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 2021 YRBSS Data)

Overweight (>= 85th percentile but <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 16.0 (15.2, 16.8)
Georgia 18.8 (16.4, 21.4)
Alabama 18.7 (13.9, 24.6)
Mississippi 18.5 (15.9, 21.4)
Kansas 18.4 (15.6, 21.6)
Nevada 18.0 (15.6, 20.7)
New Mexico 17.9 (16.3, 19.6)
Louisiana 17.8 (14.4, 21.8)
West Virginia 17.4 (12.6, 23.5)
Rhode Island 17.2 (14.4, 20.3)
Texas 17.2 (15.5, 18.9)
District of Columbia 16.9 (16.2, 17.7)
South Carolina 16.9 (14.4, 19.9)
Oklahoma 16.8 (14.4, 19.4)
Arizona 16.6 (13.9, 19.6)
Connecticut 16.6 (14.2, 19.3)
Florida 16.5 (15.1, 18.0)
Arkansas 16.3 (14.1, 18.8)
Kentucky 16.2 (14.1, 18.4)
Missouri 16.2 (13.2, 19.7)
Wisconsin 16.1 (14.1, 18.4)
Iowa 16.0 (13.9, 18.4)
New Jersey 15.7 (11.7, 20.9)
North Dakota 15.6 (13.8, 17.4)
Delaware 15.4 (13.6, 17.5)
New York 15.4 (13.7, 17.2)
Maryland 15.3 (14.5, 16.1)
Nebraska 15.3 (11.7, 19.9)
South Dakota 15.3 (13.1, 17.9)
Tennessee 15.3 (12.7, 18.4)
Virginia 15.3 (12.9, 18.0)
Massachusetts 15.2 (13.2, 17.4)
Illinois 14.8 (13.6, 16.2)
Indiana 14.8 (12.4, 17.5)
Pennsylvania 14.5 (12.3, 17.0)
Maine 14.4 (12.9, 15.9)
Michigan 14.3 (12.2, 16.8)
Hawaii 14.0 (12.1, 16.1)
Montana 14.0 (12.9, 15.2)
Vermont 14.0 (13.5, 14.6)
North Carolina 13.7 (10.4, 17.8)
New Hampshire 13.6 (12.9, 14.4)
Ohio 13.4 (9.5, 18.4)
Colorado 12.8 (10.2, 16.0)
Idaho 12.2 (9.7, 15.3)
Utah 12.1 (10.3, 14.1)
Alaska data not available
California data not available
Minnesota data not available
Oregon data not available
Washington data not available
Wyoming data not available
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/23/2023 10:50 pm.
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.

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

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