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)

No Leisure Time Physical Activity
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: PA-1
Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure-time physical activity

Sorted by Percent
State
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Met
Objective
of 32.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 23.7 (23.5, 24.0) 109,753
Mississippi Yes 31.6 (29.7, 33.6) 1,396
Arkansas Yes 30.7 (28.8, 32.6) 1,832
Louisiana Yes 29.5 (28.1, 30.9) 2,110
West Virginia Yes 28.7 (27.4, 30.1) 1,822
Oklahoma Yes 28.3 (27.1, 29.6) 2,659
Kentucky Yes 28.2 (26.9, 29.6) 3,563
Alabama Yes 27.6 (26.3, 29.0) 2,583
Texas Yes 27.6 (26.4, 28.8) 4,262
Tennessee Yes 26.8 (25.2, 28.5) 1,616
Indiana Yes 26.1 (25.0, 27.2) 3,201
New York Yes 25.9 (24.5, 27.2) 1,723
Michigan Yes 25.5 (24.3, 26.7) 2,065
South Carolina Yes 25.3 (24.2, 26.5) 2,922
Missouri Yes 25.0 (23.5, 26.6) 2,033
Ohio Yes 25.0 (23.7, 26.3) 3,067
Delaware Yes 24.9 (23.1, 26.9) 1,153
Illinois Yes 23.9 (22.4, 25.6) 1,205
Kansas Yes 23.8 (22.9, 24.7) 3,490
Florida Yes 23.7 (22.5, 24.9) 2,403
Georgia Yes 23.6 (22.2, 25.1) 1,656
Virginia Yes 23.5 (22.4, 24.7) 2,330
New Jersey Yes 23.3 (22.2, 24.4) 3,134
New Mexico Yes 23.3 (21.9, 24.7) 2,101
Pennsylvania Yes 23.3 (22.2, 24.5) 2,786
North Carolina Yes 23.2 (22.1, 24.4) 1,788
Iowa Yes 22.6 (21.5, 23.8) 2,045
Nevada Yes 22.5 (20.4, 24.6) 844
Rhode Island Yes 22.5 (21.1, 24.0) 1,586
Wyoming Yes 22.1 (20.4, 23.8) 1,696
California Yes 21.7 (20.5, 22.9) 1,637
Maryland Yes 21.4 (20.1, 22.8) 2,868
Nebraska Yes 21.3 (20.4, 22.1) 5,557
North Dakota Yes 21.3 (20.0, 22.8) 1,824
Arizona Yes 21.2 (20.2, 22.4) 3,345
South Dakota Yes 21.2 (19.6, 23.0) 1,631
Wisconsin Yes 21.2 (19.8, 22.7) 1,554
District of Columbia Yes 20.8 (18.7, 23.1) 849
Connecticut Yes 20.6 (19.4, 22.0) 1,657
Minnesota Yes 20.2 (19.5, 21.0) 3,323
Massachusetts Yes 20.1 (19.1, 21.1) 3,415
Maine Yes 19.7 (18.7, 20.9) 1,941
Hawaii Yes 19.6 (18.3, 20.9) 1,430
Montana Yes 19.6 (18.3, 20.9) 1,653
New Hampshire Yes 19.3 (17.9, 20.7) 1,319
Alaska Yes 19.2 (17.5, 20.9) 815
Vermont Yes 19.0 (17.9, 20.2) 1,232
Idaho Yes 18.7 (17.2, 20.3) 1,131
Washington Yes 18.1 (17.0, 19.2) 1,804
Utah Yes 16.8 (16.0, 17.5) 2,550
Oregon Yes 16.5 (15.2, 17.9) 895
Colorado Yes 16.4 (15.6, 17.3) 2,252
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/01/2016 7:47 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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