County Health Surveys: Presentations
What is the County Health Survey?
A County Health Survey is a questionnaire used to collect and evaluate personal risk behaviors that may affect the health of Arkansans. The County Health Survey may focus on adults - County Adult Health Survey - or on the youth - County Youth Health Survey. The County Health Surveys are conducted in cooperation with the Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) initiative.
County Adult Health Survey (CAHS)
The County Adult Health Survey primarily focuses on behaviors that are linked to the leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and injury) and other important health issues. The CAHS is based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
County Youth Health Survey (CYHS)
The County Youth Health Survey is designed to measure health risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking and driving, and obesity among the State's youth. The CYHS focuses on students in grades 7 through 12. The CYHS is based on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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