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)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 50-74
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 descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 78.3 N/A
Wyoming n/a1 65.77 (62.03, 69.51) 849
Alaska n/a1 70.09 (65.33, 74.85) 591
Utah n/a1 71.43 (68.82, 74.04) 1,398
Idaho n/a1 71.73 (68.18, 75.28) 887
Oklahoma n/a1 71.92 (68.86, 74.98) 835
Colorado n/a1 72.71 (70.44, 74.98) 1,585
Kansas n/a1 73.35 (71.21, 75.49) 1,869
Montana n/a1 73.42 (70.73, 76.11) 1,123
Mississippi n/a1 73.53 (70.67, 76.39) 1,343
Indiana n/a1 73.59 (71.28, 75.90) 1,551
Arkansas n/a1 74.51 (71.53, 77.49) 1,023
Vermont n/a1 74.74 (71.96, 77.52) 1,412
New Mexico n/a1 75.05 (71.82, 78.28) 1,302
Arizona n/a1 75.08 (72.45, 77.71) 1,739
Washington n/a1 75.18 (73.06, 77.30) 2,290
Kentucky n/a1 75.84 (72.25, 79.43) 718
California n/a1 76.25 (72.23, 80.27) 697
Nebraska n/a1 76.44 (74.46, 78.42) 2,670
Missouri n/a1 76.70 (74.35, 79.05) 1,697
Nevada n/a1 76.77 (72.01, 81.53) 388
Tennessee n/a1 77.32 (73.85, 80.79) 818
Texas n/a1 77.71 (74.24, 81.18) 1,619
West Virginia n/a1 78.05 (75.66, 80.44) 1,362
Georgia n/a1 78.12 (75.38, 80.86) 1,655
Alabama n/a1 78.27 (75.45, 81.09) 1,167
Ohio n/a1 78.29 (76.33, 80.25) 2,684
New Hampshire n/a1 78.48 (75.97, 80.99) 1,453
South Carolina n/a1 78.65 (75.42, 81.88) 850
Delaware n/a1 78.80 (75.19, 82.41) 730
New Jersey n/a1 78.91 (76.70, 81.12) 1,810
Oregon n/a1 78.92 (76.18, 81.66) 969
North Dakota n/a1 79.03 (75.97, 82.09) 917
Florida n/a1 79.20 (75.89, 82.51) 2,104
Michigan n/a1 79.26 (76.87, 81.65) 1,495
Minnesota n/a1 79.27 (77.60, 80.94) 2,799
Virginia n/a1 79.51 (77.26, 81.76) 1,868
South Dakota n/a1 80.08 (76.49, 83.67) 1,428
Illinois n/a1 80.14 (76.69, 83.59) 666
North Carolina n/a1 80.32 (77.71, 82.93) 1,118
Pennsylvania n/a1 80.71 (77.85, 83.57) 937
District of Columbia n/a1 80.97 (77.52, 84.42) 599
Wisconsin n/a1 81.03 (77.93, 84.13) 1,039
Maryland n/a1 81.31 (79.55, 83.07) 2,646
Connecticut n/a1 81.48 (78.48, 84.48) 1,845
Iowa n/a1 81.48 (79.56, 83.40) 1,798
New York n/a1 82.18 (80.36, 84.00) 2,742
Louisiana n/a1 82.24 (79.36, 85.12) 914
Maine n/a1 82.88 (80.98, 84.78) 2,667
Puerto Rico n/a1 83.10 (80.51, 85.69) 1,041
Hawaii n/a1 83.80 (81.55, 86.05) 1,525
Rhode Island n/a1 84.81 (81.89, 87.73) 1,265
Massachusetts n/a1 86.66 (84.45, 88.87) 1,489
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/31/2023 12:41 pm.

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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