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 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 43.7 (43.4, 44.0) 207,773
Kentucky n/a1 53.8 (52.3, 55.3) 5,575
West Virginia n/a1 53.6 (52.0, 55.2) 2,776
Maine n/a1 51.5 (50.3, 52.8) 4,985
Arkansas n/a1 49.4 (47.5, 51.3) 2,481
Michigan n/a1 49.3 (48.0, 50.6) 4,939
Tennessee n/a1 49.3 (47.5, 51.0) 3,289
New Hampshire n/a1 48.7 (47.1, 50.4) 3,671
South Dakota n/a1 48.5 (46.8, 50.3) 3,742
South Carolina n/a1 48.3 (47.0, 49.6) 5,864
Missouri n/a1 48.0 (46.2, 49.7) 3,195
Ohio n/a1 48.0 (46.8, 49.2) 5,929
Indiana n/a1 47.7 (46.3, 49.1) 4,037
Oklahoma n/a1 47.7 (46.2, 49.1) 3,832
Vermont n/a1 47.4 (45.7, 49.1) 2,936
Wisconsin n/a1 47.3 (45.3, 49.4) 2,450
Montana n/a1 47.1 (45.7, 48.5) 4,135
Alabama n/a1 47.0 (45.4, 48.5) 3,984
Pennsylvania n/a1 46.9 (45.8, 48.0) 9,281
Louisiana n/a1 46.8 (45.1, 48.5) 4,001
Delaware n/a1 46.7 (44.8, 48.5) 2,470
Wyoming n/a1 46.6 (44.5, 48.7) 2,809
North Carolina n/a1 46.5 (45.3, 47.7) 5,485
Alaska n/a1 46.3 (44.1, 48.4) 2,049
Minnesota n/a1 46.1 (44.9, 47.3) 5,486
North Dakota n/a1 46.0 (44.1, 47.9) 2,167
Florida n/a1 45.7 (43.9, 47.4) 3,651
Oregon n/a1 45.7 (43.9, 47.6) 2,382
Rhode Island n/a1 45.2 (43.4, 47.1) 2,578
Connecticut n/a1 44.9 (43.4, 46.4) 4,013
Mississippi n/a1 44.9 (43.3, 46.5) 3,329
Arizona n/a1 44.4 (42.4, 46.3) 3,364
New Mexico n/a1 44.3 (43.0, 45.7) 3,899
Massachusetts n/a1 44.2 (43.1, 45.3) 9,719
Nebraska n/a1 44.2 (43.2, 45.2) 8,243
Colorado n/a1 44.1 (42.9, 45.3) 5,285
Washington n/a1 43.9 (42.8, 45.0) 6,801
Iowa n/a1 43.2 (41.8, 44.7) 3,058
Kansas n/a1 43.2 (42.0, 44.5) 5,057
Illinois n/a1 43.0 (41.1, 44.9) 2,421
New Jersey n/a1 43.0 (41.8, 44.1) 6,668
Virginia n/a1 43.0 (41.4, 44.5) 3,132
Nevada n/a1 42.8 (40.7, 44.8) 2,212
New York n/a1 41.7 (40.0, 43.5) 2,637
Georgia n/a1 41.6 (39.8, 43.4) 2,518
District of Columbia n/a1 40.7 (38.1, 43.3) 1,559
Idaho n/a1 40.7 (38.5, 43.0) 2,402
Hawaii n/a1 40.3 (38.6, 42.0) 3,192
Maryland n/a1 39.7 (38.3, 41.2) 5,403
Texas n/a1 39.6 (38.2, 41.1) 3,579
California n/a1 36.4 (35.3, 37.5) 5,800
Utah n/a1 27.2 (26.1, 28.3) 3,303
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 2:25 pm.
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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