Approximately 50,000 Missouri adults will be randomly called to participate in the 2022 Missouri County-level Study (CLS) beginning in January 2022. The 2022 CLS will expand on data previously collected from studies conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2016.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services collaborates with the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center to conduct the CLS. Trained interviewers from MU will call landline and cell telephone numbers throughout 2022. Weekday calls occur between 9 am and 9 pm while weekend calls begin later and end earlier.

The 2022 CLS will produce prevalence estimates for all 114 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis. A minimum of 300 interviews will be conducted in most counties. A greater number of interviews will be conducted in selected counties (e.g., Boone, Buchanan, Clay, Cole, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, St. Charles St. Louis and the City of St. Louis) so that comparisons of health status and health-related behaviors by race/ethnicity and rural/urban residence can be made.

2022 CLS data is expected to be available through the DHSS Community Data Profiles website in the near future.