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)

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
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 32.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 26.3 (26.0, 26.6) 121,857
Colorado Yes 17.9 (17.1, 18.9) 2,302
Oregon Yes 18.6 (17.1, 20.1) 965
District of Columbia Yes 19.5 (17.6, 21.5) 855
Washington Yes 20.0 (19.0, 21.2) 2,131
Vermont Yes 20.5 (19.2, 21.8) 1,324
Utah Yes 20.6 (19.7, 21.6) 2,536
California Yes 21.4 (20.3, 22.6) 2,099
Hawaii Yes 22.1 (20.7, 23.6) 1,513
Alaska Yes 22.3 (20.5, 24.2) 981
New Hampshire Yes 22.4 (20.9, 23.9) 1,374
Montana Yes 22.5 (21.4, 23.7) 2,355
Maine Yes 23.3 (22.0, 24.5) 1,843
Massachusetts Yes 23.5 (22.4, 24.7) 3,532
Minnesota Yes 23.5 (22.1, 24.9) 2,901
Idaho Yes 23.7 (22.0, 25.4) 1,282
Nevada Yes 23.7 (21.5, 26.0) 1,182
Wisconsin Yes 23.8 (22.2, 25.6) 1,510
South Dakota Yes 23.9 (22.2, 25.6) 1,663
New Mexico Yes 24.3 (23.0, 25.6) 2,149
Michigan Yes 24.4 (23.4, 25.5) 3,067
Connecticut Yes 24.9 (23.4, 26.4) 1,768
Illinois Yes 25.1 (23.5, 26.9) 1,409
Wyoming Yes 25.1 (23.5, 26.6) 1,600
Arizona Yes 25.2 (22.8, 27.8) 1,048
Maryland Yes 25.3 (24.1, 26.5) 3,367
Nebraska Yes 25.3 (24.2, 26.4) 4,446
Virginia Yes 25.5 (24.2, 26.9) 2,045
Pennsylvania Yes 26.3 (25.2, 27.4) 2,933
Kansas Yes 26.5 (25.8, 27.3) 6,085
North Carolina Yes 26.6 (25.4, 27.9) 2,412
New York Yes 26.7 (25.5, 28.1) 2,172
New Jersey Yes 26.8 (25.6, 28.1) 3,184
Rhode Island Yes 26.9 (25.4, 28.5) 1,619
South Carolina Yes 26.9 (25.6, 28.1) 2,812
Georgia Yes 27.2 (25.8, 28.6) 2,110
North Dakota Yes 27.6 (26.2, 29.1) 2,165
Florida Yes 27.7 (26.6, 28.9) 9,343
Delaware Yes 27.8 (26.1, 29.5) 1,447
Missouri Yes 28.3 (26.7, 29.9) 2,082
Iowa Yes 28.5 (27.1, 29.9) 2,257
Ohio Yes 28.5 (27.3, 29.8) 3,367
Texas Yes 30.1 (28.6, 31.5) 3,151
Kentucky Yes 30.2 (28.8, 31.6) 3,279
Indiana Yes 31.1 (29.8, 32.3) 3,087
West Virginia Yes 31.4 (30.0, 32.9) 1,883
Alabama Yes 31.5 (29.8, 33.2) 2,077
Louisiana Yes 32.2 (30.2, 34.3) 1,728
Oklahoma No 33.0 (31.6, 34.3) 2,759
Arkansas No 34.4 (32.5, 36.3) 1,777
Tennessee No 37.2 (35.3, 39.1) 2,044
Mississippi No 38.1 (36.5, 39.8) 2,837
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/02/2015 7:49 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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