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Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in Nassau County .  Smoking is the leading cause of cancer and poor diet and physical inactivity are the leading causes of heart disease.

Healthy Nassau Report Card

pdf 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
(click here to download the full report – PDF 933kb)

For the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, the Health Department conducted 20-minute phone interviews with 5,200 randomly selected residents. The subjects answered 141 questions in 20-minute interviews, conducted in English and Spanish.

The survey questions covered four major categories:

  • Health Status and Access
  • Health Behaviors and Lifestyle Choices
  • Health Conditions
  • Cancer Screening
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