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)

Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-8
Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight

Sorted by Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by namedescending
Met
Objective
of 33.9%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 33.5 (33.2, 33.8) 144,508
Alabama No 29.8 (28.3, 31.3) 2,466
Alaska No 32.5 (30.5, 34.6) 1,244
Arizona Yes 34.9 (33.1, 36.8) 2,413
Arkansas No 29.2 (27.5, 31.0) 1,456
California Yes 36.5 (35.3, 37.7) 5,096
Colorado Yes 41.1 (39.9, 42.3) 4,653
Connecticut Yes 34.6 (33.2, 36.1) 2,851
Delaware No 30.8 (29.1, 32.6) 1,539
District of Columbia Yes 45.5 (42.8, 48.2) 1,451
Florida Yes 34.6 (32.9, 36.4) 2,488
Georgia No 32.3 (30.6, 34.1) 1,784
Hawaii Yes 40.1 (38.4, 41.8) 2,982
Idaho Yes 33.9 (31.7, 36.1) 1,830
Illinois No 32.3 (30.6, 34.2) 1,761
Indiana No 31.2 (29.8, 32.5) 2,486
Iowa No 32.0 (30.6, 33.4) 2,067
Kansas No 31.3 (30.1, 32.4) 3,592
Kentucky No 30.0 (28.6, 31.4) 3,016
Louisiana No 27.9 (26.4, 29.5) 2,336
Maine No 33.4 (32.2, 34.6) 3,156
Maryland No 33.4 (31.9, 34.8) 3,783
Massachusetts Yes 38.1 (37.0, 39.1) 7,134
Michigan No 30.8 (29.5, 32.0) 2,985
Minnesota Yes 34.3 (33.1, 35.5) 3,938
Mississippi No 28.2 (26.7, 29.8) 2,011
Missouri No 30.8 (29.1, 32.4) 1,923
Montana Yes 36.4 (35.0, 37.8) 2,921
Nebraska No 32.2 (31.2, 33.2) 5,605
Nevada No 33.4 (31.4, 35.4) 1,601
New Hampshire Yes 35.4 (33.8, 37.0) 2,404
New Jersey Yes 35.4 (34.2, 36.6) 4,984
New Mexico No 33.8 (32.5, 35.1) 2,834
New York Yes 35.6 (33.9, 37.4) 2,083
North Carolina No 31.5 (30.3, 32.6) 3,432
North Dakota No 30.7 (28.9, 32.5) 1,392
Ohio No 31.7 (30.5, 32.8) 3,723
Oklahoma No 29.4 (28.1, 30.8) 2,267
Oregon Yes 36.0 (34.2, 37.8) 1,813
Pennsylvania No 32.4 (31.3, 33.4) 5,915
Rhode Island Yes 34.4 (32.6, 36.3) 1,767
South Carolina No 31.5 (30.3, 32.8) 3,648
South Dakota No 31.7 (30.0, 33.4) 2,271
Tennessee No 31.8 (30.2, 33.5) 2,043
Texas No 31.9 (30.5, 33.4) 2,708
Utah Yes 38.3 (37.1, 39.6) 4,232
Vermont Yes 37.3 (35.7, 39.0) 2,163
Virginia No 33.0 (31.5, 34.4) 2,318
Washington Yes 34.7 (33.7, 35.8) 4,899
West Virginia No 29.7 (28.2, 31.3) 1,502
Wisconsin No 30.9 (29.0, 32.8) 1,481
Wyoming Yes 33.9 (31.9, 35.9) 2,061
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/28/2014 10:30 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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