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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Historical Questions


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You are browsing a database of standardized questionnaires that ask about respondents' walking and bicycling habits.

The survey on this page is presented for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be filled out by visitors to this Web site.

The Applied Research Program maintains this database, but, except where noted, did not create and does not maintain the questionnaires themselves. For more information about a specific questionnaire, please contact its author(s). When possible, we cite the source of each questionnaire near the top of the page.

There are no specific Walking/Biking questions in the BRFSS. However, the following abstract describes a validation study of new global walking questions added to a BRFSS PA module: Yore MM, Ham SA, Kohl HW, Ainsworth BE, LaMonte M. Reliability and validity of BRFSS walking questions. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2004 May;36(5 Suppl):S111.

BRFSS Walking Questions obtained from correspondence with author, B. Ainsworth.

4_2. In a usual week, do you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time [if employed, insert: while at work,] for recreation, exercise, to get to and from places, or for any other reason? [BRFPA02]
1 Yes 2 No [Go to 4_5] 7 Don't know/not sure [Go to 4_6] 9 Refused [Go to 4_6]

4_3. How many days per week do you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time? [BRFPA03]
_____ __ Days/week (Range: 1-7) 77 Don't know/not sure 99 Refused

4_4. On days when you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time, how much total time per day do you spend walking? [BRFPA04]
__: __ ___ __ Hours and minutes per day (Range: 0-16 hours) (Range: 0-60 min) 7777 Don't know/not sure 9999 Refused

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014