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 2019 BRFSS Data)

Ever Smoked 100 Cigarettes
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
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 41.5 N/A
West Virginia n/a1 50.18 (48.40, 51.96) 2,544
Kentucky n/a1 48.71 (46.93, 50.49) 3,725
Maine n/a1 48.05 (46.50, 49.60) 5,460
Missouri n/a1 46.21 (44.56, 47.86) 3,265
New Hampshire n/a1 46.20 (44.32, 48.08) 2,613
Arkansas n/a1 45.78 (43.80, 47.76) 2,399
Michigan n/a1 45.29 (44.00, 46.58) 4,595
Tennessee n/a1 45.25 (43.47, 47.03) 2,767
Ohio n/a1 45.10 (43.73, 46.47) 5,959
Louisiana n/a1 44.92 (43.08, 46.76) 2,022
Vermont n/a1 44.82 (42.92, 46.72) 2,839
Alabama n/a1 44.57 (42.98, 46.16) 2,931
South Dakota n/a1 44.46 (41.93, 46.99) 2,814
Oklahoma n/a1 44.18 (42.59, 45.77) 2,672
Indiana n/a1 44.17 (42.82, 45.52) 3,780
Pennsylvania n/a1 43.70 (42.11, 45.29) 2,804
Montana n/a1 43.35 (41.86, 44.84) 2,752
Alaska n/a1 43.26 (40.38, 46.14) 1,310
South Carolina n/a1 43.12 (41.53, 44.71) 3,085
Wyoming n/a1 42.85 (40.75, 44.95) 1,930
North Carolina n/a1 42.67 (40.89, 44.45) 1,753
Mississippi n/a1 42.35 (40.51, 44.19) 2,032
Delaware n/a1 42.28 (40.03, 44.53) 1,604
Wisconsin n/a1 42.21 (40.33, 44.09) 2,066
Oregon n/a1 41.59 (40.06, 43.12) 2,554
Arizona n/a1 41.42 (39.62, 43.22) 3,788
Florida n/a1 41.17 (39.60, 42.74) 7,497
Kansas n/a1 40.91 (39.73, 42.09) 4,397
New Mexico n/a1 40.64 (38.84, 42.44) 2,487
Iowa n/a1 40.61 (39.45, 41.77) 3,911
Nevada n/a1 40.36 (37.81, 42.91) 1,177
Minnesota n/a1 40.26 (39.32, 41.20) 6,161
Rhode Island n/a1 40.11 (38.27, 41.95) 2,650
North Dakota n/a1 39.83 (37.95, 41.71) 2,229
Illinois n/a1 39.74 (38.17, 41.31) 2,121
Nebraska n/a1 39.45 (38.33, 40.57) 6,100
Colorado n/a1 39.04 (37.81, 40.27) 3,514
Idaho n/a1 38.90 (36.84, 40.96) 2,032
Georgia n/a1 38.30 (36.48, 40.12) 2,841
Washington n/a1 37.85 (36.73, 38.97) 5,060
Hawaii n/a1 37.71 (36.26, 39.16) 3,061
Massachusetts n/a1 37.40 (36.01, 38.79) 2,988
Connecticut n/a1 37.33 (35.94, 38.72) 3,662
Virginia n/a1 37.14 (35.81, 38.47) 3,859
New York n/a1 36.40 (35.22, 37.58) 5,554
Texas n/a1 34.97 (33.32, 36.62) 4,546
Maryland n/a1 34.83 (33.75, 35.91) 6,769
District of Columbia n/a1 33.46 (31.03, 35.89) 920
California n/a1 33.10 (31.96, 34.24) 3,778
Puerto Rico n/a1 26.47 (25.02, 27.92) 1,492
Utah n/a1 24.54 (23.54, 25.54) 2,800
New Jersey * * *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/26/2021 3:40 pm.
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 2019 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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