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)

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 Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
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 32.8 (32.5, 33.1) 135,729
District of Columbia Yes 42.4 (39.7, 45.2) 1,504
Colorado Yes 39.5 (38.4, 40.7) 4,923
Hawaii Yes 38.5 (36.9, 40.2) 2,671
Massachusetts Yes 37.8 (36.6, 39.1) 5,134
Utah Yes 37.0 (36.0, 38.0) 4,941
Vermont Yes 36.8 (35.3, 38.2) 2,213
California Yes 36.7 (35.3, 38.1) 2,935
Connecticut Yes 36.5 (34.9, 38.1) 2,571
New York Yes 36.1 (34.5, 37.6) 2,269
Rhode Island Yes 35.0 (33.2, 36.7) 2,049
Florida Yes 34.9 (33.5, 36.2) 3,245
Oregon Yes 34.9 (33.1, 36.7) 1,709
Montana Yes 34.0 (32.4, 35.7) 2,295
New Jersey Yes 34.0 (32.7, 35.3) 3,935
Washington No 33.8 (32.5, 35.2) 3,107
New Hampshire No 33.4 (31.7, 35.2) 1,876
Minnesota No 33.1 (32.2, 34.0) 4,865
Alaska No 33.0 (31.0, 35.1) 1,332
Maine No 32.9 (31.6, 34.3) 2,866
Nevada No 32.9 (30.4, 35.4) 1,228
Arizona No 32.8 (31.5, 34.2) 4,656
Virginia No 32.7 (31.3, 34.1) 2,786
New Mexico No 32.6 (31.0, 34.2) 2,758
Wyoming No 32.6 (30.6, 34.7) 2,061
Illinois No 32.5 (30.8, 34.3) 1,561
Pennsylvania No 32.4 (31.2, 33.8) 3,186
Maryland No 32.3 (30.8, 33.9) 3,655
Missouri No 31.8 (30.2, 33.6) 1,950
Idaho No 31.7 (29.8, 33.6) 1,628
South Dakota No 31.7 (29.8, 33.7) 2,096
Georgia No 31.2 (29.5, 32.8) 1,774
North Carolina No 31.1 (29.7, 32.5) 2,077
Kansas No 31.0 (30.0, 32.0) 3,769
Michigan No 30.8 (29.5, 32.1) 2,386
Alabama No 30.5 (29.1, 32.1) 2,375
Nebraska No 30.5 (29.5, 31.6) 6,124
Delaware No 30.3 (28.2, 32.4) 1,137
Wisconsin No 30.3 (28.7, 32.0) 1,905
Indiana No 30.2 (29.0, 31.4) 3,258
Iowa No 30.2 (28.9, 31.6) 2,220
South Carolina No 30.2 (29.0, 31.5) 3,067
Tennessee No 30.1 (28.2, 32.1) 1,433
Ohio No 30.0 (28.6, 31.5) 2,976
Kentucky No 29.5 (28.0, 31.0) 2,902
Texas No 29.2 (27.9, 30.5) 4,215
Oklahoma No 29.0 (27.7, 30.3) 2,238
North Dakota No 28.4 (26.7, 30.2) 2,020
Louisiana No 28.2 (26.8, 29.6) 1,781
West Virginia No 28.1 (26.6, 29.5) 1,633
Arkansas No 26.8 (24.9, 28.8) 1,386
Mississippi No 26.7 (24.8, 28.7) 1,048
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/30/2016 5:02 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 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.

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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