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)

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 Percent
State
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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
Massachusetts Yes 89.7 (88.5, 90.7) 5,296
District of Columbia Yes 85.4 (82.2, 88.1) 905
Rhode Island Yes 85.4 (83.0, 87.5) 1,361
New Hampshire Yes 85.1 (83.1, 86.9) 1,880
Delaware Yes 84.3 (81.9, 86.5) 1,312
Connecticut Yes 84.1 (82.0, 86.0) 2,046
Wisconsin Yes 83.9 (81.0, 86.4) 1,242
Maryland Yes 83.8 (81.9, 85.5) 3,235
Minnesota Yes 83.7 (82.0, 85.3) 2,711
Maine Yes 83.6 (82.0, 85.2) 2,475
California Yes 82.7 (80.8, 84.5) 2,751
Vermont Yes 81.9 (79.6, 83.9) 1,506
Georgia Yes 81.8 (79.4, 84.0) 1,493
Virginia Yes 81.1 (78.8, 83.1) 1,727
Michigan No 81.0 (79.1, 82.7) 2,598
New York No 80.9 (77.8, 83.6) 1,189
Hawaii No 80.8 (78.0, 83.4) 1,412
North Carolina No 80.3 (78.4, 82.1) 2,714
Pennsylvania No 80.2 (78.6, 81.7) 4,340
Iowa No 79.9 (77.8, 81.9) 1,517
South Dakota No 79.7 (76.3, 82.8) 1,641
Alabama No 79.4 (77.3, 81.3) 2,480
New Jersey No 79.4 (77.5, 81.2) 3,306
Kansas No 79.2 (77.5, 80.8) 2,768
North Dakota No 79.2 (76.3, 81.9) 1,009
Louisiana No 78.4 (76.1, 80.5) 2,502
Ohio No 78.2 (76.4, 80.0) 3,047
West Virginia No 78.1 (75.6, 80.4) 1,208
Missouri No 77.9 (75.4, 80.2) 1,526
Illinois No 77.7 (74.9, 80.3) 1,251
Tennessee No 77.0 (74.5, 79.3) 1,721
Florida No 76.8 (74.2, 79.3) 1,682
Washington No 76.4 (74.6, 78.1) 3,483
South Carolina No 75.7 (73.6, 77.7) 3,022
Kentucky No 75.6 (73.5, 77.7) 2,798
Oregon No 75.3 (72.5, 77.9) 1,215
Nebraska No 74.9 (73.2, 76.5) 3,792
Arizona No 74.8 (71.6, 77.8) 1,622
Alaska No 74.3 (70.4, 77.9) 748
Nevada No 73.8 (69.5, 77.7) 984
Mississippi No 73.7 (71.4, 75.8) 1,880
Colorado No 73.4 (71.4, 75.3) 2,417
Utah No 73.2 (71.1, 75.2) 2,147
New Mexico No 72.7 (70.4, 74.9) 1,777
Texas No 72.7 (69.8, 75.4) 1,801
Indiana No 71.4 (69.0, 73.7) 1,806
Montana No 70.6 (68.2, 72.9) 1,722
Oklahoma No 70.3 (68.0, 72.6) 1,609
Arkansas No 69.4 (66.4, 72.2) 1,115
Idaho No 69.4 (65.7, 72.9) 1,219
Wyoming No 66.5 (63.2, 69.7) 1,320
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/21/2014 11:34 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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