5.3 - Existing US Health Surveys

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In the US, governmental agencies conduct surveys for various purposes at regular intervals. Investigate these surveys by following the links below, then complete Table 3.  

1. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) https://www.cdc.gov/BRFSS/

2. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) https://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm

3. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

4. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

5. California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/about/Pages/about.aspx

Table 3: Comparison of US Health Surveys

  Target Population Mode/Sampling Strategy/Size Health Issues; Example of a Disease/Outcome and an Exposure Notes
BRFSS        
YRBSS        
NHIS        
NHANES        
CHIS        

You have finished the reading for Week 5. Table 3 above, completed, is part of your homework. (A blank WORD table is part of the Homework 3 file or you may create your own table.)

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