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)

No Leisure Time Physical Activity
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+

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 23.4 N/A
Puerto Rico 43.6 (41.7, 45.4) 2,418
Mississippi 31.9 (30.0, 33.7) 1,321
Arkansas 31.2 (29.5, 32.8) 1,762
West Virginia 30.2 (28.7, 31.8) 1,630
Oklahoma 29.5 (28.1, 30.9) 1,768
Alabama 29.1 (27.3, 30.9) 1,389
Louisiana 28.3 (26.7, 29.8) 1,665
Tennessee 27.7 (26.1, 29.3) 1,522
Indiana 27.5 (26.4, 28.6) 2,984
Kentucky 26.4 (24.5, 28.3) 1,127
Nevada 26.1 (23.8, 28.4) 784
South Carolina 26.0 (24.8, 27.2) 2,676
Iowa 25.9 (24.7, 27.1) 2,421
New York 25.6 (24.7, 26.6) 4,437
Texas 25.5 (24.2, 26.9) 3,831
Missouri 25.3 (24.0, 26.7) 1,976
Ohio 25.1 (24.2, 26.1) 4,434
Nebraska 24.7 (23.4, 26.0) 2,086
Florida 24.5 (22.9, 26.0) 3,531
New Mexico 24.3 (22.5, 26.0) 1,183
Rhode Island 24.2 (22.7, 25.7) 1,387
North Dakota 24.0 (22.4, 25.5) 1,055
Michigan 23.9 (22.8, 25.0) 2,362
Georgia 23.8 (22.6, 25.1) 2,496
Delaware 23.5 (21.7, 25.4) 972
Arizona 23.4 (22.0, 24.8) 2,480
South Dakota 23.4 (20.7, 26.2) 1,886
Kansas 23.3 (22.2, 24.4) 2,830
New Jersey 23.3 (22.0, 24.7) 1,780
Connecticut 23.1 (21.8, 24.4) 2,228
North Carolina 23.1 (21.4, 24.8) 1,020
Illinois 22.8 (21.1, 24.5) 888
Maine 22.6 (21.4, 23.7) 2,438
Wyoming 22.6 (21.0, 24.2) 1,003
Pennsylvania 22.5 (20.7, 24.3) 1,031
California 21.9 (20.7, 23.0) 2,148
Wisconsin 21.9 (20.9, 23.0) 2,601
Alaska 21.5 (20.0, 23.1) 1,306
Idaho 21.5 (20.3, 22.8) 1,409
Hawaii 21.3 (19.9, 22.6) 1,580
Massachusetts 21.3 (20.2, 22.5) 2,199
Maryland 21.2 (20.2, 22.2) 3,823
Virginia 20.9 (19.7, 22.0) 2,319
Minnesota 20.5 (19.7, 21.4) 3,258
New Hampshire 20.0 (18.6, 21.5) 1,441
Vermont 19.8 (18.5, 21.1) 1,532
Montana 19.6 (18.5, 20.8) 1,570
Oregon 19.0 (17.7, 20.3) 1,065
Washington 17.5 (16.8, 18.1) 4,615
Utah 16.9 (15.9, 17.8) 1,778
Colorado 16.8 (15.8, 17.8) 1,568
District of Columbia 15.2 (13.4, 16.9) 487
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/18/2024 5:20 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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