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 2015 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 59.8 (59.5, 60.2) 244,532
New Hampshire n/a1 66.7 (65.0, 68.4) 4,437
Vermont n/a1 66.2 (64.5, 67.7) 4,022
Massachusetts n/a1 66.0 (64.6, 67.5) 5,383
Maine n/a1 64.8 (63.3, 66.3) 5,861
Connecticut n/a1 64.5 (63.1, 65.8) 7,157
California n/a1 64.2 (63.0, 65.3) 7,257
Colorado n/a1 64.2 (62.8, 65.6) 7,513
New Jersey n/a1 64.1 (62.6, 65.6) 6,734
Maryland n/a1 64.0 (62.1, 65.9) 7,468
Oregon n/a1 63.5 (61.7, 65.3) 3,173
Washington n/a1 63.5 (62.4, 64.6) 9,827
Nevada n/a1 63.1 (60.1, 66.0) 1,709
District of Columbia n/a1 63.0 (59.6, 66.3) 2,454
Minnesota n/a1 62.9 (61.9, 63.9) 10,094
New York n/a1 62.6 (61.4, 63.9) 7,271
Rhode Island n/a1 62.4 (60.4, 64.4) 3,681
Utah n/a1 62.4 (61.3, 63.6) 6,732
Wisconsin n/a1 62.1 (60.2, 63.9) 3,627
Delaware n/a1 61.8 (59.4, 64.1) 2,350
Illinois n/a1 61.5 (59.7, 63.3) 3,191
Florida n/a1 61.0 (59.5, 62.5) 5,630
Montana n/a1 60.7 (58.8, 62.5) 3,514
Pennsylvania n/a1 60.7 (58.9, 62.5) 3,238
Idaho n/a1 60.6 (58.6, 62.5) 3,380
Arizona n/a1 60.3 (58.6, 62.1) 4,585
Michigan n/a1 60.3 (58.9, 61.6) 5,298
Virginia n/a1 59.9 (58.4, 61.4) 4,900
North Dakota n/a1 59.6 (57.6, 61.5) 2,931
Alaska n/a1 59.0 (56.2, 61.7) 2,031
Nebraska n/a1 58.9 (57.6, 60.1) 9,873
Hawaii n/a1 58.7 (57.0, 60.4) 4,086
Iowa n/a1 58.3 (56.5, 60.0) 3,503
Wyoming n/a1 58.2 (56.0, 60.4) 3,111
South Dakota n/a1 57.5 (55.4, 59.6) 4,319
Texas n/a1 57.5 (55.8, 59.1) 7,486
Indiana n/a1 57.2 (55.2, 59.1) 3,313
Ohio n/a1 57.1 (55.5, 58.7) 6,477
New Mexico n/a1 56.9 (54.9, 58.8) 3,725
North Carolina n/a1 56.7 (55.2, 58.3) 3,597
Kansas n/a1 56.3 (55.4, 57.1) 12,145
Missouri n/a1 55.6 (53.9, 57.4) 3,928
Georgia n/a1 55.2 (53.1, 57.3) 2,400
Tennessee n/a1 54.9 (52.8, 57.0) 3,052
Kentucky n/a1 53.1 (51.3, 55.0) 4,465
South Carolina n/a1 52.9 (51.5, 54.2) 5,891
Alabama n/a1 51.7 (50.1, 53.3) 3,791
Arkansas n/a1 50.4 (47.9, 52.9) 2,565
West Virginia n/a1 50.1 (48.5, 51.6) 2,898
Louisiana n/a1 49.7 (47.7, 51.8) 2,147
Oklahoma n/a1 48.9 (47.1, 50.7) 3,411
Mississippi n/a1 48.8 (46.9, 50.8) 2,901
Puerto Rico n/a1 44.4 (42.8, 46.1) 2,413
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/22/2019 10:53 pm.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2015 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.

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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