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)

FOBT in last year and/or flex sig in last 5 years and FOBT in last 3 years and/or colonoscopy in last 10 years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50-75
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-16
Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 70.5%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 65.5 (65.0, 65.9) 149,032
Wyoming No 55.9 (53.3, 58.5) 1,977
Wisconsin Yes 71.5 (68.7, 74.1) 1,846
West Virginia No 63.3 (61.2, 65.4) 1,793
Washington No 67.5 (66.0, 69.0) 5,391
Virginia No 68.0 (66.0, 70.0) 2,491
Vermont Yes 71.5 (69.5, 73.5) 2,272
Utah No 68.0 (66.3, 69.7) 3,575
Texas No 58.4 (56.1, 60.6) 2,486
Tennessee No 65.0 (62.7, 67.2) 2,327
South Dakota No 62.6 (59.8, 65.3) 2,259
South Carolina No 65.2 (63.5, 67.0) 4,239
Rhode Island Yes 73.0 (70.7, 75.2) 1,931
Pennsylvania No 66.9 (65.4, 68.3) 6,449
Oregon No 65.5 (63.1, 67.9) 1,795
Oklahoma No 58.6 (56.7, 60.5) 2,300
Ohio No 63.5 (61.8, 65.1) 4,097
North Dakota No 58.3 (55.8, 60.8) 1,384
North Carolina No 68.7 (67.0, 70.3) 3,865
New York No 69.6 (67.0, 72.1) 1,768
New Mexico No 57.8 (56.0, 59.7) 2,403
New Jersey No 62.4 (60.7, 64.1) 4,549
New Hampshire Yes 75.2 (73.3, 77.0) 2,859
Nevada No 58.7 (55.4, 62.0) 1,441
Nebraska No 61.1 (59.7, 62.6) 5,470
Montana No 56.5 (54.5, 58.4) 2,430
Missouri No 64.2 (61.7, 66.6) 2,132
Mississippi No 58.4 (56.4, 60.5) 2,484
Minnesota Yes 70.9 (69.3, 72.5) 3,983
Michigan No 69.5 (67.7, 71.2) 3,756
Massachusetts Yes 76.5 (75.2, 77.8) 7,332
Maryland Yes 70.8 (68.9, 72.6) 4,663
Maine Yes 73.5 (72.0, 75.0) 3,765
Louisiana No 60.3 (58.1, 62.4) 2,997
Kentucky No 63.1 (61.1, 65.0) 3,633
Kansas No 64.8 (63.2, 66.4) 3,942
Iowa No 66.2 (64.4, 68.1) 2,277
Indiana No 60.6 (58.6, 62.5) 2,528
Illinois No 61.1 (58.5, 63.6) 1,733
Idaho No 60.6 (57.6, 63.5) 1,880
Hawaii No 65.0 (62.4, 67.6) 2,129
Georgia No 67.7 (65.4, 70.0) 2,009
Florida No 66.1 (63.7, 68.4) 2,574
District of Columbia No 67.3 (63.4, 70.9) 1,277
Delaware Yes 71.6 (69.0, 74.0) 1,841
Connecticut Yes 72.3 (70.3, 74.2) 3,009
Colorado No 65.4 (63.8, 67.0) 3,805
California No 67.2 (65.4, 69.1) 3,891
Arkansas No 57.0 (54.5, 59.5) 1,497
Arizona No 58.7 (56.0, 61.4) 2,196
Alaska No 56.2 (53.0, 59.3) 1,093
Alabama No 66.0 (64.0, 67.9) 3,209
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/22/2014 5:40 pm.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives is managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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.

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.

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