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)

No Leisure Time Physical Activity
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: PA-1
Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure-time physical activity

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 32.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 25.6 N/A
Washington Yes 19.22 (18.30, 20.14) 2,421
Colorado Yes 19.45 (18.39, 20.51) 1,630
California Yes 20.00 (18.80, 21.20) 1,567
Alaska Yes 20.64 (18.31, 22.97) 696
Utah Yes 21.08 (20.04, 22.12) 2,141
Oregon Yes 21.44 (19.99, 22.89) 1,004
Vermont Yes 21.55 (20.08, 23.02) 1,261
Wisconsin Yes 22.35 (20.74, 23.96) 1,183
Hawaii Yes 23.50 (22.05, 24.95) 1,545
New Hampshire Yes 23.89 (22.20, 25.58) 1,297
Illinois Yes 24.03 (22.54, 25.52) 1,262
Connecticut Yes 24.04 (22.81, 25.27) 2,203
Idaho Yes 24.20 (22.51, 25.89) 1,170
District of Columbia Yes 24.26 (22.34, 26.18) 961
New Mexico Yes 24.52 (22.97, 26.07) 1,539
Minnesota Yes 24.65 (23.79, 25.51) 4,083
Massachusetts Yes 24.82 (23.06, 26.58) 1,500
South Dakota Yes 24.88 (22.94, 26.82) 1,761
Pennsylvania Yes 24.90 (23.43, 26.37) 1,460
Montana Yes 24.97 (23.44, 26.50) 1,605
Iowa Yes 25.00 (23.82, 26.18) 1,834
Arizona Yes 25.05 (24.11, 25.99) 3,498
Maine Yes 25.15 (23.76, 26.54) 2,235
Nebraska Yes 25.36 (24.28, 26.44) 4,076
North Carolina Yes 25.58 (23.91, 27.25) 1,246
Maryland Yes 25.63 (24.36, 26.90) 3,239
Wyoming Yes 25.67 (24.02, 27.32) 1,164
Virginia Yes 25.95 (24.62, 27.28) 2,349
Rhode Island Yes 26.27 (24.53, 28.01) 1,336
New York Yes 27.18 (26.00, 28.36) 2,924
Michigan Yes 27.20 (26.06, 28.34) 2,648
North Dakota Yes 27.63 (26.16, 29.10) 1,930
Kansas Yes 27.90 (27.12, 28.68) 5,721
Nevada Yes 28.02 (25.71, 30.33) 912
South Carolina Yes 28.39 (27.19, 29.59) 3,134
New Jersey Yes 29.03 (27.58, 30.48) 3,199
Florida Yes 29.16 (27.71, 30.61) 6,487
Missouri Yes 29.17 (27.70, 30.64) 2,259
Ohio Yes 29.63 (28.38, 30.88) 3,721
Indiana Yes 29.78 (28.72, 30.84) 3,911
Tennessee Yes 30.55 (28.83, 32.27) 1,673
Delaware Yes 30.95 (28.87, 33.03) 1,215
Georgia Yes 31.02 (29.45, 32.59) 1,827
West Virginia Yes 31.58 (30.05, 33.11) 1,726
Louisiana Yes 31.83 (29.99, 33.67) 1,374
Alabama Yes 32.02 (30.47, 33.57) 2,187
Texas Yes 32.06 (30.16, 33.96) 3,548
Oklahoma Yes 32.37 (30.82, 33.92) 2,091
Arkansas Yes 32.55 (30.16, 34.94) 1,769
Mississippi No 33.15 (31.11, 35.19) 1,535
Kentucky No 34.41 (32.70, 36.12) 2,921
Puerto Rico No 54.02 (52.06, 55.98) 2,369
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/22/2019 2:41 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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