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 40+
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 74.3 (73.9, 74.7) 158,517
Massachusetts n/a1 84.6 (83.5, 85.7) 8,129
Rhode Island n/a1 81.1 (79.2, 83.0) 2,091
Delaware n/a1 80.5 (78.4, 82.5) 1,974
District of Columbia n/a1 80.4 (77.5, 83.0) 1,376
Connecticut n/a1 79.8 (78.0, 81.5) 3,181
New Hampshire n/a1 79.8 (78.0, 81.5) 2,848
Maine n/a1 79.6 (78.1, 81.0) 3,670
Maryland n/a1 79.4 (77.7, 81.0) 5,051
New York n/a1 78.4 (76.0, 80.6) 1,969
Minnesota n/a1 78.3 (76.7, 79.8) 4,129
Wisconsin n/a1 77.9 (75.2, 80.4) 1,801
Virginia n/a1 77.7 (75.8, 79.5) 2,623
California n/a1 77.6 (75.9, 79.3) 4,223
New Jersey n/a1 77.0 (75.6, 78.5) 5,207
Hawaii n/a1 76.9 (74.6, 79.2) 2,140
Michigan n/a1 76.6 (75.1, 78.1) 3,868
Vermont n/a1 76.6 (74.6, 78.5) 2,172
Georgia n/a1 76.0 (73.7, 78.2) 2,244
Iowa n/a1 75.9 (74.1, 77.5) 2,491
Louisiana n/a1 75.2 (73.2, 77.0) 3,672
North Carolina n/a1 75.1 (73.6, 76.6) 4,116
Pennsylvania n/a1 74.7 (73.2, 76.0) 6,730
Kansas n/a1 74.5 (73.0, 76.0) 4,300
Alabama n/a1 74.3 (72.5, 76.1) 3,602
Ohio n/a1 74.2 (72.6, 75.7) 4,640
Tennessee n/a1 74.0 (72.0, 76.0) 2,588
North Dakota n/a1 73.6 (71.0, 76.0) 1,611
Illinois n/a1 73.5 (71.1, 75.8) 2,006
South Dakota n/a1 73.5 (70.7, 76.2) 2,556
Missouri n/a1 72.9 (70.7, 75.0) 2,335
Florida n/a1 72.5 (70.1, 74.7) 2,702
West Virginia n/a1 72.2 (70.1, 74.2) 1,803
Washington n/a1 72.0 (70.5, 73.4) 5,132
South Carolina n/a1 71.4 (69.6, 73.1) 4,520
Kentucky n/a1 71.3 (69.4, 73.1) 4,058
Alaska n/a1 71.2 (67.9, 74.2) 1,071
Oregon n/a1 71.2 (68.8, 73.5) 1,787
Nebraska n/a1 70.0 (68.6, 71.3) 6,047
Arizona n/a1 69.5 (66.7, 72.1) 2,416
Utah n/a1 68.6 (66.8, 70.2) 3,313
Texas n/a1 68.4 (66.2, 70.6) 2,812
New Mexico n/a1 68.3 (66.3, 70.1) 2,588
Colorado n/a1 68.0 (66.3, 69.6) 3,517
Indiana n/a1 67.7 (65.7, 69.5) 2,752
Mississippi n/a1 67.7 (65.7, 69.7) 2,762
Arkansas n/a1 67.0 (64.5, 69.3) 1,729
Nevada n/a1 66.8 (63.4, 70.0) 1,437
Oklahoma n/a1 66.4 (64.4, 68.2) 2,439
Montana n/a1 66.2 (64.2, 68.2) 2,522
Idaho n/a1 64.6 (61.6, 67.5) 1,813
Wyoming n/a1 61.9 (59.0, 64.6) 1,954
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/29/2015 10:38 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 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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