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    Rebecca Wood

    Center for Health Statistics
    Community Assessment
    Texas Dept. of State Health Services
    Mail Code: 1898
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    Phone:  (512) 776-6579


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Attachment B: Pricing Guidelines for Participation in the Statewide Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey

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The Texas BRFSS program strives to maintain a pricing policy that is consistent and fair yet adaptable to the circumstances of individual programs and stakeholders. Thus, the price for questions and/or increased sample size will vary depending on several program specific factors (see “Negotiating Points” below). The information below should not be taken as a price quote or estimate. Prices for questions and/or estimates are not final until a written agreement is approved by the Center for Health Statistics at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Pricing Information

  1. Generally, adding a single BRFSS question to a 4,000 respondent sample will cost between $3,500 and $5,000 per question.
  2. To increase sample size, the cost is generally $64 for a landline telephone interview and $130 for a cell phone completed survey.
  3. Additional charges for non-routine analytical services or report writing may also be included in the price.

Negotiating Points (factors that may decrease or increase costs)

  1. Complexity and length of the question.
  2. Number of people expected to receive the question.
  3. Availability of a valid Spanish translation.
  4. Total number of questions funded by the program (per question costs may go down slightly with more questions).
  5. Data analysis performed by BRFSS program staff.
  6. Questions required by CDC or other grantor.
  7. Level of funding available through CDC or other grantor to run the specific questions.
  8. Level of funding available to the BRFSS program for general use.
  9. Degree of fit with state and national health goals and priorities.

Deadlines

These pricing guidelines are effective through May 15, 2014.

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Last updated May 30, 2013