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 2020 BRFSS Data)

Home-Based Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) in Past Two Years
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 14.3 N/A
Illinois n/a1 8.23 (6.64, 9.82) 164
Wyoming n/a1 8.37 (7.00, 9.74) 283
Delaware n/a1 8.74 (7.15, 10.33) 204
Utah n/a1 8.82 (7.84, 9.80) 454
New Hampshire n/a1 9.62 (8.52, 10.72) 455
South Dakota n/a1 9.71 (8.04, 11.38) 521
Nebraska n/a1 9.75 (8.87, 10.63) 872
Vermont n/a1 9.77 (8.52, 11.02) 434
Alaska n/a1 9.89 (8.15, 11.63) 231
Kansas n/a1 10.37 (9.45, 11.29) 682
Iowa n/a1 10.68 (9.68, 11.68) 545
North Dakota n/a1 11.46 (9.97, 12.95) 350
Wisconsin n/a1 12.02 (10.35, 13.69) 331
Idaho n/a1 12.07 (10.46, 13.68) 403
Minnesota n/a1 12.27 (11.41, 13.13) 989
Missouri n/a1 12.71 (11.53, 13.89) 733
Massachusetts n/a1 12.85 (11.30, 14.40) 484
Connecticut n/a1 12.98 (11.57, 14.39) 680
Rhode Island n/a1 13.26 (11.61, 14.91) 411
Indiana n/a1 13.65 (12.53, 14.77) 688
Pennsylvania n/a1 13.72 (11.98, 15.46) 371
Montana n/a1 13.77 (12.46, 15.08) 531
Mississippi n/a1 14.11 (12.74, 15.48) 598
Virginia n/a1 14.17 (12.92, 15.42) 807
Maine n/a1 14.25 (13.09, 15.41) 1,172
New Jersey n/a1 14.25 (13.02, 15.48) 780
Colorado n/a1 14.30 (13.18, 15.42) 738
New York n/a1 14.35 (13.25, 15.45) 1,133
West Virginia n/a1 14.43 (13.12, 15.74) 585
Ohio n/a1 14.55 (13.49, 15.61) 1,190
Oklahoma n/a1 14.68 (13.05, 16.31) 412
Maryland n/a1 14.72 (13.60, 15.84) 1,093
Louisiana n/a1 14.74 (12.98, 16.50) 390
Kentucky n/a1 14.95 (12.99, 16.91) 323
North Carolina n/a1 15.00 (13.29, 16.71) 432
Alabama n/a1 15.25 (13.60, 16.90) 522
South Carolina n/a1 15.28 (13.46, 17.10) 377
Tennessee n/a1 15.55 (13.65, 17.45) 389
New Mexico n/a1 16.49 (14.67, 18.31) 699
Michigan n/a1 17.11 (15.54, 18.68) 702
Washington n/a1 17.58 (16.42, 18.74) 1,290
Georgia n/a1 17.61 (15.98, 19.24) 930
Arkansas n/a1 17.98 (16.24, 19.72) 589
Texas n/a1 18.36 (16.03, 20.69) 1,084
Nevada n/a1 19.21 (15.98, 22.44) 232
Arizona n/a1 19.32 (17.77, 20.87) 1,064
District of Columbia n/a1 20.53 (18.12, 22.94) 365
Oregon n/a1 21.18 (19.24, 23.12) 592
Hawaii n/a1 26.48 (24.64, 28.32) 1,224
Florida n/a1 27.56 (25.33, 29.79) 1,778
California n/a1 31.52 (28.62, 34.42) 634
Puerto Rico n/a1 62.52 (59.07, 65.97) 1,478
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/25/2022 10:56 pm.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2020 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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