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HEALTH SNAPSHOT DATA A CLICK AWAY - DOH-Pinellas adds CDC widget to its website

By Maggie Hall, PIO - Contact Number: 727-824-6908

July 19, 2016

CDC WidgetA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) widget that provides state and national health data for quick reference is now available at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) website,

This widget provides users with a quick and easy way to see state and national data related to cholesterol, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, nutrition, obesity, physical activity, stroke and tobacco use. The direct link is

The data are searchable by state or for the nation. The widget uses Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data between 2011 and 2014 for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

BRFSS is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys collecting state data about U.S. residents’ health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions and use of preventive services. Its data includes all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories.

More than 400,000 adult interviews are conducted by BRFSS annually, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.

(The graphic above shows Florida’s most recent rate of obesity in adults as compared to the nation’s rate in 2014, the most recent year available.)

The Florida Department of Health’s public-health data site,, has more comprehensive numbers in areas ranging from reportable diseases to population characteristics such as birth and death rates.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to or call (727) 824-6900.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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