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 2018 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 ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 23.8 N/A
Puerto Rico No 47.34 (45.56, 49.12) 2,306
Kentucky Yes 32.44 (30.81, 34.07) 2,983
Mississippi Yes 32.01 (30.44, 33.58) 2,015
Arkansas Yes 30.97 (29.17, 32.77) 1,922
Tennessee Yes 30.88 (29.12, 32.64) 1,645
Louisiana Yes 30.83 (29.03, 32.63) 1,524
Alabama Yes 30.67 (29.14, 32.20) 2,080
New Jersey Yes 28.53 (25.88, 31.18) 837
West Virginia Yes 28.20 (26.67, 29.73) 1,458
Indiana Yes 27.35 (26.06, 28.64) 2,321
Oklahoma Yes 27.20 (25.67, 28.73) 1,519
Florida Yes 26.80 (25.35, 28.25) 4,504
Delaware Yes 26.78 (25.19, 28.37) 1,547
South Carolina Yes 26.73 (25.53, 27.93) 3,177
Georgia Yes 26.24 (25.10, 27.38) 2,484
Missouri Yes 26.11 (24.58, 27.64) 1,890
Texas Yes 25.61 (23.81, 27.41) 3,013
Ohio Yes 25.45 (24.33, 26.57) 3,706
Rhode Island Yes 25.34 (23.69, 26.99) 1,411
Nevada Yes 24.97 (22.76, 27.18) 751
Illinois Yes 24.56 (23.17, 25.95) 1,314
Pennsylvania Yes 23.99 (22.54, 25.44) 1,407
South Dakota Yes 23.99 (22.15, 25.83) 1,875
North Carolina Yes 23.90 (22.35, 25.45) 1,181
Michigan Yes 23.85 (22.79, 24.91) 2,422
New York Yes 23.84 (23.02, 24.66) 9,211
Nebraska Yes 23.77 (22.75, 24.79) 3,916
Maryland Yes 22.95 (21.95, 23.95) 4,248
Iowa Yes 22.93 (21.93, 23.93) 2,171
Montana Yes 22.74 (21.21, 24.27) 1,334
Kansas Yes 22.53 (21.53, 23.53) 2,591
Maine Yes 22.53 (21.24, 23.82) 2,632
Massachusetts Yes 22.43 (21.06, 23.80) 1,445
Connecticut Yes 22.36 (21.22, 23.50) 2,301
North Dakota Yes 22.26 (20.77, 23.75) 1,400
New Mexico Yes 22.16 (20.77, 23.55) 1,530
Arizona Yes 22.13 (20.60, 23.66) 1,861
Virginia Yes 21.95 (20.87, 23.03) 2,514
Wisconsin Yes 21.77 (20.20, 23.34) 1,100
Wyoming Yes 21.67 (20.18, 23.16) 1,072
New Hampshire Yes 21.51 (20.00, 23.02) 1,329
California Yes 20.98 (19.98, 21.98) 2,435
Minnesota Yes 20.54 (19.80, 21.28) 3,520
Idaho Yes 20.47 (18.61, 22.33) 784
Hawaii Yes 19.86 (18.59, 21.13) 1,471
Alaska Yes 19.63 (17.45, 21.81) 574
District of Columbia Yes 19.58 (17.93, 21.23) 870
Oregon Yes 19.29 (17.98, 20.60) 1,105
Vermont Yes 18.93 (17.62, 20.24) 1,330
Washington Yes 17.56 (16.66, 18.46) 2,382
Utah Yes 17.49 (16.57, 18.41) 1,880
Colorado Yes 16.39 (15.49, 17.29) 1,526
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/12/2020 2:49 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 2018 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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