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 2016 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 ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 74.7 N/A
Maine n/a1 81.82 (80.47, 83.17) 5,713
Massachusetts n/a1 81.14 (79.42, 82.86) 3,953
New Hampshire n/a1 81.05 (79.54, 82.56) 3,562
Rhode Island n/a1 80.27 (78.47, 82.07) 2,855
Vermont n/a1 79.77 (78.16, 81.38) 3,483
Minnesota n/a1 79.75 (78.77, 80.73) 7,873
Connecticut n/a1 79.69 (78.42, 80.96) 6,149
Wisconsin n/a1 79.63 (77.73, 81.53) 2,535
North Carolina n/a1 78.53 (76.82, 80.24) 2,857
Oregon n/a1 78.41 (76.57, 80.25) 2,375
Washington n/a1 77.91 (76.73, 79.09) 7,151
Hawaii n/a1 77.90 (76.18, 79.62) 3,868
Delaware n/a1 77.57 (75.34, 79.80) 1,957
Michigan n/a1 77.02 (75.77, 78.27) 5,844
Maryland n/a1 76.61 (75.38, 77.84) 9,413
Utah n/a1 76.51 (74.90, 78.12) 4,466
California n/a1 75.93 (74.32, 77.54) 3,964
South Carolina n/a1 75.88 (74.51, 77.25) 5,852
Kentucky n/a1 75.84 (74.25, 77.43) 4,883
Alabama n/a1 75.58 (73.89, 77.27) 3,198
Colorado n/a1 75.35 (74.15, 76.55) 6,867
Virginia n/a1 75.08 (73.36, 76.80) 4,248
Iowa n/a1 75.02 (73.43, 76.61) 3,613
District of Columbia n/a1 74.74 (72.45, 77.03) 1,668
Kansas n/a1 74.72 (73.49, 75.95) 5,659
New York n/a1 74.71 (73.34, 76.08) 16,025
Pennsylvania n/a1 74.63 (72.81, 76.45) 2,916
Florida n/a1 73.95 (72.60, 75.30) 18,021
Tennessee n/a1 73.60 (71.58, 75.62) 2,854
South Dakota n/a1 73.58 (71.03, 76.13) 2,836
West Virginia n/a1 73.36 (71.83, 74.89) 3,346
Missouri n/a1 73.03 (71.07, 74.99) 3,560
Ohio n/a1 72.97 (71.44, 74.50) 6,093
Arkansas n/a1 72.17 (69.80, 74.54) 2,865
Arizona n/a1 71.94 (70.23, 73.65) 5,948
North Dakota n/a1 71.69 (69.93, 73.45) 2,771
Nebraska n/a1 71.65 (70.30, 73.00) 6,657
Idaho n/a1 71.57 (69.39, 73.75) 2,487
Alaska n/a1 71.46 (67.85, 75.07) 1,267
Indiana n/a1 71.12 (69.67, 72.57) 5,593
Louisiana n/a1 70.92 (68.55, 73.29) 2,562
Illinois n/a1 70.66 (68.48, 72.84) 2,049
New Jersey n/a1 70.60 (68.46, 72.74) 3,415
Georgia n/a1 69.98 (67.86, 72.10) 2,450
Montana n/a1 69.94 (67.88, 72.00) 2,890
Nevada n/a1 69.46 (66.66, 72.26) 1,914
Texas n/a1 67.13 (64.58, 69.68) 5,406
Wyoming n/a1 67.11 (64.74, 69.48) 2,303
New Mexico n/a1 67.05 (64.89, 69.21) 2,658
Mississippi n/a1 67.01 (64.83, 69.19) 2,254
Oklahoma n/a1 66.89 (65.09, 68.69) 3,209
Puerto Rico n/a1 63.63 (61.38, 65.88) 2,384
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/22/2019 2:35 am.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2016 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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