventive health practices through the Texas Health Data query system.
Public Use Data Files (PUDFs)
PUDFs contain data for a requestor to conduct analyses on their own using the statistical software of their choosing.
Custom Data Analysis
The Texas BRFSS is a state-level survey. However, survey results can be broken down by some smaller geographical areas including Public Helth Regions (PHRs), larger Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSAs), and some larger counties. Estimated prevalence rates are not available for all counties or zip codes.
Survey results can also be broken down by the following demographic categories:
- Age group
- Educational attainment
- Marital status
- Employment status
- Health insurance
- Disability status
- Sexual orientation
For more information about what questions were asked in a given year, visit Questionnaires-BRFSS.
The Texas BRFSS Program produces summary tables every year. The summary tables contain prevalence estimates for almost all of the questions asked in a survey year broken down by all the demographic groups listed above. Summary tables are in excel format with a separate tab for each estimate and are produced for Texas, Public Health Regions (PHRs), Administrative Health Regions, larger Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and larger Counties. To request our Summary Tables, please send an email to the Texas BRFSS Program at BRFSS@dshs.texas.gov. Please indicate year and area(s).