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)

Home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy
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 75.5 N/A
Puerto Rico n/a1 62.46 (60.19, 64.73) 1,676
Wyoming n/a1 66.96 (64.88, 69.04) 2,224
Texas n/a1 67.37 (64.35, 70.39) 4,734
Nevada n/a1 67.62 (64.07, 71.17) 1,350
Alaska n/a1 68.36 (64.99, 71.73) 1,223
Mississippi n/a1 69.66 (67.58, 71.74) 2,590
New Mexico n/a1 69.91 (67.87, 71.95) 2,880
Oklahoma n/a1 70.26 (68.24, 72.28) 2,420
Montana n/a1 72.01 (69.91, 74.11) 2,467
New Jersey n/a1 72.60 (68.78, 76.42) 1,263
Illinois n/a1 72.62 (70.60, 74.64) 2,150
North Dakota n/a1 73.19 (71.37, 75.01) 2,952
Arkansas n/a1 73.39 (71.33, 75.45) 2,877
West Virginia n/a1 74.03 (72.19, 75.87) 2,563
Ohio n/a1 74.42 (73.01, 75.83) 6,448
Idaho n/a1 74.48 (72.05, 76.91) 1,701
Indiana n/a1 74.48 (72.91, 76.05) 3,806
Georgia n/a1 74.60 (73.07, 76.13) 3,917
Kansas n/a1 74.71 (73.42, 76.00) 5,188
Utah n/a1 74.72 (73.15, 76.29) 3,677
Nebraska n/a1 74.88 (73.55, 76.21) 6,623
South Dakota n/a1 75.16 (72.83, 77.49) 3,545
Virginia n/a1 75.17 (73.64, 76.70) 4,938
Kentucky n/a1 75.28 (73.14, 77.42) 4,102
Arizona n/a1 75.32 (73.30, 77.34) 3,874
Louisiana n/a1 75.32 (73.09, 77.55) 2,095
Missouri n/a1 75.46 (73.56, 77.36) 3,314
Tennessee n/a1 75.55 (73.39, 77.71) 2,275
California n/a1 75.60 (73.91, 77.29) 4,049
Pennsylvania n/a1 75.73 (73.73, 77.73) 2,668
New York n/a1 75.79 (74.54, 77.04) 16,029
Alabama n/a1 76.07 (74.33, 77.81) 3,307
Colorado n/a1 76.11 (74.64, 77.58) 3,915
North Carolina n/a1 77.08 (74.92, 79.24) 1,984
Iowa n/a1 77.13 (75.86, 78.40) 4,123
South Carolina n/a1 77.34 (76.01, 78.67) 6,134
Florida n/a1 77.86 (76.04, 79.68) 7,499
District of Columbia n/a1 78.63 (76.57, 80.69) 2,161
Oregon n/a1 78.71 (76.77, 80.65) 2,542
Maryland n/a1 78.90 (77.76, 80.04) 9,683
Vermont n/a1 79.16 (77.51, 80.81) 3,577
Delaware n/a1 79.32 (77.54, 81.10) 2,523
Minnesota n/a1 79.34 (78.34, 80.34) 7,902
Hawaii n/a1 79.40 (77.58, 81.22) 3,640
Washington n/a1 79.73 (78.51, 80.95) 6,559
Wisconsin n/a1 80.01 (77.95, 82.07) 2,443
Connecticut n/a1 80.21 (78.92, 81.50) 5,953
Michigan n/a1 80.22 (78.89, 81.55) 4,942
Rhode Island n/a1 80.64 (78.86, 82.42) 3,024
Massachusetts n/a1 80.93 (79.24, 82.62) 3,239
Maine n/a1 81.43 (80.10, 82.76) 6,733
New Hampshire n/a1 81.62 (80.01, 83.23) 3,418
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/28/2021 2:12 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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