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 2020 BRFSS Data)

Current Smoker
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2030 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 15.5 N/A
West Virginia n/a1 22.57 (21.20, 23.94) 1,157
Kentucky n/a1 21.38 (19.67, 23.09) 729
Arkansas n/a1 20.46 (18.79, 22.13) 793
Mississippi n/a1 20.10 (18.69, 21.51) 1,023
Tennessee n/a1 19.49 (17.82, 21.16) 823
Indiana n/a1 19.39 (18.29, 20.49) 1,382
Ohio n/a1 19.29 (18.33, 20.25) 2,680
Oklahoma n/a1 19.09 (17.62, 20.56) 798
Alabama n/a1 18.47 (17.00, 19.94) 805
Wyoming n/a1 18.46 (16.74, 20.18) 637
Michigan n/a1 18.38 (17.11, 19.65) 1,017
Louisiana n/a1 18.29 (16.74, 19.84) 736
South Carolina n/a1 18.12 (16.47, 19.77) 577
Alaska n/a1 17.98 (16.02, 19.94) 588
South Dakota n/a1 17.77 (15.48, 20.06) 1,053
Missouri n/a1 17.76 (16.66, 18.86) 1,492
North Dakota n/a1 17.35 (15.63, 19.07) 599
Kansas n/a1 16.61 (15.63, 17.59) 1,421
Maine n/a1 16.53 (15.33, 17.73) 1,442
North Carolina n/a1 16.51 (15.28, 17.74) 861
Montana n/a1 16.39 (15.17, 17.61) 883
New Mexico n/a1 16.06 (14.51, 17.61) 910
Georgia n/a1 15.79 (14.50, 17.08) 1,280
Pennsylvania n/a1 15.77 (14.48, 17.06) 785
Iowa n/a1 15.76 (14.84, 16.68) 1,300
Wisconsin n/a1 15.48 (13.95, 17.01) 682
Delaware n/a1 15.14 (13.49, 16.79) 534
Florida n/a1 14.69 (13.22, 16.16) 1,739
Nevada n/a1 14.24 (12.42, 16.06) 366
Nebraska n/a1 13.94 (13.08, 14.80) 1,866
New Hampshire n/a1 13.87 (12.58, 15.16) 703
Minnesota n/a1 13.85 (13.18, 14.52) 2,111
Idaho n/a1 13.65 (12.40, 14.90) 776
Virginia n/a1 13.64 (12.66, 14.62) 1,188
Rhode Island n/a1 13.46 (12.01, 14.91) 626
Oregon n/a1 13.35 (12.25, 14.45) 664
Vermont n/a1 13.27 (11.94, 14.60) 731
Texas n/a1 13.20 (11.97, 14.43) 1,585
Arizona n/a1 13.12 (12.16, 14.08) 1,308
Illinois n/a1 12.70 (11.29, 14.11) 424
Colorado n/a1 12.37 (11.59, 13.15) 1,115
New York n/a1 11.99 (11.21, 12.77) 1,650
Connecticut n/a1 11.85 (10.77, 12.93) 1,002
Hawaii n/a1 11.60 (10.54, 12.66) 797
Washington n/a1 11.48 (10.72, 12.24) 1,350
District of Columbia n/a1 11.34 (9.83, 12.85) 320
Massachusetts n/a1 11.07 (9.97, 12.17) 663
Maryland n/a1 10.89 (10.11, 11.67) 1,520
New Jersey n/a1 10.83 (10.03, 11.63) 1,091
Puerto Rico n/a1 9.94 (8.55, 11.33) 430
California n/a1 8.88 (7.72, 10.04) 383
Utah n/a1 8.15 (7.41, 8.89) 737
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/09/2023 1:57 am.

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