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 YRBSS Data)

Obese (>= 95th percentile for BMI based on sex and age)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, High School Students

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
United States 16.3 (15.1, 17.7)
West Virginia 26.9 (22.0, 32.5)
Mississippi 23.2 (20.5, 26.2)
Texas 22.1 (19.0, 25.6)
District of Columbia 20.4 (19.6, 21.3)
New Mexico 20.0 (18.0, 22.2)
Kentucky 19.6 (17.0, 22.3)
Arkansas 19.4 (16.6, 22.5)
Nebraska 19.2 (16.2, 22.6)
North Carolina 19.0 (15.3, 23.4)
Ohio 18.8 (15.0, 23.4)
Louisiana 18.7 (15.3, 22.5)
Tennessee 18.3 (14.8, 22.4)
South Carolina 17.9 (14.4, 21.9)
Indiana 17.6 (14.6, 21.1)
Oklahoma 17.6 (15.3, 20.3)
Pennsylvania 17.3 (15.2, 19.8)
Delaware 17.0 (14.5, 19.9)
Georgia 17.0 (6.2, 38.7)
Kansas 17.0 (14.6, 19.7)
Missouri 16.9 (13.2, 21.2)
South Dakota 16.6 (11.9, 22.8)
Florida 16.4 (14.5, 18.5)
Virginia 16.4 (14.0, 19.1)
North Dakota 16.3 (14.3, 18.4)
New York 16.1 (13.1, 19.6)
Maryland 15.9 (15.1, 16.9)
Nevada 15.9 (12.5, 20.0)
Iowa 15.8 (12.3, 20.2)
Illinois 15.6 (12.9, 18.6)
Michigan 15.6 (13.1, 18.5)
Rhode Island 15.5 (12.4, 19.1)
Connecticut 15.1 (11.8, 19.2)
Maine 15.0 (13.1, 17.2)
Arizona 14.9 (12.9, 17.0)
Hawaii 14.9 (12.9, 17.2)
Alabama 13.9 (10.9, 17.5)
New Jersey 13.8 (9.6, 19.5)
Massachusetts 13.6 (11.9, 15.6)
Vermont 13.6 (13.1, 14.2)
Wisconsin 13.5 (11.0, 16.6)
New Hampshire 13.3 (12.6, 14.0)
Idaho 11.9 (9.2, 15.3)
Montana 11.8 (10.5, 13.2)
Colorado 10.6 (7.1, 15.7)
Utah 10.2 (7.6, 13.7)
Alaska data not available
California data not available
Minnesota data not available
Oregon data not available
Puerto Rico data not available
Washington data not available
Wyoming data not available
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/14/2024 5:42 am.
* 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 Source: 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.

* < 30 respondents for the subgroup
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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