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)

FOBT in last year and/or flex sig in last 5 years and FOBT in last 3 years and/or colonoscopy in last 10 years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50-75
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-16
Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 70.5%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 71.9 N/A
California No 58.50 (55.13, 61.87) 1,036
Wyoming No 61.63 (58.89, 64.37) 1,557
Wisconsin No 63.47 (60.88, 66.06) 1,513
Oklahoma No 63.54 (61.09, 65.99) 1,371
Texas No 63.55 (60.59, 66.51) 2,662
Idaho No 66.07 (63.31, 68.83) 1,660
New Mexico No 66.36 (63.79, 68.93) 2,114
Arizona No 66.66 (64.62, 68.70) 2,976
Kansas No 67.80 (66.13, 69.47) 3,369
Illinois No 67.91 (64.72, 71.10) 1,087
Montana No 67.97 (65.93, 70.01) 2,125
Indiana No 68.37 (66.61, 70.13) 2,671
Alaska No 68.91 (65.46, 72.36) 1,165
Mississippi No 68.97 (66.81, 71.13) 2,207
West Virginia No 69.12 (67.12, 71.12) 2,251
New Jersey No 69.61 (67.87, 71.35) 3,219
Nevada No 69.62 (65.56, 73.68) 709
Arkansas No 69.71 (67.24, 72.18) 1,738
Georgia No 70.08 (67.71, 72.45) 2,771
Missouri No 70.36 (68.44, 72.28) 2,947
Nebraska Yes 70.61 (69.02, 72.20) 4,673
Louisiana Yes 70.77 (68.26, 73.28) 1,521
North Dakota Yes 70.79 (68.30, 73.28) 1,579
Puerto Rico Yes 70.87 (67.77, 73.97) 1,545
Colorado Yes 71.08 (69.45, 72.71) 3,065
Kentucky Yes 71.26 (68.61, 73.91) 1,267
Ohio Yes 71.92 (70.37, 73.47) 4,615
Tennessee Yes 72.10 (69.30, 74.90) 1,416
Iowa Yes 72.24 (70.63, 73.85) 3,116
Oregon Yes 72.47 (70.22, 74.72) 1,729
Washington Yes 72.53 (70.90, 74.16) 4,291
Florida Yes 72.68 (70.03, 75.33) 3,773
Utah Yes 73.12 (71.28, 74.96) 2,933
North Carolina Yes 73.80 (71.64, 75.96) 1,913
Virginia Yes 73.89 (72.05, 75.73) 3,217
South Carolina Yes 74.17 (71.70, 76.64) 1,425
South Dakota Yes 74.22 (70.99, 77.45) 2,423
Alabama Yes 74.24 (71.97, 76.51) 1,880
Delaware Yes 74.29 (71.55, 77.03) 1,230
New York Yes 74.50 (72.95, 76.05) 4,706
Maryland Yes 74.51 (72.98, 76.04) 4,653
Pennsylvania Yes 74.83 (72.56, 77.10) 1,714
Minnesota Yes 74.98 (73.75, 76.21) 5,138
Connecticut Yes 75.14 (72.85, 77.43) 3,263
Hawaii Yes 75.34 (73.40, 77.28) 2,672
Michigan Yes 75.54 (73.62, 77.46) 2,622
District of Columbia Yes 75.81 (72.89, 78.73) 1,091
New Hampshire Yes 75.92 (74.02, 77.82) 2,595
Vermont Yes 76.09 (74.09, 78.09) 2,569
Rhode Island Yes 78.29 (76.06, 80.52) 2,049
Massachusetts Yes 79.48 (77.46, 81.50) 2,572
Maine Yes 79.86 (78.33, 81.39) 4,534
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/25/2022 10:51 pm.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives are managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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.

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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