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)

Obese (BMI >= 30)
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 ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States 34.2 N/A
West Virginia 41.7 (39.9, 43.4) 1,861
Louisiana 41.2 (39.4, 43.0) 1,963
Mississippi 40.7 (38.7, 42.7) 1,603
Oklahoma 40.5 (38.8, 42.1) 2,083
Tennessee 39.3 (37.4, 41.2) 1,757
Alabama 39.1 (37.0, 41.1) 1,653
Indiana 38.7 (37.4, 40.0) 3,332
Ohio 38.6 (37.5, 39.8) 5,824
Delaware 38.5 (36.2, 40.8) 1,310
Iowa 38.5 (37.1, 39.9) 3,054
Kentucky 38.5 (36.3, 40.7) 1,431
Wisconsin 38.3 (37.0, 39.7) 3,757
Arkansas 38.2 (36.4, 40.1) 1,702
South Dakota 37.6 (34.2, 41.0) 2,502
Georgia 37.5 (35.9, 39.1) 2,870
Missouri 37.2 (35.6, 38.8) 2,505
Texas 36.6 (35.0, 38.2) 4,378
Kansas 36.5 (35.2, 37.8) 3,681
North Dakota 36.2 (34.3, 38.0) 1,343
Virginia 36.0 (34.6, 37.4) 3,250
Nebraska 35.8 (34.2, 37.4) 2,541
South Carolina 35.6 (34.2, 37.0) 3,008
Michigan 35.1 (33.8, 36.5) 2,955
Puerto Rico 35.1 (33.3, 36.9) 1,849
Wyoming 35.0 (33.1, 36.9) 1,243
Minnesota 34.3 (33.2, 35.3) 5,039
North Carolina 34.2 (32.2, 36.2) 1,337
Pennsylvania 34.2 (32.0, 36.4) 1,390
Nevada 34.0 (31.4, 36.6) 889
Illinois 33.9 (32.0, 35.8) 1,271
Arizona 33.8 (32.2, 35.5) 2,887
Maryland 33.8 (32.5, 35.0) 4,783
Idaho 33.6 (32.1, 35.1) 1,857
Maine 33.6 (32.2, 34.9) 3,158
Alaska 32.9 (31.1, 34.7) 1,686
New Mexico 32.9 (30.9, 34.9) 1,361
Florida 32.2 (30.4, 34.0) 3,833
Washington 32.2 (31.4, 33.0) 7,070
Utah 31.8 (30.5, 33.1) 2,693
Oregon 31.5 (30.0, 33.0) 1,658
Rhode Island 31.4 (29.5, 33.2) 1,518
Montana 31.1 (29.7, 32.5) 2,032
Connecticut 31.0 (29.5, 32.5) 2,463
New Hampshire 30.9 (29.1, 32.6) 1,727
New York 30.4 (29.3, 31.4) 4,530
New Jersey 29.8 (28.2, 31.3) 1,944
California 28.8 (27.4, 30.2) 2,586
Massachusetts 28.0 (26.8, 29.3) 2,688
Vermont 27.3 (25.9, 28.7) 2,023
Hawaii 26.2 (24.7, 27.7) 1,747
Colorado 25.5 (24.3, 26.6) 2,121
District of Columbia 24.7 (22.5, 26.8) 691
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/21/2024 10:20 am.
* 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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