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 Percent
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
New Hampshire n/a1 77.2 (75.5, 78.7) 3,825
Massachusetts n/a1 76.3 (75.1, 77.5) 9,455
Maine n/a1 75.1 (73.7, 76.4) 4,810
Delaware n/a1 74.9 (72.7, 76.9) 2,455
Rhode Island n/a1 74.5 (72.5, 76.3) 2,508
Connecticut n/a1 74.2 (72.5, 75.8) 4,019
Minnesota n/a1 73.9 (72.5, 75.3) 5,308
Vermont n/a1 73.6 (71.9, 75.3) 2,964
Wisconsin n/a1 73.6 (71.2, 75.9) 2,359
Michigan n/a1 72.4 (70.8, 73.8) 5,097
Maryland n/a1 72.0 (70.3, 73.6) 6,143
Utah n/a1 71.6 (70.1, 73.1) 4,881
New York n/a1 71.3 (69.0, 73.4) 2,390
Washington n/a1 70.6 (69.3, 71.8) 7,267
North Carolina n/a1 70.2 (68.7, 71.6) 5,057
District of Columbia n/a1 69.3 (66.0, 72.4) 1,726
Iowa n/a1 69.2 (67.6, 70.8) 3,195
Virginia n/a1 69.2 (67.3, 70.9) 3,180
Georgia n/a1 68.9 (66.8, 70.9) 2,615
Oregon n/a1 68.9 (66.7, 70.9) 2,514
Pennsylvania n/a1 68.4 (67.2, 69.7) 8,716
Florida n/a1 68.1 (66.0, 70.1) 3,652
South Carolina n/a1 68.0 (66.5, 69.5) 5,745
Alabama n/a1 67.2 (65.5, 68.9) 4,215
Kansas n/a1 67.0 (65.6, 68.3) 5,381
Colorado n/a1 66.5 (65.0, 67.9) 4,899
Missouri n/a1 66.4 (64.2, 68.4) 2,973
Kentucky n/a1 65.5 (63.7, 67.2) 4,673
Idaho n/a1 65.2 (62.7, 67.7) 2,641
South Dakota n/a1 65.2 (62.7, 67.6) 3,135
Ohio n/a1 64.7 (63.3, 66.2) 5,371
New Jersey n/a1 64.5 (63.0, 66.0) 5,966
Illinois n/a1 64.3 (62.0, 66.5) 2,453
Nebraska n/a1 64.2 (63.0, 65.4) 7,813
Tennessee n/a1 63.8 (61.9, 65.7) 3,055
Hawaii n/a1 63.7 (61.3, 65.9) 2,724
West Virginia n/a1 63.1 (61.2, 65.0) 2,272
Arizona n/a1 62.4 (60.1, 64.7) 3,151
Indiana n/a1 62.1 (60.4, 63.8) 3,380
Texas n/a1 62.1 (60.1, 64.1) 3,464
North Dakota n/a1 61.6 (59.4, 63.7) 1,996
Louisiana n/a1 61.4 (59.4, 63.2) 3,887
Montana n/a1 61.3 (59.6, 62.9) 3,419
Oklahoma n/a1 61.3 (59.6, 63.0) 3,114
Arkansas n/a1 61.2 (59.0, 63.3) 2,190
New Mexico n/a1 61.0 (59.4, 62.7) 3,210
Wyoming n/a1 60.5 (58.2, 62.8) 2,851
Nevada n/a1 60.4 (57.4, 63.3) 1,877
Alaska n/a1 60.2 (57.3, 63.1) 1,352
Mississippi n/a1 59.7 (57.9, 61.5) 3,284
California n/a1 56.1 (54.5, 57.8) 5,109
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 6:19 am.
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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