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)

Consumed 1 or More Fruits per Day
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 63.4 N/A
Vermont n/a1 70.42 (68.75, 72.09) 4,278
New Hampshire n/a1 69.90 (67.98, 71.82) 3,827
District of Columbia n/a1 68.90 (66.74, 71.06) 2,497
Massachusetts n/a1 68.78 (66.90, 70.66) 4,451
Connecticut n/a1 68.75 (67.42, 70.08) 6,769
Maine n/a1 68.62 (67.09, 70.15) 6,486
Washington n/a1 68.16 (67.06, 69.26) 8,605
Utah n/a1 67.88 (66.66, 69.10) 6,623
Minnesota n/a1 67.75 (66.77, 68.73) 10,876
Wisconsin n/a1 67.59 (65.83, 69.35) 3,648
California n/a1 67.53 (66.12, 68.94) 5,710
Oregon n/a1 67.09 (65.46, 68.72) 3,339
Colorado n/a1 66.99 (65.74, 68.24) 5,904
Illinois n/a1 66.70 (65.01, 68.39) 3,607
Rhode Island n/a1 66.55 (64.59, 68.51) 3,549
New York n/a1 66.53 (65.28, 67.78) 7,405
New Jersey n/a1 66.36 (64.81, 67.91) 7,332
Pennsylvania n/a1 65.96 (64.39, 67.53) 4,027
Florida n/a1 65.72 (64.17, 67.27) 12,511
Maryland n/a1 65.68 (64.29, 67.07) 8,282
Delaware n/a1 64.64 (62.41, 66.87) 2,434
Idaho n/a1 64.58 (62.66, 66.50) 3,051
Iowa n/a1 64.40 (63.07, 65.73) 4,720
Montana n/a1 63.62 (61.86, 65.38) 3,630
Michigan n/a1 63.61 (62.39, 64.83) 6,780
Virginia n/a1 63.39 (61.92, 64.86) 5,841
North Dakota n/a1 63.20 (61.57, 64.83) 4,277
Nebraska n/a1 63.15 (61.90, 64.40) 9,268
Alaska n/a1 63.12 (60.14, 66.10) 1,887
South Dakota n/a1 63.12 (60.89, 65.35) 4,332
Arizona n/a1 63.00 (61.94, 64.06) 9,048
Hawaii n/a1 62.99 (61.42, 64.56) 4,772
North Carolina n/a1 62.64 (60.76, 64.52) 2,885
New Mexico n/a1 62.55 (60.75, 64.35) 3,857
Kansas n/a1 62.45 (61.59, 63.31) 12,512
Nevada n/a1 62.43 (59.94, 64.92) 2,322
Wyoming n/a1 62.38 (60.48, 64.28) 2,761
Ohio n/a1 62.30 (60.95, 63.65) 7,152
Georgia n/a1 61.40 (59.71, 63.09) 3,392
Tennessee n/a1 61.13 (59.25, 63.01) 3,158
Texas n/a1 60.58 (58.64, 62.52) 6,824
Missouri n/a1 60.06 (58.43, 61.69) 4,403
South Carolina n/a1 59.44 (58.07, 60.81) 6,333
Indiana n/a1 59.35 (58.19, 60.51) 7,909
Kentucky n/a1 57.34 (55.56, 59.12) 4,610
Arkansas n/a1 55.64 (53.03, 58.25) 2,870
Alabama n/a1 55.15 (53.43, 56.87) 3,523
West Virginia n/a1 55.06 (53.35, 56.77) 2,893
Louisiana n/a1 54.98 (53.00, 56.96) 2,390
Oklahoma n/a1 54.21 (52.50, 55.92) 3,388
Mississippi n/a1 53.73 (51.55, 55.91) 2,544
Puerto Rico n/a1 43.97 (41.99, 45.95) 2,003
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/19/2019 1:29 pm.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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