The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based health survey that annually collects information on health conditions, behaviors, preventive practices, and access to health care. BRFSS data are used to identify emerging health problems, establish health objectives and track their progress, and develop and evaluate public health policies and programs to address identified problems.

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Percent of Missouri adults living with health conditions

Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Current Asthma 2017 9.4 8.5 10.3
Arthritis 2017 27.8 26.5 29.1
Cancer - other than skin 2017 8.0 7.2 8.7
Skin Cancer 2017 6.8 6.2 7.5
Diabetes 2017 10.4 9.6 11.3
High Blood Pressure 2017 32.0 30.7 33.4
High Cholesterol 2017 34.3 32.8 35.9
Angina or Coronary Heart Disease 2017 4.7 4.2 5.3
Myocardial Infarction or "Heart Attack" 2017 5.0 4.4 5.6
Stroke 2017 4.2 3.7 4.8
Depressive Disorder 2017 22.4 21.1 23.8
COPD 2017 8.5 7.7 9.3
Kidney Disease 2017 3.3 2.8 3.9

Percent of Missouri adults with risk factors

Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Fair or Poor General Health Status 2017 19.0 17.8 20.2
No Health Care Coverage - Ages 18-64 2017 15.8 14.3 17.2
Current Cigarette Smoking 2017 20.8 19.4 22.1
Binge Drinking (Women) 2017 14.0 12.3 15.7
Binge Drinking (Men) 2017 23.9 21.7 26.1
Ate Fruits & Vegetables 5 or more times per day 2017 12.7 11.6 13.8
No Leisure Time Physical Activity in past month 2017 29.2 27.7 30.6
Overweight 2017 35.4 33.8 37.0
Obesity 2017 32.5 30.9 34.0
Did not always wear a seat belt 2017 9.5 8.5 10.5

Percent of Missouri adults engaging in preventive practices

Immunizations in past year Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Influenza - Ages 18 and older 2017 43.1 41.5 44.7
Influenza - Age 65 and older 2017 65.4 62.9 67.8
Pneumococcal - Age 65 and older 2017 77.7 75.5 79.9
Lung Cancer Screening Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Computed tomography - Age 55-80, smoking history 2017 12.9 9.1 16.6
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Mammography 2016 77.0 74.5 79.5
Pap Test 2016 64.1 61.7 66.5
Colon Cancer Screening Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Home Blood Stool Test 2016 9.0 7.7 10.3
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy/Colonoscopy 2016 69.1 66.8 71.4
Prostate Cancer Screening Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) 2016 43.2 40.1 46.3
Oral Health Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Visited dentist in past year 2017 64.4 62.6 66.1
General Data Year Prevalence % Lower CI Upper CI
Contraception - Females, Age 18 to 49 2017 45.6 41.3 50.0
HIV/AIDS Test - Ages 18 and older 2017 34.8 33.2 36.4

Note: In 2011, data from interviews with adult cell phone-only users were added to data from landline interviews. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began weighting BRFSS data using a new methodology that is explained in the fact sheet. Therefore, 2011-2016 BRFSS data should not be compared to previous year’s data.

The 2016 Key Findings Report and the 2016 Annual BRFSS Data Report will be available at http://health.mo.gov/data/brfss/data.php in the near future.