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 2017 BRFSS Data)

Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-8
Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 33.9%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 31.1 N/A
West Virginia No 26.30 (24.75, 27.85) 1,253
Mississippi No 26.34 (24.40, 28.28) 1,246
Louisiana No 26.79 (25.05, 28.53) 1,159
Arkansas No 26.90 (24.65, 29.15) 1,404
Oklahoma No 27.27 (25.78, 28.76) 1,727
Iowa No 27.52 (26.27, 28.77) 1,849
Alabama No 27.82 (26.27, 29.37) 1,703
North Dakota No 27.82 (26.27, 29.37) 1,699
Texas No 27.95 (26.17, 29.73) 3,242
Nebraska No 28.39 (27.19, 29.59) 3,790
Delaware No 28.74 (26.64, 30.84) 1,009
Missouri No 28.82 (27.29, 30.35) 2,002
Tennessee No 28.97 (27.19, 30.75) 1,520
Kentucky No 29.05 (27.38, 30.72) 2,091
Indiana No 29.32 (28.24, 30.40) 3,603
South Dakota No 29.43 (27.23, 31.63) 1,732
Puerto Rico No 29.46 (27.64, 31.28) 1,256
Ohio No 29.53 (28.26, 30.80) 3,122
Michigan No 29.55 (28.39, 30.71) 2,915
South Carolina No 29.68 (28.41, 30.95) 2,961
Pennsylvania No 29.76 (28.25, 31.27) 1,833
Kansas No 30.01 (29.17, 30.85) 5,538
North Carolina No 30.21 (28.43, 31.99) 1,322
Wisconsin No 30.80 (29.04, 32.56) 1,556
Alaska No 30.95 (28.01, 33.89) 888
Virginia No 31.01 (29.60, 32.42) 2,656
Maryland No 31.08 (29.77, 32.39) 3,731
Illinois No 31.12 (29.47, 32.77) 1,588
Idaho No 31.24 (29.30, 33.18) 1,404
Georgia No 31.47 (29.82, 33.12) 1,614
Nevada No 31.57 (29.22, 33.92) 1,157
Arizona No 31.99 (30.97, 33.01) 4,550
New Mexico No 32.13 (30.39, 33.87) 1,845
Wyoming No 32.13 (30.29, 33.97) 1,310
Minnesota No 32.40 (31.42, 33.38) 4,676
Rhode Island No 32.40 (30.48, 34.32) 1,610
Maine No 32.46 (30.95, 33.97) 2,967
New Hampshire No 32.53 (30.61, 34.45) 1,707
Oregon No 32.65 (31.10, 34.20) 1,650
Florida No 33.26 (31.69, 34.83) 6,215
Connecticut Yes 34.25 (32.88, 35.62) 3,140
Vermont Yes 34.36 (32.65, 36.07) 2,025
Massachusetts Yes 35.09 (33.17, 37.01) 2,218
Washington Yes 35.12 (33.96, 36.28) 4,020
Montana Yes 35.16 (33.34, 36.98) 1,718
New Jersey Yes 35.23 (33.62, 36.84) 3,299
New York Yes 35.56 (34.31, 36.81) 3,764
California Yes 35.57 (34.12, 37.02) 3,014
Utah Yes 35.77 (34.50, 37.04) 3,085
Hawaii Yes 37.93 (36.36, 39.50) 2,817
Colorado Yes 38.09 (36.84, 39.34) 3,370
District of Columbia Yes 43.67 (41.36, 45.98) 1,304
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/20/2019 3:29 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 2017 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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