Screening and Risk Factors Table

New: County level modeled estimates for breast or cervical screening, smoking, and colorectal screening.
  • 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+
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in Past 2 Years, Ages 50+
    • Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy), Ages 50+
    • Ever Had Colorectal Cancer Test (home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy), Ages 50+
    • Smokers (current or ever), Age 18+

    Select one of those statistics in the Screening and Risk Factors drop-down, and then you can choose County-Level Modeled Estimates in the Data Type drop-down when you choose Counties for a specific state (e.g., Alabama Counties) in the Area drop-down.

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

  • Why are they different?

    One difference is that the direct estimate is from data collected in one year, while the modeled estimate relies on pooled data from 2008 through 2010.

    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, in that NHIS includes people without phones or with only cell phones. The national cancer screening prevalence estimates based on the BRFSS was sometimes substantially larger than the NHIS estimates for the same time period1. For similar time periods, the modeled estimates may be closer to the true value.

    See the Data Type Explanation.

    The model uses multiple years (2008-2010) 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, data actually came from year 2008 and 2010. For smoking, data came from each year of 2008 to 2010.

    1 Davis WW, Parsons VL, Xie D, Schenker N, Town M, Raghunathan TE, Feuer EJ. State-based estimates of mammography screening rates based on information from two health surveys. Public Health Rep 2010 Jul-Aug;125(4):567-578. [Access article]

Data Options

Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2014 BRFSS Data)

Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (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 69.1 (68.7, 69.5) 202,862
Maine n/a1 78.1 (76.7, 79.5) 4,912
Massachusetts n/a1 77.9 (76.5, 79.2) 7,779
New Hampshire n/a1 77.8 (76.0, 79.6) 3,123
Rhode Island n/a1 77.8 (76.0, 79.4) 3,229
Delaware n/a1 76.5 (74.4, 78.6) 2,253
Connecticut n/a1 76.1 (74.4, 77.8) 3,782
Wisconsin n/a1 75.9 (74.0, 77.6) 3,215
Vermont n/a1 75.3 (73.7, 76.9) 2,895
Michigan n/a1 74.5 (73.0, 76.0) 4,255
Minnesota n/a1 74.4 (73.3, 75.5) 7,140
Utah n/a1 74.2 (72.9, 75.5) 5,356
North Carolina n/a1 73.2 (71.6, 74.8) 3,134
Maryland n/a1 73.0 (71.2, 74.7) 6,482
Virginia n/a1 72.0 (70.4, 73.5) 4,243
Washington n/a1 71.8 (70.2, 73.3) 4,924
South Carolina n/a1 71.3 (69.9, 72.7) 5,189
Iowa n/a1 71.1 (69.6, 72.6) 3,766
New York n/a1 70.7 (68.8, 72.5) 2,814
Oregon n/a1 70.6 (68.5, 72.6) 2,510
District of Columbia n/a1 70.3 (67.2, 73.1) 1,971
Florida n/a1 69.9 (68.3, 71.4) 4,797
Georgia n/a1 69.8 (67.8, 71.8) 2,803
South Dakota n/a1 69.7 (67.2, 72.1) 3,277
Kentucky n/a1 69.6 (67.8, 71.3) 5,153
Pennsylvania n/a1 69.6 (68.0, 71.0) 5,091
Colorado n/a1 69.3 (68.0, 70.6) 5,522
Tennessee n/a1 68.7 (66.5, 70.9) 2,421
Arizona n/a1 68.1 (66.6, 69.6) 7,250
Kansas n/a1 67.8 (66.6, 69.0) 5,843
New Jersey n/a1 67.7 (66.0, 69.4) 5,287
Alabama n/a1 67.6 (65.8, 69.3) 4,019
Nebraska n/a1 67.6 (66.4, 68.8) 9,337
Ohio n/a1 67.6 (65.9, 69.2) 5,082
Montana n/a1 66.8 (64.9, 68.6) 3,421
Missouri n/a1 66.7 (64.7, 68.6) 3,278
California n/a1 66.6 (64.4, 68.6) 2,592
Idaho n/a1 66.4 (64.1, 68.6) 2,304
Louisiana n/a1 66.4 (64.6, 68.2) 2,780
West Virginia n/a1 66.0 (64.2, 67.7) 2,735
Hawaii n/a1 65.7 (63.6, 67.8) 2,687
North Dakota n/a1 65.3 (63.4, 67.2) 3,420
Illinois n/a1 65.1 (62.8, 67.3) 2,094
Indiana n/a1 65.0 (63.6, 66.5) 5,100
Arkansas n/a1 64.6 (62.2, 66.8) 2,426
Alaska n/a1 64.3 (61.4, 67.0) 1,604
Texas n/a1 63.5 (61.6, 65.4) 6,196
Nevada n/a1 63.0 (59.7, 66.2) 1,564
New Mexico n/a1 63.0 (61.1, 64.9) 3,469
Mississippi n/a1 62.9 (60.3, 65.3) 1,844
Oklahoma n/a1 62.3 (60.7, 63.9) 3,475
Wyoming n/a1 61.8 (59.6, 64.0) 3,019
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/30/2016 10:02 pm.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2014 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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