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 2020 BRFSS Data)

Obese (BMI >= 30)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2030 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 32.7 N/A
Mississippi n/a1 40.33 (38.68, 41.98) 2,391
West Virginia n/a1 40.23 (38.60, 41.86) 2,121
Alabama n/a1 39.66 (37.86, 41.46) 1,895
Louisiana n/a1 39.19 (37.21, 41.17) 1,559
Indiana n/a1 37.42 (36.07, 38.77) 2,743
Iowa n/a1 37.41 (36.19, 38.63) 3,116
Delaware n/a1 37.09 (34.86, 39.32) 1,256
Oklahoma n/a1 37.09 (35.31, 38.87) 1,645
South Carolina n/a1 37.08 (35.00, 39.16) 1,295
Kentucky n/a1 37.03 (35.05, 39.01) 1,345
Arkansas n/a1 36.74 (34.78, 38.70) 1,636
Texas n/a1 36.44 (34.50, 38.38) 3,499
Michigan n/a1 36.23 (34.72, 37.74) 2,334
Ohio n/a1 36.23 (35.03, 37.43) 4,832
Kansas n/a1 36.12 (34.87, 37.37) 3,298
Tennessee n/a1 36.02 (34.00, 38.04) 1,475
Georgia n/a1 35.00 (33.24, 36.76) 2,807
Missouri n/a1 34.97 (33.60, 36.34) 2,938
Nebraska n/a1 34.87 (33.65, 36.09) 4,714
North Carolina n/a1 34.30 (32.65, 35.95) 1,714
South Dakota n/a1 33.91 (31.28, 36.54) 2,082
North Dakota n/a1 33.83 (31.79, 35.87) 1,348
Wisconsin n/a1 33.14 (31.26, 35.02) 1,560
Illinois n/a1 32.98 (30.75, 35.21) 1,018
Virginia n/a1 32.85 (31.46, 34.24) 2,820
Pennsylvania n/a1 32.66 (30.90, 34.42) 1,585
Alaska n/a1 32.47 (29.92, 35.02) 1,065
Idaho n/a1 31.88 (30.10, 33.66) 1,708
Puerto Rico n/a1 31.87 (29.93, 33.81) 1,606
Maryland n/a1 31.76 (30.56, 32.96) 3,986
Maine n/a1 31.53 (30.04, 33.02) 2,908
Minnesota n/a1 31.53 (30.61, 32.45) 4,520
New Mexico n/a1 31.49 (29.57, 33.41) 1,859
Arizona n/a1 31.35 (29.94, 32.76) 2,705
Wyoming n/a1 31.22 (29.22, 33.22) 1,313
California n/a1 30.84 (28.86, 32.82) 1,189
Rhode Island n/a1 30.74 (28.76, 32.72) 1,360
New Hampshire n/a1 30.55 (28.84, 32.26) 1,643
Connecticut n/a1 29.82 (28.25, 31.39) 2,333
Utah n/a1 29.36 (28.18, 30.54) 2,849
Montana n/a1 29.14 (27.69, 30.59) 1,697
Nevada n/a1 29.11 (26.48, 31.74) 656
Florida n/a1 28.85 (27.03, 30.67) 3,242
Washington n/a1 28.61 (27.53, 29.69) 3,315
Oregon n/a1 28.55 (27.04, 30.06) 1,361
New Jersey n/a1 28.38 (27.15, 29.61) 2,530
New York n/a1 26.86 (25.76, 27.96) 3,401
Vermont n/a1 26.71 (25.06, 28.36) 1,592
Massachusetts n/a1 24.96 (23.45, 26.47) 1,472
Hawaii n/a1 24.87 (23.50, 26.24) 1,725
Colorado n/a1 24.75 (23.69, 25.81) 2,205
District of Columbia n/a1 24.36 (22.30, 26.42) 731
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/31/2023 11:53 am.

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