The national BRFSS is the world's largest ongoing telephone survey of randomly selected adults, aged 18 years or older,
that tracks health risks and health behaviors.
The national BRFSS at CDC provides the randomly selected phone numbers. Participating states and US territories conduct
the telephone survey following the national BRFSS guidance and protocols.
Results for the nation as well as for the individual states and US territories can be found at the
We gratefully acknowledge and thank the BRFSS interviewers and people of Hawaii who have graciously participated in this survey since 1986.
The BRFSS is a dynamic health surveillance system that adapts with changing technology and communication environment.
Recent improvements to the BRFSS survey are the use of dual sampling frame (landline and cell phone)
and iterative proportional weighting methodology (raking) as of calendar year 2011.
The Hawaii BRFSS results using these improvements are available starting the year 2011.
In using information on this web site, earlier year results and statistics cannot be compared with those of year 2011 onwards
due to the improvements implemented in 2011.
For earlier calendar year results, click on the following 2010,
(2003 pdf version),
(2002 pdf version),
| Recent Hawaii BRFSS results from calendar year 2005 to 2010 is available in visual geographic interactive form
utilizing Instant Atlas mapping software.
Read the brief description.
The state of Hawaii is ethnically diverse with White (Caucasian), Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese
and Chinese comprising at least 90 percent of the state’s adult population. For stable estimate of statistics
on health, health risks and health related topics by the five ethnic groups mentioned, two to three years of
HBRFSS data were combined. Users of this website can access the ethnic information for the following combine years
Special reports on variety of topics derived from HBRFSS are available as shown below:
If you have any questions or comments about HBRFSS, please
us or contact the Department of Health at (808)586-4509.