Surveys and Reports

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

BRFSS is an ongoing telephone survey designed to estimate the behaviors, conditions and experiences of typical Maryland adults that may have public health consequences.  These data are topically extensive and are available for years 1995 through the present.

Maryland Youth Tobacco and Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

YRBS is an on-site survey of students in Maryland middle and high schools, focusing on tobacco-use prevalence and other health-related behaviors among Maryland youth. The survey started in 2000 and is conducted every two years.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

PRAMS is an ongoing mailing survey to obtain information concerning maternal behaviors and experiences that may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.  Data are collected by surveying women who have recently delivered live-born infants.  

Maryland Cancer Survey (MCS)

MCS is a landline telephone survey collecting information on knowledge of cancer and cancer screening, health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to cancer from non-institutionalized Maryland adults age 40 and older. Statewide surveys were conducted in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. 

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