Rochester Region: Social support, alcohol consumption, and infant mortality

This report highlights data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (social support and alcohol consumption) and from the US Department of Health and Human Services Area Health Resource File (infant mortality).


  • The Behavioral Risk Factor Social Survey (BRFSS) is a national health-related telephone survey asking about health risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Data from the Area Health Resource (AHRF) are compiled from more than 50 county-level data sets of health data.

  • The report shows data by year from both the BRFSS (from the years 2006 – 2010) and the AHRF (from 2010 – 2012). There is variability among the 6-county region (Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston, and Ontario).

  • Social support and alcohol consumption are similar to state and national rates, but infant mortality is higher for the 6-county region than for the state and nation, due, in part, to the relatively large population and higher rates in Monroe County.

  • This report is a small sample of the data available within the Health Profile tool at Reports may be customized as to county location, inclusion of data, and type of report output.

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