Screening and Risk Factors Table

New: Bias-adjusted modeled estimates for breast or cervical screening or smoking.
  • How do you find them?

    These estimates are only available for

    • Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Age 40+
    • Pap Smear in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+
    • Smokers (current or ever), Age 18+

    Select one of those statistics in the Screening and Risk Factors drop-down, and then you can choose Bias-Adjusted Modeled Estimates in the Data Type drop-down.

    For more about what these estimates are, see the Data Type Explanation.

  • Why are they different?

    At the state level, for selected statistics, you can choose between bias-adjusted modeled estimates and BRFSS direct estimates. You will find that the numbers are different. For example, the direct estimate for current smokers in Kentucky is 24.8%, while the bias-adjusted modeled estimate is 30.0%.

    One big difference is that the direct estimate is from data collected in 2010, while the bias-adjusted estimate relies on pooled data from 2000 through 2003.

    Newer bias-adjusted estimates are being modeled now and should be available by mid-2012.

    Another difference is that the modeled estimates use data from BRFSS as well as another survey (NHIS) that has a smaller but more representative sample. For similar time periods, the modeled estimates may be closer to the true value.

    See the Data Type Explanation.

    The model uses multiple years to provide reasonable sample sizes (mainly for estimates at the county level), and needs at least two years of data from each survey. For the screening questions, which are not asked every year, that will mean grouping 2004 to 2009. For smoking, the period will be 2007 to 2009.

Data Options

Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2012 BRFSS Data)

Ever had a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Name
State
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Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 66.1 (65.7, 66.4) 199,736
Wyoming n/a1 60.5 (58.2, 62.8) 2,851
Wisconsin n/a1 73.6 (71.2, 75.9) 2,359
West Virginia n/a1 63.1 (61.2, 65.0) 2,272
Washington n/a1 70.6 (69.3, 71.8) 7,267
Virginia n/a1 69.2 (67.3, 70.9) 3,180
Vermont n/a1 73.6 (71.9, 75.3) 2,964
Utah n/a1 71.6 (70.1, 73.1) 4,881
Texas n/a1 62.1 (60.1, 64.1) 3,464
Tennessee n/a1 63.8 (61.9, 65.7) 3,055
South Dakota n/a1 65.2 (62.7, 67.6) 3,135
South Carolina n/a1 68.0 (66.5, 69.5) 5,745
Rhode Island n/a1 74.5 (72.5, 76.3) 2,508
Pennsylvania n/a1 68.4 (67.2, 69.7) 8,716
Oregon n/a1 68.9 (66.7, 70.9) 2,514
Oklahoma n/a1 61.3 (59.6, 63.0) 3,114
Ohio n/a1 64.7 (63.3, 66.2) 5,371
North Dakota n/a1 61.6 (59.4, 63.7) 1,996
North Carolina n/a1 70.2 (68.7, 71.6) 5,057
New York n/a1 71.3 (69.0, 73.4) 2,390
New Mexico n/a1 61.0 (59.4, 62.7) 3,210
New Jersey n/a1 64.5 (63.0, 66.0) 5,966
New Hampshire n/a1 77.2 (75.5, 78.7) 3,825
Nevada n/a1 60.4 (57.4, 63.3) 1,877
Nebraska n/a1 64.2 (63.0, 65.4) 7,813
Montana n/a1 61.3 (59.6, 62.9) 3,419
Missouri n/a1 66.4 (64.2, 68.4) 2,973
Mississippi n/a1 59.7 (57.9, 61.5) 3,284
Minnesota n/a1 73.9 (72.5, 75.3) 5,308
Michigan n/a1 72.4 (70.8, 73.8) 5,097
Massachusetts n/a1 76.3 (75.1, 77.5) 9,455
Maryland n/a1 72.0 (70.3, 73.6) 6,143
Maine n/a1 75.1 (73.7, 76.4) 4,810
Louisiana n/a1 61.4 (59.4, 63.2) 3,887
Kentucky n/a1 65.5 (63.7, 67.2) 4,673
Kansas n/a1 67.0 (65.6, 68.3) 5,381
Iowa n/a1 69.2 (67.6, 70.8) 3,195
Indiana n/a1 62.1 (60.4, 63.8) 3,380
Illinois n/a1 64.3 (62.0, 66.5) 2,453
Idaho n/a1 65.2 (62.7, 67.7) 2,641
Hawaii n/a1 63.7 (61.3, 65.9) 2,724
Georgia n/a1 68.9 (66.8, 70.9) 2,615
Florida n/a1 68.1 (66.0, 70.1) 3,652
District of Columbia n/a1 69.3 (66.0, 72.4) 1,726
Delaware n/a1 74.9 (72.7, 76.9) 2,455
Connecticut n/a1 74.2 (72.5, 75.8) 4,019
Colorado n/a1 66.5 (65.0, 67.9) 4,899
California n/a1 56.1 (54.5, 57.8) 5,109
Arkansas n/a1 61.2 (59.0, 63.3) 2,190
Arizona n/a1 62.4 (60.1, 64.7) 3,151
Alaska n/a1 60.2 (57.3, 63.1) 1,352
Alabama n/a1 67.2 (65.5, 68.9) 4,215
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 12:54 pm.
1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2012 BRFSS Survey Data is the source for this data collected by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BRFSS Prevalence estimates presented here may vary from other published estimates due to differences in the methodology used to generate estimates.


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