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 2012 BRFSS Data)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 50-74
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-17
Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by namedescending
Met
Objective
of 81.1%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 78.7 (78.2, 79.2) 104,328
Alabama No 79.4 (77.3, 81.3) 2,480
Alaska No 74.3 (70.4, 77.9) 748
Arizona No 74.8 (71.6, 77.8) 1,622
Arkansas No 69.4 (66.4, 72.2) 1,115
California Yes 82.7 (80.8, 84.5) 2,751
Colorado No 73.4 (71.4, 75.3) 2,417
Connecticut Yes 84.1 (82.0, 86.0) 2,046
Delaware Yes 84.3 (81.9, 86.5) 1,312
District of Columbia Yes 85.4 (82.2, 88.1) 905
Florida No 76.8 (74.2, 79.3) 1,682
Georgia Yes 81.8 (79.4, 84.0) 1,493
Hawaii No 80.8 (78.0, 83.4) 1,412
Idaho No 69.4 (65.7, 72.9) 1,219
Illinois No 77.7 (74.9, 80.3) 1,251
Indiana No 71.4 (69.0, 73.7) 1,806
Iowa No 79.9 (77.8, 81.9) 1,517
Kansas No 79.2 (77.5, 80.8) 2,768
Kentucky No 75.6 (73.5, 77.7) 2,798
Louisiana No 78.4 (76.1, 80.5) 2,502
Maine Yes 83.6 (82.0, 85.2) 2,475
Maryland Yes 83.8 (81.9, 85.5) 3,235
Massachusetts Yes 89.7 (88.5, 90.7) 5,296
Michigan No 81.0 (79.1, 82.7) 2,598
Minnesota Yes 83.7 (82.0, 85.3) 2,711
Mississippi No 73.7 (71.4, 75.8) 1,880
Missouri No 77.9 (75.4, 80.2) 1,526
Montana No 70.6 (68.2, 72.9) 1,722
Nebraska No 74.9 (73.2, 76.5) 3,792
Nevada No 73.8 (69.5, 77.7) 984
New Hampshire Yes 85.1 (83.1, 86.9) 1,880
New Jersey No 79.4 (77.5, 81.2) 3,306
New Mexico No 72.7 (70.4, 74.9) 1,777
New York No 80.9 (77.8, 83.6) 1,189
North Carolina No 80.3 (78.4, 82.1) 2,714
North Dakota No 79.2 (76.3, 81.9) 1,009
Ohio No 78.2 (76.4, 80.0) 3,047
Oklahoma No 70.3 (68.0, 72.6) 1,609
Oregon No 75.3 (72.5, 77.9) 1,215
Pennsylvania No 80.2 (78.6, 81.7) 4,340
Rhode Island Yes 85.4 (83.0, 87.5) 1,361
South Carolina No 75.7 (73.6, 77.7) 3,022
South Dakota No 79.7 (76.3, 82.8) 1,641
Tennessee No 77.0 (74.5, 79.3) 1,721
Texas No 72.7 (69.8, 75.4) 1,801
Utah No 73.2 (71.1, 75.2) 2,147
Vermont Yes 81.9 (79.6, 83.9) 1,506
Virginia Yes 81.1 (78.8, 83.1) 1,727
Washington No 76.4 (74.6, 78.1) 3,483
West Virginia No 78.1 (75.6, 80.4) 1,208
Wisconsin Yes 83.9 (81.0, 86.4) 1,242
Wyoming No 66.5 (63.2, 69.7) 1,320
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/03/2015 12:31 am.

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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