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 2019 BRFSS Data)

Obese (BMI >= 30)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-9
Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Sorted by Name
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 32.7 N/A
Wyoming Yes 30.26 (28.26, 32.26) 1,208
Wisconsin No 34.65 (32.79, 36.51) 1,559
West Virginia No 40.69 (38.91, 42.47) 1,993
Washington Yes 28.93 (27.87, 29.99) 3,391
Virginia No 32.51 (31.18, 33.84) 2,906
Vermont Yes 26.97 (25.28, 28.66) 1,576
Utah Yes 30.00 (28.90, 31.10) 3,281
Texas No 34.50 (32.74, 36.26) 3,792
Tennessee No 37.32 (35.54, 39.10) 2,085
South Dakota No 33.57 (31.08, 36.06) 2,047
South Carolina No 35.96 (34.37, 37.55) 2,240
Rhode Island Yes 30.12 (28.30, 31.94) 1,588
Puerto Rico No 32.91 (31.36, 34.46) 1,899
Pennsylvania No 34.09 (32.54, 35.64) 1,980
Oregon Yes 29.35 (27.88, 30.82) 1,616
Oklahoma No 37.14 (35.57, 38.71) 2,070
Ohio No 35.60 (34.25, 36.95) 4,507
North Dakota No 35.82 (33.92, 37.72) 1,817
North Carolina No 34.45 (32.67, 36.23) 1,301
New York Yes 27.62 (26.50, 28.74) 3,657
New Mexico No 32.13 (30.37, 33.89) 1,674
New Hampshire No 31.91 (30.09, 33.73) 1,559
Nevada No 31.24 (28.71, 33.77) 769
Nebraska No 34.92 (33.80, 36.04) 5,243
Montana Yes 28.70 (27.33, 30.07) 1,789
Missouri No 35.06 (33.43, 36.69) 2,308
Mississippi No 41.38 (39.52, 43.24) 1,955
Minnesota No 30.83 (29.91, 31.75) 4,341
Michigan No 36.85 (35.56, 38.14) 3,439
Massachusetts Yes 25.44 (24.11, 26.77) 1,700
Maryland No 32.83 (31.69, 33.97) 5,189
Maine No 32.44 (30.99, 33.89) 3,222
Louisiana No 36.54 (34.72, 38.36) 1,579
Kentucky No 37.09 (35.29, 38.89) 2,784
Kansas No 36.09 (34.93, 37.25) 3,587
Iowa No 35.05 (33.89, 36.21) 3,118
Indiana No 36.24 (34.89, 37.59) 2,769
Illinois No 32.43 (30.92, 33.94) 1,623
Idaho Yes 29.93 (27.97, 31.89) 1,504
Hawaii Yes 25.30 (23.97, 26.63) 1,805
Georgia No 33.84 (31.94, 35.74) 2,148
Florida Yes 27.51 (26.06, 28.96) 4,612
District of Columbia Yes 24.10 (21.96, 26.24) 642
Delaware No 35.06 (32.79, 37.33) 1,192
Connecticut Yes 29.77 (28.38, 31.16) 2,301
Colorado Yes 24.34 (23.24, 25.44) 2,063
California Yes 26.80 (25.72, 27.88) 2,817
Arkansas No 37.62 (35.64, 39.60) 1,715
Arizona No 32.14 (30.36, 33.92) 2,432
Alaska No 31.08 (28.22, 33.94) 832
Alabama No 36.77 (35.20, 38.34) 2,322
New Jersey * * *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2021 5:53 am.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

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 2019 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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