BRFSS interactive tool Use in knowing oral health disparities.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the world’s largest continuously conducted telephone health survey, tracks health risks in the United States. Information from the survey is used to improve the health of US residents. BRFSS offers an interactive tool to create cross-tabulation and logistic regression to analyze the variables in their data pool for researchers. One such created by the OHNI team is shown below:

The above table shows the disparities in Black(non-Hispanic) and Hispanic population in a dental visit for permanent tooth removal. While this is a simple example, further variable controlled analysis can be run through the portal.

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