CONFIDENTIALITY AND LEGITIMACY GUIDELINES: We will hold all data we collect in the strictest confidence. We gather and protect all information in keeping with the requirements of federal law that prohibits us from giving out information that identifies you or your family without your consent. This means that we cannot give out any facts about you. We will keep all survey data safe and secure. When we allow researchers to use survey data, we protect your privacy.
IS THIS A LEGITIMATE NORTH DAKOTA AND NATIONAL CDC SURVEY? Yes. We regularly get questions from those not familiar with our survey, especially since many of our calls are during the evening hours. Here are three ways to identify our survey.
- We do not ask your name and your specific address. During the survey we will ask your town, county and zip code.
- You can review a copy of our current 2014 survey questions HERE.
- You can contact North Dakota’s BRFSS Program Director directly with contact information found HERE.
North Dakota’s BRFSS survey depends on people just like you participating in our survey. Thank you for participating.
ADVANCED LETTER NOTIFICATION: As a courtesy, the North Dakota Department of Health sends an advanced letter notification regarding the BRFSS telephone survey to those randomly selected households in the sample if we can match the telephone number with an address. Approximately 40 percent of the telephone sample N.D. receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is matched with an address. You may review a copy of the advance letter notification by clicking HERE.
DATA COLLECTION CONTRACTOR: The North Dakota Department of Health awarded a contract to Clearwater Research, Inc., in December 2013 to conduct telephone interviews on our behalf. They conduct similar interviews in several other states and are very experienced in telephone surveys. Their company is based in Boise, Idaho.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: The North Dakota Department of Health receives a variety of questions about BRFSS. You may review these questions by clicking HERE.