Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) administers a telephone survey known as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Every other year, in odd years, questions are asked specifically pertaining to arthritis. As a state program, the Missouri Arthritis and Osteporosis Program (MAOP) can then take this data and better understand the arthritis trends in Missouri.
The Arthritis in Missouri: 2011 BRFSS Update fact sheet, published in November 2012 (updated December 2012) and based on the results from the 2011 BRFSS survey, has been uploaded to the MAOP Publications area of the Partner Resources page. It can also be accessed by clicking here.