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)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 40+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by namedescending
Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 73.7 (73.3, 74.1) 147,661
Alabama n/a1 72.7 (70.8, 74.4) 3,271
Alaska n/a1 63.1 (59.8, 66.3) 1,075
Arizona n/a1 70.7 (69.0, 72.4) 5,094
Arkansas n/a1 64.5 (61.7, 67.2) 1,769
California n/a1 77.3 (75.1, 79.4) 1,993
Colorado n/a1 68.5 (66.9, 70.1) 3,674
Connecticut n/a1 80.0 (78.1, 81.8) 2,742
Delaware n/a1 80.1 (77.5, 82.4) 1,594
District of Columbia n/a1 74.7 (71.4, 77.8) 1,423
Florida n/a1 74.6 (72.8, 76.3) 3,359
Georgia n/a1 75.5 (73.3, 77.6) 2,240
Hawaii n/a1 78.8 (76.4, 81.0) 1,981
Idaho n/a1 62.5 (59.7, 65.2) 1,512
Illinois n/a1 73.6 (71.1, 75.9) 1,599
Indiana n/a1 67.3 (65.6, 69.0) 3,654
Iowa n/a1 76.0 (74.2, 77.7) 2,745
Kansas n/a1 71.1 (69.6, 72.5) 4,274
Kentucky n/a1 74.5 (72.6, 76.3) 4,358
Louisiana n/a1 74.9 (73.0, 76.7) 2,343
Maine n/a1 78.2 (76.6, 79.8) 3,381
Maryland n/a1 79.4 (77.6, 81.1) 5,036
Massachusetts n/a1 82.1 (80.6, 83.5) 5,765
Michigan n/a1 75.9 (74.1, 77.6) 2,939
Minnesota n/a1 76.6 (75.3, 77.8) 4,907
Mississippi n/a1 67.5 (64.7, 70.2) 1,460
Missouri n/a1 68.1 (65.7, 70.4) 2,327
Montana n/a1 68.8 (66.4, 71.0) 2,255
Nebraska n/a1 70.5 (69.1, 71.9) 6,627
Nevada n/a1 69.5 (65.9, 72.9) 1,123
New Hampshire n/a1 79.4 (77.4, 81.3) 2,190
New Jersey n/a1 74.4 (72.5, 76.2) 4,169
New Mexico n/a1 65.9 (63.6, 68.1) 2,498
New York n/a1 75.0 (72.9, 77.0) 2,095
North Carolina n/a1 76.4 (74.5, 78.2) 2,369
North Dakota n/a1 72.4 (70.2, 74.5) 2,596
Ohio n/a1 72.2 (70.3, 74.0) 3,885
Oklahoma n/a1 65.6 (63.7, 67.4) 2,530
Oregon n/a1 70.4 (67.9, 72.9) 1,679
Pennsylvania n/a1 73.0 (71.3, 74.7) 3,727
Rhode Island n/a1 80.8 (78.9, 82.6) 2,473
South Carolina n/a1 72.0 (70.2, 73.7) 3,670
South Dakota n/a1 74.9 (72.1, 77.4) 2,350
Tennessee n/a1 72.7 (70.2, 75.1) 1,885
Texas n/a1 71.0 (69.0, 72.9) 4,773
Utah n/a1 66.1 (64.5, 67.7) 3,448
Vermont n/a1 74.1 (72.2, 76.0) 1,993
Virginia n/a1 75.0 (73.2, 76.8) 3,210
Washington n/a1 71.0 (69.2, 72.8) 3,304
West Virginia n/a1 71.8 (69.8, 73.8) 2,042
Wisconsin n/a1 74.5 (72.1, 76.8) 2,207
Wyoming n/a1 65.2 (62.7, 67.5) 2,048
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/27/2016 11:01 am.

1 n/a - Due to a difference in the age group populations for the Healthy People 2020 Objective for mammography (ages 50-74) and the screening data (ages 40+), the Healthy People 2020 Objective is not shown.
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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