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)

Obese (BMI >= 30)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-9
Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Sorted by Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 29.0 (28.7, 29.3) 131,837
Wyoming Yes 28.4 (26.8, 30.1) 1,653
Wisconsin Yes 30.5 (28.8, 32.4) 1,950
West Virginia No 35.5 (34.1, 37.1) 1,962
Washington Yes 27.8 (26.6, 28.9) 2,878
Virginia Yes 27.7 (26.4, 29.1) 2,253
Vermont Yes 25.6 (24.3, 27.1) 1,512
Utah Yes 25.1 (24.2, 26.2) 2,971
Texas No 31.7 (30.2, 33.1) 3,083
Tennessee No 34.3 (32.5, 36.2) 1,768
South Dakota No 31.0 (29.1, 33.0) 2,028
South Carolina No 32.8 (31.4, 34.1) 3,258
Rhode Island Yes 28.1 (26.6, 29.6) 1,704
Pennsylvania Yes 30.5 (29.4, 31.7) 3,239
Oregon Yes 27.2 (25.6, 28.8) 1,477
Oklahoma No 32.9 (31.6, 34.3) 2,528
Ohio No 31.2 (30.0, 32.5) 3,615
North Dakota No 31.9 (30.4, 33.4) 2,329
North Carolina Yes 30.1 (28.8, 31.5) 2,534
New York Yes 26.2 (25.0, 27.5) 2,123
New Mexico Yes 27.3 (25.9, 28.6) 2,385
New Jersey Yes 27.1 (25.9, 28.3) 3,259
New Hampshire Yes 27.4 (25.9, 28.9) 1,668
Nevada Yes 27.0 (24.7, 29.3) 1,231
Nebraska Yes 30.3 (29.1, 31.4) 5,002
Montana Yes 25.2 (24.0, 26.5) 2,460
Missouri No 31.1 (29.4, 32.8) 2,117
Mississippi No 35.7 (34.0, 37.3) 2,445
Minnesota Yes 26.3 (25.0, 27.8) 3,586
Michigan No 32.4 (31.3, 33.6) 3,838
Massachusetts Yes 24.4 (23.2, 25.5) 3,464
Maryland Yes 29.1 (27.8, 30.3) 3,601
Maine Yes 29.6 (28.3, 31.0) 2,200
Louisiana No 34.3 (32.2, 36.4) 1,683
Kentucky No 34.0 (32.6, 35.4) 3,548
Kansas No 30.7 (30.0, 31.5) 6,609
Iowa No 32.0 (30.6, 33.4) 2,419
Indiana No 32.6 (31.4, 33.9) 3,137
Illinois Yes 30.2 (28.5, 32.0) 1,607
Idaho Yes 30.2 (28.4, 32.0) 1,541
Hawaii Yes 22.3 (20.9, 23.8) 1,600
Georgia No 30.8 (29.4, 32.2) 2,355
Florida Yes 27.0 (26.0, 28.1) 9,376
District of Columbia Yes 23.4 (21.4, 25.4) 1,101
Delaware No 31.9 (30.1, 33.7) 1,530
Connecticut Yes 25.5 (24.1, 27.0) 1,885
Colorado Yes 21.7 (20.8, 22.7) 2,686
California Yes 24.8 (23.6, 25.9) 2,538
Arkansas No 35.0 (33.1, 37.0) 1,642
Arizona Yes 27.7 (25.2, 30.4) 1,056
Alaska Yes 29.2 (27.2, 31.2) 1,275
Alabama No 33.3 (31.7, 35.0) 2,128
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/03/2015 11:12 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 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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