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 Percent
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
Massachusetts Yes 76.5 (75.2, 77.8) 7,332
New Hampshire Yes 75.2 (73.3, 77.0) 2,859
Maine Yes 73.5 (72.0, 75.0) 3,765
Rhode Island Yes 73.0 (70.7, 75.2) 1,931
Connecticut Yes 72.3 (70.3, 74.2) 3,009
Delaware Yes 71.6 (69.0, 74.0) 1,841
Vermont Yes 71.5 (69.5, 73.5) 2,272
Wisconsin Yes 71.5 (68.7, 74.1) 1,846
Minnesota Yes 70.9 (69.3, 72.5) 3,983
Maryland Yes 70.8 (68.9, 72.6) 4,663
New York No 69.6 (67.0, 72.1) 1,768
Michigan No 69.5 (67.7, 71.2) 3,756
North Carolina No 68.7 (67.0, 70.3) 3,865
Utah No 68.0 (66.3, 69.7) 3,575
Virginia No 68.0 (66.0, 70.0) 2,491
Georgia No 67.7 (65.4, 70.0) 2,009
Washington No 67.5 (66.0, 69.0) 5,391
District of Columbia No 67.3 (63.4, 70.9) 1,277
California No 67.2 (65.4, 69.1) 3,891
Pennsylvania No 66.9 (65.4, 68.3) 6,449
Iowa No 66.2 (64.4, 68.1) 2,277
Florida No 66.1 (63.7, 68.4) 2,574
Alabama No 66.0 (64.0, 67.9) 3,209
Oregon No 65.5 (63.1, 67.9) 1,795
Colorado No 65.4 (63.8, 67.0) 3,805
South Carolina No 65.2 (63.5, 67.0) 4,239
Hawaii No 65.0 (62.4, 67.6) 2,129
Tennessee No 65.0 (62.7, 67.2) 2,327
Kansas No 64.8 (63.2, 66.4) 3,942
Missouri No 64.2 (61.7, 66.6) 2,132
Ohio No 63.5 (61.8, 65.1) 4,097
West Virginia No 63.3 (61.2, 65.4) 1,793
Kentucky No 63.1 (61.1, 65.0) 3,633
South Dakota No 62.6 (59.8, 65.3) 2,259
New Jersey No 62.4 (60.7, 64.1) 4,549
Illinois No 61.1 (58.5, 63.6) 1,733
Nebraska No 61.1 (59.7, 62.6) 5,470
Idaho No 60.6 (57.6, 63.5) 1,880
Indiana No 60.6 (58.6, 62.5) 2,528
Louisiana No 60.3 (58.1, 62.4) 2,997
Arizona No 58.7 (56.0, 61.4) 2,196
Nevada No 58.7 (55.4, 62.0) 1,441
Oklahoma No 58.6 (56.7, 60.5) 2,300
Mississippi No 58.4 (56.4, 60.5) 2,484
Texas No 58.4 (56.1, 60.6) 2,486
North Dakota No 58.3 (55.8, 60.8) 1,384
New Mexico No 57.8 (56.0, 59.7) 2,403
Arkansas No 57.0 (54.5, 59.5) 1,497
Montana No 56.5 (54.5, 58.4) 2,430
Alaska No 56.2 (53.0, 59.3) 1,093
Wyoming No 55.9 (53.3, 58.5) 1,977
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/23/2014 12:30 am.
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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