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 BRFSS Data)

Current Smoker
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: TU-1.1
Reduce tobacco use by adults: Cigarette smoking

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 12.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 17.1 N/A
Utah Yes 8.88 (8.14, 9.62) 816
Puerto Rico Yes 11.29 (9.88, 12.70) 410
California Yes 11.34 (10.38, 12.30) 954
Connecticut No 12.73 (11.73, 13.73) 1,064
Hawaii No 12.79 (11.71, 13.87) 890
Washington No 13.49 (12.67, 14.31) 1,501
Massachusetts No 13.67 (12.30, 15.04) 767
New Jersey No 13.74 (12.62, 14.86) 1,414
Maryland No 13.85 (12.85, 14.85) 1,515
New York No 14.09 (13.19, 14.99) 1,572
District of Columbia No 14.35 (12.86, 15.84) 558
Idaho No 14.35 (12.90, 15.80) 575
Minnesota No 14.51 (13.77, 15.25) 2,220
Colorado No 14.63 (13.67, 15.59) 1,113
Rhode Island No 14.95 (13.42, 16.48) 682
Nebraska No 15.39 (14.45, 16.33) 2,056
Illinois No 15.46 (14.15, 16.77) 693
Arizona No 15.56 (14.76, 16.36) 1,977
New Hampshire No 15.67 (14.08, 17.26) 708
Texas No 15.71 (14.26, 17.16) 1,497
Vermont No 15.81 (14.48, 17.14) 839
Wisconsin No 16.02 (14.67, 17.37) 834
Florida No 16.09 (14.91, 17.27) 3,753
Oregon No 16.09 (14.84, 17.34) 721
Virginia No 16.38 (15.28, 17.48) 1,336
Delaware No 17.03 (15.32, 18.74) 594
Iowa No 17.08 (16.02, 18.14) 1,131
Montana No 17.16 (15.75, 18.57) 953
North Carolina No 17.19 (15.72, 18.66) 765
Maine No 17.30 (16.01, 18.59) 1,351
Kansas No 17.38 (16.69, 18.07) 3,145
Georgia No 17.45 (16.12, 18.78) 853
New Mexico No 17.49 (16.08, 18.90) 982
Nevada No 17.59 (15.61, 19.57) 566
North Dakota No 18.27 (16.96, 19.58) 1,047
Wyoming No 18.72 (17.15, 20.29) 653
Pennsylvania No 18.75 (17.46, 20.04) 1,109
South Carolina No 18.79 (17.69, 19.89) 1,620
South Dakota No 19.28 (17.34, 21.22) 1,216
Michigan No 19.30 (18.28, 20.32) 1,652
Oklahoma No 20.15 (18.76, 21.54) 1,008
Missouri No 20.77 (19.40, 22.14) 1,312
Alabama No 20.93 (19.50, 22.36) 1,143
Alaska No 21.01 (18.34, 23.68) 539
Ohio No 21.13 (19.95, 22.31) 2,071
Indiana No 21.78 (20.78, 22.78) 2,311
Mississippi No 22.19 (20.37, 24.01) 835
Arkansas No 22.29 (20.04, 24.54) 809
Tennessee No 22.64 (21.01, 24.27) 1,173
Louisiana No 23.05 (21.38, 24.72) 904
Kentucky No 24.59 (23.02, 26.16) 1,749
West Virginia No 26.01 (24.48, 27.54) 1,184
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/22/2019 2:50 am.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives are managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2017 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.

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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