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 2018 BRFSS Data)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 50-74
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-17
Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 81.1%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 78.3 N/A
Alaska No 67.03 (61.72, 72.34) 478
Wyoming No 68.11 (65.03, 71.19) 914
Idaho No 68.21 (64.07, 72.35) 545
Mississippi No 70.53 (67.67, 73.39) 1,174
Colorado No 71.21 (68.92, 73.50) 1,473
New Mexico No 71.69 (68.87, 74.51) 1,232
Utah No 72.29 (69.78, 74.80) 1,384
Nevada No 72.37 (67.84, 76.90) 538
Arkansas No 72.68 (69.80, 75.56) 1,237
Arizona No 73.13 (69.84, 76.42) 1,471
Montana No 74.12 (70.91, 77.33) 1,024
Oklahoma No 74.33 (71.51, 77.15) 1,044
Kansas No 74.60 (72.68, 76.52) 2,044
Texas No 74.92 (70.29, 79.55) 1,915
West Virginia No 75.00 (72.18, 77.82) 1,143
Washington No 75.12 (73.10, 77.14) 2,389
Missouri No 75.22 (72.34, 78.10) 1,283
Nebraska No 75.38 (73.36, 77.40) 2,720
Tennessee No 76.40 (73.15, 79.65) 1,001
Indiana No 76.64 (74.41, 78.87) 1,567
South Carolina No 76.95 (74.95, 78.95) 2,647
Vermont No 77.03 (74.48, 79.58) 1,414
Kentucky No 77.62 (74.80, 80.44) 1,956
Ohio No 77.65 (75.67, 79.63) 2,920
Wisconsin No 78.18 (75.12, 81.24) 1,022
Oregon No 78.27 (75.60, 80.94) 1,148
Pennsylvania No 78.70 (75.84, 81.56) 1,096
Illinois No 78.71 (75.69, 81.73) 926
North Dakota No 79.22 (76.52, 81.92) 1,182
North Carolina No 79.80 (76.59, 83.01) 888
District of Columbia No 79.89 (76.99, 82.79) 876
Georgia No 79.98 (77.94, 82.02) 1,863
Michigan No 80.01 (77.97, 82.05) 2,070
Alabama No 80.40 (78.05, 82.75) 1,507
Iowa No 80.77 (78.95, 82.59) 1,721
Maine No 81.04 (79.04, 83.04) 2,730
California No 81.08 (78.73, 83.43) 1,785
Virginia Yes 81.13 (79.13, 83.13) 2,215
Maryland Yes 81.22 (79.55, 82.89) 4,017
New Jersey Yes 81.31 (76.74, 85.88) 565
Florida Yes 81.38 (79.15, 83.61) 2,991
South Dakota Yes 82.03 (78.93, 85.13) 1,461
New York Yes 82.10 (80.30, 83.90) 6,601
Minnesota Yes 82.31 (80.86, 83.76) 3,286
Louisiana Yes 82.70 (80.15, 85.25) 999
New Hampshire Yes 82.99 (80.74, 85.24) 1,382
Connecticut Yes 83.02 (81.04, 85.00) 2,452
Puerto Rico Yes 83.57 (81.06, 86.08) 1,096
Delaware Yes 84.16 (81.69, 86.63) 1,128
Massachusetts Yes 86.67 (84.53, 88.81) 1,373
Rhode Island Yes 86.91 (84.83, 88.99) 1,307
Hawaii Yes 86.99 (85.09, 88.89) 1,609
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/24/2021 7:44 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 2018 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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