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 2018 BRFSS Data)

Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 71.6 N/A
Puerto Rico n/a1 58.60 (56.29, 60.91) 1,584
Texas n/a1 62.15 (59.13, 65.17) 4,475
Nevada n/a1 63.38 (59.81, 66.95) 1,269
Alaska n/a1 64.26 (60.87, 67.65) 1,150
New Mexico n/a1 64.30 (62.14, 66.46) 2,677
Wyoming n/a1 64.44 (62.34, 66.54) 2,153
Oklahoma n/a1 66.02 (63.94, 68.10) 2,302
California n/a1 66.17 (64.31, 68.03) 3,590
Mississippi n/a1 66.78 (64.68, 68.88) 2,483
Montana n/a1 67.84 (65.66, 70.02) 2,322
Arkansas n/a1 68.23 (66.09, 70.37) 2,719
New Jersey n/a1 68.93 (65.07, 72.79) 1,195
Illinois n/a1 69.27 (67.21, 71.33) 2,043
Georgia n/a1 69.41 (67.80, 71.02) 3,682
North Dakota n/a1 69.46 (67.58, 71.34) 2,819
Hawaii n/a1 69.51 (67.51, 71.51) 3,210
Ohio n/a1 69.90 (68.43, 71.37) 6,103
West Virginia n/a1 70.01 (68.11, 71.91) 2,436
Louisiana n/a1 70.12 (67.75, 72.49) 1,983
Indiana n/a1 70.30 (68.69, 71.91) 3,598
Tennessee n/a1 70.89 (68.62, 73.16) 2,147
Arizona n/a1 70.98 (68.88, 73.08) 3,626
Colorado n/a1 71.23 (69.70, 72.76) 3,703
Pennsylvania n/a1 71.29 (69.19, 73.39) 2,531
Florida n/a1 71.40 (69.42, 73.38) 7,008
Oregon n/a1 71.57 (69.45, 73.69) 2,335
Alabama n/a1 71.60 (69.80, 73.40) 3,134
Missouri n/a1 71.64 (69.68, 73.60) 3,164
Kentucky n/a1 71.75 (69.55, 73.95) 3,918
Kansas n/a1 71.77 (70.46, 73.08) 5,001
Nebraska n/a1 71.87 (70.52, 73.22) 6,345
Virginia n/a1 71.90 (70.31, 73.49) 4,756
Idaho n/a1 71.91 (69.42, 74.40) 1,643
South Dakota n/a1 72.44 (70.01, 74.87) 3,391
New York n/a1 72.54 (71.23, 73.85) 15,318
Washington n/a1 72.92 (71.57, 74.27) 6,143
District of Columbia n/a1 73.11 (70.93, 75.29) 2,039
Utah n/a1 73.29 (71.70, 74.88) 3,615
North Carolina n/a1 73.47 (71.22, 75.72) 1,908
Iowa n/a1 74.04 (72.71, 75.37) 3,980
South Carolina n/a1 74.09 (72.70, 75.48) 5,903
Maryland n/a1 74.79 (73.56, 76.02) 9,328
Minnesota n/a1 75.62 (74.56, 76.68) 7,584
Wisconsin n/a1 75.96 (73.76, 78.16) 2,345
Vermont n/a1 76.04 (74.32, 77.76) 3,457
Michigan n/a1 76.25 (74.82, 77.68) 4,734
Delaware n/a1 76.64 (74.78, 78.50) 2,443
Massachusetts n/a1 77.49 (75.73, 79.25) 3,115
Rhode Island n/a1 77.54 (75.70, 79.38) 2,917
Maine n/a1 77.81 (76.42, 79.20) 6,444
Connecticut n/a1 78.04 (76.71, 79.37) 5,808
New Hampshire n/a1 78.93 (77.26, 80.60) 3,310
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/12/2020 2:02 am.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2018 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. Data for the US is a median and not a percent.

BRFSS Prevalence estimates presented here may vary from other published estimates due to differences in the methodology used to generate estimates.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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