BRFSS Data Analysis Software


"Vitalnet BRFSS" is the Vitalnet module for analyzing and disseminating BRFSS (the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) data. The software makes it much easier and more reliable (basically, an order of magnitude) to analyze BRFSS data (drinking, hypertension, obesity, smoking, diabetes, exercise, many more). Analyses taking hours or days with other methods, and subject to likely error, are easily and reliably done in minutes.

Vitalnet BRFSS handles all the intricate complexities of the BRFSS data. No need to use complex, confusing, expensive stats software (eg, SAS, SPSS, SUDAAN). No need to pore through confusing data dictionaries. No need to try understanding the complexities of BRFSS survey design and weights. Vitalnet BRFSS provides the needed combination of correctness, ease-of-use, and output capabilities.

  • Complete details on Vitalnet BRFSS module.
  • Try VitalWeb for free with BRFSS data.



Vitalnet is commercial-off-the-shelf data warehouse / data query software for analyzing health data sets. Beyond health data, Vitalnet can analyze just about any large, complex data set. Key ways Vitalnet provides best value:

  • Quickly makes publication-ready tables and maps.

  • Much easier / better than using generic stats software.

  • Fully customized, yet operational in weeks to months.

  • Handles birth, death, BRFSS, many other data sets.

  • Desktop (VitalPro) and internet (VitalWeb) systems.

  • Much more cost-effective than current alternatives.

  • All needed technical support included with license.

  • Flat-rate license simplifies budgeting and procurement.


Key concepts include: age-adjusted prevalence, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, BRFSS, community assessment, complex survey data, health data warehouse, health statistics, health survey, jack-knife replication, risk factor prevalence, telephone survey, web-based data query system, weighted percent, weighted prevalence.