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, Ages 40+
    • Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 50-75
    • Pap Smear in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+
    • Had Colonoscopy in Past 10 Years, Ages 50-75
    • Guidance Sufficient CRC, Ages 50-75
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT), Ages 50-75
    • Smokers (current), Age 18+
    • Percent of Daily Smokers Who Stopped Smoking for 1 day or Longer in the Past 12 Months, Age 18+
    • Former Smoking Prevalence, Age 18+
    • Former Smoking Prevalence who Quit 1 Year, Age 18+
    • Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (All People)

    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 2017 through 2019 or 2018 through 2019.

    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 period. 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 2022 BRFSS Data)

Home Blood Stool Test in the Past Year
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 45-75

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States 5.7 N/A
Puerto Rico 27.3 (25.2, 29.4) 795
California 13.9 (12.5, 15.3) 672
Hawaii 10.5 (9.2, 11.7) 480
Washington 10.3 (9.6, 10.9) 1,360
District of Columbia 10.1 (8.1, 12.1) 150
Oregon 8.6 (7.4, 9.8) 262
Louisiana 8.4 (7.2, 9.7) 233
Maryland 8.2 (7.2, 9.2) 591
Nevada 8.1 (6.2, 10.0) 133
New Mexico 8.1 (6.6, 9.6) 189
Florida 8.0 (6.8, 9.3) 611
Virginia 7.7 (6.6, 8.9) 344
Colorado 7.4 (6.3, 8.5) 318
Texas 7.2 (6.0, 8.4) 521
Alabama 7.0 (5.8, 8.3) 184
Michigan 7.0 (6.1, 7.8) 361
Georgia 6.9 (5.8, 8.0) 331
South Carolina 6.9 (5.9, 7.9) 338
Oklahoma 6.8 (5.8, 7.9) 190
Montana 6.5 (5.5, 7.5) 245
West Virginia 6.5 (5.5, 7.5) 202
Arkansas 6.3 (5.2, 7.4) 184
Arizona 6.2 (5.2, 7.2) 384
Indiana 6.2 (5.4, 7.0) 343
Connecticut 5.9 (4.6, 7.3) 258
Missouri 5.8 (4.8, 6.9) 208
Kansas 5.7 (4.9, 6.6) 306
Maine 5.6 (4.8, 6.4) 373
Minnesota 5.6 (4.9, 6.3) 478
New York 5.6 (4.8, 6.3) 494
Pennsylvania 5.6 (4.3, 6.8) 134
Alaska 5.5 (4.4, 6.6) 185
Wisconsin 5.5 (4.8, 6.3) 338
Illinois 5.4 (4.1, 6.6) 113
Ohio 5.4 (4.7, 6.1) 477
Kentucky 5.2 (3.9, 6.6) 118
New Jersey 5.1 (4.2, 6.1) 189
Rhode Island 5.0 (4.0, 6.0) 158
Tennessee 4.9 (3.9, 5.8) 150
Iowa 4.8 (4.0, 5.6) 218
Massachusetts 4.8 (4.0, 5.6) 250
North Carolina 4.8 (3.6, 6.0) 101
Idaho 4.7 (3.8, 5.6) 148
New Hampshire 4.6 (3.8, 5.4) 182
North Dakota 4.6 (3.6, 5.6) 93
Vermont 4.6 (3.9, 5.4) 246
Utah 4.3 (3.4, 5.1) 204
Nebraska 4.2 (3.4, 5.0) 163
South Dakota 3.9 (2.3, 5.4) 156
Delaware 3.8 (3.0, 4.7) 106
Mississippi 3.4 (2.3, 4.5) 64
Wyoming 3.0 (2.2, 3.7) 75
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/26/2024 11:51 am.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

2 2022 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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