Data Elements

Each BRFSS data element (topic) is composed of a series of questions, most of which have a limited number of self-reported, categorical responses. Some questions included within a series may vary by year. The BRFSS questionnaire contains three parts: core sections, optional standard CDC modules and state-specific questions. Fixed core elements (C) are included in the BRFSS questionnaire every year; rotating core elements (RC), questions that are asked every other year; and optional (O) or state-added elements (S), at the state's discretion. Additionally, CDC may add “emerging issue” questions to a fixed or rotating core in any given year. An index by year of topics and the questions contained therein may be obtained from the department.

2012 Missouri BRFSS Questionnaire

2011 Missouri BRFSS Questionnaire