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)

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 Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 28.5 (28.2, 28.7) 124,264
Colorado Yes 21.1 (20.1, 22.1) 2,403
District of Columbia Yes 22.4 (20.4, 24.6) 835
Massachusetts Yes 23.5 (22.6, 24.4) 4,923
Vermont Yes 24.0 (22.6, 25.4) 1,391
Hawaii Yes 24.2 (22.7, 25.9) 1,582
New York Yes 24.4 (22.8, 26.0) 1,349
Montana Yes 24.7 (23.5, 25.9) 2,134
New Jersey Yes 25.2 (24.2, 26.2) 3,754
Wyoming Yes 25.3 (23.5, 27.2) 1,489
Utah Yes 25.5 (24.4, 26.5) 2,948
California Yes 25.7 (24.6, 26.8) 3,257
Florida Yes 26.0 (24.5, 27.7) 1,900
Minnesota Yes 26.5 (25.4, 27.6) 2,941
Rhode Island Yes 26.5 (24.9, 28.2) 1,353
Connecticut Yes 26.6 (25.3, 28.0) 2,099
Arizona Yes 26.8 (25.0, 28.6) 1,795
Nevada Yes 27.0 (25.0, 29.0) 1,102
Alaska Yes 27.1 (25.3, 29.0) 1,170
Washington Yes 27.5 (26.5, 28.5) 3,880
Idaho Yes 27.6 (25.6, 29.7) 1,521
New Hampshire Yes 27.9 (26.4, 29.4) 1,952
New Mexico Yes 27.9 (26.7, 29.2) 2,200
Oregon Yes 28.1 (26.4, 29.8) 1,338
Delaware Yes 28.2 (26.5, 30.0) 1,346
Maryland Yes 28.3 (27.0, 29.7) 3,455
Virginia Yes 28.3 (26.9, 29.7) 1,867
South Dakota Yes 28.7 (27.1, 30.4) 2,183
Maine Yes 29.1 (27.9, 30.2) 2,604
Illinois Yes 29.2 (27.5, 31.0) 1,544
Nebraska Yes 29.4 (28.5, 30.4) 5,356
Pennsylvania Yes 29.7 (28.7, 30.7) 5,564
Georgia Yes 29.9 (28.2, 31.6) 1,681
Texas Yes 30.0 (28.7, 31.4) 2,505
Wisconsin Yes 30.0 (28.2, 32.0) 1,538
North Carolina Yes 30.4 (29.3, 31.5) 3,344
Kansas Yes 30.5 (29.4, 31.7) 3,316
North Dakota Yes 30.5 (28.7, 32.3) 1,358
Missouri No 30.8 (29.2, 32.4) 2,003
Ohio No 30.8 (29.7, 32.0) 3,811
Iowa No 31.3 (30.0, 32.7) 2,077
Kentucky No 32.1 (30.7, 33.5) 3,483
Indiana No 32.2 (30.9, 33.6) 2,563
Tennessee No 32.2 (30.6, 33.8) 2,080
Michigan No 32.3 (31.0, 33.5) 3,167
South Carolina No 32.3 (31.1, 33.6) 3,854
Oklahoma No 32.7 (31.3, 34.1) 2,456
Alabama No 33.6 (32.1, 35.1) 2,938
West Virginia No 33.8 (32.2, 35.4) 1,668
Arkansas No 34.7 (32.9, 36.6) 1,592
Mississippi No 35.3 (33.7, 36.9) 2,563
Louisiana No 35.5 (33.9, 37.2) 3,032
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/23/2014 8:27 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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