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 2020 Objective Number: C-17
Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Name
State
 sort alphabetically by name descending
Met
Objective
of 81.1%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 78.3 N/A
Alabama No 78.27 (75.45, 81.09) 1,167
Alaska No 70.09 (65.33, 74.85) 591
Arizona No 75.08 (72.45, 77.71) 1,739
Arkansas No 74.51 (71.53, 77.49) 1,023
California No 76.25 (72.23, 80.27) 697
Colorado No 72.71 (70.44, 74.98) 1,585
Connecticut Yes 81.48 (78.48, 84.48) 1,845
Delaware No 78.80 (75.19, 82.41) 730
District of Columbia No 80.97 (77.52, 84.42) 599
Florida No 79.20 (75.89, 82.51) 2,104
Georgia No 78.12 (75.38, 80.86) 1,655
Hawaii Yes 83.80 (81.55, 86.05) 1,525
Idaho No 71.73 (68.18, 75.28) 887
Illinois No 80.14 (76.69, 83.59) 666
Indiana No 73.59 (71.28, 75.90) 1,551
Iowa Yes 81.48 (79.56, 83.40) 1,798
Kansas No 73.35 (71.21, 75.49) 1,869
Kentucky No 75.84 (72.25, 79.43) 718
Louisiana Yes 82.24 (79.36, 85.12) 914
Maine Yes 82.88 (80.98, 84.78) 2,667
Maryland Yes 81.31 (79.55, 83.07) 2,646
Massachusetts Yes 86.66 (84.45, 88.87) 1,489
Michigan No 79.26 (76.87, 81.65) 1,495
Minnesota No 79.27 (77.60, 80.94) 2,799
Mississippi No 73.53 (70.67, 76.39) 1,343
Missouri No 76.70 (74.35, 79.05) 1,697
Montana No 73.42 (70.73, 76.11) 1,123
Nebraska No 76.44 (74.46, 78.42) 2,670
Nevada No 76.77 (72.01, 81.53) 388
New Hampshire No 78.48 (75.97, 80.99) 1,453
New Jersey No 78.91 (76.70, 81.12) 1,810
New Mexico No 75.05 (71.82, 78.28) 1,302
New York Yes 82.18 (80.36, 84.00) 2,742
North Carolina No 80.32 (77.71, 82.93) 1,118
North Dakota No 79.03 (75.97, 82.09) 917
Ohio No 78.29 (76.33, 80.25) 2,684
Oklahoma No 71.92 (68.86, 74.98) 835
Oregon No 78.92 (76.18, 81.66) 969
Pennsylvania No 80.71 (77.85, 83.57) 937
Puerto Rico Yes 83.10 (80.51, 85.69) 1,041
Rhode Island Yes 84.81 (81.89, 87.73) 1,265
South Carolina No 78.65 (75.42, 81.88) 850
South Dakota No 80.08 (76.49, 83.67) 1,428
Tennessee No 77.32 (73.85, 80.79) 818
Texas No 77.71 (74.24, 81.18) 1,619
Utah No 71.43 (68.82, 74.04) 1,398
Vermont No 74.74 (71.96, 77.52) 1,412
Virginia No 79.51 (77.26, 81.76) 1,868
Washington No 75.18 (73.06, 77.30) 2,290
West Virginia No 78.05 (75.66, 80.44) 1,362
Wisconsin No 81.03 (77.93, 84.13) 1,039
Wyoming No 65.77 (62.03, 69.51) 849
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/27/2022 11:05 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 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.

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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