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)

Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States 28.9 N/A
West Virginia 22.5 (21.0, 24.0) 1,061
Mississippi 24.8 (23.0, 26.6) 906
Oklahoma 25.1 (23.6, 26.5) 1,304
Louisiana 25.2 (23.6, 26.8) 1,302
Kentucky 25.3 (23.3, 27.2) 905
Arkansas 25.5 (23.8, 27.2) 1,180
Alabama 25.7 (23.8, 27.7) 995
Indiana 25.7 (24.5, 26.8) 2,197
Iowa 25.7 (24.5, 27.0) 1,956
Puerto Rico 25.7 (24.0, 27.5) 1,298
Delaware 25.8 (23.7, 27.9) 877
South Dakota 25.9 (23.0, 28.8) 1,666
North Dakota 26.2 (24.4, 27.9) 936
Ohio 26.4 (25.3, 27.5) 3,618
Wisconsin 26.6 (25.4, 27.8) 2,557
Missouri 26.9 (25.5, 28.4) 1,782
Tennessee 26.9 (25.2, 28.6) 1,232
Texas 26.9 (25.4, 28.4) 3,202
South Carolina 27.2 (25.9, 28.6) 2,365
Wyoming 27.6 (25.8, 29.5) 1,080
Nebraska 27.7 (26.1, 29.2) 1,720
New Mexico 27.7 (25.8, 29.5) 1,381
Kansas 28.1 (26.9, 29.4) 2,704
Georgia 28.2 (26.6, 29.7) 2,150
North Carolina 28.4 (26.5, 30.3) 1,137
Minnesota 28.7 (27.7, 29.7) 4,253
Alaska 28.9 (27.1, 30.6) 1,471
Idaho 28.9 (27.4, 30.3) 1,616
Rhode Island 29.4 (27.6, 31.1) 1,532
Michigan 29.6 (28.4, 30.9) 2,581
Virginia 29.6 (28.2, 30.9) 2,668
Maryland 29.8 (28.6, 31.0) 4,062
Nevada 29.9 (27.4, 32.4) 893
Illinois 30.0 (28.0, 32.0) 1,033
Pennsylvania 30.2 (28.2, 32.3) 1,213
New Hampshire 30.3 (28.6, 32.1) 1,879
Oregon 30.3 (28.8, 31.8) 1,586
Arizona 30.4 (28.8, 32.0) 2,751
Montana 31.0 (29.6, 32.4) 1,919
Maine 31.1 (29.8, 32.4) 2,968
Florida 31.2 (29.4, 33.0) 3,509
Connecticut 31.3 (29.7, 32.9) 2,467
Washington 31.3 (30.4, 32.1) 7,038
New Jersey 31.5 (29.9, 33.0) 2,122
Utah 31.6 (30.3, 32.9) 2,645
New York 33.2 (32.0, 34.3) 4,769
California 33.7 (32.3, 35.2) 3,185
Massachusetts 34.5 (33.2, 35.8) 3,311
Vermont 36.0 (34.5, 37.5) 2,757
Colorado 36.5 (35.1, 37.8) 2,965
Hawaii 36.8 (35.2, 38.4) 2,769
District of Columbia 42.2 (39.8, 44.6) 1,187
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/16/2024 12:05 pm.
* 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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