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)

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

Sorted by Percent
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 42.0 (41.7, 42.3) 192,755
West Virginia n/a1 53.4 (51.9, 55.0) 3,098
Kentucky n/a1 51.7 (50.1, 53.3) 5,397
Maine n/a1 51.3 (49.9, 52.8) 4,487
Arkansas n/a1 50.0 (47.8, 52.2) 2,410
Tennessee n/a1 48.2 (46.2, 50.3) 2,337
Michigan n/a1 47.9 (46.5, 49.3) 3,858
New Hampshire n/a1 47.7 (45.8, 49.5) 2,868
Vermont n/a1 47.5 (46.0, 49.0) 2,983
Montana n/a1 47.2 (45.5, 48.9) 3,481
Oklahoma n/a1 47.1 (45.7, 48.5) 3,834
Indiana n/a1 47.0 (45.8, 48.3) 5,065
South Carolina n/a1 46.8 (45.5, 48.1) 4,977
Louisiana n/a1 46.2 (44.6, 47.7) 2,977
Ohio n/a1 46.1 (44.5, 47.6) 4,753
Alabama n/a1 45.7 (44.2, 47.3) 3,765
Alaska n/a1 45.7 (43.6, 47.8) 2,009
Florida n/a1 45.7 (44.3, 47.1) 4,473
Missouri n/a1 45.1 (43.3, 46.9) 3,197
South Dakota n/a1 45.0 (42.9, 47.1) 3,347
Mississippi n/a1 44.9 (42.7, 47.0) 1,698
Pennsylvania n/a1 44.7 (43.4, 46.1) 4,877
New Mexico n/a1 44.6 (43.0, 46.3) 3,802
Delaware n/a1 44.5 (42.3, 46.7) 1,935
Iowa n/a1 44.2 (42.7, 45.6) 3,380
Wyoming n/a1 44.2 (42.0, 46.3) 2,745
North Dakota n/a1 44.1 (42.3, 45.9) 3,341
Oregon n/a1 44.1 (42.3, 46.0) 2,269
Rhode Island n/a1 44.0 (42.3, 45.8) 2,877
Wisconsin n/a1 43.7 (42.0, 45.4) 3,071
North Carolina n/a1 43.5 (42.1, 44.9) 3,148
Connecticut n/a1 43.1 (41.6, 44.7) 3,404
Arizona n/a1 43.0 (41.7, 44.4) 6,468
Minnesota n/a1 43.0 (42.0, 43.9) 6,974
Virginia n/a1 42.8 (41.4, 44.2) 4,022
Colorado n/a1 42.3 (41.1, 43.4) 5,309
Nebraska n/a1 42.0 (41.0, 43.1) 9,137
Kansas n/a1 41.8 (40.7, 42.8) 5,564
Washington n/a1 41.8 (40.4, 43.2) 4,141
Massachusetts n/a1 41.6 (40.4, 42.9) 6,849
Nevada n/a1 41.1 (38.6, 43.6) 1,721
Illinois n/a1 40.5 (38.7, 42.3) 2,062
Hawaii n/a1 40.1 (38.5, 41.7) 2,950
Georgia n/a1 39.8 (38.1, 41.5) 2,445
Idaho n/a1 39.8 (37.9, 41.8) 2,166
New Jersey n/a1 39.5 (38.2, 40.8) 5,275
New York n/a1 38.0 (36.6, 39.6) 2,697
Maryland n/a1 37.3 (35.7, 38.9) 5,045
Texas n/a1 35.9 (34.6, 37.2) 5,611
California n/a1 35.7 (34.4, 37.0) 3,142
District of Columbia n/a1 35.5 (33.0, 38.1) 1,581
Utah n/a1 25.8 (24.9, 26.7) 3,733
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/26/2016 1:21 pm.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
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.


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