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 2013 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 33.2 (32.9, 33.5) 148,668
District of Columbia Yes 42.3 (40.0, 44.7) 1,937
Hawaii Yes 41.7 (40.0, 43.3) 3,144
Colorado Yes 40.3 (39.2, 41.5) 5,140
Massachusetts Yes 39.3 (38.0, 40.6) 5,059
Oregon Yes 37.1 (35.4, 38.8) 2,053
Utah Yes 37.0 (35.9, 38.2) 4,318
California Yes 36.7 (35.4, 38.0) 3,954
Montana Yes 36.0 (34.6, 37.4) 3,130
Minnesota Yes 35.8 (34.3, 37.3) 4,585
Washington Yes 35.8 (34.6, 37.1) 3,634
New Hampshire Yes 35.3 (33.7, 37.0) 2,106
Vermont Yes 35.3 (33.8, 36.9) 2,204
New York Yes 35.2 (33.8, 36.6) 3,087
Arizona Yes 34.7 (32.1, 37.4) 1,387
Connecticut Yes 34.7 (33.1, 36.3) 2,512
New Jersey Yes 34.2 (33.0, 35.5) 4,118
New Mexico Yes 34.2 (32.8, 35.7) 3,029
Florida Yes 34.0 (32.8, 35.1) 10,605
Virginia No 33.6 (32.2, 35.0) 2,614
Wyoming No 33.0 (31.4, 34.8) 2,075
Idaho No 32.8 (30.9, 34.7) 1,733
Pennsylvania No 32.8 (31.7, 34.1) 3,474
Delaware No 32.7 (30.9, 34.6) 1,546
Maryland No 32.7 (31.4, 34.0) 3,844
Maine No 32.6 (31.3, 34.0) 2,539
Illinois No 32.4 (30.7, 34.2) 1,784
Rhode Island No 32.4 (30.8, 34.0) 2,027
Kansas No 31.9 (31.2, 32.7) 6,888
Alaska No 31.8 (29.8, 33.8) 1,359
Missouri No 31.8 (30.2, 33.5) 2,068
Nevada No 31.7 (29.4, 34.1) 1,667
Ohio No 31.7 (30.4, 33.0) 3,369
Georgia No 31.5 (30.1, 33.0) 2,319
Michigan No 31.1 (29.9, 32.2) 3,651
North Carolina No 31.1 (29.8, 32.5) 2,561
Nebraska No 31.0 (29.8, 32.2) 4,818
Texas No 31.0 (29.6, 32.4) 3,133
South Carolina No 30.8 (29.5, 32.1) 3,063
Iowa No 30.5 (29.2, 32.0) 2,304
Wisconsin No 30.1 (28.3, 32.0) 1,800
Indiana No 29.9 (28.7, 31.2) 2,886
Alabama No 29.7 (28.0, 31.4) 1,799
Tennessee No 29.6 (27.8, 31.3) 1,639
North Dakota No 29.5 (28.0, 31.1) 2,122
South Dakota No 29.5 (27.7, 31.4) 1,932
Kentucky No 29.3 (28.0, 30.7) 2,925
Oklahoma No 29.3 (28.0, 30.7) 2,350
Louisiana No 28.8 (26.8, 30.9) 1,415
West Virginia No 28.3 (26.9, 29.8) 1,587
Mississippi No 28.0 (26.5, 29.7) 1,952
Arkansas No 26.5 (24.8, 28.3) 1,423
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/04/2015 2:48 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 2013 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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