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
(2014-2015 Tobacco Use Supplement Data)

Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (Current Smokers)
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 descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 72.6 (71.4, 73.8) 6,580
Nevada n/a1 55.2 (45.6, 64.4) 70
Louisiana n/a1 58.1 (50.3, 65.4) 117
Mississippi n/a1 60.1 (51.6, 68.0) 103
New Mexico n/a1 62.5 (51.8, 72.1) 68
Tennessee n/a1 63.5 (54.8, 71.3) 102
Utah n/a1 63.5 (50.7, 74.7) 43
Hawaii n/a1 65.3 (53.4, 75.5) 53
Texas n/a1 65.4 (60.1, 70.3) 274
Florida n/a1 65.9 (59.3, 71.9) 168
South Carolina n/a1 67.1 (59.7, 73.8) 96
Oklahoma n/a1 67.3 (57.3, 75.9) 104
Georgia n/a1 68.3 (56.6, 78.1) 114
Virginia n/a1 68.5 (60.7, 75.4) 117
Connecticut n/a1 69.1 (59.2, 77.5) 83
Arkansas n/a1 69.2 (61.6, 75.9) 123
Arizona n/a1 69.7 (53.3, 82.2) 70
Indiana n/a1 70.2 (63.0, 76.5) 152
California n/a1 71.4 (66.1, 76.1) 236
Wyoming n/a1 71.6 (63.0, 78.8) 136
West Virginia n/a1 72.3 (64.7, 78.8) 123
Alabama n/a1 72.4 (65.4, 78.4) 120
New Hampshire n/a1 72.8 (64.8, 79.7) 121
South Dakota n/a1 72.8 (66.7, 78.1) 138
Nebraska n/a1 73.0 (63.7, 80.7) 120
Washington n/a1 73.1 (64.1, 80.6) 121
Colorado n/a1 73.3 (62.5, 81.8) 90
New York n/a1 73.6 (66.6, 79.6) 210
Alaska n/a1 73.8 (63.0, 82.4) 83
Iowa n/a1 74.5 (65.1, 82.1) 121
Vermont n/a1 74.5 (65.4, 81.9) 112
Rhode Island n/a1 74.6 (61.7, 84.3) 58
North Carolina n/a1 74.8 (68.3, 80.3) 149
Missouri n/a1 75.0 (67.1, 81.6) 142
Maryland n/a1 75.1 (65.7, 82.6) 97
District of Columbia n/a1 75.3 (66.1, 82.7) 120
Ohio n/a1 76.0 (70.1, 81.0) 259
Kentucky n/a1 76.2 (70.2, 81.4) 131
Oregon n/a1 76.2 (63.4, 85.6) 83
Illinois n/a1 77.3 (71.5, 82.2) 211
Pennsylvania n/a1 77.7 (72.3, 82.3) 219
Kansas n/a1 78.6 (70.6, 84.9) 132
Minnesota n/a1 78.7 (71.8, 84.3) 161
Delaware n/a1 78.8 (69.7, 85.7) 94
Michigan n/a1 79.5 (72.0, 85.4) 204
Idaho n/a1 80.2 (67.6, 88.8) 98
Wisconsin n/a1 80.5 (73.5, 86.1) 182
New Jersey n/a1 82.3 (72.9, 88.9) 95
North Dakota n/a1 82.7 (74.8, 88.6) 164
Massachusetts n/a1 84.7 (76.0, 90.7) 112
Montana n/a1 87.4 (79.3, 92.7) 160
Maine n/a1 88.9 (81.8, 93.4) 121
Puerto Rico data not available data not available data not available
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/20/2019 6:02 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 Source: 2014-2015 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS). Detailed information about survey questions can be found here.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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