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)

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 Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 32.1 N/A
District of Columbia Yes 23.02 (21.24, 24.80) 980
Colorado Yes 23.10 (22.02, 24.18) 2,057
Hawaii Yes 24.06 (22.67, 25.45) 1,716
Montana Yes 25.74 (24.15, 27.33) 1,561
California Yes 25.75 (24.42, 27.08) 2,096
Utah Yes 25.89 (24.75, 27.03) 2,479
New York Yes 26.39 (25.25, 27.53) 2,971
Massachusetts Yes 26.74 (24.92, 28.56) 1,585
Nevada Yes 27.42 (25.11, 29.73) 895
Connecticut Yes 27.45 (26.22, 28.68) 2,541
New Jersey Yes 27.85 (26.36, 29.34) 2,985
Vermont Yes 28.18 (26.57, 29.79) 1,606
Washington Yes 28.19 (27.13, 29.25) 3,398
New Hampshire Yes 28.77 (26.93, 30.61) 1,487
Florida Yes 28.92 (27.41, 30.43) 6,096
New Mexico Yes 29.05 (27.38, 30.72) 1,749
Minnesota Yes 29.06 (28.14, 29.98) 4,581
Wyoming Yes 29.71 (27.95, 31.47) 1,214
Maine Yes 29.79 (28.34, 31.24) 2,729
Idaho Yes 29.86 (28.02, 31.70) 1,345
Oregon Yes 30.04 (28.49, 31.59) 1,382
Arizona Yes 30.06 (29.06, 31.06) 4,000
Rhode Island Yes 30.32 (28.46, 32.18) 1,520
Virginia Yes 30.53 (29.18, 31.88) 2,726
Maryland No 32.02 (30.71, 33.33) 3,949
Illinois No 32.07 (30.44, 33.70) 1,622
Wisconsin No 32.18 (30.42, 33.94) 1,689
Pennsylvania No 32.41 (30.82, 34.00) 1,934
Delaware No 32.45 (30.29, 34.61) 1,214
Georgia No 32.54 (30.89, 34.19) 1,713
South Dakota No 32.69 (30.53, 34.85) 2,246
North Carolina No 32.87 (31.03, 34.71) 1,431
Kansas No 32.96 (32.12, 33.80) 6,490
Missouri No 33.20 (31.63, 34.77) 2,295
Michigan No 33.29 (32.09, 34.49) 3,243
Nebraska No 33.41 (32.19, 34.63) 4,921
Puerto Rico No 33.48 (31.52, 35.44) 1,289
Tennessee No 33.54 (31.76, 35.32) 1,800
Texas No 33.67 (31.79, 35.55) 3,731
North Dakota No 34.14 (32.57, 35.71) 2,226
Indiana No 34.25 (33.15, 35.35) 4,406
Ohio No 34.43 (33.12, 35.74) 3,970
South Carolina No 34.52 (33.23, 35.81) 3,557
Alaska No 34.73 (31.81, 37.65) 1,021
Kentucky No 35.13 (33.42, 36.84) 2,896
Arkansas No 36.04 (33.55, 38.53) 1,624
Louisiana No 36.80 (34.94, 38.66) 1,607
Alabama No 37.07 (35.44, 38.70) 2,243
Oklahoma No 37.10 (35.47, 38.73) 2,120
Iowa No 37.21 (35.88, 38.54) 2,579
Mississippi No 38.05 (35.99, 40.11) 1,705
West Virginia No 38.68 (37.03, 40.33) 1,971
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/22/2019 3:08 am.

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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