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New York State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Statewide telephone-based surveillance system designed by Centers for Disease Control.

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1 New York State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Statewide telephone-based surveillance system designed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Monitors modifiable risk behaviors and other factors contributing to morbidity and mortality Sample represents non-institutionalized adults (18 and older) BRFSS Disability Identifiers Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems? Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone? NYS Prevalence 2010 BRFSS 22.4%

2 Prevalence of selected chronic disease risk factors among NYS adults by disability status, 2009 BRFSS 2

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4 Barbara Devore Director of Development Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley \


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