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 2021 BRFSS Data)

Consumed 1 or More Vegetables per Day
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 descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States 80.3 N/A
Puerto Rico 53.4 (51.2, 55.6) 2,138
Louisiana 74.4 (72.6, 76.2) 3,204
Texas 75.9 (74.2, 77.6) 7,191
Nevada 76.0 (73.5, 78.6) 1,975
Mississippi 76.8 (75.0, 78.7) 3,045
Iowa 77.0 (75.8, 78.2) 6,546
North Dakota 77.3 (75.8, 78.8) 4,180
California 77.5 (76.1, 78.9) 4,703
New Mexico 77.7 (76.2, 79.2) 4,600
Hawaii 78.1 (76.7, 79.5) 5,646
Arizona 78.4 (77.1, 79.6) 7,458
New Jersey 78.7 (77.4, 80.0) 5,126
Indiana 79.1 (78.0, 80.3) 6,658
Nebraska 79.2 (78.2, 80.2) 10,825
New York 79.3 (78.5, 80.1) 26,384
Oklahoma 79.3 (77.6, 80.9) 3,412
Alabama 79.4 (77.7, 81.1) 3,315
Minnesota 79.4 (78.6, 80.3) 11,110
Delaware 79.5 (77.5, 81.5) 2,483
Arkansas 79.6 (77.8, 81.4) 3,646
South Carolina 79.7 (78.3, 81.1) 6,573
Wisconsin 79.9 (78.3, 81.5) 4,520
Connecticut 80.0 (78.5, 81.5) 5,775
Utah 80.0 (78.9, 81.0) 7,598
Kentucky 80.2 (78.7, 81.8) 3,826
Kansas 80.3 (79.5, 81.2) 12,670
Tennessee 80.3 (78.6, 82.0) 3,323
Ohio 80.4 (79.3, 81.5) 9,744
Missouri 80.5 (79.3, 81.7) 8,935
Georgia 80.6 (79.1, 82.1) 5,376
Pennsylvania 80.6 (79.2, 82.0) 4,582
Rhode Island 80.7 (79.1, 82.2) 3,961
Maryland 80.8 (79.8, 81.9) 10,768
South Dakota 80.8 (78.5, 83.0) 5,324
Michigan 80.9 (79.7, 82.0) 6,497
Wyoming 80.9 (79.0, 82.7) 3,199
Washington 81.0 (80.0, 82.0) 9,699
West Virginia 81.1 (79.9, 82.3) 4,988
Colorado 81.4 (80.4, 82.4) 7,354
Alaska 81.5 (79.8, 83.2) 3,918
Virginia 81.9 (80.6, 83.1) 6,923
North Carolina 82.0 (80.5, 83.4) 3,728
Massachusetts 82.9 (81.7, 84.1) 5,758
Montana 83.1 (81.9, 84.4) 4,676
District of Columbia 83.4 (81.2, 85.6) 2,173
Illinois 83.4 (81.5, 85.3) 2,350
Oregon 83.6 (82.4, 84.9) 4,045
Idaho 83.9 (82.6, 85.1) 5,036
New Hampshire 84.7 (83.3, 86.1) 4,813
Vermont 86.2 (84.7, 87.6) 5,055
Maine 86.9 (85.9, 87.9) 9,312
Florida * *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/14/2024 11:17 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 2021 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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