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

    • 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 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)

Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 21-65
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-15
Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 93.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 83.9 (83.4, 84.3) 113,236
Idaho No 74.6 (70.6, 78.2) 1,095
Nevada No 77.4 (74.2, 80.4) 1,108
Arizona No 78.8 (75.4, 81.8) 1,435
Arkansas No 79.0 (75.9, 81.8) 960
Utah No 79.1 (77.3, 80.8) 2,885
Wyoming No 79.9 (76.6, 82.9) 1,146
Oregon No 80.3 (77.5, 82.8) 1,207
Florida No 80.4 (77.5, 82.9) 1,535
Indiana No 80.4 (78.2, 82.5) 1,951
Texas No 80.6 (78.5, 82.6) 2,117
Mississippi No 80.9 (78.5, 83.1) 1,593
Oklahoma No 81.0 (78.9, 83.0) 1,714
West Virginia No 81.0 (78.4, 83.3) 1,203
Kentucky No 81.6 (79.6, 83.5) 2,695
South Carolina No 82.1 (80.1, 83.9) 2,761
Hawaii No 82.2 (79.7, 84.4) 1,942
Missouri No 82.3 (79.8, 84.6) 1,438
Montana No 82.3 (80.2, 84.2) 1,873
New York No 82.6 (79.7, 85.2) 1,663
New Mexico No 83.0 (81.1, 84.7) 2,087
Washington No 83.0 (81.3, 84.5) 3,670
Pennsylvania No 83.2 (81.5, 84.8) 4,841
Alaska No 83.5 (80.4, 86.2) 1,222
Nebraska No 83.9 (82.5, 85.2) 4,140
Alabama No 84.0 (81.8, 86.0) 1,932
North Dakota No 84.3 (81.4, 86.9) 1,049
Georgia No 84.4 (81.9, 86.7) 1,450
Ohio No 84.5 (82.8, 86.0) 3,160
Kansas No 84.9 (83.1, 86.4) 2,818
New Jersey No 84.9 (83.3, 86.3) 4,461
Louisiana No 85.1 (82.7, 87.1) 2,025
Wisconsin No 85.2 (82.1, 87.8) 1,277
Colorado No 85.5 (83.9, 87.0) 2,895
California No 85.6 (83.8, 87.2) 3,512
Illinois No 85.7 (83.2, 87.9) 1,386
Tennessee No 85.8 (83.7, 87.7) 1,631
Michigan No 86.2 (84.6, 87.8) 2,590
North Carolina No 86.3 (84.8, 87.7) 3,015
South Dakota No 86.7 (84.0, 88.9) 1,927
Vermont No 86.8 (84.6, 88.7) 1,685
New Hampshire No 86.9 (84.5, 88.9) 1,954
Iowa No 87.1 (85.1, 88.8) 1,746
Virginia No 87.4 (85.5, 89.1) 1,952
Minnesota No 87.8 (86.2, 89.3) 3,342
Maine No 87.9 (86.3, 89.3) 2,626
Connecticut No 88.0 (86.1, 89.6) 2,450
District of Columbia No 88.1 (84.2, 91.1) 1,074
Maryland No 88.2 (86.3, 89.9) 3,529
Rhode Island No 88.7 (86.4, 90.7) 1,636
Delaware No 88.9 (86.7, 90.7) 1,466
Massachusetts No 89.6 (88.4, 90.7) 6,367
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/02/2015 10:23 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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