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From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Assessment, 2010:
[NUMERATOR:] States that identify caregivers of people with disabilities in the BRFSS.
People may provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem, long-term illness, or disability. During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a friend or family member? <Yes, No, Don't know, Not sure, Refused>
[denominator:] States and Districts that are officially part of the United States.
States and DC are considered to have a statewide surveillance program for caregivers if they identify caregivers in statewide public health surveillance systems; namely the BRFSS as indicated in the numerator section.
States and DC with indicated surveillance are determined through periodic assessment by NCBDDD staff of BRFSS modules.
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