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)

Ever Smoked 100 Cigarettes
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Name
State
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Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 43.7 (43.4, 44.0) 207,773
Wyoming n/a1 46.6 (44.5, 48.7) 2,809
Wisconsin n/a1 47.3 (45.3, 49.4) 2,450
West Virginia n/a1 53.6 (52.0, 55.2) 2,776
Washington n/a1 43.9 (42.8, 45.0) 6,801
Virginia n/a1 43.0 (41.4, 44.5) 3,132
Vermont n/a1 47.4 (45.7, 49.1) 2,936
Utah n/a1 27.2 (26.1, 28.3) 3,303
Texas n/a1 39.6 (38.2, 41.1) 3,579
Tennessee n/a1 49.3 (47.5, 51.0) 3,289
South Dakota n/a1 48.5 (46.8, 50.3) 3,742
South Carolina n/a1 48.3 (47.0, 49.6) 5,864
Rhode Island n/a1 45.2 (43.4, 47.1) 2,578
Pennsylvania n/a1 46.9 (45.8, 48.0) 9,281
Oregon n/a1 45.7 (43.9, 47.6) 2,382
Oklahoma n/a1 47.7 (46.2, 49.1) 3,832
Ohio n/a1 48.0 (46.8, 49.2) 5,929
North Dakota n/a1 46.0 (44.1, 47.9) 2,167
North Carolina n/a1 46.5 (45.3, 47.7) 5,485
New York n/a1 41.7 (40.0, 43.5) 2,637
New Mexico n/a1 44.3 (43.0, 45.7) 3,899
New Jersey n/a1 43.0 (41.8, 44.1) 6,668
New Hampshire n/a1 48.7 (47.1, 50.4) 3,671
Nevada n/a1 42.8 (40.7, 44.8) 2,212
Nebraska n/a1 44.2 (43.2, 45.2) 8,243
Montana n/a1 47.1 (45.7, 48.5) 4,135
Missouri n/a1 48.0 (46.2, 49.7) 3,195
Mississippi n/a1 44.9 (43.3, 46.5) 3,329
Minnesota n/a1 46.1 (44.9, 47.3) 5,486
Michigan n/a1 49.3 (48.0, 50.6) 4,939
Massachusetts n/a1 44.2 (43.1, 45.3) 9,719
Maryland n/a1 39.7 (38.3, 41.2) 5,403
Maine n/a1 51.5 (50.3, 52.8) 4,985
Louisiana n/a1 46.8 (45.1, 48.5) 4,001
Kentucky n/a1 53.8 (52.3, 55.3) 5,575
Kansas n/a1 43.2 (42.0, 44.5) 5,057
Iowa n/a1 43.2 (41.8, 44.7) 3,058
Indiana n/a1 47.7 (46.3, 49.1) 4,037
Illinois n/a1 43.0 (41.1, 44.9) 2,421
Idaho n/a1 40.7 (38.5, 43.0) 2,402
Hawaii n/a1 40.3 (38.6, 42.0) 3,192
Georgia n/a1 41.6 (39.8, 43.4) 2,518
Florida n/a1 45.7 (43.9, 47.4) 3,651
District of Columbia n/a1 40.7 (38.1, 43.3) 1,559
Delaware n/a1 46.7 (44.8, 48.5) 2,470
Connecticut n/a1 44.9 (43.4, 46.4) 4,013
Colorado n/a1 44.1 (42.9, 45.3) 5,285
California n/a1 36.4 (35.3, 37.5) 5,800
Arkansas n/a1 49.4 (47.5, 51.3) 2,481
Arizona n/a1 44.4 (42.4, 46.3) 3,364
Alaska n/a1 46.3 (44.1, 48.4) 2,049
Alabama n/a1 47.0 (45.4, 48.5) 3,984
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 11:10 am.
1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
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.


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