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)

Current Smoker
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: TU-1.1
Reduce tobacco use by adults: Cigarette smoking

Sorted by Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 12.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 18.9 (18.7, 19.2) 74,665
Wyoming No 21.9 (20.1, 23.9) 941
Wisconsin No 20.4 (18.7, 22.1) 906
West Virginia No 28.3 (26.8, 29.8) 1,286
Washington No 17.3 (16.4, 18.2) 2,031
Virginia No 19.1 (17.8, 20.4) 1,089
Vermont No 16.5 (15.2, 17.9) 796
Utah Yes 10.6 (9.8, 11.4) 1,044
Texas No 18.2 (17.1, 19.4) 1,323
Tennessee No 25.0 (23.5, 26.5) 1,477
South Dakota No 22.0 (20.6, 23.5) 1,440
South Carolina No 22.6 (21.5, 23.8) 2,164
Rhode Island No 17.6 (16.2, 19.1) 825
Pennsylvania No 21.4 (20.5, 22.4) 3,591
Oregon No 17.9 (16.5, 19.5) 714
Oklahoma No 23.3 (22.1, 24.6) 1,635
Ohio No 23.4 (22.3, 24.5) 2,463
North Dakota No 21.3 (19.7, 23.1) 796
North Carolina No 20.9 (20.0, 22.0) 2,142
New York No 16.3 (15.0, 17.8) 875
New Mexico No 19.4 (18.3, 20.6) 1,461
New Jersey No 17.4 (16.5, 18.4) 2,269
New Hampshire No 17.3 (15.9, 18.7) 998
Nevada No 18.3 (16.8, 20.0) 846
Nebraska No 19.8 (18.9, 20.6) 3,021
Montana No 19.7 (18.6, 20.9) 1,513
Missouri No 24.0 (22.5, 25.6) 1,346
Mississippi No 24.0 (22.5, 25.5) 1,412
Minnesota No 18.8 (17.9, 19.8) 1,912
Michigan No 23.4 (22.2, 24.7) 1,825
Massachusetts No 16.5 (15.7, 17.3) 3,183
Maryland No 16.2 (15.1, 17.5) 1,688
Maine No 20.3 (19.3, 21.5) 1,595
Louisiana No 24.9 (23.3, 26.5) 1,704
Kentucky No 28.4 (27.0, 29.8) 2,536
Kansas No 19.5 (18.5, 20.5) 1,840
Iowa No 18.2 (17.1, 19.4) 1,053
Indiana No 24.1 (22.9, 25.3) 1,753
Illinois No 18.6 (17.0, 20.3) 793
Idaho No 16.3 (14.6, 18.2) 789
Hawaii No 14.6 (13.4, 16.0) 1,055
Georgia No 20.4 (18.9, 22.0) 964
Florida No 17.6 (16.2, 19.1) 1,113
District of Columbia No 19.8 (17.6, 22.2) 502
Delaware No 19.8 (18.3, 21.4) 852
Connecticut No 16.1 (14.9, 17.3) 1,175
Colorado No 17.8 (16.8, 18.8) 1,731
California No 12.6 (11.8, 13.4) 1,632
Arkansas No 25.1 (23.5, 26.9) 1,013
Arizona No 17.2 (15.7, 18.7) 1,082
Alaska No 20.6 (18.9, 22.4) 835
Alabama No 23.8 (22.4, 25.3) 1,636
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/30/2014 2:10 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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