Screening and Risk Factors Table

New: State/county level modeled estimates for breast or cervical screening, smoking, and colorectal screening.
  • How do you find them?

    These estimates are only available for

    • 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 State-Level Modeled Estimates in the Data Type drop-down when you choose US by State in the Area drop-down, or 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 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 Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 70.5%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
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
Alaska No 56.2 (53.0, 59.3) 1,093
Montana No 56.5 (54.5, 58.4) 2,430
Arkansas No 57.0 (54.5, 59.5) 1,497
New Mexico No 57.8 (56.0, 59.7) 2,403
North Dakota No 58.3 (55.8, 60.8) 1,384
Mississippi No 58.4 (56.4, 60.5) 2,484
Texas No 58.4 (56.1, 60.6) 2,486
Oklahoma No 58.6 (56.7, 60.5) 2,300
Arizona No 58.7 (56.0, 61.4) 2,196
Nevada No 58.7 (55.4, 62.0) 1,441
Louisiana No 60.3 (58.1, 62.4) 2,997
Idaho No 60.6 (57.6, 63.5) 1,880
Indiana No 60.6 (58.6, 62.5) 2,528
Illinois No 61.1 (58.5, 63.6) 1,733
Nebraska No 61.1 (59.7, 62.6) 5,470
New Jersey No 62.4 (60.7, 64.1) 4,549
South Dakota No 62.6 (59.8, 65.3) 2,259
Kentucky No 63.1 (61.1, 65.0) 3,633
West Virginia No 63.3 (61.2, 65.4) 1,793
Ohio No 63.5 (61.8, 65.1) 4,097
Missouri No 64.2 (61.7, 66.6) 2,132
Kansas No 64.8 (63.2, 66.4) 3,942
Hawaii No 65.0 (62.4, 67.6) 2,129
Tennessee No 65.0 (62.7, 67.2) 2,327
South Carolina No 65.2 (63.5, 67.0) 4,239
Colorado No 65.4 (63.8, 67.0) 3,805
Oregon No 65.5 (63.1, 67.9) 1,795
Alabama No 66.0 (64.0, 67.9) 3,209
Florida No 66.1 (63.7, 68.4) 2,574
Iowa No 66.2 (64.4, 68.1) 2,277
Pennsylvania No 66.9 (65.4, 68.3) 6,449
California No 67.2 (65.4, 69.1) 3,891
District of Columbia No 67.3 (63.4, 70.9) 1,277
Washington No 67.5 (66.0, 69.0) 5,391
Georgia No 67.7 (65.4, 70.0) 2,009
Utah No 68.0 (66.3, 69.7) 3,575
Virginia No 68.0 (66.0, 70.0) 2,491
North Carolina No 68.7 (67.0, 70.3) 3,865
Michigan No 69.5 (67.7, 71.2) 3,756
New York No 69.6 (67.0, 72.1) 1,768
Maryland Yes 70.8 (68.9, 72.6) 4,663
Minnesota Yes 70.9 (69.3, 72.5) 3,983
Vermont Yes 71.5 (69.5, 73.5) 2,272
Wisconsin Yes 71.5 (68.7, 74.1) 1,846
Delaware Yes 71.6 (69.0, 74.0) 1,841
Connecticut Yes 72.3 (70.3, 74.2) 3,009
Rhode Island Yes 73.0 (70.7, 75.2) 1,931
Maine Yes 73.5 (72.0, 75.0) 3,765
New Hampshire Yes 75.2 (73.3, 77.0) 2,859
Massachusetts Yes 76.5 (75.2, 77.8) 7,332
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/28/2015 3:11 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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