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 YRBSS Data)

Obese (>= 95th percentile for BMI based on sex and age)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, High School Students
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 14.8 (13.8, 15.8) 1,946 ##
Arkansas n/a1 21.7 (17.8, 26.2) 307
Tennessee n/a1 20.5 (18.0, 23.2) 375
Kentucky n/a1 20.2 (17.4, 23.3) 387
West Virginia n/a1 19.5 (16.6, 22.9) 279
Texas n/a1 18.6 (16.3, 21.2) 363
South Carolina n/a1 17.2 (14.2, 20.6) 241
Oklahoma n/a1 17.1 (14.4, 20.3) 269
Louisiana n/a1 17.0 (14.2, 20.3) 203
District of Columbia n/a1 16.8 (15.8, 17.7) 1,169
Michigan n/a1 16.7 (12.9, 21.4) 247
Missouri n/a1 16.6 (13.8, 19.9) 314
North Carolina n/a1 15.4 (13.3, 17.7) 415
Iowa n/a1 15.3 (12.0, 19.5) 242
New Mexico n/a1 15.3 (13.7, 17.0) 823
Rhode Island n/a1 15.2 (12.6, 18.2) 290
Delaware n/a1 15.1 (13.1, 17.4) 395
North Dakota n/a1 14.9 (13.2, 16.7) 306
Illinois n/a1 14.8 (12.6, 17.5) 765
Nebraska n/a1 14.6 (12.3, 17.1) 210
Maine n/a1 14.3 (13.1, 15.5) 1,216
Hawaii n/a1 14.2 (13.1, 15.4) 886
Nevada n/a1 14.0 (11.9, 16.4) 221
California n/a1 13.9 (10.5, 18.2) 227
Alaska n/a1 13.7 (11.7, 15.9) 176
Pennsylvania n/a1 13.7 (11.9, 15.7) 512
Wisconsin n/a1 13.7 (11.8, 15.8) 258
Kansas n/a1 13.1 (11.3, 15.0) 312
New Hampshire n/a1 12.8 (11.9, 13.8) 1,385
Connecticut n/a1 12.7 (10.7, 14.9) 300
Virginia n/a1 12.7 (11.1, 14.7) 387
Maryland n/a1 12.6 (12.1, 13.1) 5,680
Vermont n/a1 12.6 (12.2, 13.1) 2,277
New York n/a1 12.4 (10.7, 14.4) 1,326
Arizona n/a1 12.3 (10.2, 14.7) 269
Massachusetts n/a1 11.7 (9.9, 13.8) 386
Montana n/a1 11.7 (10.4, 13.2) 547
Idaho n/a1 11.4 (9.7, 13.3) 199
Florida n/a1 10.9 (9.6, 12.4) 513
Utah n/a1 9.6 (8.0, 11.4) 172
Colorado n/a1 9.5 (7.6, 11.8) 134
Alabama data not available data not available data not available
Georgia data not available data not available data not available
Indiana data not available data not available data not available
Minnesota data not available data not available data not available
Mississippi data not available data not available data not available
New Jersey data not available data not available data not available
Ohio data not available data not available data not available
Oregon data not available data not available data not available
Puerto Rico data not available data not available data not available
South Dakota data not available data not available data not available
Washington data not available data not available data not available
Wyoming data not available data not available data not available
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2019 11:36 pm.
## Please note: The national and state surveys are done independently of each other so the number of respondents is not comparable across states or country.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 Source: 2017 YRBSS Survey Data is the source for this data. YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. Each survey sample (state or national) is only comparable to other groupings within the same survey. Data for several states are not available.

* < 100 respondents for the subgroup
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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