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LGBT-2.1 Data Details

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LGBT-2.1 Increase the number of states, territories and the District of Columbia that include questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
number
Baseline (Year): 
31 (2014)
Target: 
54
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of states, territories, and the District of Colombia, that include questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Methodology Notes: 

    All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Gaum, The Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico are included in the BRFSS.

    A state or territory is not required to have incorporated the questions in the survey core.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
This objective is new in 2015.