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).
- Generally, adding a single BRFSS question to a 4,000 respondent sample will cost between $3,500 and $5,000 per question.
- To increase sample size, the cost is generally $64 for a landline telephone interview and $130 for a cell phone completed survey.
- 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)
- Complexity and length of the question.
- Number of people expected to receive the question.
- Availability of a valid Spanish translation.
- Total number of questions funded by the program (per question costs may go down slightly with more questions).
- Data analysis performed by BRFSS program staff.
- Questions required by CDC or other grantor.
- Level of funding available through CDC or other grantor to run the specific questions.
- Level of funding available to the BRFSS program for general use.
- Degree of fit with state and national health goals and priorities.
These pricing guidelines are effective through May 15, 2014.