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 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 10/22/2014 10:23 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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